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

     18 May 2001: Volume 3  Issue 16

Local News
18 May 2001
SHOREHAM SOCIETY  AGM 
at St. Peter's Church

18 May 2001
The footpaths to Lancing Ring are now open.

West Sussex County Council announce most paths are now open, unless they are inhabited or used by farm livestock, or farm animals are nearby. At first it would seem that this applies to virtually every single path north of Shoreham, both on the Downs or in the Adur Valley, and the restrictions may still apply.

The cycle path from Old Shoreham to Bramber has already started to be used. 
 
Most Public Paths

NOW OPEN

Unless a path displays this notice 
(red with white writing):


You are welcome to use any public path if you:

Stay on the path and leave gates exactly as you find them. 

Respect red "no entry" notices. 

Donít go near sheep, cows, goats, pigs, or deer. 

Donít go into any field if you canít easily avoid those animals. 

If you do come across them walk slowly away, retracing your steps if necessary. 

Donít leave waste food or litter anywhere and donít feed ANY animal. 

Keep dogs on short leads at all times and off all land where livestock are present. 

Use disinfectant where provided. 

Clean your boots after each walk.

 

 

National Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
Weather Forecast

Please send any comments to: Andy Horton
Glaucus@hotmail.com


Wildlife Reports

17 May 2001
It appears this year there has been an increase in the numbers of Chaffinches, Robins and Song Thrushes at the expense of Starlings, which are still abundant. A Great Tit in St. Mary's churchyard, Shoreham, Owl in a Tree  (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)was seen in the strong breezy (Force 6) afternoon. This bird is reported to be one of the commonest garden birds in Cornwall, but I have never found it to be particularly common In Shoreham. 
Beaufort Scale (sea)
Beaufort Scale (land)
   
16 May 2001
A juvenile Owl was found on the ground close to the nursery in Lancing Manor Park. It was picked up and put back in a nearby tree by the Adur Watch patrol.

Report by Tim Clarke
  
15 May 2001
DogwhelksIt is astonishing the rapidity the Dogwhelks (a gastropod mollusc) have colonised the relatively new rock sea defences on Southwick beach (TQ 240 046) near the lock gates. Hundreds in mostly white and dirty grey colours, but orange ones and purple ones also, but there were no signs of striped specimens. 
Most of the Beadlet Anemones were reddish-brown and I saw none of the 'strawberry' variety. 

13 May 2001
Treecreeper (small bird) scuttled around the trunk of a tree at the top of Buckingham Park, Shoreham. This is a rare sight and known only to me before from the Coombes road
Schedule 1 Breeding Birds (Link)
A Pond Skater flew into a garden in The Drive, Shoreham (TQ 219 063). It was walking on the surface of the small pond, hardly, a remarkable event, and it was probably the commonest species Gerris lacustris.
Hemiptera Checklist

11 May 2001
Lancing Manor allotments hosted two Linnets, both birds with the distinctive red throat of the male. Under a tin sheet there were two Grass Snakes and four Slow Worms
A quick look at St James' churchyard, Lancing, saw Speckled Wood, Peacock and Holly Blue butterflies. At home in Lancing a Comma basked on a warm wall briefly.

Report by Ray Hamblett


11 May 2001
Hot and humid briefly, up to 21° C with the first butterflies on the wing in Shoreham, including a Small White Butterfly near the footbridge and a Holly Blue Butterfly fluttered rapidly across the Eastern Avenue railway crossing gates and another one fluttered in the Community Centre grounds in Pond Road, Shoreham. 



    Words of the Week
     

    oeuvre  | oevr, vr |  n. Pl. pronounced same. L19. [Fr. = work.] A work of art, music, literature, etc.; the whole body of work produced by an artist, composer, etc. Cf. CHEF-D'OEUVRE.
    R. FRY A general study of Cezanne's oeuvre. oeuvre de vulgarisation  | d vylarizasj~ |  [= of popularization] a work attempting to make an academic or esoteric subject accessible to the general public.

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


     
    Computer Tips

    Poem of the Week
     

    I am the Walrus  (extract)
     

    Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
    Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
    Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

    Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
    If the sun don't come, you get a tan
    From standing in the English rain.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.


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    Events

    18 May 2001
    SHOREHAM SOCIETY  AGM 
    at St. Peter's Church

 

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)
Glaucus@hotmail.com
or
Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council)
natalie.brahma-pearl@adur.gov.uk

Adur World Oceans Day 2001 web page

AWOD Marquee Floor Plan


BIODIVERSITY DISPLAY
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   Glaucus@hotmail.com
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)

 




     
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