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Worthing Journal – May article

The Worthing Society Committee and members have told me that they feel it is important for the Council to establish a Tourist Office. Worthing has a great deal to offer both visitors and residents. We have a vibrant artistic scene plus a successful group of Theatres: The Connaught Theatre, Pavilion …

Worthing Journal Article- February 2024

There will be challenges in the New Year . We shall need to ensure new developments such as Union Place’ complement their’ heritage neighbours.’ It is essential that we lobby for good design, scale and materials. The Committee will comment on the developments proposed in Worthing. An ongoing challenge will …

Worthing Journal – January Article

The Worthing Society Committee has a programme of priorities for the New Year. We shall continue our Membership Drive by increasing our presence at the Farmers Markets and continue reaching out to the community with our series of Heritage Talks and Walks.  These can unlock Worthing’s unique social history and …

Worthing Journal – November Article

The Worthing Society Committee and members are deeply alarmed at the speed with which the present Council regime  appear to be  intending  to dismantle and diminish the role of the Mayor. Some changes have already taken place concerning the dress code which has heightened concerns. The Mayoral  robes, which  are  …

Worthing Journal – September Article

The Worthing Society Committee are working hard to protect our heritage. As Planning Consultees we are regularly  commenting on planning applications affecting our listed buildings and conservation areas.  We shall also monitor the suitability of plans  for the larger scheme in Union Place. Our green spaces are part of our …

Worthing Journal Article – August

I would like to introduce myself as the new Social Secretary for the Worthing Society. As a former Borough Councillor and Mayoress, I wanted to continue to promote Worthing’s rich heritage and social history, so that residents and visitors can continue to enjoy this legacy both now and in the future. My aim is …

Worthing Journal Article – July 23

Our Heritage Team  have been closely monitoring  and commenting on Planning Applications  affecting  our unique conservation areas. We contributed to the February Consultation for permanent regeneration of Montague Place. The Society commissioned an illustrative design   showing the re-introduction of trees for the central section reflecting the original historic garden layout. …

Worthing Journal Article – June 23

The Worthing Society recently held our 40th Annual General Meeting which is a tremendous achievement in the field of conservation. During this time the Society has saved many of the heritage buildings we enjoy today as part of Worthing’s legacy.  I was honoured to be elected as Chairman for another …

Worthing Journal – April 2023

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 …

Worthing Journal – March 2023

Spring is around the corner and the Worthing Society will be launching our new Blue Plaque Heritage Trail leaflet. We very much hope it will be available at outlets in the town for Easter. The revised trail will show the  details and location of the more recent Blue Plaque dedications. …