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

     24 April 2001: Volume 3  Issue 12

Local News

Dear Sir,

Ropetackle Development
Outline Planning Permission



1) The plan is for housing not for mixed development as asked for in the Planning Brief. (e.g. the plan does include any permanent jobs that an office complex would provide). 
2) Access to the Public Hard is blocked or hampered to such an extent that this amenity is removed.
3) There is no provision for a public open space amenity where residents and visitors can enjoy views of the river. No allowance has made for its riverside location. 
4) The design of the buildings south of Little High Street are not of a distinctive and aesthetically pleasing design warranted by its position as the focal point of the High Street and proximity to the Conservation Area. 
5) The housing/homes density is too high even allowing for its town centre location. 

Please note that the 1991 census figures indicate that the majority of the residents of the Adur District are forced by the unavailability of local jobs to work outside the district. Increased housing without the equivalent jobs creation exacerbates this trend.

I maintain the transport problems caused by the plan in its current format is detrimental to the future of Shoreham, i.e. the increased traffic would counteract any small increase in trade by people living in the new apartments, who are expected to work outside the area. 

It seems that the plan identifies Shoreham as a dormitory town as a satellite of Brighton and Worthing, just an extension of the urban sprawl. 

Question:  are there any incentives available to attract offices or businesses back to Shoreham ?

Yours faithfully,

Andy Horton.

 28 February 2001
Food & Mouth Disease Restrictions
The Food & Mouth Disease regulations have come into force to empower Local Authorities to close footpaths and rights of way. Notices have been put on in the Adur Valley, with good reason. The Police have made sure they are enforced and they have been complied with. 
MAFF Information Page
Public Rights of Way and Foot & Mouth Disease
WSCC Information
ESCC Information

National Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
Weather Forecast

Please send any comments to: Andy Horton

Wildlife Reports
23 April 2001
The elongate small fish known as the Butterfish, because of its slippery nature, or Gunnel (misspelling of Gunwhale), Pholis gunnellus, were present on Kingston beach on the low spring tide. 

Butterfish (Photograph by Andy Horton)

Lancing Nature & History - April Newsletter 
(with excellent photographs)
(Link to the web site by Ray Hamblett)

March 2001
The Glaucus journal has been sent out to members of the British Marine Life Study Society.

National Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188

Wildlife Records on the Adur eForum (you have to join)

    Wildlife Web Sites

    The British Marine Life Study Society has an alternative web site address for its Homepage only:

    1 August 2000
    The Marine Wildlife of the North-east Atlantic (formerly the British Marine Wildlife Forum)  ***** commences. 



    UK Wildlife eGroups Forum

    Marine Life eFora (Link)


    UK Environment and Planning  EFORUM PAGE

    British Naturalists' Association (link)

    Find the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
    Friends of the Earth SSSI Navigator

    Words of the Week

    ansated  | ansetd |  a. rare. M18. [f. L ansatus pa. pple of ansare, f. as ANSA, + -ED1.] Having (something resembling) handles.

    praetorian | pritrn |  a. & n. Also pre-. LME. [L praetorianus, f. praetor: see PRAETOR, -IAN.] Rom. Hist. A adj. 1 Designating or belonging to (a soldier of) the bodyguard of a Roman military commander or the Roman Emperor. Freq. in praetorian guard. LME.  2 Of or pertaining to a Roman praetor or his position. L16. b transf. Of or pertaining to a judge, court, etc., analogous to that of the praetor of ancient Rome. Now rare or obs. E17.
    2 E. POSTE Another guardian called a praetorian guardian, because he was appointed by the praetor of the city.
     B n. 1 A soldier of the praetorian guard. E17. b fig. A member of a group or class that seeks to defend an established system. M17. 2 A person of praetorian rank. M18.
    1 A. DUGGAN Only legionaries of good character were chosen for the Praetorians.
    praetorianism n. a system like that of the Roman praetorian organization; military despotism: L19.

    paramour  | parm |  adv. & n. ME. [OFr. par amour(s) by or through love, f. as PAR prep., AMOUR.] A adv. Orig. two wds.  1 Through or by way of love; out of (your) love, for love's sake. Also, as a favour, if you please. ME-E17. 2 For or by way of sexual love. Formerly chiefly in love paramour, love amorously, be in love with, have a love affair with. arch. ME.  B n.  1 Love; esp. sexual love; an amour. LME-L16. 2 A person beloved by one of the opposite sex; a lover, a sweetheart. Also, an animal's mate. arch. & poet. LME.  b (As used by a man) the Virgin Mary; (as used by a woman) Jesus Christ. Also, God. LME-L16. c The lady for whom a knight did battle; an object of chivalrous admiration and attachment. poet. E16. 3 An illicit or clandestine lover taking the place of a husband or wife; an illicit partner of a married person. LME.

