EIN RAT has given residents a first look at a major program to transform a city’s shopping district.
Adur Borough Council has drawn up plans to revitalize Southwick Square, which it said is “showing its age”.
It aims to make the area more accessible and eco-friendly, with more space for performances, markets, and to sit and eat.
The proposal includes new pedestrian lighting, seating and gardens, a place for the community Christmas tree, while preserving the existing pine trees and adding drought-resistant species to improve air quality and increase biodiversity in the green spaces.
A council spokesman said the goal is to make the area one where people are happy to sit and spend time, rather than just walking to and from shops.
Residents and businesses are now being asked for their opinion on the plans to redesign the square.
Council member Angus Dunn, deputy chair of the council, said the council wanted to give the square the “facelift it deserves” and make it a place where people want to stop and spend time.
“Southwick is a very popular town center but Southwick Square could do with additional space for events such as markets,” he said.
“We want to give the neighborhood the facelift it deserves so more people come here to shop or have a coffee.”
The program is funded by District Council and West Sussex County Council.
It was designed by a local team and the council also hopes to employ local contractors to carry out the work.
Council officials and Council members will be in Southwick Square between 10am and 12pm this Saturday to answer any questions people have about the plans.
More details on the proposals can be found at www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/southwick-square-consultation/
The consultation runs until Sunday 30th October and anyone with comments can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/22967642.adur-district-council-reveals-plan-revamp-southwick-square/?ref=rss Adur District Council unveils plan to redevelop Southwick Square