Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Category Archives: Adur District Council wards

‘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 […]

Southern Rail: drivers balloted on strike action

More misery for Southern Rail passengers as drivers will be balloted for industrial action – after last-ditch talks failed to resolve a row over driver-only trains. Plans to extend driver-only operated trains are opposed by both Aslef and the RMT. Aslef, which was blocked from taking action by a court injunction earlier this year, will ballot […]

Grammar Schools fail the test on social mobility

Responding to a BBC investigation which found fewer than half of England’s grammar schools give poor pupils priority in allocating places, Liberal Democrat Councillor Hazel Thorpe said: “Everyone has a unique learning style and the  age at which we want to learn. Grammar schools therefore do not suit everyone and from my own experience are divisive. Fortunately for […]

Another #SouthernFail!

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats have been contacted by angry commuters struggling with Southern Rail’s new ‘Delay Repay’ system. If your train journey was affected by the wholly avoidable strike action last week, Southern Rail have set up ‘Delay Repay’ to compensate you – however the majority of customers trying to use the service have called it “unclear” and […]

Our housing time bomb

You may have read about, or even attended, the public meeting on the future of housing in Shoreham and have concerns about the potential for tall buildings. Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats believe that St Mary’s Church should be the benchmark height for all proposed residential developments and that tall buildings are not the answer to the […]

It’s time to #ReformRenting

Britain’s rental system is broken and renters can’t get ahead and the Liberal Democrats are trying to fix that. With our Renters’ Rights Bill we want to shift the power to people who rent and end unfair rip-off letting fees. The average letting fee in Adur & Worthing is £355, many people have to pay over £500! […]

Royal ceremony for official Adur Ferry Bridge opening

The ‘Grand Opening’ of the Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham-By-Sea is set for Wednesday, November 13. HRH The Duke of Gloucester will come to the town to unveil the landmark bridge at an official ceremony. Full details of the event will be announced by West Sussex County Council nearer the time. County Council’s Cabinet Member […]

Lib Dem MEPs lobby for fair distribution of EU funding

Lib Dem MEPs have welcomed the Coalition Government’s commitment to ensure that cuts to European funding from 2014 onwards will be shared in a fair manner across the UK. The Coalition Government has announced England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be subjected to an equal percentage cut of around 5 per cent compared to […]

Make it a fairtrade Easter with #traffikfree chocolate

South-East of England Member of the European Parliament Catherine Bearder is supporting charity Stop the Traffik’s campaign calling on shops to make sure the Easter eggs they sell are not made using child labour. Catherine said: “Despite the hard work of groups such as Stop the Traffik, it is still tricky to buy Easter Eggs which […]

Rock enrol gets MEP seal of approval

Time to listen to young people across Europe… that is the message from Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England. Catherine hosted BtB (Bite the Ballot) and WIMPS (Where is My Public Servant) in Brussels as they launched an initiative aimed at boosting young voter registration ahead of the 2014 […]