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Hazel Thorpe

Currently Leader of the Liberal Democrat group, and Cllr for Tarring ward.

Newbies Events

Newbies, want to meet other like minded people ? Social evening at Vintners in Worthing 15th May 7-9pm provisional Street Stalls in Shoreham / Lancing / Worthing and Rustington May 20th onwards to be announced shortly! Watch this space.

Brexit- our reflections

“On the 23rd of June 2016 a seismic event took place in Britain. We voluntarily voted the whole United Kingdom out of European Union (EU) membership. As Liberal-Democrats we believe this was a huge constitutional mistake that will not benefit Britain’s future generations and their standards of living for decades to come. To alleviate the […]

Hate Crime following Brexit fallout

In response to public demand – a motion was agreed by councillors present at the July Full Council 2016. We condemn any form of racism, xenophobia, hate crime and any form of discrimination. We value our European and overseas residents – Liberal Democrats’ Bob Smytherman and Hazel Thorpe have also put forward a practical solution […]

Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water

Voting for staying IN or leaving is a serious business. It can’t be reversed and the impact of the referendum is already being felt.Local language schools who bring trade and tourism to our Town are cancelling their bookings. Think carefully – do you want more austerity because people aren’t buying and selling or do you […]

Worthing This Week

This week I chaired an EU presentation on staying IN Europe. Our Speakers, Baroness Kate Parminter, Deputy Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords, who specialises in the Environment and Antony Hook former MEP candidate and barrister spoke to Members about the negative impact of leaving and the positive effect of staying In. Kate’s […]

Worthing This Week

This weekend I supported Friends of Tarring Park by joining the litter picking patrol with several local residents. Fortunately we couldn’t pick up vast amounts of litter as it was reasonably clear this week. So not a big problem and no needles either – let’s hope it stays that way over the coming months.

Worthing This Week

The Mayor Making on Friday was an emotional affair, when our first Canadian Lib Dem Cllr Michael Donin stood down in favour of Conservative Cllr Shaun McDonald. Our heartfelt thanks are sent to Michael and his Mayoress Linda Williams for a splendid year,having supported countless individuals and groups over their year. They also raised over […]

Children around the World Fun Day 8th April Maybridge Keystone Centre

It’s great when groups can work together for the benefit of young children and families. West Sussex County Council Children and Family Centres are working with Maybridge Keystone Club and Breathing Spaces, with others to provide a funtastic day in April 11.30am to 2.30pm at only £1.50 per family . There are so many little […]


Worthing Borough and Worthing Children and Family Centres are working together to provide a fantastic beach experience for Under fives . Use of a Beach Hut near the play ground in Goring is being provided so that little ones can enjoy the seaside. Hazel Thorpe said ” I am so pleased that this creative idea […]

Risking dumbing down our Rolls Royce Education for all?

Colleges and Universities are already under unbearable financial strain due to cuts on FE. Now they risk a further cut of 25% by the Tory Government in 2015/16. This will inevitably reduce the funding available for students over 19 who are often studying the same courses as 16-18 year olds. These students have often overcome […]