Traders are being assured that everything is being done to make Worthing town centre a safe, comfortable place to visit.
A joint letter from Worthing Borough Council, Sussex Police (Adur and Worthing Police) and Worthing Town Centre Initiative is being delivered to all centre businesses outlining the efforts to engage the street community and tackle anti-social behaviour following a spate of recent negative publicity.
In it the traders are assured all three organisations are regularly meeting to discuss initiatives to deal with the issue.
The letter said: "We all know town centres are changing and these are challenging times for all businesses.
"However we completely share the view of our business community that retail remains a vital part of our town centre offering.
"We also have a joint goal of continuing to attract people into the town centre, and ensuring that we have safe and pleasant spaces for people to enjoy."
The letter says that many of the problems are on a national scale with Worthing no better or worse than other centres but recognises that work has to be done to make improvements.
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