Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Better links with Worthing business parks

West Sussex County Council’s Deputy Leader is hoping a drive to strengthen relationships between the authority and local businesses will help to boost the county’s economy.

Lionel Barnard has written to Worthing County Local Committee (CLC) Chairman Bob Smytherman to ask for a better link with local enterprises – particularly the town many business parks – to find out how they could be better supported.

Issues raised so far have  included road maintenance and work that local businesses think needs to be publicly funded to maintain their essential supply chains such as the East Worthing Access Road (EWAR) and improvements to the A27 as well as specicfic local schemes to assist the various business parks which are the ‘life blood’ of the town.

Bob said: “Worthing is a great place to live, but it’s also a great place to do business. We want to do all we can to encourage businesses to invest in our town and a reliable road network is just one of the many issues we want to focus on.”

The County Council already makes significant contributions to economic development, including working with partners through Coastal West Sussex Partnership and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

The County Council has also long campaigned for improvements to the A27 we now need to deliver.