Attention all south coast windsurfers! The Pagham Harbour car park has been

closed, and will remain so for the foreseeable future, due to a bizarre 'council

tax' dispute between the local and county authorities. Parking fees were introduced

at the car park last year to help pay for upkeep of the access road, but now

it is a 'profit making venture' it is liable for taxes like any other business,

and allegedly these taxes are more than the car park was making anyway. So the

car park will remain shut while the dispute is sorted out, which will probably

take quite some time.

Unfortunately there isn't anywhere else legal to park on the entire beach estate,

which does rather put the kybosh on using it as a windsurfing venue.

Hopefully it will be sorted out in time for the autumn gales and waves!