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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, www.stagecoachbus.com, 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.“ 

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: https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/my-olympic-dream–4/x/375492

Watch these YouTube movies to see how amazing Jack was 5 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ETR5PmRYRU Tim Loughton MP and Vicky Vaughan talking about Talent Within You – we look so young!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ETR5PmRYRU (interview with Jack Ford in 2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSEs-4yOHB4 (Todd Carty/Jack Ford opening ice-rink)
https://www.facebook.com/TalentWithinU (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.
http://en.lillehammer2016.no

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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
THE BRAND SURGERY ®
Tel 01903 824229
Mob 07909 693172
Visit www.thebrandsurgery.co.uk today.

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.

For more information and to download an application form, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30695969

 

£50k being invested in Kitty’s Field Play Equipment 2014/2015

 

Since I was elected as a Borough Councillor in 2010, I have sat on the Broadwater Neighbourhood Panel which looks after safety issues in Broadwater. Safety in Kitty’s Field has remained a priority since day one. One of my first challenges as Borough Council representative of the Broadwater Neighbourhood Panel was to find money to pay for low-ambient lighting in Kitty’s Field, which I am pleased to say I did. The lighting is now installed with the help of Worthing Borough Council, PCSO Nicola Burstow and Chris Poore and we have received excellent feedback from families and children in the area.

Another concern has been upgrading the worn-out play equipment in Kitty’s Field and I am thrilled to announce that £50k has now been assigned from Worthing Borough Council’s Capital Fund programme to refurbish Kitty’s Field play area in the financial year 2014/2015.

Worthing Borough Council Engineers are finalising the tender to go out to play companies for this site. In order to create transparency, this is how the play equipment scoring process takes place:

The play equipment tender evaluation will be weighted as follows:

  • Technical/construction: 25%
  • Warranty: 25%
  • Play equipment value: 25%

The Top three schemes will then be presented to the local community for consultation and for them to have their say on the submitted designs.

The scheme votes will be scored against the total votes cast and weighted to 25%. This will then be added to the rest of the evaluation and the scheme awarded to the highest overall tender score.

I will keep you informed of any progress.

I would like to thank Cllr Bryan Turner, Cllr Dan Humphries and Andy Edwards, Parks & Foreshore Manager at Worthing Borough Council for their assistance in obtaining the funding for this worthwhile project.

Did you know?

Dominion Road Open Space was purchased and established in 1949 and historically been known as ‘Kitty’s Field’, after a horse called Kitty, that used to graze there. Many people, including the Parks Section, still know it as Kitty’s Field. It has play equipment suitable for 2-6 years and 6 years upwards.

(Photo below – Cllr Vicky Vaughan, left, and the Mayor of Worthing, right, standing next to the new low level ambient lighting in Kitty’s Field).

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Palm Oil advice warning for dog owners

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As you may have heard, palm oil being found across our beaches in Adur and Worthing.

Our beach, cleansing and parks teams are monitoring the beaches for Palm Oil on a daily basis.

If you find some palm oil – it is white and looks like a lump of candle wax  – see the photo above. Please report it to the Beach Office on 01903 238977 or email beach.office@adur-worthing.gov.uk. Palm Oil is congealed, rancid and smells rotten but dogs seem to like it and will often eat it which can make them very ill.

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service told us:

“We have received a number of emergency enquiries about dogs that have eaten it. The main problems are vomiting and diarrhoea and these can lead to dehydration, particularly in young or small dogs. We do not think it is the age of the oil that is causing this, as fresh oil would cause the same problems. There is also a potential risk of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreatitis) which can result in vague, non-specific signs including vomiting and diarrhoea. This is a risk in dogs that eat a large amount of any fatty or oily food substance.

We would suggest anyone with a dog that has eaten palm oil contact their vet for advice, particularly if the dog is already unwell. There is no specific treatment but the dog may need medication to control vomiting and intravenous fluid to treat or prevent dehydration. The main thing owners can do it prevent exposure.”

During this time we advise all dog owners to keep their dog on the lead whilst walking on the beach.