Worthing

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District Council
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13 seats up for election - Third
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Latest updates Worthing Borough Council

18.08.2017

21:36

Ballot bin for cigarette butts

Kathryn Langley
BBC Live reporter

Smokers in Worthing are being encouraged to turn to football punditry in the fight against litter.

Adur and Worthing councils have installed a so-called "ballot bin" at the taxi rank in Chapel Road.

The first question being asked is whether Brighton and Hove Albion will avoid relegation from the Premier League, with smokers asked to put cigarette ends in one of two slots.

Image copyright Adur & Worthing councils
Image caption Cllr Diane Guest hopes the bin will encourage smokers "to do the right thing"

Councillor Diane Guest, Worthing's Executive Member for Environment, said cigarette ends were difficult for street sweepers to pick up.

If anyone has ideas for future questions that could be asked, we would be very pleased to consider them."
Cllr Diane Guest, Worthing Borough Council

14.08.2017

18:30

A27 improvement scheme 'a sham'

Highways England plans to improve a stretch of road between Worthing and Lancing.

30.06.2017

10:42

Seaside artwork taking shape

Bob Dale
BBC Live reporter

The transformation of Worthing's Grafton car park into a spectacular work of art is gathering pace.

Worthing Borough Council is working with a team of local architects and a street artist to cover the building in bright colours and bold patterns.

The finished piece is due to be revealed on 4 July.

28.06.2017

09:08

A pay and art display

Bob Dale
BBC Live reporter

A car park on Worthing sea front is being turned into the town's latest work of public art.

Over the next week the Grafton car park is being transformed from a concrete block to what's being promised will be "a dazzling riot of bright colour and bold pattern".

Image copyright Worthing Borough Council
Image caption Grafton car park

The work's being carried out street artist Ricky Also, along with ECE Architecture and the agency Creative Forage.

It's the team's latest art project for Worthing - in 2015 they produced a display of mirrored beach huts and doorways on the beach.

Image copyright Worthing Borough Council
Image caption Mirrored beach hut and doorways

The installation, which will be unveiled on 4 July and remain until September, will cost £14,000, with Worthing Council and ECE Architecture footing the bill.

Image copyright Worthing Borough Council
We wanted to challenge ourselves to deliver something bigger and better than ever, showcasing our creativity and taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary.'
Stuart Eatock, Managing director, ECE Architecture
Worthing is becoming a brilliant mix of the traditional and the innovative and I'm sure this will bring a wow factor to the seafront.'
Cllr Kevin Jenkins, ECE Architecture

27.06.2017

21:36

A pay and art display

Bob Dale
BBC Live reporter

A car park on Worthing seafront is being turned into the town's latest work of public art.

Over the next week the Grafton car park is being transformed from a concrete block to what's being promised will be "a dazzling riot of bright colour and bold pattern".

Image copyright Worthing Borough Council
Image caption Grafton car park

The work's being carried out by street artist Ricky Also, along with ECE Architecture and the agency Creative Forage.

It's the team's latest art project for Worthing - in 2015 they produced a display of mirrored beach huts and doorways on the beach.

Image copyright Worthing Borough Council
Image caption Mirrored beach hut and doorways

The installation, which will be unveiled on 4 July and remain until September, will cost £14,000, with Worthing Council and ECE Architecture footing the bill.

Image copyright Worthing Borough Council
We wanted to challenge ourselves to deliver something bigger and better than ever, showcasing our creativity and taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary.'
Stuart Eatock, Managing director, ECE Architecture
Worthing is becoming a brilliant mix of the traditional and the innovative and I'm sure this will bring a wow factor to the seafront.'
Cllr Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council

20.04.2017

10:03

New fleet for Adur and Worthing

Bob Dale
BBC Live reporter

If you live in Adur and Worthing you'll soon be seeing a new fleet of refuse trucks on the streets.

The council says this means your bins will continue to be emptied every week, rather than fortnightly or even less frequently. 

The 24 new trucks are made by Dennis Eagle and cost a total of £4.2m.

They'll be on the road by the start of summer, with the current fleet being offered up for public auction.

Image copyright Adur and Worthing Councils
Image caption Clrs Emma Evans and Clive Roberts with one of the new trucks

19.04.2017

18:03

New fleet for Adur and Worthing

Bob Dale
BBC Live reporter

If you live in Adur and Worthing you'll soon be seeing a new fleet of refuse trucks on the streets.

It means your bins will continue to be emptied every week, rather than fortnightly or even less frequently. 

The 24 new trucks are made by Dennis Eagle and cost a total of £4.2m.

They'll be on the road by the start of summer, with the current fleet being offered up for public auction.

Image copyright Adur and Worthing Councils
Image caption Cllrs Emma Evans and Clive Roberts with one of the new trucks

16.02.2017

20:01

Council budgets: A Sussex look

Ben Weisz
Political reporter, BBC Sussex

We're right in the middle of budget season - and with all our district councils putting together their budget plans at the moment, I thought I'd put together a handy guide to what they're all up to. 

Here's what's happening to your council tax next year. 

Image caption Click the link to find out what's happening to council tax in your area

23.01.2017

12:46

Aquarena: Secretary of State considering call-in

Ben Weisz
Political reporter, BBC Sussex

I've learned that controversial plans to redevelop the Aquarena site on Worthing seafront could be under threat - after the government confirmed it was looking into the decision. 

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is considering whether to use his powers to call in planning decisions of national importance. 

If he called in the Aquarena decision, he'd then decide whether to uphold Worthing Borough Council's approval, or overturn it. 

On Thursday, councillors voted 6-1 in favour of Roffey Homes' plans to create 141 homes, plus shops and a cafe, on the brownfield seafront site.   

Image copyright Roffey Homes

West Worthing MP Sir Peter Bottomley tells me he welcomes the chance to give the plans closer scrutiny, and that he hopes Mr Javid ultimately chooses to overturn the planning permission.

I understand the Secretary of State will make the decision personally. 

20.01.2017

09:30

Controversial tower block plans approved

Revised plans for a controversial tower block on the site of a former swimming pool in Worthing are approved.
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