Community events

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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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: www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk.

 

£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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Broadwater Matters – Local election campaign leaflet

Since you put your trust in me as your local councillor in 2010, I have been working hard to support the community and businesses in Broadwater and Worthing. I organised the Royal Wedding party on Broadwater Green in 2011 which raised almost £1500 for Broadwater Community Association.

Community: I successfully campaigned for low ambient lighting in Kitties Field to make it safer for children to play after dark. Pictured with Vic Walker, borough councillor (Broadwater).

Business: £160million GSK investment in Broadwater. Pictured above at GSK with Paul Yallop (left), leader of Worthing Borough Council, and Cllr Bryan Turner borough (Gaisford) and county councillor (Broadwater).

Community: Planting on Worthing Seafront. This was a fantastic community event and it was great to see families across Worthing join in.

Community: I took part in a student mentoring scheme and Enterprise Day at Durrington High School. It was really successful and I hope to be able to roll the schemes across to schools in Broadwater.

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22nd May 2014 – Vote for Progress, not Protest, in the Local Elections

Example of LOCAL ELECTION voting slip - Vote Vicky Vaughan - your Broadwater Candidate

Your LOCAL ELECTION  voting slip will look similar to above. It is essential that you understand the difference between your Local and European vote. LOCALLY: Vote for Vicky Vaughan – your Broadwater Candidate

On Thursday 22nd May, the Local and European elections will take place. When you arrive at the polling station, you will be handed two voting slips – one for LOCAL and one for EUROPEAN. It is essential that you understand the difference between the Local and European elections and vote sensibly.

Here is why you should vote for CONSERVATIVES in the LOCAL elections. 

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Vote Vicky Vaughan – VOTE FOR PROGRESS, NOT PROTEST …

Since you elected me to serve Broadwater in 2010, I have been looking after your off road parking, recycling and waste,  streets and travel, planning, licensing, leisure, housing and many other services as well as raising funds for Broadwater Community Association and campaigning for community schemes. If you don’t vote Conservative, you could see these services deteriorate. It is vital that you vote Vicky Vaughan Conservative on your LOCAL ELECTION VOTING SLIP.

Whoever you decide to vote for in the European elections, think strategically when casting your LOCAL ELECTION VOTE  for Broadwater and Worthing.

  1. LOCALLY: Conservatives has frozen Council tax for four years in Worthing when UKIPs recently voted for a Council Tax increase in Sompting. UKIP councillors will most likely vote for a Council Tax increase in Worthing if they win.
  2. LOCALLY: When the Green Party gained power in Brighton, car parking prices rocketed to £3.50 per hour and £20 per day where as Worthing Conservatives has reduced parking to £1 per hour.
  3. LOCALLY: Since the Green party gained power in BRIGHTON, waste collection services have been rubbish – please excuse the pun! Read this article. Do you want this for Worthing?
  4. LOCALLY: When Lib Dems were last in power they signed Worthing Borough Council car parks over to a 10 year NCP – discouraging investment and alienating shoppers and tourists. They also voted for a rise in car parking charges at a recent Council meeting.
  5. LOCALLY: At the time of writing, some two weeks before the 2014 elections, UKIP has no published local policies for Broadwater or Worthing. All they care about is the EU. What will become of Broadwater and Worthing if you allow them in?

Since Conservatives gained power in Worthing in 2004, we have become a role model for other councils across the UK because we now share some services such as recycling and refuse. This strategic partnership has saved vital funds and retained services for residents across Adur and Worthing, at a time when we are still recovering from the financial mess that Labour left us in.

Whatever your national/European views are, BETTER the devil you know than the angel you don’t. Vote Vicky Vaughan – your Conservative Candidate for the LOCAL ELECTIONS.

 

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS – Vote for your say. Vote for a referendum. Vote Conservative.

Has the European media hype got you foaming at the mouth? Again think strategically …

Whatever your views of immigration are, at least Conservatives are offering you a chance to vote in a referendum – none of the other parties are. If you want your say – then vote Conservative.

Conservative MEPs will support David Cameron in securing the Three Rs:

  • Reform of the European Union
  • Renegotiation of our relationship with the EU
  • Referendum to let the British people decide – in or out.

