There has been a café at West Wittering Beach since before 1952 when the original West Wittering Estate Limited was established.
Those visiting the beach expect provision of retail facilities whether to purchase treats for the family, top up their picnics or buy beach goods. The current building was damaged by fire and needs to be replaced to ensure staff are able to serve our customers efficiently and safely.
Our 2014-15 plans to develop a new café at the beach met mixed reactions. Responses gathered during an initial programme of neighbourhood and shareholder consultation was generally positive, though significant concerns were subsequently raised. Consequently at the beginning of 2016 the board decided that a fresh start was the best way forward.
Over the coming months we will be meeting with all interested parties to canvass opinion before considering a new plan for the café development. We will keep you posted about progress on this website.