Improvements underway in Worthing’s Beach House Park

Beach House Park in Worthing

Widespread improvements to make Worthing’s most high-profile park more attractive to visitors and wildlife are underway.

in Brighton Road to ensure it remains a much-loved open space for years to come.

The work will not only improve biodiversity, but also increase the types and varieties of plants to ensure the open space can better adapt to the ongoing effects of climate change.

The Council is also taking steps to work with the local community to establish a new Friends of Beach House Park group so that residents can play a leading role in the future of the area.

Councillor Edward Crouch, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Digital and Environmental Services, said: “Our parks and open spaces are much-loved by residents and visitors which is why we are committed to ensuring they remain attractive and welcoming places for generations to come.

“This work will not only improve the look and feel of Beach House Park but also make it more appealing to wildlife, drawing in more birds, insects and other animals while enhancing the wider biodiversity of the area.

“I hope as many residents are enthusiastic as I am in playing an active role in protecting our environment for years to come and I encourage them to contact us if they are interested in becoming part of a Friends of Beach House Park.”

Work on the improvements began earlier in December as teams started clearing out some of the older vegetation in beds in the south of the park.

This will make space for a new varied planting scheme as well as a variety of bulbs species to give colour and nectar through the spring and summer for bees and other insects and increase our ecosystems within this area of the park

Teams will also infill the shrub beds at the sides of the park to create a better habitat and green corridor for birds while creating edible landscapes for nature.

The improvements will also see the formal planting in the south of the park enhanced with more than 1,700 new plants. This includes four of the current beds expanded which will help the park adapt to the ongoing impact of climate change.

The decision has also been made to remove one tree that has been dying over the last four to five years and shown no sign of recovering. A new tree will be planted in its place.

Anyone interested in joining the Friends of Beach House Park can contact
environmentalservices@adur-worthing.gov.uk.

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