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This is the first published Electronic Newspaper for 
Shoreham-by-Sea and District, West Sussex, England

       4 November 2000 : Volume 2  Issue 40

Local News

Katherine Hamblett (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)

Flooded road in Lancing

National Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
Weather Forecast

3 November 2000
Adur Council hosted a meeting about the New Monks Farm Development Brief at Lancing Parish Hall. Wheelwright Estates (Michael Cox) have already submitted a Planning Application which has now been appealed against (to the Secretary of State) because the Application was not dealt with during the specified time. 

The Golf Course covers 120 acres and the land will be supplemented by large amounts of spoil brought in, although the Council could not say how much? It will be inert spoil (whatever that means) and will arrive in lorries from the A27. There was no representative from the Environmental Agency or even a contact name to ask queries about the nature of the landscaping, flood prevention etc. There was no Highways representative from WSCC to answer the numerous queries about the road access from the west. Furthermore, there was nobody able to answer the parks and garden queries regarding the public open space. Almost every member of the public was unhappy at the proceedings. NIMBY personal prejudices were the content of many objections, but also over the procedure where the Development Brief was presented as a fait accompli, a criticism I think is justified, but it is difficult to think of what else the Brief could have come up with that excluded the current project. Overall, the Council Officers assured the public that they would be able to deal with all the problems, or rather they would make representations to the Secretary of State, as they could not even deal with the Planning Application within the statutory time limit. 

The people at the meeting want a Public Enquiry. 

The land is now believed to be owned by Wheelwright Estates (reply from Adur DC).

Please send any comments to: Andy Horton

  • Wildlife Reports

    2 November 2000
    Mid-afternoon: one of the brightest and most spectacular Rainbows I have ever seen formed a complete semi-circle over the Downs amongst the low black rain clouds. It looks like mini-Tornado weather and three rain and storm squalls of sufficient ferocity to make driving hazardous occur in the afternoon. The squalls only last for 5 to 10 minutes, and then the gale reverts to a steady Force 7.

    regeneration  | rdenre()n |  n. ME. [(O)Fr. regeneration or L regeneratio(n-), f. as prec.: see -ATION.] 1 The action of regenerating; the process or fact of being regenerated; re-creation, re-formation. ME. b fig. Revival, renaissance; reconstitution in an improved form. E17. c Forestry. The natural regrowth of a forest which has been felled or thinned. L19. 2 The process or fact of being spiritually reborn; the state resulting from this. LME. 3 Med. & Biol. The formation of new animal tissue; the natural replacement of lost parts or organs. LME. 4 Electronics. Positive feedback. E20. 5 Chem. & Textiles. The action or process of regenerating polymeric fibres. E20.
    1c natural regeneration: see NATURAL a.

    consolidation  | knslde()n |  n. LME. [Late L consolidatio(n-), f. as prec.: see -ATION.] 1 The action or an act of uniting or amalgamating; combination into a single whole. LME.  2 The action or an act of making (more) solid or compact. E17. 3 (A) strengthening, esp. of power, position, or organization. E17.consolidationist n. an advocate of federal rule in the US M19.

    inert  | nt |  a. & n. M17. [L inert-, iners unskilled, inactive, f. as IN-3 + art-, ars skill, ART n.1] A adj. 1 Of matter or a material thing: having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance; inanimate; having the property of inertia. M17. b Without active chemical or physiological properties; unreactive. E19. 2 Of a person, an animal, etc.: inactive, slow; not inclined for or capable of action or movement; motionless. L18.
    1 F. BOWEN If matter is essentially inert, every change in it must be produced by the mind. 2 R. P. WARREN He lay beneath the high carved headboard of his bed, inert as a log. A. BROOKNER With their curiously inert attitude to life, I doubt that they would even notice my absence.
    Special collocations: inert gas (a)a (relatively) unreactive gas; (b)spec. = noble gas s.v. NOBLE a. (usu. in pl.).
     B n. An inert or unreactive substance. M20.inertly adv. M18. inertness n. M17.

    sanguine  | sawn |  a. & n. ME. [(O)Fr. sanguin(e) f. L sanguineus: see SANGUINEOUS.] A adj. 1 a Blood-red. Also sanguine red. Now only literary, in Her., & in names of animals and plants. ME.  b Of the complexion: florid, ruddy. L17. 2 a Of or pertaining to blood; consisting of or containing blood. Now rare. LME. b Causing or delighting in bloodshed; bloody, sanguinary. Now poet. & rhet. E18. 3 Hist. Having the constitution characterized by the predominance of blood over the other three bodily humours, believed to be indicated by a ruddy face and a brave and hopeful amorous disposition. LME. 4 Having the temperament attributed to people of this constitution (now Hist.); confident, optimistic. E16.
    4 D. H. LAWRENCE He was too healthy and sanguine to be wretched. JOHN BROOKE A marriage with the Kingwas beyond her most sanguine expectations. D. FRASER Brooke had not been sanguine about Russian chances of holding out.
     B n.  1 (A piece of) blood-red cloth. Only in ME. 2 A blood-red colour. obs. exc. Her. LME.  3 Sanguine constitution or temperament. M16-E18. 4 A crayon coloured red or flesh with iron oxide; a drawing executed with such a crayon. M19.sanguinely adv. M17. sanguineness n. M16.

