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Funding to boost Littlehampton riverside walkway
3rd November 2014

Arun District Council has secured more than half-a-million pounds from the Coastal Communities Fund to further enhance Littlehampton’s riverside area

The £573,148 Government grant will boost the ongoing regeneration project by allowing high-quality, more durable materials to be used, and by funding additional seating and steps leading down to the beach.

The enhancements will revitalise the whole riverbank area of Littlehampton and complement a new £14 million flood defence scheme led by the Environment Agency, with £1.3 million partnership funding from Arun District Council and £400,000 from West Sussex County Council’s Kick-Start programme.

It will improve links between the town centre, seafront and waterfront and revamp the walkway through new railings, light columns, seating and coastal-style planting.

The successful bid from Arun District Council was driven by a desire to transform the riverside into an area which meets the aspirations of the town, and that of residents, visitors and businesses.

Cllr Terence Chapman, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services at Arun District Council, said: “Officers have worked extremely hard to secure this funding and we were delighted to receive the news yesterday that our bid had been successful.

“This project will help protect and enhance the riverside area, boost tourism and trade and create new jobs for our town.”

John Edjvet, Littlehampton Town Centre Manager, added: “This is great news for Littlehampton. The riverside is a lovely part of the town and deserves the attention and high-quality finish that this funding will provide. New attractive seating and paved areas will encourage people to stay longer and we hope this will see a boost in the economy of the many local businesses along Pier Road and Arun Parade.”

Coastal Communities Minister, Penny Mordaunt said: “Revitalising our seaside towns to be vibrant economies year-round is part of the government’s long-term economic plan.

“This project along the riverbank in Littlehampton will bring new business opportunities that create local jobs and boost the local economy.

“Our multi-million pound Coastal Communities Fund is helping over 100 innovative projects across the country fulfill their potential, stimulate the local economy and supporting over [10,000] jobs and almost 4,000 training places for young people.”

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