Worthing seafront shelter boarded up amid anti-social behaviour

A worthing seafront shelter plagued by anti-social behaviour has been boarded up.

The shelter at East Beach, opposite Windsor Road, was seen covered up on Friday (July 9).

A spokesman for Worthing Borough Council said: “We’re currently working up plans to make better use of the rotunda, which is an important landmark at the east end of the town’s seafront.

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“We’re aware it has been the focal point for some antisocial behaviour – so the boarding up and installation of artwork is a temporary measure while we work with the community and beach users to develop more long-term proposals.

The shelter is near Windsor Road in Worthing

“If any resident has concerns about anti-social behaviour they should report it to Sussex Police by calling 101 or online at www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report.”

People who live near the shelter had complained of anti-social behaviour, drug taking and street drinking.

Representing a number of households in Windsor Road, one resident asked councillors ‘how much longer the residents of Worthing have to put up with the constant anti-social behaviour of the homeless and others in the streets’.

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The shelter is near Windsor Road in Worthing