Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Promoting what’s in your local area

From the 12th March local services in Central Worthing (Central and Heene wards) will be opening their doors to all local residents to promote the vital work they do and services they offer.   Residents are also being asked for their views about services.

Called Action Central Worthing the week will finish with a day of activities for the whole family on Saturday 17th March at Sidney Walter Centre, from 12-4pm.  There’ll be fun attractions for children and young people including a bouncy castle & face-painting, crèche, and food and drink. Albion in the Community host a penalties competition, there’ll be a basketball display, and the chance to take part in ukulele, African drumming, and circus skills workshops.

The initiative has been developed in response to residents asking for more information about local services which provide support, help, activities, information and advice.

Local services and organisations taking part include:  Footprints Children & Family Centre, Guild Care, Adur & Worthing Wellbeing Hubs, local youth projects, Homefield Park Action Group, local schools, Citizens Advice Bureau, Northbrook College, Worthing Libraries and many more.

Residents will be receiving information about this week along with a map of local services, what they offer and their opening times, and details of Saturday’s community event.  People can also pick up the action week programme and a survey through local community venues or Adur and Worthing Councils.

This is part of a wider programme of work called Neighbourhood Action Plans which is all about working with local people in neighbourhoods.  Following on will be “Action Northbrook” and “Action Eastbrook” between 19th-24th March, with “Action East Worthing” taking place from March 26th-31st


Doreen Read from central Worthing community venue the Sidney Walter Centre said: “People are the heart of a community and this is a great opportunity for them to get involved, regardless of age or ability, to care about what that community needs and bring in new small projects to benefit it, now and in the future.”

Becky Simmons, local resident and member of the new “Community Central” residents’ funding panel said:  “In a world full of doom, gloom and austerity, the Community Get-Together on Sat 17th March is a brilliant way for local people to find out about the good things that are happening in Worthing right now. COMMUNITY CENTRAL will be there, unveiling our beautiful new wishing tree and chatting to everyone about our new and exciting fund run by and for the people of Central Ward. Hope to see you there!”

1. “Action Central Worthing” and the other Neighbourhood Action Plans are being coordinated by the Communities Team at Adur & Worthing Councils, on behalf of the Local Strategic Partnership which brings together public services, businesses, charities and community groups Adur and Worthing-wide.

2. For more information contact: Lee Billingham, Neighbourhood Worker, Communities Team, Adur & Worthing Councils. 01903 221053  07968 5154: