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.
- Thursday 4th August: BioBlitz in Shepherds Mead, Findon Valley - read about the event
- Sunday 7th August: The Big Clean Up, Worthing seafront - read about the event
- Saturday 13th August: Spin Out Summer Shows
Steyne Gardens, 12pm to 3:30pm
- Saturday 13th August: Worthing Rowing Regatta
Splashpoint, 11am to 1pm
- Thursday 18th August: Fun Day
Victoria Park, 10am to 2pm
Other current consultations in Worthing:
- Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) for Dogs Proposed Amendments and Extension 2022 (closing date: 26th August 2022)
- Small sites consultation: Victoria Road, Worthing (closing date: 3rd August 2022)
Page last updated: 08 August 2022