Local News

Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

Delighted to attend the launch of Worthing’s Mental Health Awareness Week yesterday, where I was joined by local cadets for special presentation on mental health and veterans #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Reaction to New Monks Farm decision

I am very disappointed that the Adur Planning Committee last night caved into the enormous pressure they had been under to approve the plans for New Monks Farm and particularly the inclusion of IKEA, which can only impact hugely on the heavily congested A27.

Schools funding update

We all know that schools in West Sussex receive less funding than other areas in the country, which has resulted in school budgets being strained and savings having to be found. 

Shoreham Fort - anti-aircraft gun

I paid a visit to Shoreham Fort yesterday to meet the archaeologists exploring what looks like a WW2 anti-aircraft gun emplacement just to the west of the Fort before some new road surfacing takes place.

£6m awarded to successful coastal projects in first wave of funding

I was delighted to see that Coastal West Sussex Partnership were announced as one of the 16 been successful 'Fast Track' projects set to receive a share of £6million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs across the Great British Coast.

Howard Kent public meeting

It was a very different and much smaller meeting to discuss the Howard Kent site proposals at the Southwick Barn this evening to the 200 odd standing room only event at Shoreham College earlier in the year.

Pensioners' Fair 2018

Many thanks to all those who came to my Pensioners’ Fair on Friday and thank you to the landlords of the Montague Quarter for allowing us the use of this excellent venue.

Big Lottery Fund awards £55,031 to local projects

Fantastic to hear that 7 projects have been awarded funding in the last three months from the Big Lottery Fund in Adur & Worthing. The 7 projects are:

1. Smart Dog CIC - £10,000