Valley News Bulletin
is the first published Electronic Newspaper for
and District, West Sussex, England
(2) 1999 : Volume 1 Issue 5
Sussex Conservation Board are planning a "Virtual Reality" web site.
Spruce (Liberal Democratic, Peverel ward, Sompting) is the Adur Councillor
representative on the South Downs Conservation Board.
is also on the Planning Committee of Adur District Council.
Planning Permission by South-east Economic
Ropetackle Outline Plan gives scant information. The type of use is listed
as Industrial Units.
is envisaged as being in accordance with the Ropetackle Development Brief.
would like to be included in the public consultation plans over Ropetackle.
If it is necessary we can be called a local group as the Ropetackle Action
Committee formed circa. 1979 and never disbanded, although some of the
members have died and others had moved away.
do not entirely share the views and opinions of other groups. Perhaps,
it would be clearer to say that we do not disagree with them, but we are
apt to put emphasis on different aspects.
order of importance, the consensus is that the most important aspects are:
The appearance of the part of the Ropetackle site south of Little High
Street as viewed from the High Street and to a lesser extent the whole
of the site viewed from the Norfolk bridge and Adur Recreation Ground.
think that the buildings constructed in the area of the demolished King's
Head and May Cottage should be of conservation area standards of architecture
(i.e. NOT prefabricated units or formulae standard design).
does not necessarily mean old fashioned, but noticeable, so that people
passing by in a car would notice that they were at the focal point of Shoreham
Access to the river (views and getting down on to the mussel beds) should
not be blocked off by private property and that slipway facilities should
personal view is that if a Public Hard could be constructed in a better
location (i.e. nearer the sea) that some flexibility would be possible.
to the view of Ropetackle from Shoreham High Street in the 1930s.
DETR Agenda 21 web site is at:
then everybody knows what Agenda 21 is, so it will not be necessary to
the web site!
components of a Local Agenda 21 process
and improving the local authority's sustainability performance integrating
sustainability issues into the local authority's policies and activities
raising and education
and involving the wider community and the general publicv working in partnership
with others - central Government agencies, business, community groups and
the general public measuring, monitoring and reporting.
a Little Egret and a Red-breasted Merganser, are all three
fish-eating birds that could be seen in the River Adur opposite Ropetackle
in the afternoon when the tide was low. The Little Egret foraged in the
shallow pools between the mussel beds with a solitary Redshank.
The Cormorants were fishing, but the Red-breasted Merganser disdained such
activity, and just stood at the edge ot the tidal stream and watched the
river flow by.
Beach, a single Oystercatcher
probed on the edge of the mussels beds, for worms etc.
a clear day, with the sun low in the sky it was quite murky even at 3.30
pm over the exposed mussel beds adjacent to Ropetackle, between the Norfolk
Bridge and the Railway Viaduct. Midway between a high neap tide of 5 metres
and the maximum ebb of the day, there was still enough water in the River
Adur for the regular populations of Cormorants to dive under for
fish. One was feeding in the fast running stream under the Norfolk Bridge.
These birds are a common sight in ones or twos throughout the year, and
are too familiar to warrant more than one mention on this page. They are
the most interesting of the residents, fanning their wings and diving for
supper. Eels are often a noticeable prey as the wriggly fish often entangles
around the beak of the bird. Diving amongst the pleasure boat mooring
chains, I was treated to sight of a Red-breasted Merganser also
making repeated dives. Just like the Cormorant the dives were often extended
and it would surface metres away from the dive point, moving further away
from my position. This bird is an irregular visitor during the winter.
It had not seen this punk-haired bird for at least 5 years. A couple of
these birds occasionally spend a few days on Widewater
Lagoon feeding on the Sticklebacks.
Jim was no one's fool, he owned the town's only diamond mine,
made his usual entrance lookin' so dandy and so fine.
his bodyguards and silver cane and every hair in place,
took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste.
his bodyguards and silver cane were no match for the Jack of Hearts.
of the Month
ssten | v. ME. [AN sustein-, OFr. so(u)stein- tonic stem of so(u)stenir
(mod. soutenir) f. L sustinere, f. as SUB- + tenere hold, keep.] 1 v.t.
a Support the efforts, conduct, or cause of (a person); support (a cause
or course of action). ME-M18. b Support the argument, maintain, that. Now
rare. LME. c Support as valid, correct, or just. LME. d Be adequate as
a ground or basis for; substantiate, corroborate. E19. 2 v.t. Keep (a person,
the mind, spirit, etc.) from failing or giving way. ME. 3 v.t. Cause
to continue in a certain state; maintain at the proper level or standard.
