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Nightrider – Unlimited Evening Bus Travel Launch Event

Stagecoach launched its nightrider ticket to celebrate the increased frequency of its evening services on the Coastliner and Pulse routes in Worthing. The nightrider ticket costs just £2 and can be used after 7pm throughout the evening in Worthing and across the South Coast. This is excellent news for the local economy and customers alike, who can enjoy reliable travel at a great price, leaving them more money to spend on a night out in Worthing.

The official launch of Stagecoach South’s nightrider took place on 1 June on the prom, outside the Pavilion Theatre, where Gordon Frost, Operations Director, met The Mayor of Worthing. At the launch, the Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Sean McDonald, said: “I live in Durrington and have been using the Pulse to come into town for many years. Nightrider is fantastic news for Worthing residents and the night time economy, I fully support it.”

Stagecoach also announced that it had frozen fares at 2015 prices and, for the benefit of commuters, has scrapped peak return fares. This means it is now even cheaper to travel to work. Stagecoach hopes that these incentives will encourage people to leave the car at home. Recent national research revealed that commuters can already save an average of £90 a month by using the bus to travel to work and play! 

It is also much easier to plan your journey now because the new website,, can tell you when the next bus is leaving from your chosen bus stop and gives you the fare for your journey.

Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Initiative said: “ It is great to hear about the enhancements to the evening bus service in Worthing as this will help to encourage people into the Town Centre for a night out. The news is really positive for the Town’s evening economy.”

Mark Turner, Commercial Director for Stagecoach South said: “These improvements are extremely exciting and if they prove popular, we will be extending the benefits to other Worthing bus routes.“ 

Kitty’s Field Play Equipment Consultation – See the schemes here

The public consultation for new play equipment designs in Kitty’s Field took place earlier today between 3-5pm at the Community House in Dominion Road.

It was well attended by many including your Broadwater councillors, residents and most importantly, the children.

There were four schemes in total. The residents and park users got to vote on their favourite scheme.

What do you think?

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Kitty’s Field Play Equipment


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Have your say! Brand new Kitty’s Field play equipment

On 21st May at 3pm, there will be public consultation for local residents and children to provide feedback on three approved designs for brand new play equipment intended the refurbishment of Kitty’s Field Play Park in Dominion Road.

I have already had a sneak preview of the designs which are really exciting and include climbing walls, basket swings, adventure slides and much more. Wishing I was young again!

The details of the consultation are as follows:
Thursday 21st May
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: The Community House, 25 Dominion Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8JZ

You are not required to stay for the whole two hours, just pop in and have your say on the design you like the most.

PCSO Nicola Burstow, your local councillors and council officers look forward to seeing you there.

Funding for Artists, Bands and Creative

1. Funding for Artists & Bands (England) (correction from last week)

The PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England have announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is the 2nd June 2015. The Momentum Music Fund is a £500,000 fund to develop the careers of talented artists and bands. It is anticipated that grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 will be awarded to between 50 and 75 artists/bands over the next 2 years. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, e.g. a manager, an independent label or publisher. Priority will be given to those that haven’t been funded by PRS for Music Foundation in the previous 12 months. The funding cannot support:

  • The purchase of a van or car
  • International touring
  • Shortfall/deficit funding not linked to development of a specific artist; etc.

Read more at:
2. BFI Announces Changes to the Film Festival Fund for 2015

The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that the Film Festival Fund will no longer have deadlines and applications will now be accepted on an ongoing basis for the final two years of the programme. Now in its third year (2013-2017), the Film Festival Fund has £1 million in lottery funding to allocate in grants each year through two strands of funding.

Strand One – supports film festivals of local/regional significance or those that address a specialist theme. The funding is for audience development activity within film festivals that offer a strong cultural programme and which serve local/regional audiences or which may have a particular specialist theme enabling them to reach audiences from further across the UK. Such festivals are usually focused on audiences and do not generally attract industry delegation. New festivals can be supported under this strand as long as they demonstrate a clear cultural vision which meets a gap in provision and are based on audience analysis and need and demonstrate financial viability. This funding is available to cover the next edition of a festival only. The average award is expected to be between £5,000 and £15,000 with an upper limit of £50,000.

Strand Two – supporting film festivals of UK wide or international significance. The funding is available to support audience development activity at UK festivals that have an international or UK-wide reach and profile, enhancing opportunities for the UK film industry and internationally, as well as further increasing audience choice. New festivals will not be supported under this strand. Funding for single or multiple editions of a festival can be supported as part of this strand. The awards are anticipated to be for at least £50,000.

