IN a record year for summer concessions in Worthing, a season of watersports, gourmet sandwiches and non-alcoholic mojitos is set to prove the town is “the place to be”.
All available concessions have been filled. Councillor Kevin Jenkins, the council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, says, “For the first time, we have sold out all our concessions. It shows that Worthing is really becoming the place to be in the summer.”
Among the concessions are rides on the promenade on a four-person buggy bike with two extra toddler seats on the front. The bikes, offered by Wheelie Good Fun Ltd, are available from pick-up points on the promenade at the Waterwise Playground and opposite Prospect Place from mid-June.
Red Paddles are available for hire from GLO Wellbeing on Goring Beach, near Sea Lane Cafe, where lesson in the art of staying upright on a board in the water are also on offer.
There a chance to try kite-flying between the Waterwise playground and the Splash Pad, and from June, Brian O’Neill of Let’s Go Fly a Kite will be dressed in the style of Dick Van Dyke from the classic film Mary Poppins to sell kite-making kits from his colourful bike cart.
In town, try a non-alcoholic mojito from Mojito Lemon near The Beacon on the promenade, or chips from The Lido Entertainment Centre next door.
For other food options, Lush Mobile Cafe is back and new on the block from June is What We Are Eating, which offers gourmet sandwiches made with local West Sussex produce. Run by Paul Dowsett (pictured above), it can be found at the Windsor Lawns Picnic Area, which has seen further regeneration works with additional gym equipment now installed, following the refurbishment of the Windsor Lawns Shelter.
Paul says, “I would describe myself as a ‘food remixer’. It’s not fusion food as I’m not into trying to marry flavours and produce from particular parts of the world.
“Instead, I like to take classic food combinations, then reimagine and rework them. I’m just interested in what tastes good.”