The widely advertised event ‘Car-Free Chichester’ on September 22nd as been cancelled for safety reasons.
Chichester’s South Street planned to become car free during the hours of 12.30 -30pm this Sunday. The event has been cancelled after people planned to crash the event in revolt against it. There were concerns for the public’s safety, and the decision was made to stop the event.
Philip Mabe, co-chair Car Free Chi, has stated:
Do we plan to have another go? You bet we do! Our next date is Monday 4th November at 7:00 p.m. at the Eco Cinema, run by Transition Chichester at The Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, PO19 1NX. Our intention is to show a film about Car Free Days followed by a discussion about why our Temporary Road Closure for 22nd September was Revoked by CDC – at time of writing, we have yet to be told (and believe me, we are asking). We very much hope that South Street Businesses, Chichester BID and Spokes-people from Our 3 Local Councils are able to come, which will help pave the way for a bigger and better Playing Out / Car Free Event in Spring 2020.
It is reported that volunteers will be on South Street on Sunday 22nd September to apologize to those who turn up hoping to attend the cancelled event.
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