Bognor Regis Tesco flood - Supermarket reassures customers after car park is left under water

A Bognor Regis supermarket has apologised to shoppers after its car park was left under water due to severe flooding.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 4:50 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd December 2019, 5:05 pm
The car park was flooded at Bognor Regis' Tesco store on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Billy Procter SUS-191223-112728001

Following days of heavy rain fall across the county, Aldingbourne Rife burst its banks over the weekend, leaving the Tesco car park knee deep in water.

The supermarket has remained open but the car park is inaccessible. See our picture gallery here

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Our Bognor Regis Superstore is open and our colleagues are working hard and serving customers as normal.

Tesco’s car park in Bognor Regis has been left under water after more flooding over the weekend. SUS-191223-143707001

“Unfortunately, due to the recent severe weather, the store car park is flooded and we are unable to open the car park to customers. We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience this causes.”

The store’s car park is on a flood plain and is designed to flood in cases of severe weather so that nearby residential properties are protected.

Residents Cathy and Mike Porter said they decided to do their shopping at the supermarket this morning despite the inconvenience, adding: “It’s been lovely.”

Another shopper, who asked not to be named, said: “Parking has been a bit of a nightmare but it’s been really nice and quiet.”