I’m Sue Milnes, part of the Liberal Democrat team in the Witterings. I’ve lived in the area for over 12 years.
Our villages are constantly evolving. It has been really positive to see more younger families move to the area. However worryingly this has been accompanied with loss of facilities, such as all three banks closing in East Wittering. Our local Councillors should be fighting to save local services such as these. We should also be working to encourage new facilities and services for our growing and changing population.
There is a danger that our area could become ‘Wittchester’ - simply a dormitory for Chichester. I don’t think this is what local residents want. Are the planners taking into account the need for visitor accommodation and facilities to grow our tourist economy? Is it right that holiday parks are turned into housing estates? What can we do to encourage the right sort of investment in the Witterings and surrounding area that will create jobs and attract staycationers? And how can we better manage the traffic issues that detract from visitors' enjoyment of our area and stop residents going about their day to day lives?
Liberal Democrats on the District Council have led the way on banning single use plastics and are challenging inappropriate development and threats to local bus services. They do this by listening to local residents' views.
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Having lived locally for a number of years I have become increasingly concerned about our local representatives not listening to us. Our area is changing rapidly. In some ways this is good, in others not so good. I’d really like to know what you think are the most pressing concerns locally. Thank you for your help and your time filling out the survey.
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