Environment

Weald to Waves

On Friday 23rd September, I attended an excellent presentation about Weald to Waves by Libby Drew, Knepp Estate Rewilding Director and James Baird, an environmentally committed Sussex farmer.  The speakers discussed the creation of a safe corridor for nature from Ashdown Forest to Climping Gap. The project will protect the most...

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Development, Environment

Retrofit and Your Home

Is the cost- of-living crisis making you yearn for lower bills, but struggling to choose what to do? Perhaps you are thinking of extending or remodelling and want to understand why having a whole house plan can help avoid unintended consequences? Or are you wondering if your home is one of Britains’ “leakiest homes”, and …...

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Environment

An Electrifying Tale?

So we are in an “energy crisis”. How did huge energy price hikes and the prospect of power cuts come about? Could renewable energy have more of a role in preventing this happening in future? Why are my costs rising when I’m with a green energy provider just using electricity? Here is a potted history …...

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Development, Environment

Rampion 2: Essential
or Spoiling the View?

Living in Shoreham, we have quickly become used to seeing Rampion 1 and even judging what the weather will be from what we can or cannot see of it. Many of us admire the symmetry and silence of this offshore energy generation, and are pleased to see that nature has recovered so well where the …...

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Community, Environment

Shoreham Port – Our Future
Report & Slides

Was it just a coincidence that Storm Eunice chose Friday 18th February to come clattering through Shoreham-by-Sea – the same day that Tom Willis of Shoreham Port was invited to give a talk to the Shoreham Society? Or was it to remind us that, just like its Port, Shoreham has been around a lot longer …...

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Shoreham Port – Our Future

Shoreham Port is a Trust port playing a leading role in transforming the local and regional economy towards a sustainable future. Their heritage traces back to 1760; over the past 260 years, cargoes, vessel types and land uses have all changed considerably with the Port continually reinventing itself. On Friday 18th February, Tom Willis,...

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Development, Environment

Planning and Biodiversity

This year, the 2017 Adur Local Plan will be reviewed and its horizon extended for a further five years to 2037. As part of the review the Council is required to “address a range of issues such as nature conservation and restoration, open space and green infrastructure, and climate change mitigation and adaptation”. See Jennifer...

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Environment

Can you give a home to a Birch Tree?

The Birch Tree Project is a local tree planting initiative. Surplus trees from Ashdown Forest are lifted (bare root) and transplanted or ‘tree-located’. Usually the trees would be cut down to help maintain Ashdown’s much needed heathland habitat. By lifting and planting them elsewhere trees are saved and continue to grow with all...

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Community, Environment

Park Avenue Trees

Over two years ago two couples from Park Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea heard an inspirational talk at a meeting of the Shoreham Society about the planting of trees in the verges in Roslyn Road. They decided to test the feeling for this in their road and began speaking to some of their neighbours. Unfortunately, COVID then struck …...

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Development, Environment

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Support the Poplar!

The threatened tree outside the Duke of Wellington Pub is fast becoming a rallying point for people in Shoreham who care about our town and want to see it succeed and be a great place to live going forward. Concerns are many and varied, but centre around the sheer numbers and sizes of housing development …...

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