Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Category Archives: Worthing West


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 […]

Amendment by the Liberal Democrat Group to West Sussex County Council budget 2014/15

County Council – 14 February 2014     Performance Framework and Revenue Budget and Capital Programme 2014/15 Amendment by the Liberal Democrat Group   £ £m Total net expenditure in original recommendations   534.802 Additional base spending from 2014/15     Reduction in cuts/additional services comprising:     ·         Street lighting in urban areas after midnight […]

ONLY 3 WORKING DAYS left to SAVE some cash on Gas and Electricity !

Only 3 working days to go to the FIRST EVER Energy deal for Residents, promoted by your local Liberal Democrats. Hazel Thorpe, newly reselected  PPC  says “ It is a great example of Lib Dems in Government bringing a positive influence to local issues, action not just words- they don’t pay the bills”. Sign and […]

Not so Caring Tories Slash Housing Numbers by moving the Goalposts!

Worthing and Adur Tories agreed at a recent  Council meeting to make people, who move to the area,  live here for 2 full years, (as suggested by the Tory Secretary of state),  before they are eligible to be put on the Housing register and supported. Currently, the residency time is 6mths, and this was recommended […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 15th to 21st December 2013

Leader: Council Tax Freeze News this past week: 1. ‘Use It Or Lose It’ 2. More Plants Than On The Seafront 3. Bob Smytherman For Mental Health Champion? 4. New Fishing Quotas To Rebuild Fish Stocks in 2014 5. Beach Chalet Tenants Lose Out WORTHING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS NEWSLETTER 15TH TO 21ST DECEMBER 2013 Lib Dems […]

Hughes replaces McNally as Justice Minister

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Simon Hughes has replaced Lord (Tom) McNally as the Liberal Democrat Minister of State for Justice. Lord McNally has been appointed as the new Chair of the Youth Justice Board, a post which he will take up in mid-March 2014. Simon Hughes will take over as Justice Minister with immediate effect. […]

30m people in work – Alexander

Commenting on today’s employment figures, which show that a record 30m people in the UK are in work and a further drop in unemployment, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: “30m people in work is another landmark on the long road to recovery.  It’s only been possible because we’re sticking to […]