Café owner in bid to bring pier up to date

Andrew Stasi and Trudi Starling have started a petition to revamp Worthing Pier as they think it needs updating
Andrew Stasi and Trudi Starling have started a petition to revamp Worthing Pier as they think it needs updating
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A DISGRUNTLED café owner who has wanted better facilities on Worthing Pier “for years” has taken action and started a petition.

Andrew Stasi, owner of Sunny Café, in Marine Parade, Worthing, believes the pier needs new attractions in order to encourage people to visit the town.

He is leading the campaign, alongside close friend, Trudi Starling, and they have suggested several options that could be explored.

Among their ideas is placing new rides at the end, installing kiosks that could be rented out to traders on short-term deals, and finding a use for the closed nightclub.

Under council rules, any petition which gains 1,000 signatures must be debated at a meeting of Worthing Borough Council.

The pair believe they will reach this milestone “without a problem”.

Andrew said: “I have been saying it for many a year now.

“There is very little to attract people to come to Worthing.

“You go to Brighton and their pier is always busy. When people come down to Worthing, what are they going to come down for?”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, May 23.