WHAT makes Worthing so special?
I have just returned from a very pleasant afternoon at a country fair in Hotham Park, Bognor Regis, having paid just £1.50 to park for more than four hours.
Two weeks prior to this, I attended an open air concert at Bognor Regis seafront, which was completely free to enter.
Parking on this occasion didn’t cost me a penny.
What I am intrigued about is why Bognor Regis can provide free entertainment such as the open air concert, whereas Worthing had to charge £14 to watch a concert (Splash FM Garden Party) in Steyne Gardens during the weekend of July 22/23, which quite frankly was a big disincentive for people such as myself on a very limited income.
During the day, Steyne Gardens is a public place accessible to all, yet put up a make-shift stage and it becomes a money-spinning venture accessible only to those who can afford it.
Could somebody please inform me why Bognor can offer free, enjoyable, very well organised entertainment to local people and yet Worthing has to charge?
In my experience, we pay one of the highest parking charges along the coastline – it would appear we have to pay through the nose for everything.
Why can’t we have the opportunity to spend a great day out watching free entertainment as the people of Bognor did at the afore-mentioned open air concert?
Worthing could do well to take note of Bognor’s free-to-all policy, then people like me wouldn’t have to leave the town to avoid being ripped off.