Worthing Community Chest awarded Friends of Homefield £499 to help buy a new bench. Catherine Attwood and trustee, Malcolm Brett, went along in April to present the cheque.

Malcolm has written some words about our visit.

Homefield Park could be described as one of Worthing’s best kept secrets.

The park, established in the 1870’s, is situated to the north of Worthing hospital. The Friends of Homefield were established  to help preserve and regenerate the park.

They have successfully installed a skate park and a children’s play area but want to encourage more visitors. To this end they applied to the Community Chest for funding for an additional bench. The appraisal panel were very supportive in their decision to award £499 to cover the cost of the bench.

On Saturday 17th April I had the pleasure of meeting John Smith the treasurer of the Friends of Homefield and together with Catherine Attwood presented them with a cheque for the bench.

To view the bench it is located along the footpath which runs parallel with Homefield Road, it is also located in front of tree that was especially planted to remember one of the founding friends of the park, so a fitting place to sit and reflect.

‘Friends of Homefield were delighted to receive help from Worthing Community Chest’ said John Smith  ‘We are a small group whose aim is to help regenerate the Park and make it a pleasant place for all to use. Members of the public can walk round the park and maybe take a rest on one of the benches’