Boardwalk is a folly

IF I had been asked to sign a petition seeking better access for the disabled to Shoreham Beach, I would have signed it.

However, if I had been asked to sign a petition for a 400-metre boardwalk costing £65,000 to give better access for the disabled to Shoreham Beach, I would have refused.

Every single week in the Shoreham Herald, we read of yet more cutbacks to important services which will cause real problems for many vulnerable people.

Am I the only person who thinks that Adur DC’s decision to spend this small fortune on something as non-essential as a boardwalk is totally inappropriate in these austere times?

Obviously, this boardwalk may give pleasure to some disabled people.

However, in terms of how best to use very limited public funds, a boardwalk should have been at the bottom of the list.

I have no doubt I will annoy some people for even saying this, but I am sure there will be many disabled groups who would have found a much better use for such a large sum of money and spent it on something far more essential.

Mike Ollerton

Old Fort Road

Shoreham Beach