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Here is a brief timeline of Sompting Big Local. It does not include everything we have done.

February 2013

Launch of Sompting Big Local.


October 2013

Opening of the Sompting Big Local Hub in Cokeham Road.

July 2014

Pathway funding was awarded to Sompting Big Local. This funding is part of the funds awarded to Sompting to help get activities going before the first plan is written

October 2014

The first plan was approved. This was a 2 year plan.

April 2015

Our first Minibus was bought.


August 2015

2 defibrillators bought, situated at Cokeham Pharmacy and the Marquis of Granby pub

January 2016

Gave funding AGE UK funding to run a community club originally at the Marquis. This is now held at the Gardeners Arms.

May 2016

Mayday Event held in Sompting – raising funds for the heating at St Marys Church


August 2016

3rd defibrillator bought and installed at St Peters Church hall.


February 2017

Invested funds in partnership with Adur District council and Sompting Parish Council to upgrade Hamble Park

March 2017

2nd plan approved by Local Trust

August 2017

Sompting Splash on Sompting Recreation Ground

December 2017

Christmas Disco at the Harriet Johnson Centre

March 2018

New minibus bought, with old minibus donated to Sustainable Sussex

July 2018

Contributed to Sompting Festival

March 2019

Launch of Social Prescribing in Lancing and Sompting.

July 2019

Playday on Sompting Recreation ground

June 2020

3rd plan approved by Local Trust

December 2020

Wellness boxes given to 50 residents