In this news update
· Christmas opening times and refuse collections
· Still time to visit Bognor Regis ice-rink and Alice in Winterland light trail
· Spreading warmth as the temperatures drop
· Cost of Living – help and support
· Littlehampton seafront scheme consultation results revealed
· Arun Leisure Centre wet rooms to be renovated
Christmas opening times and refuse collections
The Biffa collection crews will be working hard over the festive period, including Boxing Day, and there will be no change to your normal collection day for refuse and recycling.
The last collection for green waste will be Friday 23 December and the service will resume on Monday 9 January.
Council offices will close for the Christmas break at 4 pm on Friday 23 December, with the phone lines closing at 4.45 pm.
The offices and phone lines will remain closed until 9 am on Tuesday 3 January 2023.
In an emergency, please call the main line on 01903 737 500 where the out-of-hours message will provide information on how to access the service you require.
We would like to wish all our residents a happy and restful Christmas and New Year.
Still time to visit Bognor Regis ice-rink and Alice in Winterland light trail!
The ice-rink is back this year in a new location in London Road Coach Park and there’s still time to get your skates on!
In Hotham Park, our magical lights trail has proved to be a real hit on its debut appearance.
Sections of the park have been lit up, leading you along the pathways to meet the Alice in Wonderland characters who live there.
You do not need to book for the free Alice in Winterland attraction, which runs until Saturday 24 December, from 4 pm – 9 pm.
The ice-skating rink is open until Monday 2 January 2023, to book a session visit
For more information about Alice in Winterland, visit
Spreading warmth as the temperatures drop
The last couple of weeks have seen temperatures drop to below freezing, so just a reminder to check on your neighbours if they are elderly or could be struggling with the cold.
During severe weather, we operate additional provision for people sleeping rough when the weather is zero degrees or lower for three consecutive days, which is implemented on the first night of the forecast.
This provision – Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) – means that anyone who is sleeping rough in Arun will have access to a bed for the period of SWEP should they wish to have one.
For further information about emergency housing and SWEP, visit
Cost of Living – help and support
Just to remind you that if you’re struggling with the rise of living costs, there are organisations that offer free help and advice.
To find out more, please follow this link
Littlehampton seafront scheme consultation results revealed
We recently asked you to share your views on plans to improve the Littlehampton seafront green area using government funding and we are now able to share the results.
A total of 465 people took part in the public consultation with the responses showing overall support for the proposals.
More information and the survey findings are available on our website
Arun Leisure Centre wet rooms to be renovated
Work to transform the wet changing rooms at the Arun Leisure Centre will get underway in the new year.
Extensive refurbishments will see the male and female wet changing rooms become a village change area to make best use of the space, with cubicles ranging from individual to family size.
The toilet, shower area and poolside changing rooms will also be updated, as will the accessible changing facility.
To find out more, follow this link