Christmas in Worthing

Christmas in Worthing

Worthing is getting ready for Christmas and this year there is so much going on. Friday November 22nd Christmas Lights are switched on  – Worthing doesn’t hold a switch on event because the lights are fed from so many different power sources it isn’t possible to switch them on together without a huge investment in infrastructure resulting in a lot less lights. The Christmas Lights are funded by the Worthing Town Centre Initiative with business contributions and this year more than ever it is important to show your thanks by supporting your Worthing traders.  Adur & Worthing Councils fund the Christmas Trees in South Street and outside the Town Hall and historically the Rotary Club have funded the Montague Place tree but there have been issues with the tree being damaged by the wind and so it has been decided not to install this tree in 2019. Friday November 29th The launch of the Worthing Toy Soldier Trail with 10 to find around the town.   Collect all the names and pop your trail map and entry form into Santa’s post box at the junction of Montague Street and Montague Place or post to 12 The Steyne, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3DS.  Pick up a trail map from these locations around the town Bath Place I Love Candy Bungaroosh Brighton Road Cocks Kitchen VJG Jewellery Brookes Hair Heene Road Caffheene2go Heene Community Centre High Street Orchard Cafe Marine Parade The View Montague Place Portos Flowers Altered Image Montague Quarter Game Montague Street Thornton’s Factory Specs Direct RSPCA Portland Road Twisted Willow The Fat Greek Taverna Rowlands Road West End...
Worthing Town Centre Guide Launch

Worthing Town Centre Guide Launch

The brand new Worthing Town Centre Guide is now available to help ensure you make the most out of your trip to Worthing Town Centre. We know that with changing shopping habits it is important to have a reason to visit the Town Centre and this guide will show what Worthing has to offer.   Worthing has a developing cultural offer with fantastic independent traders, art galleries, and a blossoming music scene as well as a location by the sea that promotes a fantastic outdoor lifestyle. We hope this guide will help you explore to find more of Worthing’s amazing businesses. The guide can be picked up around the Town or CLICK HERE to see the online...
April Town Centre News

April Town Centre News

Please Click Here to read the April Newsletter This months edition includes information on:- Dog Friendly Businesses Road Space Audit Worthing Observation Wheel Business Crime Reduction Independents Day Purple Flag If you are a Town Centre Business and would like to be added to our mailing list please call Sharon on 01903...
Titan the Robot 20th July

Titan the Robot 20th July

If you didn’t see Titan the Robot last time he was here you missed out on a treat… This time Titan will be making a day trip to Sunny Worthing on Saturday 20th July. Make sure you have the date in your diary so you don’t miss out on a unique show.  This will be a free event brought to you by the Worthing Town Centre Initiative and don’t forget to support your local businesses while you are enjoying the...
An Event-ful Summer

An Event-ful Summer

Town Centres used to be a retail hub where people came to shop but the massive growth in online sales means the 21st Century High Street is changing.   There are now over 150 places to eat and drink in Worthing Town Centre and over 90 places offering health and beauty services.   While there are sometimes negative comments posted on social media questioning the need for so many hairdressers or coffee shops this clearly demonstrates the changing habits of Town Centre users.  Entrepreneurs would not risk their own money if they didn’t expect to have a thriving profitable business; its customer demand that is driving the change on the High Street.  If the public want to see more retail on the High Street, then they need to come back to Town Centres to shop. While Town Centres can still be vibrant places to go sometimes providing an added reason to visit will boost footfall.  Events are a great way of encouraging a trip to town and these are now a key part of Town Centre life.  Events can be contentious though, get the right event and it not only attracts people into the Town Centre, but they also spend in Town Centre businesses, get it wrong and shoppers shun the year-round businesses for temporary pop up stalls.    In a recent survey, with the business community, 75% would like to see more events but only 25% supported more markets.   This offers a challenge as events can be costly and it’s the market stalls and traders at an event that help cover event costs. Worthing is a Business Improvement District (BID) and...
Observation Wheel

Observation Wheel

On 27th March Worthing planners approved the Worthing Observation wheel for 9 months of the year for the next 3 years.  The Worthing Town Centre Initiative support this new addition to the town and hope it will attract visitors into Worthing.  The wheel will be the biggest one there has been along the South Coast and so will be quite a spectacle on the promenade opposite Montague...