Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Tag Archives: Adur

Annual General Meeting Report

On Monday 21st November, members from across Adur and Worthing came together for the local party annual general meeting. This has been the first opportunity for members to discuss pressing local issues including the future of the A27, the controversial Manor Sports ground fencing decision and the terrible state of Brooklands park lake. It was […]

Support Reform Renting

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are proud to be the only local party standing up for the growing number of residents who currently rent. We’ve got the facts for you: The average letting fee in Adur & Worthing is £355, many people have to pay over £500! This is on top of high up-front costs like […]

Manor Sports Ground – Update!

You’ll remember late last month when we announced our opposition to the fencing-off of part of Manor Sports Ground for use by the new Bohunt Academy, and in a victory for Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats the decision was called in to scrutiny. Councillors Hazel Thorpe and Bob Smytherman, supported by Councillor James Doyle (Green) requested a […]

UPDATE: Manor Sports Ground Fencing

Earlier this week we announced our opposition to the fencing-off of part of Manor Sports Ground for use by the new Bohunt Academy, and in a victory for Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats the decision has been called in to scrutiny. Councillors Hazel Thorpe and Bob Smytherman, supported by Councillor James Doyle (Green) requested a […]

PETITION: Proportional Representation

A key commitment of the Liberal Democrats for decades has been to reform the voting system. There is currently a petition on the UK Parliament website calling for the government to debate Proportional Representation for UK General Elections. The vast majority wants PR. Our First Pass The Post voting system makes Parliament unrepresentative. One party […]

What did the Liberal Democrats do anyway?

Over the weekend our Twitter team got in to a few conversations with people questioning what the Liberal Democrats did during our time in government. Thankfully, the handy “What The Hell Have The Lib Dems Done” website exists to help answer the odd curious tweeter. If you’re wondering – here’s a few of our achievements […]

‘Smart Worthing’ – Our Vision

Whilst we’re enormously proud of our town and its history, we need to look to Worthing’s future and prepare a town fit for purpose in an increasingly digital-led world. Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are proud to announce our vision of a ‘Smart Worthing’ – embracing technology innovation—making Worthing the most efficient, seamless, safe and forward-thinking destination […]

Incredible night for the Liberal Democrats

After weeks of Liberal Democrat campaigning that has had the Conservatives thoroughly panicked, the results of the Witney by-election were announced early this morning. The brilliant Liz Leffman got just over 30% of the vote and secured 11,611 votes, putting her second to the new MP, Robert Courts. You’ll probably be aware that this seat […]

Grammar Schools fail the test on social mobility

Responding to a BBC investigation which found fewer than half of England’s grammar schools give poor pupils priority in allocating places, Liberal Democrat Councillor Hazel Thorpe said: “Everyone has a unique learning style and the  age at which we want to learn. Grammar schools therefore do not suit everyone and from my own experience are divisive. Fortunately for […]

Home ownership is further away than ever

Average house prices in the UK increased by 8.4 per cent in the year to August 2016.  The average UK house price was £219,000 in August, £17,000 higher than a year earlier. Government statistics suggest Adur needs to deliver 6,800 homes by 2032. A shortage of space means Adur District Council has identified enough land […]