The Worthing Society Committee extends seasons greetings to our loyal members and readers. Thank you for your support during what has been a very busy year. I am pleased to report that we launched our updated Blue Plaque Trail leaflet for the town centre. This was made possible by a generous donation. Our leaflets are available from the Library, Museum and Town Hall. During the summer we took part in the first successful Worthing Heritage Festival delivering talks on Jane Austen’s connection to Worthing, Buildings Lost and Saved and a Blue Plaque Walk. Next year we plan to expand on our community talks and local heritage walks.
The Worthing Society is now a recognised Planning Consultee. Our Heritage Team have contributed to the Montague Pace Consultation successfully lobbying for a central garden design. The Team will scrutinize plans for Union Place and Teville Gate. We continue to fight to protect Chatsmore Farm (Goring Gap) to retain this important, historic area which has been recognised as a green gap in Worthing’s Local Plan. Our green infrastructure is also part of our legacy to future generations.
We welcome members of all ages and hope that you will consider joining us in 2024 helping to protect Worthing’s unique heritage.!
Sue Belton Worthing Society Chair