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Residents' associations / Community associations

There are a number of residents' associations (also known as community associations, community centres or action groups) across Adur and Worthing. They are listed alphabetically below:

Adur associations/groups

There are four local, independent community associations in the district. They serve as a focus for many activities of interest to people of all ages. These associations, which are supported by Adur District Council, run community centres that provide venues for various group meetings. Everyone is welcome to call in to find out more about what is happening in their area.

What to do if your association isn't listed:

If you currently are a member of another residents' or community association in the Adur area (Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sompting and Southwick) and would like to be featured here, please contact us with:

  • Contact name
  • Address
  • E-mail and telephone contact details
  • Your association's aims
  • Membership requirements (if any)

Eastbrook Manor Community Centre (was Fishersgate Centre)

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Shoreham Community Association

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Sompting Community Association

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Southwick Community Association

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Worthing associations/groups

What to do if your association isn't listed:

If you currently are a member of another residents' or community association in the Worthing area and would like to be featured here, please contact us with:

  • Contact name
  • Address
  • E-mail and telephone contact details
  • Your association's aims
  • Membership requirements (if any)

Becket Residents' Association

  • Contact: Chairman: Mr John Lifford
  • Address: 2 Northfield Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1QW
  • E-mail: johnlifford49@gmail.com
  • Aims: enhance community spirit, promote neighbourly activity and continually seek to improve the street scene and general environment in which we live; organise active social diary, formal monthly meeting; raise funds for charity.
  • Membership requirements: private resident in Highdown Avenue, Chantry Road, Highfield Road, Northfield Road, south side of Littlehampton Road between Chantry Road and Thomas A Becket, west side of Rectory Road between Thomas A Becket and Highdown Avenue.

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Broadwater (Worthing) Community Association

  • Contact: c/o Mr Brian Fullick
  • Address: 60 Kingsland Road, Broadwater, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 9ED
  • E-mail: chairmanbca@ntlworld.com
  • Tel: 01903 522376
  • Website: www.broadwater4u.co.uk (website temporarily unavailable)
  • Aims: raise funds to build a community centre in Broadwater for the use of all the populace; run the Broadwater Parish Rooms; conduct fund raising events, and weekly Bingo on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
  • Membership requirements: Fee of £2 a year (£1 under 18 years old) or £10 for a five year membership, which includes a quarterly newsletter.

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Charmandean Residents' Association

  • Contact: Chairman, Kevin McCormac
  • E-mail: charmandeanresidents@outlook.com
  • Website: Charmandean & Area Residents Association website
  • Aims: 
    • To protect the interests, civic and otherwise of Charmandean & Area residents
    • To develop and improve its amenities
    • To encourage growth of community spirit though events
    • To keep residents updated with the latest news on community matters
  • Membership requirements: £5 per household. Private residences only. Membership is open to all homes on the Charmandean estate plus those in Hill Barn Road heading North towards Fifth Avenue to include all roads off Hill Barn Road. It is also open to those homes on the North side of the A27 Upper Brighton Road between the Grove Lodge roundabout and the first et of traffic lights, to include Pines Avenue and Beeches Avenue.

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East Worthing Community Association

  • Contact: c/o Dave Coxall
  • Address: East Worthing Community Association, Pages Lane, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2NQ
  • Tel: 01903 212855
  • Aims: By and for the community in Worthing.
  • Membership requirements: All welcome to be involved.

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Findon Valley Residents' Association (FVRA)

  • Contact: The FVRA Committee
  • Tel or E-mail: See contact details on the FVRA website
  • Website: Findon Valley Resident's Association website
  • Aims: provide a medium by which residents of the Valley, and others with an established interest in the collective affairs and interests of the Valley, may communicate with affecting bodies and authorities and represent to those bodies a consensual opinion to and for the public benefit; publish, promote and preserve for the Valley's community, other items, aspects, areas and undertakings of common interest.
  • Membership requirements: Findon Valley residential address, or with other legitimate interest in the Valley (Vale School parents, those in business there but living elsewhere).

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Friends of Homefield Park

  • Contact: Sarah Cutler (Secretary)
  • E-mail: homefieldparkaction@gmail.com
  • Website: Friends of Homefield on Facebook
  • Aims: A community group dedicated to the upkeep and regeneration of Homefield Park, Worthing. Meetings take place at 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month, at the Sidney Walter Centre in Sussex Road.

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Goring Residents' Association

  • Contact: Eleanor Millward (Secretary)
  • Address: 142 Alinora Crescent, Goring by Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4HL
  • Email: secretarygra@hotmail.co.uk
  • Tel: 01903 629025
  • Website: www.goringresidents.org.uk
  • Aims: preserve and improve the amenities of Goring and the surrounding district; foster and encourage the growth of the community spirit among the residents of Goring; protect their civic interests.
  • Membership requirements: be resident of Goring; those resident outside but who have an interest in Goring may be admitted to membership.

