POLL: Are you happy with the Montague Place refurbishments?

The brickwork in Montague Place has been under fire from the public since before it was completed last year.

Monday, 27th March 2017, 12:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:09 pm
The paving at Holder's Corner in Montague Place, Worthing. Picture: Derek Martin

Now, the council has insisted apparent wear and tear of the bricks is in fact ‘creases’ – but residents on Facebook have had other ideas.

Heather Morris said the revamped area was ‘a grubby horrible waste of money’, and Alan Brown said walking over the bricks made him ‘feel seasick’. Genienne Eames said it was an ‘awful pavement for wheelchairs’, and others feared the creases could be a trip hazard.

Many people wondered if the bricks would crack after a period of heavy frost – and John Robinson said ‘the gaps between the pavers make it look like a poorly finished job’.

Pearl Apted said: “It’s going to cost us a fortune in maintaince plus some of the drainage is badly placed.”

After sending Worthing Borough Council a picture of the bricks, a spokesman said: “Having spoken to the team at West Sussex County Council, the surface texture and ‘creases’ shown in your picture are part of the natural appearance of these clay paviours.

“We, and the county council, are of course keeping a watchful eye over all of the new installation to ensure that nothing unforeseen emerges as the block work naturally weathers in.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

The bricks in Holder's Corner, Montague Place - are they worn or are these 'creases' part of the design?

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.worthingherald.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Worthing.news

3) Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald

The bricks in Holder's Corner, Montague Place - are they worn or are these 'creases' part of the design?

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.