Environment

Tree hugging, planting and more

Many of us feel intuitively that being near trees is good for our state of mind, but modern life can let us forget that. Lockdown sharpened the focus on nature and we found ourselves in amongst them again, if not actually hugging them (though research tells us that really does help). The United Kingdom has …...

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Community, Town Centre

What party hat will you wear to the Shoreham Summer Festival?

Shoreham-by-Sea is holding a Summer Festival on Saturday 14th August. The Shoreham Independent Traders Collective and saydesignUK are putting on the event with help from The Ropetackle Arts Centre and Adur & Worthing Council. From the railway station to the Ferry Bridge, Shoreham will be packed with street entertainment, arts and...

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Development, Environment

The Meads is keeping the grass natural

Adur District Council has just announced that it will support a plan to upgrade The Meads recreation ground using natural turf and significantly improved drainage. It’s a result that the residents have been campaigning for – “keep the meads grass + improve the drainage” – for over two years. It has prevailed over a competing...

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Transport

Cycling and walking improvements.
Have your say

West Sussex County Council have launched the next stage in the consultation process for the proposed Shoreham-by-Sea Walking and Cycling Improvements. The consultation opens on Monday 5th July and will run until Sunday 1st August. The link to the consultation portal can be found at www.westsussex.gov.uk/shoreham, where you will also find...

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Town Centre, Transport

Railway subway campaign stepped up

The Shoreham Society is renewing pressure on Southern Railway and Network Rail to make the Shoreham station subway easily accessible from the street, allowing non-railway-users to cross when the gates are closed. In a damning report published by the Society, committee member Adrian Towler accuses the rail companies of treating the...

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Development, Environment

“Over the wall” drainage project extended

New rainfall drainage techniques are being explored for proposed developments in Brighton Road and Shoreham Harbour to reduce the risk of local flooding. An initiative by a partnership of local councils, coastal flood bodies, the port authority, developers and environmental experts aims to reduce the overloading of sewers and underground...

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Community, Development

Online briefings provide platform for local groups

The Shoreham Society is hosting a series of online events under the title “The Shoreham Network” to give local groups a platform for informing residents what they’re up to. Without necessarily endorsing the groups or their activities, the Society believes that community awareness and engagement are positively fostered...

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Development, Transport

New objections to New Monks Farm A27 plans

New objections have been raised to road proposals for the controversial New Monks Farm development next to Shoreham Airport. As site work continues for the development of 600 homes and an IKEA store, a major re-think is being urged for the proposed new roundabout on the A27 and its link to Coombes Road. Fresh objections …...

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Development, Environment

Port project will produce hydrogen for fuel cells

A project at Shoreham Habour will create a ‘green hydrogen hub’ in the form of a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant producing hydrogen for vehicle fuel cells. A planning application is being prepared by the Port Authority for the plant to be built south of the lock gates. If approved it is expected to be operational in …...

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Community, Development

Survey shows: “We love Shoreham, but …”

Most Shoreham residents love the town and strongly feel part of the community, according to an open survey by the Shoreham Society. But some residents, particularly new ones and minorities, do not share that sense of belonging, and the Society’s committee is exploring ways to make them feel more welcome. The widely-publicised...

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