WORTHING’S first Green party councillor has launched a campaign to recycle a fenced-off seafront shelter.
The shelter was fenced off following complaints about noise and anti-social behaviour, but Mr Doyle said that was only a temporary solution. He added: “It’s a regrettable eyesore on the seafront as we enter the busy summer season.
“I’ve said for years that Worthing needs a proper seafront bandstand, and this is a great opportunity for the council to provide one in an ideal location, and without it breaking the bank.
“All that needs doing is to remove the seating and central partition in the central ‘pavilion’ in the shelter, and the resulting clear area is easily big enough to accommodate a brass band, acoustic group, or even a play. There is a ready-made audience area on the lawns in Denton Gardens, and the performance area could be used facing towards the gardens or towards the sea, as wished. Bognor Regis, Lancing, Littlehampton and other Sussex towns all have theirs already – Worthing should have a dedicated bandstand, too.”
People can suppor the campaign by liking the Facebook page – log on to the website www.facebook.com/bandstandforworthing