Although it is going to be a very different Christmas this year there is still loads happening in Worthing Town Centre.
Make sure you come into Town to support your local businesses during this challenging time.
1. Toy Soldier Trail
They’re back! and this year there are 2 new recruits so, 12 in total to find around the Town Centre. Once you have all 12 names complete the entry form, on the trail map, then post in Santa’s mailbox at the Junction of Montague Street and Montague Place, or send to the TCI offices at 12, The Steyne. All correct entries will be entered into the draw to win a Family Gift Hamper which includes cordless earbuds, Lego, Duplo, games, sweets and more …. (value of over £200).
If you don’t have time to complete the entire trail, or you just love selfies, then take a photo with one of the soldiers and post on social media with the #worthingsoldier. The most innovative and fun post, as decided by our judges, will receive cordless headphones and a sweet hamper.
The Toy Soldiers will be on parade from Wednesday 2nd December. To be included in the draw entries must be received by 9am on 23rd December. The prize draw will take place 23rd December and if the winners are located within 5 miles of Worthing the prize will be delivered in time for Christmas.
Trail Maps can be picked up from businesses around the town or a print at home version can be downloaded below
2. Christmas Tree Festival Trail
This year there are 14 fantastic 8ft Christmas Trees located around the Town Centre. Each of these has been adopted by a business or community group and they have decorated their tree to brighten up Worthing. Spend time looking at the trees and then vote for your favourite, there is a place to vote on your Toy Soldier Trail Map, alternatively there will be a pinned post on the Worthing Town Centre Initiative Facebook Page WorthingTCI, or email your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tree with the highest number of votes will win £500; however, its worth getting involved as everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win a Family Gift Hamper with cordless headphones, games, Lego, sweets and much more.
The trees will all be decorated by Friday 4th December and voting will open on Saturday 5th December. Voting closes at 9am on 23rd December with the prizes awarded later that day.
The Soldier Trail map also includes the locations of the trees – download it at the link below
3. Digital Advent Calendar
Check in everyday with our fantastic Digital Advent Calendar, special offers, competitions, as well as information on what is happening in the Town Centre leading up to the big day.
4. Santa & Letters to Santa
Meet our amazing socially distanced Santa – he will be ready for selfies! Can you find him? Post a picture on social media #worthingsanta for a chance to WIN !!!
Send a letter to Santa by posting in his special mailbox located at the junction of Montague Street and Montague Place. Make sure the name and address is clearly written on the letter and if it is with us by 18th December a special reply will be sent.
Other Events / Activities
In addition to all of this the Wednesday Market returns to normal from 2nd December; there will also be a craft market on Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th December plus an additional general Market on Monday 21st December.
To help bring some festive cheer to shopping there will be Christmas music on 5th / 12th and 19th and Time for Worthing and Worthing Borough Council are running their festive Thursdays starting with the Laser Light City event on 10th & 11th December – CLICK HERE to find out more.
Visiting Worthing over Christmas is a must and don’t forget to look at the lights, funded by the Worthing Businesses and organised by the Worthing Town Centre Initiative … Please support Worthing’s businesses !
The Prime Minister announced a 2nd Lockdown from 5th November 2020 and Non-Essential businesses have been directed to close. This time more businesses have been deemed as essential by the Government and Click and Collect services have also been permitted. Hospitality businesses can open for Takeaways and Delivery’s.
The Town Centre still has many businesses trading and so rather than going on line please pop in to pick up essentials or use your local businesses for Click and Collect or Delivery services. You will really be helping your local community by doing so.
