Environment

The Adur Estuary

On Friday 19 April we are pleased to welcome Richard Allan and Tony Benton from the Shoreham District Ornithological Society to give a talk about the birds that rely on the environment of the Adur Estuary. Here’s Richard’s outline of their talk and photos of just two of the many birds that visit the river …...

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What’s your favourite Shoreham Tree?

Enter a photo of your favourite tree in Shoreham for the Shoreham Tree Picture Competition. It could be in your garden, in the street or a park nearby. It could be an unusual tree or have a special significance for Shoreham. Or maybe just a photo you like of any tree in Shoreham. The winning …...

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Shoreham Street Trees

Do you have a favourite tree near your home that pleases you endlessly? Are you looking forward to the spring burst of leaf and blossom? Would you like to celebrate the tree related things happening in our tree deprived town and learn about more being planned? Trees are marvellous things, aren’t they? Producing oxygen, communicating...

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Community Orchards in Adur

This guest post is by Jenni Cresswell from Brighton Permaculture Trust which has been planting orchards with communities across Sussex for over 15 years. Traditional orchards are being lost from our landscapes at worrying rates. We’re doing something to curb that trend. We believe that as well as the usual benefits from trees –...

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Rewilding an Urban Garden

Local author Gerry Maguire Thompson is giving a talk for the Shoreham Society about his book, Rewilding an Urban Garden: An Illustrated Diary of Nature’s Year. This tells the story of twelve months in his Shoreham garden, and the extraordinary wealth of creatures that live or visit there. The book is beautifully designed and...

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Buckingham Park Nature Boards

On Wednesday 2nd August an unveiling event was held in Buckingham Park for two Nature Boards, one by the children’s playground and a second one near Apron Community Garden. This was the culmination of work by Friends of Buckingham Park with funding from Transition Together and Adur District Council and the input of Sussex Wildlife...

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By Poplar Demand, the Tree is Saved!

The Shoreham Poplar Front’s campaign to save a huge poplar tree has eventually succeeded. The tree is on the site of the old demolished Civic Centre next to the Duke of Wellington pub on Brighton Road. The planning application by Hyde Homes for a large housing development that the Council approved at the beginning of …...

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Community, Environment

Growing for our Children’s Future

The Apron Community Garden is a creative community project in Buckingham Park. Its founder, Lis Long, will be giving a talk for the Shoreham Society in April explaining the ideas behind it and how it is helping local people to enjoy gardening, learn new skills and develop their creativity. The garden was conceived during the …...

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CPRE Sussex Festival of Spring

The Festival of Spring is a series of online talks by inspirational people who love nature and the Sussex countryside. It is being organised by CPRE Sussex, the countryside charity. On various Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout February and March 2023, the CPRE’s Festival of Spring talks provide a complementary theme to the...

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Sussex Dolphin Project

The Sussex Dolphin Project, launched in 2018 as a project of the World Cetacean Alliance, is committed to protecting dolphins through Research, Awareness and Education. Its citizen science programme gives the community a chance to get involved and help them to study marine mammals. The Shoreham Society is hosting a Zoom talk given by the...

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