Bognor MP calls for tip closure to be reversed

Monday, 31st October 2016, 2:08 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:10 am
Nick Gibb (right) with Peter Spicer from Yeomans outside the Bognor tip, now closed on Thursdays and Fridays

The Bognor MP met with Peter Spicer, after sales manager at Yeomans, on Friday, October 28.

Mr Spicer is one of a number of representatives from businesses located in the Arun Business Park to raise concerns since the Household Waste Recycling Site at Bognor was closed for two days a week from the start of October.

Mr Gibb said: “I am appalled by the decision by West Sussex County Council to reduce the operating days of this busy amenity tip.

“It is having a damaging effect on local businesses and it’s causing danger for motorists and pedestrians.

“It is also hugely inconvenient for residents of Bognor Regis. I have written to the council and am calling on them to reverse this short-sighted decision.”

Following the many concerns over safety and congestion, county councillor David Barling, cabinet member for resident services, last week told the Observer he would be willing to hold a meeting with business owners.

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