Community greenspaces

Parks and green spaces are loved by their communities. In many sites around Adur and Worthing people come together to look after their spaces regularly or create amazing projects. These groups of volunteers work to improve and maintain, create events and new features and protect their green spaces.

Local Friends groups and other environmental volunteers have worked together and collaborated for several years as a network. Previously known as the Adur and Worthing Green Spaces Partnership, Green Tides is now a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC). Green Tides is part of the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, and has neighbour Forums along the South Coast. See:

Our local groups are as diverse as their spaces; from Friends in parks and cemeteries, to woodlands and wildlife havens, community farms, gardens and orchards, neighbourhood gardener groups and established CICs. Green Tides, on behalf of this network, raise funds for shared training and other supporting resources they need, ensuring our amazing volunteers can work safely and grow their communities and spaces.

With funding from the lottery, Green Tides launched The Wildflower Trail during 2020, which maps wildflower spaces across Adur and Worthing. The Wildflower Trail is being promoted through schools and we have held an art and photography competition that was open to everyone. For more information visit:

Volunteering in parks and green spaces is great fun. You can get your hands dirty and enjoy tea and biscuits after a satisfying few hours of digging, clearing and planting, or can build online communities, manage events and provide administrative support. There are lots of different ways to get involved that can fit around your lifestyle and commitments.

Our local green space groups always welcome new members and it's a positive way to help your community. New friends can be made and skills learnt, project ideas brought to life and everyday improvements keep our towns looking nice and help our precious wildlife.

To find out more about volunteering in green spaces, find your local groups and learn more about green and blue spaces across Adur and Worthing visit:

Written on behalf of Green Tides CIC

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Page last updated: 01 April 2022

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