Wick, West Sussex
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Wick is a community in the Arun district of West Sussex, England. Originally a separate village, it now forms part of the built up area around Littlehampton. It lies on the A284 road 0.6 miles (1 km) north of the town centre.
There is an annual summer festival held in Wick. The village hall is one of the largest in the area, there are several flint Victorian buildings including All Saints Church and one thatched cottage. Wick contains three separate parades of shops, including a Co-Operative supermarket, green grocer, bakery, a laundrette, one pub and various other small specialist shops.
The village of Wick formed around Wick Manor, established after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It has an ancient Roman Brick/clay making site, (this now lies under a road called 'Potters Mead', off Courtwick Road). Wick had an Art Deco era Steam Laundry built in the 1920s, it has now been demolished.
During the early 1990s some areas of Wick had developed a reputation for drug and alcohol addiction, high teenage pregnancy, and low ‘community esteem’ this resulted in the highly successful Christian "The WIRE project" being established to address these issues. In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the quality of wick's social housing, with many being refurbished.
In 2009 the True Blue pub was demolished to make way for new housing.
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