Bognor Regis is a small seaside town with a population of c24,000 in the six wards of the town on the south coast of England in the county of West Sussex. It is situated approximately 70 miles south west of London.
The town can trace its roots back to when it was a small fishing village. The town still has its fishermen, operating small inshore boats from the town's beaches, keeping alive the town's traditional link with the sea. Bognor is a very pleasant coastal town with many sites of historical interest nearby. The development of modern Bognor was begun in the 1780s by Sir Richard Hotham.
There are many independent shops selling unusual items not found in the large multiple stores. There are independent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as chain favourites, independent gift and house ware stores. As well as a town centre supermarket and independent food stores there is a real butcher, greengrocer, florists, well known clothes/shoe stores and chemists/drugstores, furniture and white goods stores, stationers, locksmiths and mobile phone shops. You can hunt for a bargain in a charity shop whilst helping them fundraise, sell your unwanted items to make space and money for something new, play a game of bingo, catch a movie in a beautiful independent cinema, see a live show in the theatre and to top it all you can get a 2016 parking disc for £1 which allows you to park in three of the car parks in town for 2 hours at a time free of charge any time you like until December 31st 2016! (http://www.shopbognorregis.com/)
There is also a Shopmobility scheme (http://bognorshopmobility.co.uk/) scheme which is run from the Regis Car Park next to the Town Hall. For information on Disabled parking in the town click here
A lot of hard work goes into keeping the town clean, bright and graffiti-free, and we are proud to have won Silver Gilt for South & South East in Bloom (Coastal up to 12,001- 25,000) in 2013.
Our very active Twinning Association maintain links with St. Maur-des-Fossés in France, and the towns of Weil am Rhein and Trebbin in Germany.
There are strong links with the University of Chichester who have a Bognor Regis Campus: Situated just five minutes from the sea the Bognor Regis campus boasts beautiful Georgian architecture including three grand mansion houses, St Michael’s, the Dome and Mordington House.
The campus underwent extensive redevelopment during 2010-11. £8m has been invested to transform the Dome into a vibrant business and research centre, and to create a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre. The campus is set in a leafy environment and has excellent modern facilities with well-equipped teaching and study rooms.