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Councillor David Simmons Councillor Angus Dunn
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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!
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.
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.
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)
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
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
42 Greenways Crescent
Tel: 01273 464018 (home)
Mobile: 0772 505 4389
Executive Member for Finance and Deputy Leader at Adur District Council
Councillor Angus Dunn
86, Church Green
Tel.: 01273 870067
Mobile: 07760 486552