Shoreham Digest: 14th July 2020

Dramatic scenes in the town centre on Saturday night - and a political fight over the future of the Shoreham Beach Neighbourhood Forum

Shoreham Digest: 14th July 2020

Saturday night was fight night

A dramatic Satuday night in the town centre. It doesn't seem to be connected with the pubs reopening, and those arrested are all young people, but it's still concerning…

Shoreham: Fifteen youths arrested after female police officer ‘punched in the head’
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The Argus picks up the story with some advice for parents:

Now West Sussex Superintendent Miles Ockwell has blasted the group for their "unacceptable behaviour" and told the parents and guardians of those involved they "have the responsibility to ensure their children are not causing disruptive behaviour".
Police chief’s strong message to parents after officers attacked by children
A POLICE chief has warned that those responsible will “have to face the consequences of their actions” after a large group of children…

Forum farrago?

The Shoreham Beach Neighbourhood Forum came under sustained attack from Adur District councillors last week, as it applied to have its remit extended. The councillors were not keen, to put it mildly, but have deferred the decision.

Shoreham Beach neighbourhood forum hits back at ‘five years of incompetence’ claims
Shoreham Beach Neighbourhood Forum has hit back after being accused of ‘five years of incompetence’ by Adur district councillors.

If you're interested in learning more, here's the Forum's website:

Shoreham Beach Forum
Co-creating future development for the benefit of the community - a Neighbourhood Plan for Shoreham Beach

Other News

Church weddings return

St Mary de Haura prepares for weddings again, as the gradual reopening of our churches continues:

Shoreham couple prepare for church’s first post-lockdown wedding
When Lilith Farrell and David McCourt were planning their wedding for June 18, stocking up on hand sanitiser was not at the top of their to-do list.

Award-winning flood defences

After the years of disruption, the flood defences have been well-received:

Shoreham flood defence schemes wins award for its ‘positive contribution to society’
Shoreham’s flood defence scheme has won an award in recognition of its ‘positive and transformational contribution to society’.

Conran-designed scheme approved

It turns out that the Kingston Wharf development is a Conran & Partners design.

Conran wins planning for Shoreham homes
Scheme is part of wider £40m revamp for West Sussex town

Who knew? 🤷🏼‍