This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
December 2001: Volume 3 Issue 42
Sussex Structure Plan 2001-2016
Structure Plan Deposit Draft
the new West Sussex Structure Plan is published it will be known as the
"Deposit Draft" because the Plan will be "deposited" in the public domain
for a period of 6 weeks.
only representations received during the official period which runs
4th January to 15th February 2002 will be considered by the Inquiry Panel.
West Sussex Highways
Downs National Park : Proposed Area
November 2001, the Countryside Agency
will be starting a public consultation on the designation of a National
Park for the South Downs.
Downs National Park Proposals: Maps
detailed maps do NOT seem to work)
Map (but not detailed enough)
Downs Landscape Character Area Map
The Countryside Agency is
to hold a series of road shows to get feedback on the South Downs National
Park proposals. Provisional details are:
14th Jan, The Steyning Centre, Steyning 11.00 - 18.00
2nd Feb, The Shoreham Centre 11.30 - 15.30
Please consult the Countryside
Agency website http://www.countryside.gov.uk/proposednationalparks
for latest info
on the URL for the complete map.
send any comments to: Andy Horton
Wildlife Birds, Lancing
Sparrow, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Magpie,
Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin,
Wren, Collared Dove,
the above have appeared in the Garden this month. Most frequent are
We have a flock of up to twenty individual Sparrows that either perch in
the Hawthorn tree or spend time feeding on the Sunflower seeds. The Greenfinch
is less common than in previous months but there is usually 2-4 birds around.
The Long-tailed Tit
has been noticed twice during the month when four birds spent a short time
investigating before moving on. There have been just two Blue
Tits which dart from the tree, grab a
seed and fly back. Just one Great Tit appearing
for a day, it's distinctive call giving it away. Wren
only seen occasionally. The Song Thrush
visit was brief. One or two Blackbirds
usually in or not far away.
Nature & History - December 2001 Newsletter
the telescope lens of Stanley Allen whom I met by chance in the shelter
of a Beach Hut, warmed by bright sunshine on the beach behind Widewater
numbers of Razorbills
have been seen offshore over the Christmas
up to 2500 according to Stanley Allen. He told me that high numbers have
been reported all along the Sussex coast.
Crested Grebe and Red-throated Diver were also seen recently.
falls before dawn and a thin layer of snow covers the pavements and from
my window the downs can be seen in the murky distance
covered in a sheet of white.
River Adur at Shermanbury
with a light layer of snow
by Allen Pollard
Portfolio (Snow pictures by Allen Pollard)
Ring (Snow pictures by Martin Snow)
large number of Dabs, Limanda limanda,
were caught by Jeff,
an angler off Shoreham Harbour Arm, a least 10 over 30 cm long were taken
home as large enough to make a decent meal. This flatfish are caught until
February inshore off Sussex. Smaller fish were also caught.
Fox, a vixen, is spotted regularly foraging
around the litter bins at Shoreham Community centre, Pond Road.
Nature & History - December 2001 Newsletter
Ring Photographic Gallery for October
wren is known as the King of the Birds, because there is a fable in which
a competition takes place to decide which bird is supreme. It is decided
that he that flies highest is the monarch. The wren craftily hitches a
ride on the back of the eagle and wins.
the wren was sacred to the Druids and the custom of catching and killing
wrens at Christmas time would not be incompatible with this history of
reverence. It would be protected all year and then ritually slain as a
sacrifice at the appropriate time. As with all possible remnants of ancient
religions, their meaning becomes obscured and their enactment trivialized,
and so this song until recently was attached to the Christmas tradition
of wassailing and the demanding of monies.
hunt the wren, says Robin to Bobbin,
hunt the wren, says Richard to Robin,
hunt the wren, says Jack of the land,
hunt the wren, says everyone.
oh where? says Robin to Bobbin,
oh where? says Richard to Robin,
oh where? says Jack of the land,
oh where? says everyone.
yonder green bush, says Robin to Bobbin,
yonder green bush, says Richard to Robin,
yonder green bush, says Jack of the land,
yonder green bush, says everyone.
get him down? says Robin to Bobbin,
get him down? says Richard to Robin,
get him down? says Jack of the land,
get him down? says everyone.
