Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Category Archives: General

Annual General Meeting Report

On Monday 21st November, members from across Adur and Worthing came together for the local party annual general meeting. This has been the first opportunity for members to discuss pressing local issues including the future of the A27, the controversial Manor Sports ground fencing decision and the terrible state of Brooklands park lake. It was […]

Support Reform Renting

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are proud to be the only local party standing up for the growing number of residents who currently rent. We’ve got the facts for you: The average letting fee in Adur & Worthing is £355, many people have to pay over £500! This is on top of high up-front costs like […]

Manor Sports Ground – Update!

You’ll remember late last month when 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 was called in to scrutiny. Councillors Hazel Thorpe and Bob Smytherman, supported by Councillor James Doyle (Green) requested a […]

Stephen Phillips MP – Resigns!

Commenting on the resignation of Sleaford and North Hykeham MP, Stephen Phillips, Liberal Democrat Party President Sal Brinton said: “Stephen Phillips has said he has irreconcilable policy differences with the government; child refugees, keeping the UK in the Single Market and the Government’s reaction to the Brexit court case to name but three. “I think […]

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 […]

Aquarena

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. […]