Harrison Road 'Restricted Byway' Now Open

Good news from WSCC Rights of Way people, about the previously-blocked Harrison Road byeway in East Worthing Industrial Estate:

Dear All

Apologies again for the blanket communication.  Hopefully I can now share with you some rather pleasing news that the works detailed below have now been completed at Harrison Road (Restricted Byway 3733).

Works kicked off promptly on Monday morning as planned and proceeded at quite a pace.  Fortunately for all of us there were no interruptions or unpleasant surprises encountered and the contractors completed most of the clearance within the first 48 hours.  The bollards were delivered and installed today thus completing the job.

I have the assurances of the adjacent residents that all other obstructions have been removed and that the route is now accessible throughout.  Please do keep me informed if you use the route and find the situation on the ground to be to the contrary.

Please find attached a couple of photographs taken while the clearance was being undertaken.  It is my intention to visit the site again next week to walk the route and inspect the finished job.  One or two of you have expressed an interest in meeting me on site to walk the path together.  If anyone would care to join me I will come to the Dominion Way end of Harrison Road for 11am on Thursday 14th August.  Please let me know if this is of interest to you and I look forward to seeing some of you there.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience in getting to where we have today and I hope you all enjoy using the restricted byway in the future.

Yours sincerely

Jo Williamson WSCC

This byeway is open to cyclists, but not motor vehicles. It could prove to be very useful if/when we get a cycleway across the fields from Sompting to East Worthing, north of the railway line.

The new Byway signs have been ereted see photo


There is still some work for us to rake away the undergrowth debris left from the contractors 'brush cutters' to make the Byway more user-friendly for cyclists

As we move into 2015 the Byway is now well used by employees of local businesses