Brian Fullick, Chair of Broadwater Community Association, started his quest for a Broadwater Community Notice Board 11 years ago. At last the notice board is taking shape. Pictured above working on the board is Josh Asmussen a third year apprentice at Northbrook College Construction Department in Broadwater Road.
Broadwater Community Association gave up all that time ago because of the red tape they met with Worthing Borough Council Planning Department. The latest move to secure the notice board has not been easy either.
The fresh move started at the Broadwater Neighbourhood Police Panel who again asked for a community notice board. County Councillor Alan Rice undertook to and successfully secured the money from West Sussex County Council Community Initiative Funding.
One of the conditions of the funding was West Sussex officers would do the work but eventually they admitted they didn’t have the resource. Quick off the mark Brian at the unveiling of the Broadwater village sign approached Sue Dare Principal of Northbrook College to see whether they were able to help. The college constructed the village sign and was more than happy to take on the new project.
Yesterday college lecturer Adrian Thomas said: “It’s been a brilliant project. The lads are thinking up new ideas all the time.”
The notice board will stand on Cricketer’s Parade Green close to the bus stop.
This week was the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week running from 11th to 15th March.
Alan Rice is editor of Worthing Daily.