Decision details

Worthing Community Hub SSC01 19/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Community Hub Strategy aims to combine services ‘under one community roof’ to create modern, flexible, accessible spaces that bring communities together to increase participation and build resilience.


Following the Community Hubs decision taken in January 2019 (Reference report SSC7 18/19) the first community to undertake this approach is Worthing. The Library building in Worthing has been identified as the first community hub and local community engagement has helped shape the services which can be offered from this location.  Learning from this site will allow effective testing of the ideas and support the development of a wider programme for community hubs across West Sussex.





The Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities has:


1)    approved the allocation of £3.058m from the provision in the Capital Programme to deliver the Worthing Community Hub, the submission of a planning application and the commencement of the procurement for its construction based on the designs set out in the report;


2)    invited the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People to confirm that the Children and Family Centre on Crescent Road in Worthing is surplus to requirements; and


3)    delegated authority to the Executive Director Place Services to seek planning permission and to award the contract for the building, fit out and maintenance works to the most economically advantageous bid in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders on Procurement and Contracts.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 31/05/2019

Date of decision: 31/05/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019