Shoreham Digest: July 2nd

News you might have missed from the week just gone.

Shoreham Digest: July 2nd

A couple of updates from the Port to kick off.

Harbour Arms reopening

The Port is doing a trial reopening of the harbour arms this weekend. Not sure it's a fabulous idea to do that the weekend that the pubs reopen, but…

Shoreham Port
Harbour Arms Trial Opening- 4th July Following the changes to social distancing rules commencing this Saturday 4th July, our Harbour Arms will be open this weekend for angling and the public on a...

A warning to SUPers

An important reminder to stand up paddleboarders and other recreational water users that some areas around the harbour entrance are barred to them, for safety reasons.

Shoreham Port
Due to the warm weather and increased leisure activity in recent weeks, we have noticed a large increase of SUPs (Stand Up Paddle boards) in the navigational channel of the Eastern Arm to the harbour...

Covid-19 restrictions threaten local arts venues

There's been little or no government support for arts venue - and there's still no prospect of them reopening, either. Many are struggling to survive. The Ropetackle and the Duke of Wellington are both mentioned in this article about venues asking for the government to help.

Music venues across Sussex warn of closure
Music venues in Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Shoreham and Worthing have added their names to a plea for urgent government help.

Shoreham Harbour development gets design revamp

But is it any better? 🤔

Designs revised for major Shoreham Harbour development
The designs of a major Shoreham Harbour development’s have been revised after concerns were raised by councillors.

Remember Last Weekend?

Time has been moving strangely during lockdown. Last weekend already seems like an eternity ago, but the crowds on the beach are hard to forget. As was the huge volume of rubbish left behind:

11 tonnes of rubbish left on Sussex beach in one day - the most ever recorded
Sun-seekers left a staggering 11 tonnes of rubbish on a Sussex beach as revellers flocked to enjoy Thursday’s (June 24) heatwave.

The weather's a lot less good this weekend, so hopefully we won't see the same. But the police won't be stopping over-crowding:

Police ′ cannot stop people’ flocking to the Sussex coast
POLICE “can’t stop people coming to the coast”, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has warned.

Good news: local business back in profit

One local employer is (thankfully) weathering the lockdown storm well:

Higgidy back in profit after stake sale to Samworth Brothers
Higgidy’s pre-tax profits came in at £42k, compared with a £180k loss the prior year