Arun District Council say they understand people's frustrations that the fountains at Place St Maur are not yet operating.
But they say they are making progress and they will be commissioned in August ready to cool everyone down through the rest of the summer. All the work underground is complete so they’re so nearly there.
The black tarmac is only temporary and has been laid so that we can open the site - it will be replaced by a coloured surface to match the other features on the site as soon as we have the materials.
The delays to the project have been caused by global supply chain issues as well as having to wait for a date for the electricity meter installation. We are genuinely sorry that it couldn’t be finished in time for the start of the summer holidays, as we so hoped it would.
But the contractor is tidying up and getting the final parts of the site ready to hand over to us so that the fencing can come down and you can all use this fabulous space.
None of the work would have been possible without a successful bid to Coast to Capital, part of the government’s ‘Getting Building Fund’, which provided the majority of the £1.2m funding for this project – with the balance being paid by the council.
Thanks again for your patience, more news soon.