Residents blighted by two years of scaffolding erect banner

A banner in Portland Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
A banner in Portland Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

It’s a milestone that the residents of this building on Portland Road would rather not celebrate.

But to mark the second year of scaffolding standing outside their homes, they erected a banner expressing their annoyance. Neighbour Steve Terry said: “I feel sorry for the people living there. To have this outside your window must be annoying.

I feel sorry for the people living there

Steve Terry

“It’s just got to the point where some people are fed up as scaffolding is generally up for a fairly short time while work is carried out.”

A spokesperson for Worthing Borough Council said: “The Council were advised that there have been significant structural issues, which led to concern over the preservation of the building’s exterior.

“As a result of ongoing discussions with the freeholder, we have been assured that works to secure the structure are due to start imminently. Once completed, the scaffolding will be removed.”

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