Town centre road to go traffic-free

Tarrant Street will be closed to cars every third Saturday of the month. Picture: Charlie Waring
Tarrant Street will be closed to cars every third Saturday of the month. Picture: Charlie Waring
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An Arundel road will be closed to traffic to allow visitors to enjoy the town ‘en plain air’.

Tarrant Street will be closed to cars every third Saturday of the month, coinciding with the farmers’ market, beginning on March 18.

From 10am pedestrians will be able to explore the shops, galleries, restaurants and bars in a relaxed, vehicle-free area.

Arundel Town Council and the Arundel Chamber of Commerce have chosen the same days as the award-winning Arundel Farmers’ Market, which already draws people from the surrounding towns and villages to Arundel.

Arundel Mayor, Councillor James Stewart, said: “Through this initiative Arundel joins Brighton, Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in providing, at least for a short time each month, a family-friendly, car-free shopping experience to attract shoppers and provide a welcome boost to the local economy.

“Now both residents and visitors can really enjoy the freedom of walking along the street, and enjoying Arundel ‘en plain air’.”

The initiative will run until September this year.