Readers respond to Bognor Regis ice rink debate

Bognor Regis ice rink 2017, picture by Paul Wells SUS-171128-130550001
Bognor Regis ice rink 2017, picture by Paul Wells SUS-171128-130550001

Readers of the Bognor Regis Observer have responded to the news of a debate about proposals for an ice rink in Bognor Regis

Last weeks edition of the Observer featured the news that a public debate would be held to compare Bognor Regis Civic Society's ice rink proposal with Arun District Council's Linear Car Park proposal.

Commenting on a Facebook post, Ruth Alli called plans for an ice rink a 'good idea' if it could be self financing and not a 'burden on the taxpayer.'

She added: "It's interesting to see that when we went to both Gosport and Guildford ice rinks were empty. At the costs charged we went as a treat not as a regular activity."

The society is inviting all councillors to attend the meeting and hopes to get as many as possible to attend.

Sam Vaughan said: "I thought this was a no as it was said to be not cost productive after so many years. I would love for this to be in town thought as we love it at Christmas."

A petition, drawn up following last year's Christmas temporary ice rink, was signed by 2,479 people and was debated during a discussions at Littlehampton's Arun Civic Centre in September.

Maggie James called the proposals a 'brilliant idea' and said: "Bognor needs more to entertain different age groups so a skating rink would be great."

Dave Matthews said he would rather have pot holes in the town repaired.

See pictures of last years temporary ice rink here.

Sheila Garrod said: "I can see people from Worthing willing to travel. They do with [trampoline park] Flip-out. Especially if the ice rink offers some type of toddler session. Parents seem to be willing to pay soft play rates which can be high at time."

Brenda Cherrett said: "Definitely a good idea and will bring lots of people into town."

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