ME. 4 v.t. Maintain or keep going continuously (an action or process);
carry on (a conflict or contest); spec. prolong (a musical note). ME.
5 v.t. Support life in; provide for the life or needs of; (of food) give
nourishment to. ME. b Support (life). LME. c Supply (a person's need).
rare (Shakes.). Only in E17. 6 v.t. Provide for the upkeep of (an institution,
estate, etc.). ME. 7 v.t. Endure without failing or giving way; withstand.
ME. b v.i. Bear up, hold out. LME-L16. c v.t. Bear to do, tolerate
that something should be done. Usu. in neg. and interrog. contexts. LME-E18.
8 v.t. Undergo or experience (something); esp. suffer (an injury or loss).
LME. b Bear (a financial burden). arch. LME. c Represent (a part or character);
play the part of. M16. 9 v.t. Support, bear the weight of, esp. for a long
period. LME. b Withstand (a weight or pressure). LME. c v.t. &
i. Hold (something) upright or in position. LME-E18.
2 P. G. WODEHOUSE The
excitement which had sustained him had begun to ebb. J. BRAINE There was
something to sustain me over the next four weeks. 3 G. S. HAIGHT Next to
Lewes, John Blackwood did most to sustain George Eliot's genius. News of
the World Goalkeeper Allan Ross sustained his side's dwindling hopes with
saves. T. BENN Coalan industry which had sustained our manufacturing economy
since the industrial revolution. 4 K. AMIS She played a slow arpeggio,
sustaining it with the pedal. A. T. ELLIS She wondered how long Charles
could sustain this conversation. J. SUTHERLAND This story opens with briskness
and sustains a rattling pace thereafter. 5 J. TROLLOPE Ian the bought a
fudge barto sustain her. P. MAILLOUX Tramping the roads sustaining himself
entirely by begging. 7 A. R. WALLACE Each species [of plant] can sustain
a certain amount of heat and cold. I. MURDOCH Antonia would not have sustained
such a steady gaze for so long. 8 R. L. STEVENSON Labouring mankind had
sustained a prolonged series of defeats. S. RADLEY Bell sustained multiple
injuries. Japan Times They sustained burns and bruises. 9 L. SIMPSON These
houses built of wood sustain Colossal snows.
n. the quality of being sustainable L20. sustainable a. (a)rare
supportable, bearable; (b)able to be upheld or defended; (c)able to be
maintained at a certain rate or level: E17. sustainably adv. L20.
sustainer n. (a)a person who or thing which sustains, upholds, or maintains
something; (b)a supporting structure;
Excerpted from The Oxford
Interactive Encyclopedia* (containing the Shorter
1981 Adur District statistics:
density: 1402 per sq. km (Worthing is 2820, Brighton 2535)
born = 3.6%
age = 24.4% (Worthing = 34.9%, Brighton = 24.3%)
with car = 63.5% (Brighton = 49.6%, Horsham District inland area = 78.1%).
occupiers = 73.4% (Brighton was 56.6%), Council tenants = 19.2%, Private
Tenants = 7.4%.
= Manufacturing 22.9% (highest in Sussex, Brighton was 17.1%), Services
57.3%, Agriculture 0.9%,
Women working 59%.
6.2% (Brighton was 11.1%, highest in Sussex).
unemployment in 1971 = 3.22% (Brighton was 4.72%).
October 1982, the UK unemployment rate was 13.6%, but the rate in Brighton
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
on Netscape Composer, part of Netscape Communicator 4.6
Resources for Adur District Voluntary & Educational Programmes)
Marine Life Study Society
Outline History of the Radar and Radio Installations
Ldr T Howard ToonBA
CertEd MBCS CISP RAFVR(T)
the lead with Gill Minter (for Dog Lovers)
AND PERSONAL HOMEPAGES
Horton (Hulkesmouth Publishing)
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an opportunity to sponsor the journal "Glaucus"
of the British Marine Life Study Society.
exclusive sponsorship, a minimum amount of £536 is requested. This
offer will close on 31 October 1999, as far as inclusion of sponsorship
logos on the journal is concerned, because the 1999 issue is at the printers.
remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other
publications, including Torpedo.
is also available for the Adur Electronic News Bulletin and the Shoreham-by-Sea
web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre web site), which would
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