Big stride taken on Even Better Pavements scheme

Eighty five locations across West Sussex improved and made safer in 2016/17.


Release date: 14 March 2017

West Sussex Highways is about to complete the first year of its Even Better Pavements programme.

The County Council targeted pavements and footways most used by vulnerable residents to protect them from slips, trips and falls.

Pavements which serve schools, clinics, hospitals and areas with high footfall, were prioritised.

It was the first year of a two-year programme worth £5 million.

Key facts:

  • £2 million was spent on the Even Better Pavements programme in 2016/17.

  • 85 locations across Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing and Selsey were improved.

  • A further £3 million will be spent in 2017/18.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Bob Lanzer, said: “We are delighted the first year of our programme has been delivered on time and on budget.

“Our investment has made pavements and footways in the locations we have been to smoother and safer.

“While this work has been on-going, behind the scenes we have been prioritising and organising the locations in the county to focus on in 2017/18.

“We shall be announcing this list shortly.”

Anyone who notices damaged or missing paving slabs, or any other footway damage, can report them online via

Or download our Love West Sussex phone app free for i-Phone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry to report it that way.

Pavements and footways improved in 2016/17:

Bognor Regis

  • Richmond Road/Lyon Street West

  • Crescent Road

  • High Street*

  • Lyon Street

  • Clarence Road

  • Belmont Street*

  • Campbell Road

  • Queensway*

  • Devonshire Road

  • Merchant Street

  • Den Avenue

Burgess Hill

  • Nightingale Lane

  • Lower Church Road*

  • Oak Hall Park

  • Folders Lane*

  • Beechwoods

  • Pinehurst

  • Hazel Grove

  • Valebridge Road*

  • Junction Road

  • The Nursery*

  • The Spinney*

  • Potters Lane

  • Franklands Way

  • Greenlands Drive

  • Greenlands Close

  • The Brow


  • Ferring Close

  • Worth Park Avenue Westbound

  • Five Acres

  • Ifield Green

  • Hazelwick Mill Lane

  • Crawley Avenue

  • Hollybush Road

  • Green Lane


Haywards Heath:

  • Washington Road

  • Burrell Road

  • Sandrocks Way

  • Washington Road to Bentswood Close E path

  • Heath Road*

  • Farlington Close

  • Hurstwood Lane

  • Sydney Road*

  • Harlands Road

  • Lucastes Road to Butlers Green Road

  • New England Road

  • Paddockhall Road*

  • Greenhill Way Estate

  • Culross Avenue & Lucas Grange

  • Hurstfield Close


  • Kings Road and Lintott Gardens

  • Millthorpe Road

  • Redford Avenue

  • Eyles Close

  • Bluebell Close

  • Oaks Close

  • Merryfield Drive

  • Kentwyns Drive

  • Saxon Crescent

  • St Leonards Road

  • Wimblehurst Road

  • Bedford Road

  • Arthur Road


  • Freshbrook Road

  • Saltings Roundabout

  • Whitestyles Road*

  • Seaside Close

  • Seaside Road

  • Seaside Avenue

  • Brook Way

  • Kings Close


  • Chichester Road/High Street

  • Church Road

  • Clayton Road

  • Danefield Road

  • Manor Road

  • Murray Road

  • Vincent Road

  • West Street

  • Hillfield Road

  • Bonnar Road

  • Bonnar Close

  • Warner Road

  • East Street

  • Coxes Road

*Will be completed between March and May 2017.

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