Community Projects

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?

Kitty's Field Play Equipment

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:
Date:
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.

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.

 

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

Grants available to Adur communities

The next round of Adur Community Grants is now launched. 
 
Local voluntary and community groups can apply for up to £5,000 (or over this amount in exceptional circumstances) for new or existing projects meeting the criteria. 
 
Applications must assist in one or more of the five priority areas:
 
·       promoting health & wellbeing in the local community
·       promoting community involvement and volunteering opportunities
·       targeting inequalities and deprivation
·       increasing partnership working between organisations
·       promoting the regeneration of the district on
Groups can discuss their ideas with the communities team before their application on 01273 263311. Adur Voluntary Action are also on hand to help groups make an application if needed and can be contacted on 01903 854980.
 
Grants were awarded in the second round to 4Sight, Albion in the Community, Electric Storm Youth, Freedom Powerchairs, Guardian Angels, Lancing Regeneration, Lancing United Football Club and The Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SASBAH).
 
For further information and to download the application form and guidance notes visit: www.adur-worthing-worthing.gov.uk/grants-and-funding 
 
The closing date for this round of applications is Friday 24th January 2014.

David Dimbleby supports Mad March Pub Quiz Challenge

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During the month of March Friends of Sussex Hospices (FSH) is holding its Mad March Pub Quiz Challenge. Pubs across Sussex are signing up to hold a quiz in aid of the 12 wonderful hospice care providers that serve the people of East and West Sussex.

Sussex celebrity David Dimbleby says:  “The Mad March Pub Quiz Challenge is a great idea. I know about the work that our local hospice in Eastbourne does and the same is true about all the hospices in Sussex. The more of us that can support the quiz challenge the better. Please help.”

Calling all publicans …  please will you dedicate one of your regular quizzes to FSH?

Our Mad March Pub Quiz Challenge urgently needs more landlords to participate so that we have a spread across East and West Sussex and throughout the month. Can you help?

If you haven’t held quizzes before, this would be a great time to try it out.

Any  pubs wishing to hold quizzes in aid of their local hospice are welcome to pass any funds raised in the Mad March Pub Quiz Challenge directly to them.

Of course successful quizzes need lots of quizzers – so we’re inviting everyone to come to one of the participating pubs * and exercise those little grey cells in a good cause. Quiz fanatics could even use the month-long event as an excuse to visit not just their local pub but lots of new ones.  And if your local pub isn’t yet signed up, maybe you could suggest they join in.

*A current list of pubs holding quizzes during March can be viewed at  www.friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk

To donate, text MMPQ14 £2 to 70070 via JustTextGiving.

 

More information on the Quiz Challenge: Patricia Evans patricia.evans@friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk  07837 139 688

 

Keep in touch with us on Facebook ‘Friends of Sussex Hospices’ or Twitter @sussexhospices #fshevent

 

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

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  • 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.

Vicky Vaughan is your Broadwater Councillor

I cannot believe that I am up for election again in 2014. The last few years have whizzed by and I have witnessed many changes.

  1. During my time as a Worthing Borough Councillor, I am honoured to have been offered the role of Policy Advisor to the Leader of Worthing Borough Council, Paul Yallop.
  2. I have sat on the Licensing Committee since I was elected and was promoted to Vice-Chairman last year. We have had many difficult decisions to make and I know there will be more to come. I feel this is a worthwhile and rewarding committee and I look forward to many more years.
  3. During my time as councillor, I have witnessed the recruitment of two chief executives – Peter Latham and Alex Bailey. I have now met Alex and I am excited about the suggestions he has already made and I look forward to helping Alex put his ideas into action, alongside our leader, Paul Yallop.
  4. I have secured S106 money for low ambient lighting in Kitties Field (Dominion Road Recreation Ground). It is wonderful to see children playing outside safely, and now they can do so during the darker winter months.
  5. For the past year, we have helped a Broadwater family to deal with a tree which has been causing misery and damage to their property. The tree was protected with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and it has been a challenge getting this tree cut back, but it has now been done.
  6. I organised the Broadwater Royal Wedding Picnic in 2011 which raised £1500 for Broadwater Community Association. It was a fantastic event and our MP Tim Loughton, along with Alan Rice and Ann Barlow were gunged for charity. You can see the movie by clicking here.

These are just a few of the things I have done. In my next blog you can read about what I am planning to do if I am elected again.

Please do contact me if you have any questions.

Yours faithfully, Vicky Vaughan.