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Accidents and emergencies

For accidents which require urgent medical treatment, contact the Ambulance service by ringing 999. Please also confirm the location of where you are.

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Anti-social behaviour

Please see the anti-social behaviour to report it.

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Councils' play strategies

Both Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council have existing, individual, Play Strategies which set out how we will strive to deliver that vision and what practical steps we hope to take to turn vision into reality.

However, with the advancement of joint working, a new joint Play Strategy will be written in due course. It is intended to focus solely on play which is defined in Getting Serious About Play as 'what children and young people do when they follow their own ideas, in their own way and for their own reasons'. It is about play which is free at the point of delivery, and to which children and young people are free to come and go as they choose.

The joint Play Strategy will be available to upload from this page when it is completed.

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Dog control orders

Dog are excluded from all playgrounds in Adur and Worthing. For details regarding Dog Control Orders click on the link.

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Playground information

Adur & Worthing Councils have many playgrounds and facilities either owned or maintained by Adur District Council (ADC), Worthing Borough Council (WBC), Lancing Parish Council, or Worthing Homes Ltd.

The ownership and contact number of each playground is provided along with the nearest vehicle/public access.

Adur & Worthing Councils recognise the value of play in helping to meet its objective of making the local communities somewhere that people want to live work and invest.

One of the core values on which our Corporate Plan is based is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens. To this end we are passionate about ensuring that our youngest citizens are not forgotten.

The Councils have worked with a range of partners and stakeholders to establish a shared vision of what we should seek to deliver in terms of support for play.

We have an enviable record of providing and investing in play areas and equipment. The provision made by the Councils is supplemented by provision made by developers, registered social landlords and various grants, although provision extends to practical support of activities and programmes on the ground.

The playgrounds in Adur and Worthing have a wide range of play equipment, including accessible play equipment, from traditional swings and roundabouts to modern contemporary items, which entertain and stimulate children, and provide them with activities to help develop motor skills, balance and co-ordination as well as physical and social activity.

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Graffiti and fly posting

To report Graffiti and Fly Posting please visit our report a problem pages.

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Play strategy - Adur

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Play strategy - Worthing

Worthing Borough Council recognises the value of play in helping to meet its objective of making Worthing a town where people want to live work and invest.

One of the core values on which our Corporate Plan is based is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens. To this end I am passionate about ensuring that our youngest citizens are not forgotten.

As a Council we have an enviable record of providing and investing in play areas and equipment. The provision made by the Council is supplemented by provision made by developers and RSLs. Although provision extends to practical support of activities and programmes on the ground, this Play Strategy is intended to focus solely on play which is defined in Getting Serious About Play as “what children and young people do when they follow their own ideas, in their own way and for their own reasons”. It is about play which is free at the point of delivery, and to which children and young people are free to come and go as they choose.

Worthing Borough Council has, with the help and support of PLAYLINK and input from a Play England, Play Enabler worked with a range of partners and stakeholders to establish a shared vision of what we should seek to deliver in terms of support for play. This shared vision is captured in the comprehensive Play Policy, which we have developed.

This Play Strategy sets out how we will strive to deliver that vision and what practical steps we hope to take to turn vision into reality.

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Public safety

Ring the police or ambulance on 999 for any emergency i.e. where your or a child's safety is being threatened or where a crime is being or has been recently committed.

Ring Sussex Police 101 - non emergency Police number to report incidents and to receive non-emergency assistance, i.e. if there is no immediate threat to your safety.

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