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Goring Chase Residents' Association Ltd

  • Contact: c/o Bob Smytherman
  • Address: 7 Willow House, Goring Chase, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6NS
  • E-mail: robert.smytherman@ntlworld.com
  • Tel: 01903 507073
  • Website: this is a member association and you will need to register and login to access their website:
    http://residents.newsontheblock.com
    also part of a national association of Residents Associations
  • Aims: represent, as private limited company, the interests of the leaseholders of Goring Chase, a private residential development of 3 houses (Willow House, Rowan House and Maple House) together comprising 46 purpose built flats, both owner occupied and sub-let; manage the maintenance of Goring Chase; conduct Annual General Meeting, often with guest speaker from the wider community.
  • Membership requirements: be leaseholder of a flat of Goring Chase.

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Heene Community Association

  • Contact: Heene Community Association
  • Address: 122 Heene Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4PL
  • E-mail: heene.community@ntlbusiness.com
  • Tel: 01903 209997
  • Aims: entertain a wide variety of age groups from babies to retired; provide cafe facilities three days a week, supplying a two course lunch for under £4; let rooms for meetings, exhibitions, etc.
  • Membership requirements: £5 a year from January to December; £1.30 to £2.00 per Heene Group session, including tea or coffee.

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Heene Residents' Association

  • Contact: Mr Lee Boddy (Chairman)
  • Address: 28 Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND
  • E-mail: leebodd@hotmail.com
  • Tel: 07496 287 850
  • Aims: a local Residents' Association run BY residents FOR residents in the Heene Area of West Worthing. Formed to enhance community spirit, promote neighbourhood activity and continually seek to improve the environment in which we live. To preserve and improve the amenities of the area and encourage the growth of the community spirit among the residents. Please contact the Chairman for full list of meeting dates.
  • Membership requirements: £1 per year payable to the Treasurer

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High Street Tarring Residents' Association

  • Contact: P.T. Birch
  • Address: 55 High Street, West Tarring, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7NR
  • Tel: 01903 208331
  • Aims: promote well being of residents; address any issues relating to problems concerning the Street; organise social activities and formal meetings to bring residents together on a regular basis.
  • Membership requirements: live in High Street or close(s) off it.

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High Salvington Residents' Association

  • Contact: Mary Meadows
  • Adress: n/a
  • E-mail: mary.hsra@hotmail.co.uk
  • Tel: n/a
  • Aims: address local issues: planning, road, environment, transport.
  • Membership requirements: be a resident of High Salvington.

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Offington Park Residents Association (OPRA)

  • Contact name: Martyn Hinchcliffe
  • Address: 3 Alford Close ,Offington, Worthing, BN14 9BE
  • Tel: 01903 533516
  • Aims: Enhance community spirit, promote neighbourly activity and continually seek to improve the street scene and general environment in which we live. Organise social activities and formal meetings to bring residents together on a regular basis.
  • Membership requirements: OPRA membership £5 per household per year

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South Broadwater Residents' Association

  • Contact: Mr Tim Nicholls
  • Adress: c/o 120 Northcourt Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7DU
  • Tel: 01903 820842
  • Email: tim.nicholls1@ntlworld.com
  • Aims: promote and encourage public interest in the appearance and life of the South Broadwater area.
  • Membership requirements: be a resident of the area bounded by the railway line, Broadwater Road, Sompting Avenue and Dominion Road. Fee / donation £1 per person annually includes newsletters and two open meetings per year. You are invited to like our Facebook page where you will get regular updates of issues and campaigns we are involved in.

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South Coast Italian Association (SCIA)

  • Contact: SCIA Committee
  • Email: enquiries@scia.uk
  • Aims: SCIA was born to serve the Sussex Italian community and promote integration into the local community. Our objectives are: Keeping alive the Italian customs, culture and traditions; Encouraging the integration of the new Italian arrivals in Sussex and supporting them within the English community; Acting as a reference point of the shared needs of the Italian community in Sussex.
  • Membership requirements: everyone is welcome if interested in our aims.

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The Community House

  • Contact: Alison Edwards
  • Address: 25 Dominion Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8JZ
  • E-mail: aedwards@worthing-homes.org.uk
  • Tel: 01903 215799
  • Aims: offers informal meeting place for local residents, adult education, free use of computers with Internet access, after school clubs (Krafty Kids Art session, Gardening Club), advice and signposting for residents, hire of rooms for meetings and small groups, volunteer opportunities for all ages.
  • Membership requirements: None.

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The Ilex Conservation Group

  • Contacts: 
    • Chairman: Kathryn Walker
      Address: 31 Sea Lane, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4QD
      e-mail: mrs.kj.walker@gmail.com
      Tel: 01903 244015
    • Secretary: Bob Niall
      Address: 73 Sea Lane, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex
      e-mail: bobniall@hotmail.com
      Tel: 01903 243118
  • Aims: act as a watchdog to oppose any threats to the "beauty and character of Goring" whether it be the Greensward, the Plantation or Goring Gap
  • Membership requirements: £1 Annual General Meeting with guest speaker.

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