The grants can be used for costs relating to audience facing activities at festivals, including publicity and marketing, film hire and transport, screenings and events, staffing relating directly to the delivery of the festival, venue hire for screenings and events, office costs and overheads directly relating to the delivery of the festival, filming of the event, and other costs.

Applications can only be accepted from a properly constituted organisation:

  • Charity or Trust registered with the Charity Commission (including UK universities).
  • Community Interest Company registered at Companies House, Limited Liability Company, and Limited Liability Partnership.
  • Higher education institutes (including universities) not registered with the Charity Commission.

Full details along with the online application form can be found on the BFI website.

3. Funding for Summer Playschemes (UK)

The Hilden Charitable Fund has announced that its Summer Playscheme Grants Programme is now open for applications. The aim of the scheme is to help community groups run Summer Playschemes for the benefit of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement. Funding of up to £1,000 is available for Summer Playschemes for children aged 5 – 18 years lasting for 2 – 6 weeks with strong volunteer support.
The funding is available to voluntary agencies with an income of less than £150,000. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.

The closing date for applications is the 14th May 2015. Read more at:

4. Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK)

Schools, individual students and teachers in the UK, that wish to buy musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the EMI Music Sound Foundation’s Instrument and/or Equipment Awards. The Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the buy or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. Schools need to use the funding for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The Foundation cannot fund retrospectively and schools are not eligible for financial assistance under this scheme if they have already bought their instruments or if they do so before their application has been approved. In order to apply for financial support you must complete the EMI Music Sound Foundation’s application form.

The closing date for applications is the 9th September 2015. Read more at:

5. Funding for UK-Germany World War I Projects (UK)

A new funding opportunity is available for schools and youth groups to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on topics related to World War One. Open to applications from primary and secondary school teachers, trainees and youth workers, there is funding of £500 to £5,000 available for projects that have a high level of interaction between young people in the two countries, be it virtual or through a visit/exchange trip.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and your project should have a start date of at least 6 weeks ahead from when you send your application. Read more at:

6. The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK)

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st August 2015. Through its grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects. Applicants must be a registered charity or an exempt charity.

Projects supported in the past include:

  • Friends of Musicfest Aberystwith who received £1,000 for a musicfest.
  • The National Autistic Society which received £2,000 for a music room in Glasgow.
  • The Birmingham Children’s Hospital which received £2,500 for a ‘Singing medicine’.

Read more at:

7. New Building Better Opportunities Fund from Big Lottery (England)

Subject to approval from the European Commission, the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is planning to put up to £260m of Lottery funds against a similar figure from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 in order to support communities and people most in need across England. Projects delivering against the ‘Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty’ part of the ESF can receive funding in Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas according to local priorities, which have been set by the LEPs. This could support projects:

  • Ranging from improving employability for the most disadvantaged
  • Helping those with multiple and complex needs, to improving financial literacy.

LEP area partnerships have made provisional decisions about how much of their ESF allocation to devote to this strand of work, meaning that the amount of main funding available will vary widely across different areas. Ahead of the main funding becoming available from 2015, BIG will also offer Lottery development funding in each of the LEP areas it is working with. Read more at:

Come and meet your local MP, Tim Loughton at Starbucks on Friday 6th March

Come and meet your local MP, Tim Loughton at his surgery taking place at Starbucks on Friday 6th March,between 11am-1pm.

This is your opportunity to ask Tim any questions or raise concerns that you have locally or nationally. Your councillors for Broadwater, Gaisford and Offington will also be attending and look forward to seeing you.






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Ice-dancer from Worthing has been picked for the Lillehammer Youth Olympics 2016

Before I was elected as a borough councillor, I launched a charitable organisation called ‘Talent Within You’. It raised money for children to develop their talent through training. Jack Ford, aged 18, from Worthing is a potential Olympic ice-dance champion and we funded a month of dance lessons with Diane Towler Green, British ice-dance champion. You may remember Jack Ford from 2010 when he opened the open-air ice-skating rink in Worthing with Todd Carty (links below) and he also won Splash FM Awards in 2010, Sports Personality of the Year.

After two years of intensive study and ice-training, Jack has now been partnered with Daniella Alessi (British and Welsh senior champion 2013/2014) and they are 2014 British Couple of the Year. The couple has been picked to represent Team GB at Lillehammer in the 2016 World Youth Olympics and they will be busy training up until the event.

Jack lives in Worthing and travels to Streatham Ice Rink on a daily basis to practice. He is staying in Worthing, with his family, so he can finish his education which is a requirement of Sports England.

