Losing a town centre car park?

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Is Shoreham to lose yet another car park?

All the time the Civic Centre was being used as council offices, the staff had their own private car park next to the railway and next to Dunelm.

Now that the staff and parking for visitors will be moving to the new and enlarged community centre, where will all the staff park? If they are given concessions or parking vouchers, there will be no parking left for the general public.

All the present users of the centre, i.e. art classes, line dancing, craft, keep-fit, slimming clubs, will suffer, as will the traders of the town. If you can’t park, you can’t shop.

Would it be a good idea to install pay parking at the old Civic Centre car park, thus giving some parking spaces back?

As a frequent user of town centre parking, I hope I won’t be driven elsewhere.

R. Mercer

Mill Hill Drive

Shoreham

Editor’s note: Adur District Council explained: “We are currently in discussions with the Shoreham trust about parking provision around their building (Adur District Council is to be a tenant of theirs).

“The number of parking spaces we would require is very small – a maximum of four would be sufficient to cater to those colleagues who work daily in Shoreham and, due to shift patterns, it’s most likely that only two spaces would need to be concurrently occupied.

“For any colleagues looking to use the hot-desking facilities, we do, of course, recommend that they use alternative methods of transport to come into Shoreham (the railway station is only a step away), as we do for our Worthing buildings where there is limited on-site car parking.

Should this not be possible for any reason, we are considering how the public car parks we control in the town could be used to assist and there is also the free on-street car parking around the town.”

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