THIS is how a new community hub in Worthing could look.

The children and family services, registration services and library will be based out of what will be the redesigned site of Worthing library.

The plan is for the new community hub to be ready to open in the summer of 2020.

In order to complete the work, the library in Richmond Road will close for around six months.

During the work, there will be alternative library service provision.

Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “Councils up and down the country are facing a tough financial challenge.

“Where it makes sense, we will look at moving key services for people of all ages under one roof in new, engaging public spaces.

That way we save money and protect the future of much cherished community assets.

“This is an incredibly exciting project.

“Not only are we investing in the future of our communities, we are also investing in the future of key services.”

The plan is for the Children and Family services provided at Footprints in Crescent Road, services which run out of the FindItOut Centre in Marine Place and registration services in Adur and Worthing Borough Council offices, to move into the current library building when it is re-modelled into a community hub.

The council will end the leases on the buildings in Crescent Road and Marine Place. The idea is to create modern spaces where people can take part in community activities.