    phalanx | falaks |  n. Pl. phalanxes (chiefly in senses 1, 2), phalanges  | flandiz |  (chiefly in senses 3, 4). M16. [L phalanx, phalang- f. Gk phalagx.] 1 A line or array of battle (Gk Hist.); spec. a body of heavy-armed infantry drawn up in close order, with shields touching and long spears overlapping (famous in the Macedonian army); any compact body of troops or police officers. M16.  2 A number of people banded together for a common purpose, esp. in support of or in opposition to some cause; a union so formed; a compact body of people or animals (or things) massed in order, e.g. for attack or defence. E17. b A group of people living together in community, free of external regulation and holding property in common. M19. 3 Anat. & Zool. Each of the bones of the fingers and toes. Usu. in pl. L17. 4 Bot. A group of stamens united by fusion of their filaments. rare. L18.
    1 Western Morning News I had to run bent double past a police phalanx protected by their riot shields. 2 M. EDWARDES His phalanx of officials sat on one sideand our six-man Boardon the other. R. THOMAS The tables were separated by clumps of palms in pots, and phalanxes of gliding waiters. 3 ungual phalanx: see UNGUAL a. 1.
    phalanxed a. drawn up or ranged in a phalanx M18.

    saltern  | sltn, s- |  n. Now chiefly Hist. OE. [f. SALT n.1 + OE aern building, place (cf. BARN n.1 & v.).] A building in which salt is obtained by boiling or evaporation; a salt-works. Also, an area of land laid out with pools in which seawater is allowed to evaporate.
     Between OE and L17 recorded chiefly in place-names.

    Excerpted from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
    Developed by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc. 

    phalanges  The bones that make up the *digits of the hand or foot in vertebrates. They articulate with the *metacarpals of the hand or with the *metatarsals of the foot. In the basic *pentadactyl limb there are two phalanges for the first digit (the thumb or big toe in humans) and three for each of the others.

    Excerpted from The Oxford Reference Shelf 1994

    Computer Tips

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  • Poem of the Week

    Down in the Flood (extract)

    Well, that high tide's risin',
    Mama, don't you let me down.
    Pack up your suitcase,
    Mama, don't you make a sound.
    Now, it's king for king,
    Queen for queen,
    It's gonna be the meanest flood
    That anybody's seen.
    Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now?
    Yes, you're gonna have to find yourself
    Another best friend, somehow.

    Bob Dylan

  •  Sussex Web Sites 

  • Medieval England and Wales 

    (de Braose family)

    Click on the seal to visit this excellent web site. 

    Written by Lynda Denyer
    Photographs by Doug Thompson


    These pages are non-political so the inclusion of the above page is included because of its useful information. If the Liberals or Conservatives produced a page with useful information, we would include it. The page has been vetted.

    If you dispute their analysis, put your comments on the Adur Valley EForum below.



    2 August 2000
    The Adur Valley eForum covering all aspects of life in the Adur Valley commences. You can join by spending a few minutes on the following site, and then you can post messages on almost anything about life in Shoreham-by-sea and the Adur Valley, including, Lancing, Sompting, Southwick, Steyning and the smaller villages in the valley. 



    is to click on the link to the

    logo, and register as a new member. Allow 10 minutes on-line, but the process should be much quicker.

    Then you can go to the Adur Valley page and  register to join.

    The following choices will have to be made:

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    2) Receive each EMail individually (this may result in too many EMails)

    3)  Choose not to receive EMails, which means you can visit the web page to choose what subjects look interesting. You can, also, just receive a list of the subjects in a daily digest.
    If the latter applies, you will have to click on the menu item Messages

    These choices can be altered at a later date. They can also be altered by me,  if you cannot work out how to do it. 

  • Historical Snippets

    Extract from the St. Botolph's Church web site (which contains much more information)

    St. Botolph’s Parish Church is the parish church of Botolphs village - one of the smallest villages in West Sussex and in the country. Even with the nearby hamlet of Annington (also served by this church) the total adult population is just 44 people.

    The church is over 1000 years old - the nave was built in 950, although the present tower and chancel were added around 1250.

    The church is on the South Downs Way, and is sometimes called “The Walkers’ Church”. Many tourists visit because of the antiquity of the church. It is open most days.

    Parish Priest:
    The Revd. Timothy L’Estrange, MA

    Link to St. Botolphs Church web site

    Brief History of Shoreham-by-Sea

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