Christmas is coming — but cycle lanes aren't: this week's Shoreham digest

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Christmas is coming — but cycle lanes aren't: this week's Shoreham digest

Cycle Lanes: the issue that won't die

West Sussex County Council's consultation on two proposed forms of cycle lanes have concluded, and the report has been published. The consultation did not go well for those hoping for improvements to Old Shoreham Road:

A total of 51 per cent of respondents opposed a one-way cycle track on both sides compared to 45 per cent in support, while 65 per cent opposed a two-way cycle track on the south side compared to 25 per cent in support.

However, the council is still investigating ways of delivering improvement — and will be liaising with schools on what the best form of provision is likely to be. Joy Dennis, WSCC’s cabinet member for highways and transport, told the Shoreham Herald:

“The stakeholder engagement will take place over the coming months and we will engage more closely with schools, which will allow us to work on more detailed proposals for further consultation in 2022.”

Local campaigning group Shoreham-by-Cycle is convinced that support will grow:

We believe the message for Upper Shoreham Road is much, much more positive than is suggested by Tim Loughton MP and the WSCC cabinet member, in quotes given in this Shoreham Herald article.

Meanwhile, the council is up in court for removing the last lot of cycle lanes… The case that the council acted unlawfully in removing them will go to the High Court on January 25th.

Stay tuned…

Storm Arwen: Shoreham got off lightly

But one building needed a little attention…

Firefighters scale three-storey building to replace cladding hanging from roof
FIREFIGHTERS have been called to investigate cladding seen hanging from the roof of a three-storey building.

The storm from Cissbury Ring

Found via West Sussex County Times.

Following King Charles II

Fancy following in the footsteps of King Charles II as he fled the country? This walking route traces his journey, until he left the country at Shoreham…

Stunning 1,000km walking trail ending in Shoreham emulates Charles II’s escape
King Charles II fled from Shoreham to France after the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651

Why Kelp Matters

The Sussex Wildlife Trust help a kelp summit last month to talk about the efforts to revive the kelp beds offshore.

Read more about it on the Shoreham Herald site.

Looking for a sustainable Christmas tree?

Spithandle Nursery is selling locally-grown trees again this year. Here's a review from last year:

Spithandle Nursery: sustainable Sussex Christmas trees
If you’re going to have a real Christmas tree, then you should buy one that’s locally grown. And that’s exactly what we do at Spithandle Nursery every year.

Or… you can rent a living tree in Portslade.

The Eco Christmas Tree Company – Rent. Replant. Reuse

And Finally…

Buckingham Park Primary School pupils dance for Diwali

Shoreham primary school learns Bollywood to celebrate Diwali
A primary school in Shoreham had a special guest teach them a dance workshop for Diwali.

And one of their pupils is going to shave his head for charity:

Boy, 6, to shave head for charity after touching interaction with homeless man
A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy is to shave his head for charity after a touching interaction with a homeless man.

The Week Ahead

A round-up of events happening in Shoreham-by-Sea in the coming week.

Saturday 4th December

Sunday 5th December

Monday 6th December

Tuesday 7th December

Wednesday 8th December

Thursday 9th December

Friday 10th December

Want your event listed here? Email us at [email protected].