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WELCOME TO HILLSIDE & SOUTHWICK CONSERVATIVES "WORKING FOR OUR COMMUNITY"                              

As your local Councillors, you can contact us at all times and we will do our very best to assist you.  On this website you will find our contact details, a great deal of information, as well as a reply form if you wish to send us details of your enquiry. In normal circumstances we will reply to you within seven days unless it is urgent, in which case we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible. 

 

You can find out more about our responsibilities and the things we do by clicking on one of our names above, and then on one of the titles in the sidebar.

         Councillor David Simmons                               Councillor Angus Dunn

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Advice from your local Council

For current advice and information about support services for both the community and business, please visit the Adur and  Worthing Councils'  website.

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/coronavirus/

To all Adur Coronavirus Facebook & Mutual Aid groups

You may have seen today that as a Council we have launched Neighbourhood Teams 

to help vulnerable members of our community during this crisis, in partnership with the

NHS, the County Council and the voluntary sector. We also want to work with groups

like yours.

 

I want to thank you for the work you are doing and the fantastic efforts residents are

already making in the community, with very little help. You have all responded

magnificently.  Our Neighbourhood Teams will now help coordinate our partnership

working together - with lots of other partners, and we hope, wonderful residents like you.

 

We now need to build a comprehensive picture of the need out there, to ensure that

those that are vulnerable during these times - especially, those who might not be in a

position to ask for help or have any friends, neighbours and families - can access the

urgent help they need. 

 

Community support we have in mind will include help with food, guidance with money

(including welfare benefit claims), having someone to talk to, mental health support,

safety advice, for example avoiding ‘scams’, and support with accessing digital services

 

Request for support form

 

Our Request for support form is now available:

 

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-support/

 

We ask that as many of you as possible to share this and also provide help,

where needed, to those who cannot use digital technology, to complete it on their

behalf.  

 

For those that cannot complete this, there is a number to phone where one of our staff

will complete the form on your behalf. 

 

This is 01903 221222 and this is open Monday to Friday between 9am and

5pm. There will be some inevitable delays if they choose this option.

 

Register to volunteer

 

We are also helping to build a list of volunteers, including you, that can help with the

requests from across our organisations and communities, who can be tasked with

actions suited to their skills and what they are able to do.   We hope to get many people

that can help including those of you involved in groups like this. We have made it really

simple and easy to register here:

 

https://adur-worthing-eforms.onmats.com/w/webpage/volunteer-to-help

 

I want to personally thank you for the work you have done.

 

Councillor David Simmons

Executive Member for Health and Well-Being

Adur District Council

Website: www.adur-worthing.gov.uk

Time to get on and deliver the referendum result that people voted for!

So now we have it!  The public have spoken again and endorsed the approach taken by our Prime Minister in respect of BREXIT.  Yes, there is still a lot of horsetrading to do, and Boris will no doubt be judged on what comes from that decision.  Tweets from the USA suggest that an enhanced trade deal with them will be beneficial to the UK, and as we move to World Trade deals, more options will undoutbedly come along.

 

But while this election could be described as another referendum on BREXIT, make no bones about it, it was also a reflection on the toxic nature of Jeremy Corbyn and his cohorts with their Marxist rhetoric.  We now have the opportunity to build a stable and sustainable model for the country which is in everyone's interests. I sincerely hope that IF Scotlnd gets another referendum on self determination, that we can put that to bed once and for all, and maintain a cohesive and UNITED KINGDOM.

 

As always! BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

BOARDWALK CONTINUING

Councillor Joss Loader, Chairman of Adur District Council with Executive Councillor David Simmons who has the portfolio for Health and Well-Being and equalities shown at the Eastern end of the boardwalk adjacent to Shoreham Fort.  David Said "The boardwalk underlines the dedication of this council to provide for the needs of our community, especially those who have disabilities.  This great facility enables people to enjoy the vista of the sea and conservation area, when a while ago, such enjoyment would have been impossible. I am pleased now to announce that phase 4 of the boardwalk is to go ahead, from Ferry Road in the East to Beach Green in the West, thereby completing the programme this year.