    winnow  | wn |  v. [OE windwian, f. wind WIND n.1] 1 v.t. & i. Expose (grain etc.) to the wind or to a current of air so that unwanted lighter particles of chaff etc. are separated or blown away; clear of waste material in this way. OE. b fig. Subject to a process which separates the various parts or components, esp. the good from the bad; clear of worthless or inferior elements. LME. 2 v.t. a Separate or drive off (lighter or unwanted particles) by exposing to the wind or a current of air; fig. separate (the worthless part from the valuable); get rid of, clear away, eliminate (something undesirable). OE.  b Separate (the valuable part from the worthless); extract, select, or obtain (something desirable) by such separation (now usu. foll. by out). E17. 3 v.t. & i. Move (something) as if in the process of winnowing; beat, fan, (the air), flap (the wings), wave (the fins). L16. 4 poet. a v.t. Waft, diffuse; fan with a breeze. M18. b v.i. Of the air etc.: blow fitfully or in gusts. L18.
    1 E. FORBES The tea iswinnowed and sifted, so as to free it from impurities. b G. MACDONALD Sorrow is not a part of lifebut a wind blowing throughout it, to winnow and cleanse it. 2b SIR W. SCOTT Winnowing out the few grains of truthcontained in this mass of empty fiction. 3 R. BURNS Winnowing blythe her dewy wings In morning's rosy eye.
    Comb.: winnow-cloth, winnow-sheet (long obs. exc. dial.) a large sheet of cloth used in winnowing grain.
    winnower n. LME.

    satrap  | satrap |  n. LME. [(O)Fr. satrape or L satrapa, satrapes f. Gk satrapes, f. OPers. ksatra-pavan protector of the country, f. ksatra- country + pa- protect.] 1 A provincial governor in ancient Persia. LME.  2 transf. A subordinate ruler, esp. one who rules tyrannically or in ostentatious splendour. LME. satrapal a. L19. satrapic a. M16. satrapical a. E19.

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

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  • Poem of the Week

    Waltzing Matilda by Andrew Barton Banjo Paterson at old Dagworth Homestead in January 1895.

    Once a jolly swagman sat beside the billabong,
    Under the shade of a coulibah tree,
    And he sang as he sat and waited till his billy boiled: 
    Who'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
    Who'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    And he sang as he sat and waited by the billabong
    Who'll come a waltzing matilda with me. 

    2. Down came a jumbuck to drink beside the billabong
    Up jumped the swagman and seized him with glee
    And he sang as he tucked the jumbuck in his tuckerbag 

    You'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
    You'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    And he sang as he tucked the jumbuck in his tuckerbag
    You'll come a waltzing matilda with me. 

    3. Down came the stockman, riding on his thoroughbred,
    Down came the troopers, one, two, three.
    "Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tuckerbag? 

    You'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
    You'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tuckerbag?
    You'll come a waltzing matilda with me. 

    4. Up jumped the swagman and plunged into the billabong,
    "You'll never catch me alive," cried he
    And his ghost may be heard as you ride beside the billabong, 

    Who'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
    Who'll come a waltzing matilda with me
    And his ghost may be heard as you ride beside the billabong,
    Who'll come a waltzing matilda with me. 

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18 April 2001
Adur Festival Programme

The Adur Festival programme has been delivered to Adur residents and is available at the Civic Centre with lots of exciting events, including World Oceans Day, Glastonwick, Beach Dreams, Escape of King Charles II, Marlipins Museum Exhibitions,  Music Workshops and Performances including Richard Durant, John Renbourne, The Hofners, Harry Strutters, as well as Adult Education, Art  Exhibitions and Talks, Special Religious Services, Comedies and much more.


Adur World Oceans Day 2001

Please express any interest before 30 April 2001:
Andy Horton (British Marine Life Study Society)
Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council)

Adur World Oceans Day 2001 web page

AWOD Marquee Floor Plan

at Adur Civic Centre 
Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

Monday 4 June 2001 to 15 June 2001 weekdays.

If you wish to contribute please contact:

The first contact is:
Andy Horton
Tel:  01273 465433
I will need details of your exhibits, so the preferred method of the first communication is by EMail with full details.

Further Details (link)



    For any company or organisation wanting nationwide green publicity, there is an opportunity to sponsor the journal "Glaucus" of the British Marine Life Study Society.

    There remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other publications, including Torpedo.

    Sponsorship is also available for the Adur Torpedo Electronic News Bulletin and the Shoreham-by-Sea web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre web site), which would be more suitable for a local firm(s).

    Web Site Design Services are available from Hulkesmouth Publishing

    Normal advertisement rules apply.
    Submissions accepted by EMail only.


    Adur Torpedo was written, designed and distributed by Andy Horton.

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