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Have your say: How we engage with our communities
Engaging with Adur and Worthing

As Councils' we engage with our communities, partners and elected members on a regular and ongoing basis. We are committed to engage with our communities in a transparent and inclusive way, that is relevant to the issue or opportunity before us.

We have developed a guide is designed to inform our communities understanding, and assist the Councils' Staff in how the Councils design, manage and conclude specifically designed engagement activities. This is done in two parts:

Part One - Our Engagement Principles:

Outlines the Councils definition of engagement, how we engage and our core principles to engagement.

Part Two - Our Engagement Toolkit:

Acts as a starting point to help the Councils' Officers to design, manage and conclude engagement activities by providing models, posing questions, and tips for good practice. This toolkit is supported by the resources available via the staff intranet and opportunities to share best practice and learning.

Throughout the Guide there is a recognition that due to the issue, communities of interest involved and other factors and contexts there is no single approach to engagement. Instead there is a range of considerations that go into designing, managing and concluding engagement activities.

Engaging Adur and Worthing: Adur & Worthing Councils' Engagement Guide:

We are looking for your views on strengthening how we engage with you and our draft engagement guide by asking:

“What does good engagement look like?”

The draft engagement guide will replace the current:

with the new:

see also:

How to have your say:

  • Sorry - this consultation closed on Friday, 17th January 2020.

Email your views to

or post them to:

  • Engagement Guide Consultation,
    Chief Executive's Office,
    Adur & Worthing Councils,
    Worthing Town Hall,
    Chapel Road, Worthing,
    BN11 1HA

Requesting hard copies

Hard copies can be requested at our Customer Service Desks:

  • The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU
  • Portland House, 44 Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HS

Hard copies can also be requested by writing to the email/postal addresses above.

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