Coastal West Sussex Update - September

07 September 2017 4:30 PM | Tracie Davey
September Update
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Welcome to the Coastal West Sussex Partnership’s September newsletter; giving you a brief summary of activities happening across the area and an update of what’s been going on over the last few months.

The Big Bang at Butlin's

A bigger and better BigBang@Butlin's for 2018!
Preparations are already underway for theBigBang@Butlin's, Bognor Regis in March 2018 as part of the Coastal STEMfest.

With the aim of enthusing the Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians of the next generation the
BigBang is looking for more companies from across the area to get involved.   

Addressing the STEM skills gap is a real priority for businesses nationally and locally. So, working with partners, the CWS Partnership Board is really keen for more local business to get involved.

If you feel you could help then just get in touch.


Find out more at
The Coastal West Sussex area is an exceptional place to live, work and invest; it’s a cost competitive location with a great natural environment.

Our recent 
We Have a Great Story To Tell report (part funded by Coast to Capital) shows just how popular the region (which includes Chichester, Bognor Regis, Worthing, Littlehampton and Shoreham-by-Sea) is and offers exceptional places to live and work.

Key Findings:
  • The Coastal West Sussex area has a commuter pool of 3.5 million people
  • £35 million has been invested into higher education
  • Our local economy is worth £9 billion
  • £1.5 billion has already beeninvested into the region
  • Over 17,500 new homes are planned
  • We have over 18,700 businessesthriving in the area
The full report can be viewed here.

Bognor Regis Beach ©TJ Boardhire and Sussex by the Sea



Our Thoughts on the A27 Consultation
Over the last few years, the CWS Partnership Board has championed the need for the whole stretch of the A27 in West Sussex to be developed for improved and more reliable journey times. As the main arterial route along the West Sussex coast, it is the most important transport connection between Portsmouth and Brighton so it is imperative that the A27 works effectively for the benefit of both the local, regional and national economy. 

Consultations are now taking place on 2 sections of the route; 

In Lancing and Worthing, the current option being consulted appears to fall short of offering any real long term improvement.  Read more about our thoughts on the Lancing and Worthing consultation and learn how you can have your say 

The consultation for the A27 Arundel bypass – which aims to relieve congestion by means of a new dual carriageway bypass has just started and the CWS Partnership looks forward to having an opportunity to consider the options over the next few week. Find out more 
Experience West Sussex
Promoting all there is to see and do along the coast and across West Sussex,Experience West Sussex’s campaign aims to showcase the best of the region and encourage people to visit and make the most of the beautiful countryside and coastline.

Experience West Sussex are currently running a 
photography competition with exciting themes such as ‘New Experiences’, ‘Back to Nature’, and ‘Cultural Encounters’. Not only will entrants be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, but also have their winning photos displayed in County Hall, Chichester. Be quick though – entries close on 9th September!  


5th - 9th September
BRITISH SCIENCE FESTIVAL - Europe's longest standing science festival will be coming to Brighton, bringing an exciting programme of daytime and evening events to venues across the city. Find out more here.

26th September 
GROW YOUR CONNECTIONS - an opportunity to meet other businesses, share best practice, grow your connections and widen your own network of customers and suppliers
Register your interest here

Throughout September & October
A27 PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS - have your say on the A27 proposals between 
Lancing and Worthing (until 12th September) and theArundel Bypass (until 16th October) at various events throughout the region. Find out more here



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