Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sarah Olney to fight Richmond by-election

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that Sarah Olney has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate in the upcoming Richmond Park by-election. Hazel Thorpe – Leader, Worthing Borough Council Liberal Democrats said:  “We are very pleased to support Sarah who will listen to and work with the residents of Richmond Park. […]

Tories are stopping us having own local bus services

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are extremely concerned about Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill – currently going through parliament – which stands to effectively ban local authorities like West Sussex from setting up new publicly owned bus companies.  This is an unnecessary and ideological move that ignores the evidence, lacks public support (from all voters) and undermines […]

UPDATE: Manor Sports Ground Fencing

Earlier this week we announced our opposition to the fencing-off of part of Manor Sports Ground for use by the new Bohunt Academy, and in a victory for Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats the decision has been called in to scrutiny. Councillors Hazel Thorpe and Bob Smytherman, supported by Councillor James Doyle (Green) requested a […]

Calls for Resignation Over Brooklands Shambles

At last night’s meeting (25th October 2016) Worthing Borough Council received a petition from over 1,500 local residents expressing years of frustration with the shoddy state of Brooklands Park and the blue algae that has killed a numerous number of birds and wildlife following years of failing to dredge the lake and manage the crisis. […]

No New Runways!

This morning, the Government announced their plans on airport expansion and have granted Heathrow a third runway instead of expanding Gatwick. Adur and Worthing Liberal Democrats fiercely oppose the Government’s decision and as a party we oppose ALL airport expansion in the South East.        The Committee on Climate Change says emissions from flying must […]


Following extensive public consultation, developers Roffey have submitted a revised planning application for the Aquarena site to Worthing Borough Council. Roffey Homes’ vision for the former swimming pool site, in Brighton Road, includes a 15-storey tower, café and seafront square. The number of homes has decreased from 147 to 141, and includes on-site affordable housing provision. […]

PETITION: Proportional Representation

A key commitment of the Liberal Democrats for decades has been to reform the voting system. There is currently a petition on the UK Parliament website calling for the government to debate Proportional Representation for UK General Elections. The vast majority wants PR. Our First Pass The Post voting system makes Parliament unrepresentative. One party […]

What did the Liberal Democrats do anyway?

Over the weekend our Twitter team got in to a few conversations with people questioning what the Liberal Democrats did during our time in government. Thankfully, the handy “What The Hell Have The Lib Dems Done” website exists to help answer the odd curious tweeter. If you’re wondering – here’s a few of our achievements […]

We will not sit on the fence!

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats totally agree with Worthing residents that open spaces such as our parks, sports grounds and our greensward should be kept open for public use for all ages. Schools too should be able to retain their playing fields and not be forced into selling off sections of land to development to pay […]

‘Smart Worthing’ – Our Vision

Whilst we’re enormously proud of our town and its history, we need to look to Worthing’s future and prepare a town fit for purpose in an increasingly digital-led world. Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are proud to announce our vision of a ‘Smart Worthing’ – embracing technology innovation—making Worthing the most efficient, seamless, safe and forward-thinking destination […]