Bracklesham Bay fun day signs disappear

ORGANISERS of a charity event have reassured visitors it is still on this weekend, despite advertising banners mysteriously disappearing.

Bracklesham Bay Community Association’s annual fun day is set for Saturday (July 6).

However, today (Tuesday, July 2) organisers noticed two banners advertising the event had disappeared from the roadside.

The signs were on the Birdham Straight, one opposite Nisa and one near the mini-roundabout.

Trustee Lloyd Willson said he had no idea whether they had been stolen or removed by the highways authority.

“I would hope it was not the council,” he said.

“I would like to think they are not that heartless to rip the money out of the hands of the community when there are only a couple of days left to go.”

Lloyd said he hoped the disappearance of the banners would not put off potential visitors to the fun day.

“For the signs to go missing just a couple of days before the event is quite upsetting,” he said.

The Bracklesham Bay Community Association raises money for local projects, with the fun day being one of its biggest events of the year.

This year’s fun day is on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

There will be more than 40 attractions, craft stalls and stage entertainment on the day.

Highlights will include performances from Chichester Music Academy students and the Penny Black Choir.

There will be a grand raffle, traditional games, a dog show and beer tent.

The Living History group will also be recreating a battle scene for visitors.

The fun day is at Bracklesham Bay Park, at the Barn Community Centre, in Beech Avenue, and anyone is welcome to attend.