Local News

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

Worthing Churches Homeless Project

There have been some complaints about the new Worthing Churches Homeless Project in Lyndhurst Road, which was set up in April to help take rough sleepers off the streets and recently a public meeting was held to hear concerns and indeed support from residents.

Brooklands Park Update

The new investment into Brooklands is welcome and credit to the councillor and local councillors, such as Cllr Keith Bickers, for championing this cause for local residents. 

Latest developments at Govia Thameslink Railway

I received a letter from GTR's Chief Executive Office, Patrick Verwer, explaining what they have been doing to try and give customers more certainty and stability over the summer:

New scout hut in Adur Valley

There is a lot more to scouting than did dib dib, dob dob dob, and ging gang goollie, than when I hung up my woggle back in the 1970’s but it is still as valued and relevant youth movement than ever.

Skate Jam 2018

Great to see lots of young skaters and scooters turnout for the ‘Skate Jam’ event at the Lancing Beach Green skate park organised by Lancing youth charity Electric Storm Youth, of which I am proud to be a patron.

TRAINS! - Fare Increases

TRAINS! Just when you think you have seen it all, when you think you have read and seen just about everything possible, along comes an increase in train fares. An increase! AN INCREASE!