The Society has a ‘Rolling Campaign’ to protect our heritage and green infrastructure. We have recently objected to the demolition of a Sussex flint building called ‘Forest Barn’ dating from circa 1790. This building was originally part of the Castle Goring Estate. It is next to the South Downs National Park and the Castle Goring Conservation Area. The Society researched the history and put in a very strong objection together with our associate group and nearby residents. We are all ‘Guardians’ of our heritage!
Our heritage buildings are irreplaceable-we will never get them again. I am very pleased to report the plan to demolish has been recommend for refusal by the Planning Department – there is no reason to demolish this typical Sussex building – this is a very positive result! The Society will be taking part in the Worthing Festival in June giving heritage talks and Blue Plaque Town Walk. (details to follow).
Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 25th April at the Worthing Library Lecture, Richmond Road, followed by an illustrated talk : ‘Smuggling in Worthing ‘ by the Historian Chris Hare. We welcome new members of all ages. Doors open at 6.45pm and visitors and guests welcome at £3 per person. Hope to see you there.
Sue Belton,Worthing Society Chair www.worthingsociety.org.uk