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

Worthing MP hopefuls urged to take local action on problem debt

Debt charity receives nearly 600 calls from people in Worthing West since 2013 Candidates standing to become the MP for Worthing West in May’s General Election are facing calls to make promoting free debt advice a priority, after a debt charity revealed it has received nearly 600 calls for help from people with debt problems […]

Candidates 2015

Broadwater John Apsey Castle Trudi Starling Central Chris Allen Gaisford Dimitri Seirlis Goring David Elford Heene Michael Cranefield Marine Michael Finch Offington Pat Izod Salvington Jackie Cranefield Selden Yvonne Leonard Tarring and Worthing West for Parliament Hazel Thorpe Adur and East Worthing for Westminster Bob Smytherman

Council swamped with queries extra £260 py for vulnerable

Over 300 people phoned the Council on Friday worried about the £260 per year charge to all those people who were deemed too poor to pay Council Tax. This affects very badly disabled people, people with mental problems and basically any vulnerable people. The council tax has been frozen for everyone except for the most […]

Children around the World Fun Day 8th April Maybridge Keystone Centre

It’s great when groups can work together for the benefit of young children and families. West Sussex County Council Children and Family Centres are working with Maybridge Keystone Club and Breathing Spaces, with others to provide a funtastic day in April 11.30am to 2.30pm at only £1.50 per family . There are so many little […]


Worthing Borough and Worthing Children and Family Centres are working together to provide a fantastic beach experience for Under fives . Use of a Beach Hut near the play ground in Goring is being provided so that little ones can enjoy the seaside. Hazel Thorpe said ” I am so pleased that this creative idea […]

Risking dumbing down our Rolls Royce Education for all?

Colleges and Universities are already under unbearable financial strain due to cuts on FE. Now they risk a further cut of 25% by the Tory Government in 2015/16. This will inevitably reduce the funding available for students over 19 who are often studying the same courses as 16-18 year olds. These students have often overcome […]

Worthing Council Tax frozen except for the poorest

Last night the Council approved the Council Tax for next year. It is frozen again except for those working age people on Council Tax Support who will be changed an extra £5.00 per week. When challenged by Keith Sunderland the reply was that it would make them feel more engaged. The measure will cost £42,000 […]


What does the chancellor mean when he talks about Welfare?

George Osbourne is quite happy to talk about Welfare and accept that everyone thinks that this is the same as Unemployment benefit. As you can see on the link below this is NOT the case.   What is in welfare

What does a local councillor do?

I did this interview for the Community mapping project which will be available soon, but I thought this might give an idea of how I approach the role of Councillor. I am therefore putting it on our website. I seem to have been slightly stretched vertically but hopefully the words will be more important than […]

Liberal Democrats to protect state pension increases in law – Webb

PENSIONERS would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans, Pensions Minister Steve Webb announced today. These changes mean the state pension will be worth at least £131-a-week by 2020, up from just £97.65 four years ago. Thanks to the […]