Jack has launched a fundraiser on INDIEGOGO LIFE, similar to Just Giving, in order to attract sponsorship and funding. The funding will be used for coaching and travel to the Internationals, physiotherapy fees, costumes, coaching, skates and blades. As a guide, skates and blades cost £750 and last for 6 months to a year.

Message from Jack: “I hope you will find it in your heart to help me fulfil my dream to compete in the Olympics and be proud of wearing my nation’s flag around my shoulders and listen to Britain’s National Anthem. I want you to help me make you proud by achieving my dream and delivering a medal. I have thought of nothing else since I was a small boy. Every little helps so please help.”

All businesses that support Jack will see their logo on his website, skate wear and receive regular updates of competitions and achievements. Jack would make himself available for personal endorsements and public appearances. Businesses will also receive a personalised certificate for their business records.

The link to Jack’s website is:–4/x/375492

Watch these YouTube movies to see how amazing Jack was 5 years ago. Tim Loughton MP and Vicky Vaughan talking about Talent Within You – we look so young! (interview with Jack Ford in 2010) (Todd Carty/Jack Ford opening ice-rink) (Talent Within You Facebook page – the charitable organisation Vicky Vaughan and Mike Pisko set up to help kids like Jack to nurture their talent). I hope to re-launch Talent within You in in a few years, but am currently concentrating on my business and Masters qualification.


Jack is available for photographs – please call me on 07909 693172.

Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

Vicky Vaughan DipM MCIM
Managing Director and Creative Chartered Marketer
Tel 01903 824229
Mob 07909 693172
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This photo was taken in 2010 just before Jack Ford opened the ice rink
Left Todd Carty, Middle Jack Ford, Right Vicky Vaughan.












This photo was taken in 2010 just before Jack Ford opened the ice rink
Left Todd Carty, Right Jack Ford.

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Apply to be in BBC young voter panel

If you are aged between 18 and 24, and eligible to vote in May’s General Election, the BBC wants to hear from you.

The BBC is building Generation 2015, a UK-wide group of young voters who will take part in local and national BBC programmes in the run up to the General Election in May.

You could find yourself on the One Show, Radio 1 Newsbeat, or Newsnight – in fact, anywhere across BBC output where the Election is being discussed.

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Katy Bourne speaks at Adur and Worthing Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, is visiting Adur & Worthing Councils to talk about her work in the community and take questions from local councillors.

Mrs Bourne, who has been in post now since November 2012, will address the Adur and Worthing Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JOSC) on Thursday 22 January at 6.30pm in the Gordon Room at Worthing Town Hall.

Members of the public are able to ask a question about any council service at the start of the meeting and are also welcome to hear the Police and Crime Commissioner talk.

Joint Chairman for the meeting and Worthing Councillor, Roy Barraclough, says: “We are delighted that the PCC has made the time to come along to talk with us about her work.”

Commenting ahead of the meeting Mrs Bourne said: “I am looking forward to joining the local district commander and addressing the questions raised by councillors and residents’ about policing and crime in their area.”

JOSC, which meets about four times year, is the watchdog for both Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council. It makes sure that matters of public interest are scrutinised to give greater transparency and is made up from councillors from both councils.

To keep updated on the news and views of the Police & Crime Commissioner visit:


Burglary Update – Broadwater and Worthing

Over the Halloween weekend, Sussex Police have had a number of burglary dwellings reported to them including one in Broadwater.

If you have any information about any of these incidents please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting the relevant serial number.


Serial 0598 1/11/2014

Southdownview Close

Attempt break to premises over night, tool marks to dining room window using garden fork which has been found discarded in the garden and the padlock from the rear garden gate has been removed and found in another garden. No entry gained.


Serial 1285 31/10/2014

Longlands Glade

At 17:35 hours on 31/10/2014 the neighbours to the address heard the alarm sounding, they informed another neighbour who entered with a key, they silenced the alarm but then noticed a rear window wide open with muddy footprints on the carpet. Occupants are away but appears no search has been made and no items stolen.


Serial 1374 31/10/2014

Uplands Avenue

14:00-18:00 hour’s kitchen window removed using a bladed edged tool and an untidy search made where jewellery has been stolen.


Serial 1592 31/10/2014

Clyde Road

Occupants out for the day returned home at 20:00 to find rear patio doors smashed, very untidy search made, Jewellery and euros stolen. Rock found on kitchen floor which is believed to have been used to gain entry.


Serial 0056 1/11/2014

Chute Avenue

Between 14:00 TO 00:00 hours occupants out of premises, returned home to see garage door has been forced and door leading to premises inside garage smashed through, untidy search made, jewellery and cash stolen.