Supporting Crimestoppers and the NHS

As usual Councillor David Simmons is out supporting our community.  This time speaking about Crimestoppers in his role as Chair of the Adur and Worthing Safer Communities Partnership and how local people can support Sussex Police in solving crime.

 

Taking this opportunity to speak directly to local people, he also consulted with them on the proposed changes to Mental Health Services across West Sussex.  David is a Governor of the Sussex Foundation NHS Partnership Trust dealing with Mental Health and comments he received were fed into the review.

Quayside Playpark Launch

After a two year slog for both the local Councillors, the refurbished 'Playpark' at Upper Kingston Lane was finally opened.  Over 40 young people and their parents attended on the day and the ribbon was cut by a young person for the official opening. All young people present were given the opportunity for face painting and there were some really good tigers strutting round the park!

Pictured above are (from the left); Councillor Angus Dunn (Hillside) Councillor Emma Evans; Councillor Joss Loader (Chairman of Adur) and Councillor David Simmons (Hillside)

Adur's Street Homeless

Increasingly we are seeing people on the street begging, or just lying around on pavements with all their goods and bedding around them.  Many people find this offensive and expect them to be moved on and away from the public gaze. Sadly, and despite our best efforts with organisations that seek to assist such people, many of them will not engage, preferring their life as it is, or not wanting to conform to rules and regulations in a hostel or night shelter. Worthing Churches Homeless Project, now known as 'Turning the Tide', seeks to support homeless people in getting their lives back in order as does 'Stonepillow' in the Arun area. 

 

In addition, there are a number of confusing issues. There is an organised group of people begging on the streets in both Adur and Worthing who are 'bused in' on a daily basis and who try and convince people that they too are homeless.  This group is being dealt with through a multi-agency approach which includes both Council and Police to eradicate this problem.

 

Also 'Street Community' does not necessarily mean 'Street Homeless'. Some people begging and surrounded by their blankets do in fact have a home, but choose to beg as a part of their lifestyle.  One man in such a position in Shoreham is said to receive around £100 a day from well meaning passers-by.  This does nothing to assist in dealing with real homelessness, and it would be better for all if those generous people trying to support them could give donations to charities assisting those in real need, such as Emaus, 'Turning the Tide' project, 'Storm Ministries' (Worthing) who provide the night shelters during the winter and 'Stonepillow'.

 

Details of those charities can be found on-line

Councillor David Simmons

Come Rain or Come Shine!

Above: MP Tim Loughton, Councillors David Simmons and Kevin Borham at the Shoreham Farmers Market

 

As always on the second Saturday morning of every month, your MP Tim Loughton and local Councillors attend the Farmers Market for a street surgery to meet local people and assist with their problems.  Why not come along and chat with us next time you are there?  We also provide a street surgery in North Road Lancing at the Lancing Farmers Market on the third Saturday.  See you there!

Councillor    David Simmons

  • Executive Member for Health and Well-Being, and the member for Hillside ward, Adur District Council 
  • Member for Southwick Division West Sussex County Council
  • Senior Advisor for Special Needs Education, West Sussex County Council
  • Appointed Governor for the Sussex NHS Partnership Trust dealing with Mental Health
  • Chair of the School Council at Sir Robert Woodard Academy Sompting
  • Member of Sussex Crimestoppers Board

Councillor David Simmons

42 Greenways Crescent

Shoreham

BN43 6HS

 

Tel: 01273 464018 (home)

Mobile: 0772 505 4389

e-mail: david.simmons@adur.gov.uk

david.simmons@westsussex.gov.uk

Councillor  Angus Dunn

Executive Member for Finance and Deputy Leader at Adur District Council

Councillor Angus Dunn

86, Church Green

Shoreham

BN43 6JU

 

Tel.: 01273 870067

Mobile: 07760 486552

e-mail:

angus.dunn@adur.gov.uk

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