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Councils promote schemes to help Adur and Worthing bounce back from lockdown

Released: Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Adur & Worthing Councils today sent out a powerful message that they are backing a bounce back of the local economy with a range of initiatives.

In total the Councils' Joint Strategic Committee (JSC), voted through 12 measures in a single meeting which aim to give a post-lockdown boost to construction, retail, the environment and health.

Among the projects voted on were plans for the establishment of high powered Citizens' WiFi, the construction of a new NHS health hub, the procurement of electric vehicle charging points, decontamination work at the site of Decoy Farm in Worthing for industrial use, the widening of Widewater Bridge in Lancing and major enhancement works on Portland Road in Worthing town centre.

Leader of Worthing Borough Council, Cllr Dan Humphreys, said:

“Obviously our economies have taken a severe blow during lockdown, the full implications of which we won't know for some time.

“However we will do whatever we can to help our communities recover and these projects are ambitious in scope, ranging from clean growth initiatives to the promotion of new business, and show we and our partners are serious in leading from the front to promote a bounce back.”

Leader of Adur District Council, Cllr Neil Parkin, said:

“We want to join with others in rebuilding confidence in our local economies and these initiatives begin to address that.

“Some we've been working on for a while and others are new but we are determined to bring real impetus to all of the schemes. I want to see us being bold in vision and speedy in delivery.”

In the coming months the Councils' have pledged to keep initiatives aimed at rebuilding business and community confidence coming. Last night at the meeting of the JSC the Executive of both Councils voted to:

Photo: The new Worthing Integrated Care Centre (WICC) to be built on the Town Hall car park

PR20-063 - The new Worthing Integrated Care Centre (WICC) to be built on the Town Hall car park


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