A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

The Worthing Blue Plaque Scheme is overseen by The Worthing Society. A selection committee was established in 2021 to consider applications for Blue Plaques.

The committee consists of local people with an in-depth knowledge of Worthing and its history. It includes representatives from The Worthing society, Worthing Borough Council and a local historian.

A maximum of 2 Blue Plaques will be put up each year. These will be funded by The Worthing Society, a registered charity, and Worthing Borough Council.