Here is the list
Essential Businesses Trading During Lockdown
Banks / Building Societies / Post Office
Barclays Bank Chapel Road
Halifax South Street
HSBC Warwick Street
Lloyd Bank South Street
Nationwide Building Montague Street
NatWest Bank South Street
Santander Chapel Road
Yorkshire Building Society Chapel Road
Post Office in WH Smith South Street
Guildbourne Meats Guildbourne Centre
John Wildman Portland Road
DIY / Hardware
Dulux Decorating Centre High Street
Knights Hardware Rowlands Road
Robert Dyas South Street
Dry Cleaners / Launderettes
Bubbles Launderette Rowlands Road
Montague Street Cleaners Montague Street
Investment Solutions Grafton Road
F Sliverthorne & Son Montague Street (9-1pm)
Foodstores, Supermarkets & Deli’s
Best One Brighton Road
Co-op Welcome Store Rowlands Road
Convenience Store Portland Sq. Portland Road
Grapetree South Street
Iceland South Street
Ladya International Food Crescent Road
Larder Montague Street
Lidl North Road
M&S Montague Street
M&V Polish Shop Rowland Road
Marine Food & Wine Montague Street
MB International Foods Chapel Road
McColl’s Heene Road
Sai Cash & Carry Brighton Road
Shoppers Local Brighton Road
Smart Shop Crescent Road
Spar Heene Road
Tesco Express Chapel Road
Viva Rowlands Road
Waitrose High Street
Holland & Barrett Montague Street
Natural Muscle Guildbourne Centre
Amplifon South Street
Bloom Hearing Warwick Street
Londis Montague Street
Montague Stores Montague Street
News Corner Chapel Road
Trident News Shelley Road
Worthing News Rowlands Road
The Pet Shop Rowlands Road
Aries Dog Boutique Liverpool Road
Boots Montague Street
Lloyds Pharmacy Rowlands Road
Savers Montague Street
Superdrug Montague Street
Three Montague Street
Blue Flame Royal Arcade
Factory Specs Direct Montague Street
Vision Express Montague Street
Specsavers Montague Street
Thomas Colllison Liverpool Buildings
Timpsons Montague Street
County Shoe Repairs Ann Street
Worthing Gin The Guildbourne Centre
Poundland Montague Street
Wilkinsons The Guildbourne Centre
Please note all Estate Agents are also open for business …..
Non-Essential Retailers Offering Click & Collect or Delivery
EW Warwick Street
Toy Barnhaus The Guildbourne Centre (also free delivery over £20)
Whibley’s Warwick Street
Millets Montague Street
Waterstones Montague Street
VJG Jewellery Brighton Rd
Badger Books Gratwicke Road
Bijou Boutique Warwick Street
Heavy Gretel Warwick Street
Greenfingers Montague Street (Call & Collect)
Porto’s Montague Place (Call & Collect Mon-Fri)
I Love Candy Bath Place (Delivery)
Room with a View Warwick Street
Café’s / Coffee Shops / Restaurants Offering Delivery & Take Away
Greggs Montague St & Chapel Rd
Ayvel Stanford Square
Cafheene 2 Go Heene Road
Feast Warwick Street
Finch Warwick Street
Giuseppes Lite Warwick Street
Jonny’s Warwick Street
McDonalds Liverpool Road
The Coffee House Liverpool Road
The Garden Pantry Brighton Road
Subway Montague Place
Montague Café Montague Place
Costa Montague Place
Starbucks South Street
Vita Fish & Chips South Street
Pitch Warwick Street (Meal Box)
Giuseppe Lite Warwick Street.
Ask Warwick Street
Café Nero South Street
Honeybee Donut South Street
Coffee Me Montague Street
Floral Café Rowlands Rd
BroSis Café Richmond Road
Fish Factory Brighton Road
The Fat Greek Taverna Portland Road
The Vegan Street Food Company Field Row
ISSA Sushi South Street
The Orchard High Street
Imperial China Wordsworth Road
Fiordilatte Warwick Street
Brunswick & Thorn Brunswich Road
Brio Marine Parade
Palm Court Pavilion Beach House Park
Ask Italian Stanford Square
Bomonti Warwick Street
Calcutta 16 Brighton Road
The Cow Shed Marine Parade
Bungeroosh Bath Place
Number 24 Marine Parade
Aunty Bunny’s Hut Montague Quarter
Salsa Viva High Street
Cow & Oak Brighton Road (Sunday Roast)
Yamu Yamu Montague Street
Mr Toys Flying Wok South Street
Cocks Kitchen Brighton Road
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Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at participating establishments:
to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3rd and 31st August as many times as you like
You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.
You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.
The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement for the discount you have received from Government.
All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.
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