Worthing Council’s ‘green corridor’ consultation on 14th March proposes ideas and request feedback from residents

‘green corridor’ is the area of green space made up of Homefield Park, Beach House Park and Denton Gardens which connect to East Beach on Worthing seafront

Feedback requested on ideas to enhance ‘green corridor’ to the sea

Worthing residents are being asked to share their ideas for how three landmark open spaces to the east of the town could be enhanced.

A consultation launched on Monday 14th March to set out a number of ideas to enhance the ‘green corridor’ to the sea, with options for a range of initiatives to improve the area for the changing demographic of the town. The ‘green corridor’ is the area of green space made up of Homefield Park, Beach House Park and Denton Gardens which connect to the East Beach on Worthing seafront.

While continuing to serve all ages of the community, at the heart of the proposals drawn up by Worthing Borough Council are young families, who represent the town’s largest growing demographic and are regular users of the parks and seafront.

Feedback is invited on a range of potential new initiatives in connection with the identified ‘improvement areas’ across the three spaces for the green corridor. The proposals form part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to review its parks, which are now due for an upgrade.

Ideas for improvements across the three green spaces

Among the ideas for more family-friendly facilities are a new water play zone to complement the popular splash pad at East Beach, an extended children’s play area and an adventure golf course.

Creating new wellness spaces for all ages are also being proposed. This includes a dedicated area for playing board games such as chess and a sensory garden to take advantage of the tranquillity and natural environment of the parks.

And building on the popularity of the new Dog Adventure Park which has been installed at Hazelwick Park in Lancing, a similar facility could be considered for one of these parks.

Cllr Edward Crouch, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to reimagine our parks and think about the needs of future generations. We’ve drawn up some initial ideas and now want to hear from our communities about what they think and what else they would like to see.

“Our vision is to create a green corridor to the sea that is filled with a range of activities to support our residents to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors, and which places Worthing firmly on the map as a visitor destination for all ages”

Extra information on proposals and questionnaire

The proposals are available to view on the council’s website, along with a questionnaire to capture feedback, which will only take 5-10 minutes to complete: www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/connecting-our-parks-to-the-sea

Residents, businesses and visitors to the town will have until midnight on Tuesday 19th April 2022 to respond.

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