New views — and controversial views

The town keeps changing — but the people are trying to take back control. Plus all the news you need and all the events in town in the build up to Halloween.

New views — and controversial views
A new view from the Adur Ferry Bridge

Walking across the Adur Ferry Bridge today, it was quite shocking to see such a new view. The old yacht club and its outbuildings are gone, giving a clear view across to the garage, for the first time in decades. You can see it for yourself above.

Towns, of course, never stop changing — but louder voices are making themselves about the future of our town.

ACTing together for Shoreham’s future

On Monday this week, a packed Ropetackle Centre played host to a meeting of all the local organisations who are concerned about the direction of the town’s future.

In particular, the lack of investment in services, including sewage and secondary schools, was a big concern to many attending. So, too, was the growing traffic problem — with no scope to add new roads, a new and more sustainable approach to traffic management is needed.

Oh, and our number of GPs has actually gone down despite the number of residents going up. And there don’t appear to be any concrete plans to address the issue.

The general mood was that:

  1. The council is not really holding developers to account
  2. Too many planning meetings are still being held at too short notice, and behind closed doors

If you want to know more, join ACT’s Facebook group and you can watch the meeting on YouTube.

Shoreham Beach gets a green flag

Shoreham Beach — and Lancing Ring — have been given the Green Flag. But what the heck is a Green Flag? It’s an international accreditation for well-managed outdoors spaces.

Says the council:

Lancing Ring LNR and Shoreham Beach LNR will now be added to the coveted list that also boasts Buckingham Park and Lancing Manor Park in Adur and Beach House Park, Highdown Gardens, Field Place and Marine Gardens in Worthing.

A photographer’s day on the Adur

Deprived of the opportunity to launch his canoe (was he talking about the Adur Outdoors Activity Centre?), Haydn Thomas spent the day shooting wildlife in the Adur Estuary.

Shoreham FC wins an award for sustainability

This is fantastic news:

Congratulations, Shoreham FC for winning the club strategy award at the British Association for Sustainable Sports (BASIS) awards. This is the first-ever BASIS awards which is great for the club. The club was up against Premier League opposition, Norwich FC and Southampton FC.

Oh, and their sustainability efforts have been profiled by The Guardian:

‘It’s like scoring a hat-trick’: how sport is aiming to drive sustainability | Tanya Aldred
Shoreham FC have made award-winning changes ranging from vegan pasties to carbon offsetting while Play It Again Sport is removing financial barriers in south Wales

The Week Ahead

A round-up of events happening in Shoreham-by-Sea in the coming week.

Friday 22nd

Saturday 23rd

Sunday 24th

Monday 25th

Tuesday 26th

Wednesday 27th

Thursday 28th

Friday 29th

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