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Bus Back Better engagement survey

A bus service improvement plan is being developed by West Sussex County Council, together with bus companies and other partners, to explore ways to help sustain and improve bus travel in West Sussex. The initiative is in line with the Government’s new National Bus Strategy – Bus Back Better – which has pledged £3billion in funding across the country (outside London) to help deliver these plans.


As part of this, West Sussex County Council want to hear opinions on what would improve local bus services and what would make people use buses more. The Council is keen to hear from people of all ages who already use buses and those who do not.


The survey is available online at

Paper copies are available from local libraries or by calling 01243 642105

The closing date for the survey is 14 September 2021.

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Dementia Action Week in Worthing

Dementia Friendly Worthing has a week of events taking place as part of Dementia Action Week. Starting Tuesday 18th May there are both online and in-person events to choose from. Details of each event are below:

Tuesday 18 May, 2pm – 3.30pm

Open Meeting with Dementia UK Admiral Nurse

Hosted by Lynsey Tran, Dementia Friendly Co-ordinator

This is an open meeting where we welcome Clinics Admiral Nurse, Gary Burnham-Jones to discuss their work in East Sussex and how people living with dementia and their carers can benefit from Dementia Nurses. Everyone welcome

For details of how to book please contact Lynsey on INFO@DEMENTIAFRIENDLYWORTHING.ORG or phone and leave a message on 07903 720208.

Wednesday 19 May,  1.30pm – 3.30pm

First Memory Café since Lockdown

Dementia Friendly Worthing and Guild Care have come together during Dementia Action Week in May to arrange Worthing’s first Memory Café since the lockdown. With most carers and people with dementia now being vaccinated, and with social distancing regulations slightly more relaxed, it was felt the opportunity was right to support the more vulnerable groups within our community with an in-person event.

The Memory Cafe is open to anyone caring for a person with dementia and their loved one whether they have been recently diagnosed, have early onset dementia, or who were diagnosed some years ago. Even if you think you might have dementia and want to find out more about what happens next, you are welcome to attend.

It is essential to book a place with Guild Care on 01903 528635 or by emailing If the uptake is high, places will unfortunately be limited.

Venue: Bradbury Wellbeing Centre, Haviland House, Robin Road, Goring BN12 6FE

Book: 01903 528635

Wednesday 19 May, 10.30am

Join us for a virtual Sing-a-Song and Smile session

Dementia Friendly Worthing has teamed up the Alzheimers Society and Mr Ric Gray for a free Sing-a-Song session for people living with dementia and their carers.

This takes place on the Zoom platform and can be accessed on your computer, tablet and a wide variety of phones.

Please contact Lynsey, Dementia Friendly Worthing Co-ordinator on 07903 720 208 for more details or email: INFO@DEMENTIAFRIENDLYWORTHING.ORG

Friday 21 May

Pop up hub in partnership with Abbeyfield Ferring

Come along and find out about local support and services for those with Dementia. Abbeyfield Ferring is at 50a Ferring Street, and the team will be there from 10am – 1pm. Look for the gazebo!

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Tell us about your experiences of being out and about in Worthing

We’d love to hear about your experiences of being out in Worthing and travelling around the town. Good or bad, tell us what has affected your ability to manoeuvre the pavements or access particular facilities.

  • Is street clutter making days out hazardous for you or have you been pleasantly surprised?
  • Do you use public transport and are there aspects you love and some that could do with changing?
  • What improvements would you like to be made to Worthing to make it easier for you, as someone with a visual impairment, to get from A to B?

Staff from Sight Support Worthing will shortly be meeting with a representative from Adur and Worthing Council and we’d love to hear from members (or anyone with a visual impairment, or their carers) who have feedback and suggestions that we can give to the council about making the town more accessible and welcoming for everyone.

Either email us at or give us a call on 01903 235782. 
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West Sussex Libraries new project and podcast

West Sussex Libraries has recently taken part in a BBC project called the Novels that Shaped Our World, including fantastic online conversations with Isabel Ashdown, Elly Griffiths and Jane Lythell about their lives in books, as well as talking about their own work. The first of these, with Isabel Ashdown, is now available to watch on their YouTube channel.

This gave West Sussex Libraries the opportunity to launch a brand new library podcast, called Lend Us Your Ears. The first episode is their interview with Isabel Ashdown. Please have a listen and subscribe so that you don’t miss any future episodes!