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Shoreham Connections

There are many other active organisations and groups in and around Shoreham that we work with. All in their own ways make significant contributions to the life and well-being of the town, its people and its surroundings. 

Enjoy Shoreham By Sea is a non-profit, community-based website to support traders, connect locals, promote events and welcome visitors. It celebrates all of the wonderful things Shoreham-By-Sea has to offer. You will find listings of venues, insider stories from local people, offers, competitions, places to visit and much more. So please take a moment to browse, discover and #EnjoyShorehamBySea.

Adur Voluntary Action supports community development & charities across Adur. AVA provides grant & funding advice, provision of volunteers and provides signposting to other networks that can support any charity or organisation’s growth journey. AVA offers one-to-one support and advice to local charitable organisations on matters such as: becoming constituted; registering as a charity; raising funds; promoting themselves; finding meeting space; supporting / training volunteers; recruiting / managing paid staff or holding money for small charities.

Over the Moon is a social enterprise dedicated to providing events and activities in Adur District, with a focus on creativity and community. They are strongly committed to using salvaged, donated and recycled materials wherever possible and aim to showcase what can be achieved and what fun can be had by creatively reusing materials instead of buying new and throwing things away. Over the Moon runs The Circular Space community creative reuse hub in Shoreham-by-Sea. See their upcoming events on their website and their latest news on their Facebook page.

Adur Residents Environmental Action, AREA, is a non-political group formed by local residents concerned about our environment in terms of pollution, traffic, parking, infrastructure services, green spaces and overdevelopment. See AREA’s latest news and discussions in their Facebook group.

Shoreham-By-Cycle believes cycling is a great way to get around Shoreham but that cycling in our town can be better. Shoreham-By-Cycle wants cycling in Shoreham to be easier, more comfortable and less stressful, so more of us feel able to ride to work, to school, to the shops or simply to the pub. They talk to councils, politicians, businesses, schools, police, community organisations and local people, finding ways to make things happen. See the latest news about Shoreham-By-Cycle’s activity on their Facebook page.

Due to its unusual vegetated shingle habitat, Shoreham Beach was declared a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 2006. Friends of Shoreham Beach (FoSB) are a group of volunteers with a deep love for the sea and its environs, who are responsible for protecting and educating others about the habitat, its plants and its wildlife. Helping everyone to enjoy the Shoreham Beach LNR while understanding their potential impact upon this unique environment.

The Shoreham Centre in Pond Road is run and managed by a charity, the Shoreham Community Trust as a community venue where people can come together, to play, learn and celebrate. As well as providing rooms to hire, the Centre has a coffee shop, weekly market and the Skyway Art Gallery. It also houses the Adur & Worthing Councils Customer Service Team, Citizens Advice and 4Sight. It is the regular venue for Shoreham Society meetings and talks on the third Friday evening of each month and also the Adur District Council and Planning Committee meetings.

The Marlipins Museum is a Grade II* listed medieval building housing more than 2,500 exhibits reflecting the rich history of the area, its archaeology, maritime shipbuilding past, the two World Wars, and the Shoreham Beach nature reserve. The Friends of Marlipins Museum is a local amenity society working closely with the museum’s owners, the Sussex Archaeological Society, and other relevant groups to ensure that this important and fascinating facility attracts the interest, use and support it deserves.

Founded by local writers and literary enthusiasts, Shoreham Wordfest has featured an annual autumn festival of words and ideas since 2011. There are now year-round events and community projects. It has a growing reputation across the South East, supporting local creativity and attracting high profile authors and speakers to Shoreham-by-Sea. Shoreham Wordfest is a Community Interest Organisation and registered charity.

Transition Town Shoreham is part of the Transition Network, a movement of communities coming together to re-imagine and re-build our world. Transition is about people taking practical action together in their local area to address the big challenges they face. In practice, this can mean setting up renewable energy projects, re-localising food systems, sparking entrepreneurship, re-wilding cities, creating important community spaces and weaving webs of connection and support. If you are interested in contributing to a future that is less dependent on scarce resources, more interconnected, cooperative, resilient, humane….and fun, they would love to hear from you. See Transition Town Shoreham’s latest news and discussions in their Facebook group.

Situated on the banks of the River Adur in Shoreham-by-Sea, Ropetackle Arts Centre is a multi-award winning, purpose-built venue presenting some of the biggest and best performing arts events in the UK. A registered charity run by a small team of professionals supported by 80+ volunteers, Ropetackle is an arts and entertainment hub at the heart of the community. It has a superbly equipped auditorium seating up to 200, or 350 standing, a multi-purpose mezzanine space for classes and activities, plus a large, light and airy foyer and café, alongside two well-stocked bars.

The aims and objectives of the Friends of Shoreham Fort are to conserve, maintain and restore Shoreham Fort, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, back to her former 1857 glory. Being the last fort of its kind it is vital that this nationally important heritage site is preserved for years to come to enable the continued education of our local history and significance in protecting the English shores from invasion. The Friends of Shoreham Fort will work towards a full restoration, including the reinstatement of the Barrack Block, for use as a multi purpose community facility.

Shorehambysea.com is a free to use community web site covering all aspects of Shoreham’s history. The site contains over 6000 photographs, around 400 articles and a range of research materials, census and directory lists. Run and funded by two local volunteers we have been operating as a not-for-profit community resource since 2004.

Sussex Dolphin Project is committed to protecting local dolphin species through research, awareness and education to deliver ecosystem-level restoration and rejuvenation. The project is part of the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) which champions the protection of marine habitats through community engagement. As an independent organisation, it aspires to work collaboratively with organisations and individuals to create a sightings network. Sussex Dolphin Project also focuses on educating the population of Sussex on the importance of a healthy marine environment, encouraging action to protect local marine life and habitats.

Apron is a community Arts and Craft initiative based in the heart of Shoreham-by-sea. Apron believes that everyone in our community should have a space to be creative. It offers intergenerational arts and crafts workshops, cultural heritage events and inclusive pop-up sessions in venues across Shoreham. Apron has recently created a community garden in Buckingham Park. See the latest news about activity in the Apron Community Garden on their Facebook page.

Adur Votes is a joint initiative between several community groups in the Adur area, who would like all voters in our area to feel they understand the role of our district council, to help them decide on their vote in local elections.

 

FOldS is a new group which aims to protect and improve the heritage and environment of Old Shoreham, through local community action.

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