Worthing opens the South-East’s first Dementia-Friendly car parking bays in town centre car park.
It’s not everyday we find ourselves standing in a car park with the Town Crier and The Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Hazel Thorpe however, this was the completion of a project commenced earlier in 2019 to highlight the need for car parking bays for people with dementia and their carers. Dementia Friendly Worthing has been working with Worthing Borough Council and The Sussex Sign Company who kindly supported us with some excellent clear signage for the bays. The two spaces are on the first floor of Buckingham Road Car Park in Worthing which has easy access into the town centre.
Well, we had to have cakes and coffee! What better way to than Adur & Worthing Council and Norman Mayhew, MD of The Sussex Sign Company!
We were delighted that our Chairman, Councillor Bob Smytherman and Worthing’s Town Crier came along to ring in the news and The Mayor of Worthing completed the event with cutting a ribbon and declaring the bays officially open.
We believe Worthing is only the fourth town in the UK to allocate spaces for people with symptoms of memory loss and their carers. Employees of Worthing car parks have all become Dementia Friends and have been very supportive of the initiative.
The car parking bays are on the first floor of Buckingham Road Car Park. They are open for business and you can’t miss them!
Fantastic work Worthing Borough Council and The Sussex Sign Company! Pictured above Cllr Val Turner, Worthing Town Crier and Norman Mayhew.