"The promenade is a shared place for pedestrians and cyclists, so please remember to be aware of your surroundings when enjoying the sunshine."
Worthing Beach Office are back on the blog, and through Tommy remind residents and visitors of the rules in place to keep everyone safe on our coastline. Find out more below… 👇
"Hello my name is Tommy and I’m your designated blogger for this week at the Coastal office.
This week on the coast we have been carrying out our routine patrols, keeping an eye out and enforcing the local byelaws.
The dog restriction zones are now in season, meaning dogs are not permitted on the beach between Splashpoint and Heene Road in Worthing. The same rules also apply between the two launching ramps in Goring, ranging from the sailing club to Alinora “jet ski” ramp.
If you are one of the public using the Alinora ramp, please make sure you keep your speed down to 8knots until you have left the marked out buoy lane past the larger buoys at the end – this is also the same for returning when you are coming back into shore. Just remember the 8 knots speed limit because there could be swimmers either side of the lane!
We’ve also noticed that since the lockdown began there have been a lot more cyclists whizzing along the promenade. The promenade is a shared place for pedestrians and cyclists, so just be aware of your surroundings. If you are a cyclist, keep your speed down as you can never tell when something will run out in front of you – it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Unfortunately there have also been a lot more people unaware of the no cycling part of the promenade which starts from George V Avenue and heads west towards Ferring.
Lastly, some of you may have noticed that myself and the team have also had a change in uniform this week, as we’ve traded in the blue and black clothing for some green shirts and some new khaki tactical trousers – both of which are a lot more breathable and appropriate for the quickly approaching summer season.
The new change has also seen us go from Foreshore Inspectors to new Coastal Wardens.
Enjoy the sunshine!"