The Big Listen hits the seafront

Released: Tuesday, 16 August 2022

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The team from The Big Listen was out listening to residents again at the weekend, as crowds flocked to the seafront to watch athletes performing in the air and on the sea.

Spin Out 2022: The Swings, saw professional dancers performing aerial duets on five-metre-high swings for crowds in Steyne Gardens - and then the dancers let visitors have a go.

Meanwhile Worthing Regatta was in full flow off Splash Point, with rowing crews from across the south and south east racing from Worthing Pier to Lancing and back.

The Big Listen team of councillors and officers from Worthing Borough Council were at both events, chatting to people there about how Worthing can be reimagined for 2030 - and how it could be achieved through closer working between the Council and the community.

Max Griffin, 31, from Tarring, said:

“We need more support for music venues, because that can help bring the town centre up and make Worthing a place that people are more likely to visit. There’s a growing number of young people here and a good music scene.”

Zoe Haddock, 44, who lives in Worthing’s Central ward, said

“More investment in the parks would be nice. We keep hearing about development of Beach House Park so it would be nice to see that go ahead, and the parks improved.

“It’s also lovely to have the beach on your doorstep, but it could be more accessible.”

Cllr Carl Walker, the Deputy Leader of the Council, said:

“By taking part in The Big Listen, local people are helping us to build a picture of what residents really want for the town’s future.

“I’m so grateful to everyone that has already given us their thoughts and I’d urge everyone to come to talk to us so we can understand and help with the issues that most interest them.”

For a rolling list of The Big Listen events, and to find out more, visit:

Photo: The Big Listen taking place on Worthing seafront

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