Well, I suppose we all knew it would happen. I wonder how long it will take to be repaired?
Virgin Media have taken one of the Beach Huts on Shoreham Beach – and filled it with gadgets.
“As more of us are embracing ‘stay-cations’, spending time at the beach has become an integral part of British family holidays,” said Perry. “I think gadget-enhanced huts like this will become increasingly desirable, as it means the whole family will be entertained – whether there’s rain or shine, or simply just to keep in touch with friends and family while away from home.”
I think it sort of misses the point of going to the beach – and salt water and technology aren’t normally a great mix…
[via Pocket Link]
Steve Savage has written up last weekend’s tidepooling event on Shoreham Beach.
Work is finally underway on the new footbridge. By Thursday, the carpark on Riveside Road is closed, as is most of Lower Beach Road. Instead, there’s a new path through the car park:
On the other side of the car park, the base of the new Adur footbridge is taking form, as rocks reach out into the river:
And this is how it all looked by Saturday morning:
Here’s a selection of other images of work in progress:
Two new shops are coming to Shoreham-by-Sea:
Real Patisserie is opening on East Street, in the old Lilly & Harold unit. They’re looking for staff and opening in July. I’m really pleased by this – I love their bread and have been buying it from Sugar & Spice until now.
Meanwhile, over on the Beach, a new Indian takeaway called Silsila is about to replace the old one that “closed for refurbishment” and never reopened on Ferry Road. It’s currently being refitted by a workman who is really suspicious of people taking a photo of the shop with their iPhone…
It’s official. Lancing College has acquired the (now shut) Sussex Pad hotel. From the Lancing College website:
The Head Master of Lancing College, Mr Jonathan Gillespie, comments: “The College is delighted to have been able to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase the Sussex Pad, a building that used to belong to the College many years ago, following the decision of the current owners to close their hotel and restaurant business and sell the property. …”
They are, apparently, still considering what to do with it.
An impressively large buoy washed up on Shoreham Beach over the weekend. I can’t help wondering what it was marking, which it isn’t any more…