New group to be set up to help a shopping parade

BUSINESSES in a Bognor Regis shopping area are to have a new group to represent their interests.

The shops and business operators on Aldwick Road will gain their own section of the town’s chamber of commerce.

News of the sub-committee of the chamber’s executive committee was given at its latest meeting.

Chamber chairman and president Nick Stuart-Nicolson said the 
group would enable its members in the area to be better served.

“We already have a few members along Aldwick Road. A sub-committee will enable them to look at issues which specifically concern them.

“Hopefully, by being part of the chamber, it will give them more clout.”

He had visited the road with executive committee member Jim Brooks to discuss the matter.

They would pursue it further to get the new group established.

It was expected the 
sub-committee would be led by John Farndell.

Mr Brooks said: “There are quite a few issues along Aldwick Road.

“They include the Victoria Road car park, the Tesco Express and 
a proposed one-way 
traffic system.

“They are also going to improve their Christmas lights and the town council has given them a £400 grant for that.

“The aim is to make the area look even more sparkly. Hopefully, we 
will gain some more members as well.

“It is a very important shopping area. There 
are new shops opening all the time.”

Aldwick Road is on the western fringe of Bognor and the shops end at the boundary with Aldwick.

As reported, the Aldingbourne Trust, which has its creative studio there, has a campaign for safer conditions for pedestrians along the busy road.