Clear views for Bognor now shelter has gone

RESIDENTS can enjoy seafront views as a troublesome shelter has been demolished.

The shelter on The Esplanade acted as a magnet for rough sleepers and anti-social behaviour causing significant nuisance and distress to residents.

The structure was removed by Arun District Council.

The shelter’s removal was due to have started on July 4 at a cost of £8,500 to solve the problem which flared up last year, but the decision was made to avoid shutting the promenade for the work to take place at the busiest time of the year.

However the council did rip up the shelter’s east- and west-facing seats instead to make it a less attractive place for night-time stays.

As the shelter was a reinforced concrete structure, it was a big job to take down.

The area where the shelter was has now been resurfaced.

Concerns regarding the usage of the shelter were first raised in September of last year.

The district council formally agreed to remove the shelter in March.