The Big Listen
We're listening to you
Worthing Borough Council has launched The Big Listen, a new approach to how we work with the community on the issues you care most about.
In the past we spoke to you when there were big planning decisions in the area. But even then you might not have thought we listened to you. But all that is changing with The Big Listen.
What's The Big Listen all about?
Throughout August and September, members of The Big Listen team will travel around the borough attending community events and holding pop-up conversations at key locations.
The team, equipped with bright red chairs, will talk to anyone and everyone they meet, listening to your views about how we can reimagine Worthing in 2030 and how we can work together to make it happen.
Your answers will be used to identify exactly what the priorities of the people of Worthing are, as well as generating new ideas, new solutions and new support for community projects.
Cllr Carl Walker, the Deputy Leader of the Council, said:
“The Big Listen marks a step change in the way the Council works with and for the community.
“We're putting residents at the heart of decision-making, finding out what you think about our ideas at the very beginning of the process and asking you for suggestions.”
How can I get involved?
Anyone and everyone is encouraged to come along to The Big Listen events, and speak to the team about local issues that are important to them.
The first Big Listen event will be at our BioBlitz at Shepherds Mead, Findon Valley, from 10am to 3pm on Thursday 4th August 2022.
You can find a full list of The Big Listen events below. Updates on when and where you'll find The Big Listen team will also be available on the Council's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages.
What about after September?
The Big Listen marks a complete and permanent change in how we listen to and engage with you, the community.
From September, we'll be using what you tell us to delve even deeper into what matters, and asking you about the places, projects and problems that crop up most during The Big Listen.
From now on, we want to hear what you think every step of the way - not just at a snapshot in time.
- 4th August 2022: BioBlitz in Shepherds Mead, Findon Valley - read about the event
- 7th August 2022: The Big Clean Up, Worthing seafront - read about the event
- 13th August 2022: Spin Out Summer Shows and Worthing Rowing Regatta, Worthing seafront - read about the events
- 18th August 2022: Fun Day, Victoria Park - read about the event
- 24th August 2022: Big Listen session, Durrington Community Centre - read about the event
- 27th August 2022: Worthing Rotary Carnival, Seafront (bottom of George V Ave)
- 6th September 2022: Durrington Children & Family Centre (also known as Worthing West Family Hub)
- 20th September 2022: Broadwater Pop Up, Broadwater Parade (outside co-op)
- 25th September 2022: Green Dreams Festival (Climate), Field Place Manor House & Barns
Other recent consultations in Worthing:
- Worthing Lido Survey (Oct 2022)
- Decoy Farm (Oct 2022)
- YOUR space: How would you improve public spaces in Worthing? (Oct 2022)
- See our consultations page for current consultations
Photo: Blake (left) and Theo (right) seeing what life they can discover at the Shepherds Mead BioBlitz
Page last updated: 16 December 2022