Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

  • Our campaign for a better Worthing

    • Support for low cost and rental homes
    • More childcare and flexibility in provision
    • More help with living costs for vulnerable people
    • The promotion of cheaper energy schemes such as Ichooser and renewables
    • Support remaining in Europe so that it can be improved

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! […]

What is mental health first aid?

Speaking at the launch of Worthing’s 4th Mental Heath Awareness Week on World Mental Health Day, (Monday 10th October) Councillor Bob Smytherman proposed a challenge to those present to take the Take 10 Together challenge and undertake Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training organised by MHFA England and and delivered locally by local charity – Coastal West Sussex Mind […]

Welcome to Worthing: Peacocks

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are delighted to see Peacocks clothing and fashion store is moving in to the former Store Twenty One on Chapel Road, the store will re-open on Thursday 27th October. Leader of Worthing Borough Council’s Liberal Democrats, Councillor Hazel Thorpe, has welcomed the announcement: ” It’s good to see that the Store Twenty One site […]

Time to Sack Southern

Today, 12th October 2016, is the second day of the latest RMT union strike and Southern Rail strikes are being seriously affected – and there’s more planned between now and Christmas if an agreement isn’t reached: Tuesday 18 October to Thursday 20 October Thursday 3 November to Saturday 5 November Tuesday 22 November and Wednesday […]

Challenge your MP and Cllrs. to improve our Education Provision

As Liberals, we welcome the U-turn by the government to drop forced academisation for every school. There are still many shortcomings of this government and their way of thinking to challenge – loss of qualified teachers, reduction in School and College funding, loss of parent governors and lack of school places for starters. To find […]

Brexit- our reflections

“On the 23rd of June 2016 a seismic event took place in Britain. We voluntarily voted the whole United Kingdom out of European Union (EU) membership. As Liberal-Democrats we believe this was a huge constitutional mistake that will not benefit Britain’s future generations and their standards of living for decades to come. To alleviate the […]

Hate Crime following Brexit fallout

In response to public demand – a motion was agreed by councillors present at the July Full Council 2016. We condemn any form of racism, xenophobia, hate crime and any form of discrimination. We value our European and overseas residents – Liberal Democrats’ Bob Smytherman and Hazel Thorpe have also put forward a practical solution […]

Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water

Voting for staying IN or leaving is a serious business. It can’t be reversed and the impact of the referendum is already being felt.Local language schools who bring trade and tourism to our Town are cancelling their bookings. Think carefully – do you want more austerity because people aren’t buying and selling or do you […]

Worthing This Week

This week I chaired an EU presentation on staying IN Europe. Our Speakers, Baroness Kate Parminter, Deputy Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords, who specialises in the Environment and Antony Hook former MEP candidate and barrister spoke to Members about the negative impact of leaving and the positive effect of staying In. Kate’s […]