As you will be aware the Government has closed all non essential shops and asked people to stay at home. We know that there are still essential shops open in the Town Centre including M&S Foods, Boots Pharmacy, Superdrug, Savers, Poundland, Wilko’s, WH Smith with the Post Office, Tesco Express and the Banks. Convenience, Hardware and Laundrettes will also be open. Please adhere to Government guidelines and only come into town for essentials …. if everyone does what is asked of them the quicker restrictions will be lifted and all our wonderful Town Centre businesses can re-open. Your businesses will need you when restrictions are lifted so please support them when you are able.
Don’t forget some businesses are offering deliveries and takeout services during these difficult times and they would love your support if you can.
Finally everyone would like to say a massive thank you to all those in our NHS, Emergency Services, Essential businesses and Public Services who are doing so much during these difficult times.
The globe is in the midst of a pandemic and the self isolation and social distancing currently in place is putting a lot of pressure on businesses. It is important to support your Town Centre businesses where you can so they can still be there for all of us when the situation improves. Remember these businesses employ hundreds of people and it may be your neighbours, friends or families jobs you are protecting.
Many businesses have launched Takeaway and Delivery menus which are great for those social distancing. Many can also be used by those in self isolation but please ensure the Restaurant is aware of the situation.
We have pulled together a list of businesses offering something new and plan to update this weekly during the crisis. Please note this is in addition to those already offering deliveries before the Coronavirus pandemic took hold.
Please support your Town Centre businesses they need you now more than ever
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
I Love Candy
Heene Community Centre
Factory Specs Direct
The Fat Greek Taverna
West End Gallery
A Plan Insurance
Worthing Ice Rink
The Guildbourne Centre
The Royal Arcade
Aries Dog Boutique
Room with a View
Warwick Street Kitchen
or CLICK HERE to download a version
The trail runs from November 29th to December 22nd with the draw for prizes taking place on 23rd December.
Don’t have time to find them all, or love a Selfie, then take your picture with a soldier and upload it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #worthingsoldiers. The best picture will win an instant camera.
Saturday November 30th
The Great Little Farmers Market will be running their craft and artisan market in Montague Street to help with inspiration for Christmas gifts or treats !
Saturday December 7th, 14th & 21st
A Free Santa’s Grotto will be in Montague Place where you can grab a great picture with the man himself, with giveaways and a festive disco to get in the festive spirit. While waiting children will be able to write letters to Santa and place them in the post box in Montague Place – you never know Santa may have time to send a reply.
Sunday December 15th
Bath Place traders will be welcoming shoppers with an artisans market and entertainment organised by the Great Little Farmers Market
Thursday December 19th
As some shops extend their trading hours in the run up to Christmas the Small Traders will be getting together for an evening market in Montague Street organised by the Great Little Farmers Market
Monday December 23rd
For those who love to buy their fruit and veg, meat and bread from the Worthing Market there will be a special Christmas Fresh Produce & Gifts Market organised by the TCI in Montague Street.
Please support Worthing and its traders over the Festive period … It’s a great place to shop and socialise
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 version
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
If you are a Town Centre Business and would like to be added to our mailing list please call Sharon on 01903 203252.
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 event.