Bognor car park closure causes ‘chaos’


The multi-storey car park above Morrisons has been closed so improvements ‘to the lighting’ can be carried out.

Bognor Town Council posted the information online, quoting Arun District Council.

It advised: “The car park will be closed from October 3 reopening in a phased manner from 31st October 2016.

“During this period contractors working on behalf of Arun District Council will be carrying out improvements to the lighting in the car park. Morrisons have been informed as well as permit holders and other interested bodies and organisations.

“Signage will be in the supermarket and entrances to the car park including all stairwells to inform the public.”

The latter, however, doesn’t seem to have been effective with locals claiming the closure has resulted in ‘chaos’.

Posting on an online forum, ‘Christine L’ wrote: “I drove into the road that leads to the multi storey car park on Wednesday lunch time. Chaos! people trying to turn around and a UPS lorry making deliveries.

“The only sign I could see to say that the car park was closed was on a lamp-post on the left after you had driven into the side road.... you could barely see it and you would have to get out of your car to read it.”

She continued: “Would it not have been a better idea to have a visible sign on the road before you turn into the side road so that drivers did not have to then reverse and turn around.

I am astounded that whoever placed the sign did not think of that!”

In a statement Arun District Council said: “The Council has erected additional signage to let people know that Fitzleet Multi-

Storey Car Park is currently closed. These signs will complement signs which have already been put up to inform people of the situation.”

It added: “Arun has publicised the closure on its Twitter and Facebook accounts. The council has also informed key stakeholders and partners.”

Arun advised ‘Hothampton Car Park in Queensway is the nearest available car park’.

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