Wish List for Bognor's Future.
By vw_sarah | Thursday, January 27, 2011, 14:29
A wish list has been put together by Arun district town councillors on Town Improvement projects funded by the retailer Sainsburys.
The Council will receive £500,000 and wants to use the money wisely.
A total of 12 ideas were put forward including a restore plan of the old Picturedrome cinema. This would include the paintwork, glass canopy, entrance, foyer, pointing brickwork and, of course, the light in the revolving turret, but not the interior. It would add to the attraction of the Town Centre.
Also in the plans were an idea to have a hot-air balloon in the summer for pleasure flights and a small Ice Skating Rink for winter.
free Parking in the Town Centre was also put forward in an effort to attract more visitors to the town.
Further ideas are also listed below
ten bollard-mounted noticeboards in town-centre car parks and other prominent sites – a bid for £18,500 from Arun has been made for this scheme;
Three remoted-controlled LED signs – a £27,000 bid from Arun has been made for this scheme.
Revamping the railway station forecourt by removing all trees and installing a giant fountain.
Installing a lift in the library to enable the first floor to become an art gallery.
An ‘open sports week’ in 2012 to encourage the general public to take up sports.
A possible ‘Bognor Regis North’ railway station on Oldlands Farm.
Setting up a wi-fi network for the seafront and town.
Encouraging small businesses to occupy empty shops by paying a portion of the rent.
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