Kerbside car sales around Bognor Regis to be tackled

ROADSIDE car sales around Bognor Regis are to be tackled by a long-awaited crackdown.

An agreement between West Sussex and Arun councils to stop the vehicles with ‘for sale’ signs blighting kerbsides is about to start.

The deal will see roads such as Victoria Drive – where nine cars were spotted for sale recently in a council walkabout – targeted as selling hotspots.

Ben Whiffin, the county council’s principle community highways officer, told last week’s Joint Western Arun Area Committee: “We had a difficulty with the disposal of vehicles that were not collected. But we have overcome this now and the contract is anticipated to start within weeks.”

Arun head of environmental amenities and community safety Kevin Basford said: “Victoria Drive has been forwarded as a hotspot. We have a list of roads where the sales are known to be a problem that we will be focusing on.”

The vehicles will be collected by Westbourne Motors once the councils have been alerted to their presence.

Cllr Simon McDougall (Bersted) urged the councils to finally start work removing the vehicles.

The problem of roadside sales has angered councillors, and residents, for years. Isolated action to stop them has been taken in Chalcraft Lane and Nyetimber Lane.