sticks and stones, says Robin to Bobbin,
sticks and stones, says Richard to Robin,
sticks and stones, says Jack of the land,
sticks and stones, says everyone.
get him home? says Robin to Bobbin,
get him home? says Richard to Robin,
get him home? says Jack of the land,
get him home? says everyone.
brewer's big cart, says Robin to Bobbin,
brewer's big cart, says Richard to Robin,
brewer's big cart, says Jack of the land,
brewer's big cart, says everyone.
we eat hime? says Robin to Bobbin,
we eat hime? says Richard to Robin,
we eat hime? says Jack of the land,
we eat hime? says everyone.
knifes and forks, says Robin to Bobbin,
knifes and forks, says Richard to Robin,
knifes and forks, says Jack of the land,
knifes and forks, says everyone.
come to the dinner? says Robin to Bobbin,
come to the dinner? says Richard to Robin,
come to the dinner? says Jack of the land,
come to the dinner? says everyone.
King and the Queen, says Robin to Bobbin,
King and the Queen, says Richard to Robin,
King and the Queen, says Jack of the land,
King and the Queen, says everyone.
to the blind, [says Robin to Bobbin,]
to the lame, [says Richard to Robin,]
to the poor, [says Jack of the land,]
to the dogs, says everyone.
wren, the wren is king of the birds
Stephen's Day he's caught in the furze
he is little his family is great
pray you, good people to give us a treat.
out with the money, mister, or else bad health we'll we singing.
pray you, good people to give us a treat.]
of St. Katherine (spelt sometimes as Kateryn) at Shoreham is known
from the Subsidy Roll of 1327 and from several medieval wills. This hospital
may have been renamed the Hospital of St. Saviour.
Cheal page 89)
Archaeological Society EGroup
of the Week
| esterk, is- | a. & n. M17. [Gk esoterikos, f. esotero inner,
compar. of eso within, f. es, eis into: see -IC.] A adj. 1 (Of a philosophical
doctrine, mode of speech, etc.) designed for or appropriate to an inner
circle of advanced or privileged disciples; communicated or intelligible
only to the initiated; (of a person) initiated into or belonging to an
inner circle. Opp. EXOTERIC a. 1. M17. 2 Not openly stated or admitted;
confidential; secret. M19.
M. HUNTER The magician is an esoteric figure--part priest, part philosopher,
part artist. G. MURRAY Unless we are to interpret the word 'poetry' in
some esoteric sense of our own. P. LARKIN The esoteric areas of Neoplatonic
symbolismand the history of inner literary conventions. H. ACTON This passion
for reading set her apart from her sisters though she shared their esoteric
jokes. Esoteric Buddhism a system of theosophical doctrines alleged to
have been transmitted by an inner circle of Buddhists. 2 LD MACAULAY His
esoteric project was the original project of Christopher Columbus. A. M.
FAIRBAIRN Strauss had hardly the stuff in him to be an exoteric Conservative
while an esoteric Radical.
n. 1 A person initiated into esoteric doctrines. M17. 2 In pl. Esoteric
doctrines or treatises. E18. esoterical a. esoteric M19. esoterically adv.
| rtsz()m | n. M19. [mod.L rhotacismus ult. f. Gk rhotakizein make
excessive or wrong use of the letter r, f. as RHO + -izein -IZE w. hiatus-filling
k: see -ISM.] 1 Ling. Excessive use or distinctive pronunciation of the
phoneme | r | (repr. by the letter r); spec. use of the burr
or uvular r. M19. 2 Philol. Conversion of another sound, esp. the
phoneme | s | (repr. by the letter s), into the phoneme
| r | (repr. by the letter r). M19.
| mLk()rLz | n. Also mycorhiza. Pl. -zae | -zi | , -zas. L19.
[f. MYCO- + Gk rhiza root.] Bot. A symbiotic or slightly pathogenic fungus
growing in association with the roots of a plant, either on the surface
or within the cortex.mycorrhizal a. E20.
| loe, l | n. Also glugg | lL | . E20. [Sw.] A Scandinavian
winter drink, consisting of hot sweetened red wine with brandy, almonds,
raisins, and spices
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