Council reassures residents after bushes cut back on Littlehampton seafront

Littlehampton seafront looks a little different after the tamarisk bushes separating the promenade from the green were cut back by the council.

The bushes have been cut back. Photo by Derrick Chester
The bushes have been cut back. Photo by Derrick Chester

A spokesman said: “Arun District Council would like to reassure residents that the tamarisk bushes have not been removed, merely cut back.

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“The tamarisk, which runs along numerous seafront locations, is trimmed right back every few years and whilst this may appear drastic, this pruning is an acceptable horticultural practice on what is a very resilient species as it encourages new growth.

“In this location on Littlehampton seafront, it was done to prevent the tamarisk obscuring the Longest Bench and preventing it from being used once we’re able to sit and enjoy the sea views again.”