NEARLY 100 projects are underway to improve a coastal town’s facilities.
From faster broadband connections to a new business park Worthing Borough Council is working to implement dozens of different projects to improve and expand a variety of facilities across the city.
A total of 75 measures of this year’s investment program of the city have been completed or are running “satisfactorily”.
Despite delays and problems with the external supply, another 24 further projects are to be completed in the coming months.
Projects that are progressing well include:
Adur and Worthing Councils are launching a “state of the art” internet service that will upgrade digital infrastructure and connect more than 70 public buildings and public spaces with new, lightning-fast broadband services.
The Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will move into a refurbished Portland House in the city center, which will save the council more than £188,000 in total.
Work is well advanced to transform the site into a new business park and employment center and the area has been returned to the municipality following preparatory work.
Council has received a £100,000 grant for changing facilities to create a new disabled toilet in the district. The location of the larger accessible toilets is currently under discussion.
Work is also scheduled to take place in the coming weeks to replace the leaking roof of the Broadwater Pavilion.
The repairs should be completed by mid-October.
Councilor John Turley, Worthing’s Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “The Council has undertaken some exciting and much needed projects for the benefit of everyone in Worthing that are on time and on budget.
“We are fully committed to investing in this great city, whether it is for a new employment center like the one planned at Decoy Farm, improving facilities for the disabled, or improving or renewing our public spaces.
“There are so many excellent programs that have already been completed while some are still ongoing. But we don’t stop there and we have more fantastic projects planned for the years to come.”
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