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Category Archives: Worthing East

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! […]

Lib Dems to protect education budget from cradle to college

The Liberal Democrats will protect the full education budget in the next parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today. Nick Clegg said the party would ringfence education spending for 2 to 19-year-olds. This means the Liberal Democrats would protect an extra £10billion of education spending based on this financial year, rising with inflation. Currently funding […]


In the blame game over who is responsible and accountable over the payout to NCP one salient fact has been overlooked. Whatever officers have done or not done it is the Cabinet Member for Environment that is ultimately responsible for the parking portfolio. In July 2009 Worthing Borough Council (WBC) and NCP agreed to trial […]


If you think you’ve had it hard this last couple of weeks, just think about our local fishermen! Because of the awful weather they haven’t been able to set out to sea to fish for their living. Lib Dems promote the living wage and how better to do than join the not for profit, Catch […]

Liberal Democrats bid for full consultation on part-night street lighting fails

Following the installation of new street lighting under West Sussex County Council’s PFI contract, many local residents have contacted their Liberal Democrat councillors to complain that their new lights are going off at midnight, when the old ones were illuminated throughout the night. Liberal Democrat councillors ‘called in’ the Conservative Cabinet Member’s decision to make […]

Worthing Lib Dem Budget Speech & Amendment by Cllr Alan Rice (Feb 18th 2014)

This being a time of austerity I read recently a book about a former time of austerity – between the two world wars.  In “The Road to Wigan Pier” George Orwell  describes the terrible housing conditions and the impossibility for many to provide decent food on the table in northern towns.  I hope and trust […]