Agenda and decisions

Worthing County Local Committee
Monday, 25th February, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Worthing Library, Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1HD

Contact: Jack Caine 033 022 28941  Email:

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Welcome and Introductions

The Members of Worthing County Local Committee (CLC) are Mr Noel Atkins, Mr Michael Cloake, Mr Paul High, Mr Sean McDonald, Mr Roger Oakley, Mr Bob Smytherman, Mrs Elizabeth Sparkes, Mr Bryan Turner and Mr Steve Waight


Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. If in doubt contact Democratic Services before the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 5 November 2018 (cream paper).


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda that the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.


Update on Urgent Actions pdf icon PDF 696 KB

The Committee are asked to note the Decision taken as an Urgent Action since the last meeting of the Worthing County Local Committee.


Progress Statement pdf icon PDF 29 KB

The attached document contains brief updates on statements of progress made on issues raised at previous meetings and other issues pertinent to Worthing.


Community Hubs - Consultation Responses pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Members are invited to consider the responses to the Consultation on Community Hubs.


Dementia Friends presentation

The Committee will receive a presentation on Dementia Awareness from the Worthing Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator.



Community Initiative Funding (W08(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.


The report summarises Community Initiative Funding Applications submitted via the West Sussex Crowd. The Committee is invited to consider the applications and pledge funding as appropriate.

Additional documents:


At its meeting on 25 February 2019 the Worthing County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.


RESOLVED that the following pledges be approved:-


·         291/W – Home Start Arun, Worthing and Adur Parenting Workshops, up to £3,000 toward venue hire and marketing costs.

·         298/W – East Worthing Community Centre, New soft play surface at E W Community centre, up to £5,000 toward extending the existing soft play area surrounding the building

·         301/W – We Are Foodpioneers, Food for conversation in Worthing, up to £4482 toward funding cookery sessions, space hire and marketing costs.

·         325/W – Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra 70th Anniversary, up to £3,151 toward purchasing a stage extension.

·         326/W – Friends of Downsbrook Forest School, up to £6,000, toward building a ‘forest school’ for pupils and a dedicated cabin for the community.

·         328/W – Tide of Light, Planet Plastic Schools Workshops, up to £3379.52 towards the cost of running 8 recycling workshops for schoolyears aged 2 to 5.

·         333/W – Worthing Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Adur and Worthing, up to £2680 (plus any unallocated CIF from the 18/19 financial year).

·         334/W – Friends of Homefield Park, Homefield, Worthing People’s park, up to £3504, toward delivering community workshops and producing park info boards.


The Call-in Deadline is the 5 March.


Talk With Us Open Forum

Members of the Committee are asked to raise relevant issues of local significance for discussion and possible future agenda items. Members of the public are also asked to raise questions and are encouraged to submit more complex issues prior to the meeting to allow substantive answers to be provided.


Authority School Governors (W09(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report by Director of Education and Skills.

The Committee is asked to approve the nominations of Authority School Governors as set out in the report.  

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RESOLVED that the following nominations for appointment and reappointment as Local Authority School Governors be approved:


·         Mrs Stephanie Lewis appointed to Chesswood Junior School for a Four year term.

·         Mr John Daughtery reappointed to Durrington Infant and Durrington Junior School Federation.


The Call-in Deadline is the 5 March.



Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on 8 July at a venue to be confirmed.Members wishing to place an item on the agenda please notify Jack Caine via email: or on 033 022 28941