College facilities impress during tour

MPs Tim Loughton and Sir Peter Bottomley attend a tour of Worthing College
MPs Tim Loughton and Sir Peter Bottomley attend a tour of Worthing College

WORTHING College recently opened its doors to local MPs and the mayor following a ‘successful’ first term at its new site.

MP for Worthing West Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton and mayor of Worthing Bob Smytherman joined the college’s principal Peter Corrigan for a guided tour of the college’s new campus in Hill Barn Lane.

Anne Pithie, the college’s marketing and events manager, said: “We are very pleased and very excited with the impact the new facilities are having.”

She added that the local MPs played a vital role in championing the cause of a move to a new site and said they were ‘greatly’ impressed by what they saw.

Mayor of Worthing Bob Smytherman said: “I was hugely impressed with the design of the college and the facilities for students and staff, as well as opportunities for the wide community to benefit from what is now one of the best facilities we have in town.”

Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce and headteachers from partner schools in the local area also took part in the tour.

Tim Loughton had taken up a charity challenge to wear a ‘Santa suit’ for the day with proceeds going to St Barnabas House.