Flooding closes Worthing park – UPDATED

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HOMEFIELD Park in Worthing has been closed due to flooding.

Worthing Borough Council said Clancy Docwra, contractors for Southern Water, had closed off the park in Homefield Road today (Monday, June 11) following last night’s heavy rainfall of around 38mm.

The children’s play area is under water, and the surrounding grass is saturated.

As of 3.30pm today (Monday, June 11), the council said people were still continuing to use the park, and urged them to stop doing so as the water could be contaminated.

Wendy Knight, spokeswoman for the council, said: “It’s closed for the foreseeable future, we are looking to see if the water is contaminated. We don’t want to panic anybody, but it is being looked into.”

She added the council was also carrying out work at Brooklands on the A259 in Worthing, where water levels were very high.

She said it was hoped the level could be reduced to accommodate more rainwater, which is expected later today.

The bowling green at Marine Gardens is also flooded. Herald reader Brian Ball took the above image.