New beach huts all ready for summer


beach huts Thirty new blue and yellow beach huts are now in place along Felpham seafront ready for the summer season.

The new huts are made entirely of composite materials and designed specifically to withstand the harsh marine environment along the Arun coast.

The huts were budgeted for as part of the Council’s capital improvement programme and have replaced the old huts which were becoming increasingly dilapidated and would have been very expensive to repair.

Customers were consulted about the replacement huts and helped the Council by emptying their rented huts in advance of the work.

Beach huts in Arun generate a significant income which contributes towards a balanced budget and are so popular that there is a long waiting list to rent one.

Councillor Stephen Haymes, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Technical Services, said: “The new beach huts are the same as those we have installed in Littlehampton and are constructed entirely of composite materials. They’re also designed to be in keeping with those already installed to minimise any negative impact to the local area.

“The work was essential as the existing timber beach huts were in very poor condition and required extensive repairs and complete redecoration, which was not financially viable.

“The current replacement project is the third phase of our budgeted replacement programme and the new style of beach hut has been extremely well-received by our customers and residents. We think they look great too!”