Read here for further information – http://conservativeeurope.com

Safe Place Scheme – Could your shop or restaurant be a safe haven?

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Safe Place Scheme Worthing

West Sussex County Council and Sussex Police have recently launched a Safe Place Scheme in West Sussex.

At last night’s Broadwater Neighbourhood Panel meeting, Gary Capelin of West Sussex County Council gave us an interesting talk about The Safe Place Scheme. Gary has worked with people with learning difficulties for 25 years and explained how their lives have changed dramatically. Many people with learning difficulties have lived in institutions for much of their life and within a short time they have had to learn how to live as part of society. Inclusion is a good thing Gary says, the problem is that the public have not been properly educated on how to include diversity and therefore, people with learning disabilities face prejudice and social barriers throughout their lives. The Safe Place Scheme has been launched to help people with learning difficulties to find safety if they are feeling vulnerable.

 

What is the Safe Place Scheme?

The Safe Place Scheme aims to help people with learning disabilities across the county who feel they are being bullied, abused or harassed while they are out and about.

West Sussex County Council is looking for ‘safe places’, such as restaurants, shops and pubs. These safe places are being asked to place an easily identifiable sticker in their window. That way, people will know where there is a safe place if they feel threatened and need help. The safe places are carefully vetted by West Sussex County Council.

Vulnerable people with learning difficulties who join the scheme carry a Safe Place identity (ID) card. They can show this to the staff of participating shops and businesses. The card will carry that person’s name and the contact number of someone they trust. If a vulnerable person who is a member needs help, they will present their ID card to the manager or staff at the safe place.

Do you know someone in Broadwater and Worthing who has a shop or restaurant who could participate? All  participating venues have to do is:

Call the person’s contact number – or, if they have been the victim of a crime, the Sussex Police non-emergency number (101); and offer them a safe haven until help arrives or their concerns have been addressed.

If you would like to find out more about the Safe Place Scheme, contact gary.capelin@westsussex.gov.uk or visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/safeplace.

You can find out more about people with disabilities at:  www.learningdisabilities.org.uk

The Money Tree: Have you got a great idea but don’t know where to get the money?

The Money Tree

 

  • Do you live in the Worthing area?
  • Are you aged between 11 and 25?
  • Or, does your group work with 11 to 25 year olds?
  • Have you got a great idea but don’t know where to get the money?

This year Worthing Youth Councillors and Worthing Borough Councillors have been working hard to bring the young people of Worthing a brand new funding opportunity!

There is £20,000 to give away to projects which are by and for young people in the borough.

The projects will eventually be voted on by young people who will ultimately make the decision of who get the funding. So start thinking and get applying!

You could apply to The Money Tree!

You can be an individual or part of a community group within the Worthing area. There are two different pots that you can apply to the small pot is for projects up to £500 and the large pot for projects between £500 and £2,500.

All project ideas must be focussed on one of these:

  • Stay Safe
  • Be Healthy
  • Enjoy and Achieve
  • Achieve Economic Wellbeing
  • Make a Positive Contribution

Most importantly all projects must promote a positive image of young people.

How to apply

Click here to read the guidelines and click here to download an application form. Or apply online.

Dates for your Diary – Broadwater Winter Fest Event Cancelled

Broadwater Winter Fest, 27th-31st December. 2-7pm daily. Broadwater Green. See Terry Winstanley.

Broadwater Winter Fest, 27th-31st December. 2-7pm daily. Broadwater Green. See Terry Winstanley.

Due to the awful weather during December 2013, this event has been cancelled.

You may have seen the signs around Broadwater Green for Winter Fest. This event is being organised by Worthing Rotary Club with huge help from Dave Hunt. We are thrilled to announce that Terry Winstanley has confirmed he will be singing live on Saturday 27th between 5-7pm!

This exciting event will also be packed with fun things to do including:

  • Fun fair
  • Childrens entertainment
  • Live music
  • Licensed bar
  • Stalls
  • Refreshments and hot food

So once Boxing Day is over – get your winter woolies on and head down to Broadwater Green for fresh air and fabulous fun.

Keep an eye on this page for updated entertainment developments. If you want more information, contact Pauline Fox via Facebook.