Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Category Archives: Worthing West

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.

Hazel Thorpe MA is standing for Worthing West

Hazel, is a former teacher, college governor and community ambassador, who feels passionate about the welfare of residents of all ages. Hazel has been a well known local councillor since 2000 and has served her residents consistently by listening and responding to them positively. She is married to Robin Rogers and has an extended family […]

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 […]

Tories ‘rubber stamp’ Controversial Fencing

Tory Councillors have gone ahead with their controversial plans to fence off Broadwater Manor Ground despite hearing evidence from local residents groups that the consultation was flawed. In response, Deputy Lib Dem Leader Bob Smytherman told the committee that this would be the “thin end of the wedge” as further applications to fence off public land […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]


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. […]

‘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 […]