I really could not believe what I was reading concerning the enthusiasm Littlehampton’s mayor and, I assume, all councillors have for what was originally referred to as a ‘bandstand’ at the head of Banjo Road on the seafront (Gazette, February 13).
Although I live in Angmering, at this time of the year I walk my dog every day along Littlehampton’s seafront.
I have yet to hear one compliment about what is being built, supposedly, in the interest of live music and, to hear that the builders of this useless project are now in liquidation beggars belief.
The number of musicians it will accommodate is ridiculous, if traditional brass and concert bands were to use it.
And I should know: I am a member of several local concert bands and have been playing the trombone for more than 69 years!
The whole project completes a trio of ridiculous seafront schemes, from a café that rusts like something in a third world harbour, a seat, most of which, if not all, cannot be sat on comfortably and now a stage that to me, especially if it is to have a grass roof, is looking like the Anderson shelter I slept in as a boy during the Second World War.
I may be wrong, but are there any members of the public out there who like what they see? If so, I have yet to meet them..
D. H. Bailey
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