Councillor Cat Arnold (St Mary’s) called for a visitors’ guide to be developed to boost Adur’s economy and support our local traders. The proposal, made at Adur council’s budget setting meeting, was rejected by the council’s Conservative leadership.

Councillor Cat Arnold (St Marys) said the issue was being raised after discussions with local traders. She said:  “Southwick, Shoreham, Sompting and Lancing have distinct offers and activities; the area is easy to travel across if you are a visitor by any means of transport.

“From the EPIC natural habitat project in Sompting, to Old Salts Farm, Shoreham Fort, our historic churches and our high streets, there is much to celebrate. The local traders and attractions of Shoreham have created their own Enjoy Shoreham-by-Sea visitors guide. A similar idea could be rolled out to other areas of Adur.

“Such a guide could be promoted in Chichester, Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Henfield, Storrington and Bramber/Beeding to attract more visitors,” she said.

A budget of £12,000 would allow the guide to be developed, printed and distributed. The initiative was rejected by Conservative councillors.

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