Shoreham: a modern historic town?

Shoreham: a modern historic town?
The proposes new look for the Ferry Inn.

Could this be the new gateway to East Street from the south? The incoming owners of the Ferry Inn (currently the Ferry Rigg Inn) are looking to move it both into the future and to reclaim its past. The future is in the new, more modern look, but the past is in the return to its traditional name (removing the Rigg added by the previous owners) and adding the very prominent display of its original opening year.

I rather like it. How about you?

The pub is in one of Shoreham's conservation zones, though, so we'll wait to see what the planners say…

In the meantime, moves are afoot to preserve more of the character of the older areas of Shoreham, with a council discussion this week taking tentative steps forwards. Two areas in or around Shoreham were being discussed: Kingston Buci, and the area around St Nicholas and the Tollbridge.

The council decided to move ahead to a public consultation:

It is hoped that a six week consultation can take place before the council breaks for Christmas so that the ‘rather out of date’ character appraisals — some of which date back to the 1990s — can be updated.
Shoreham Tollbridge could included in conservation area
Potential boundary changes and new ‘character appraisals’ for two conservation areas have been approved by councillors.

The Airport gets a Plaque

Our airport is 111 years old — and it's not just the oldest in the country, it's the oldest purpose-built commercial airport in the world. And that dual claim to historical fame is finally being celebrated with a new information plaque on the building.

The plaque is part of a National Transport Trust scheme, that's similar to the blue plaques installed by English Heritage.

Celebrating Kefir

Local entrepreneur Roisin Meredith is up for a national award for her successful start-up business.

Within three years, Roisin has seen her business grow across Sussex, selling her vegan water Kefir online, in shops, in cafes, and in delicacies. She also now has two part-time members of staff, runs workshops, and gives educational talks on fermentation.

You can sample her wares from the website:

Roisins Water Kefir
We are please to announce that we are now selling our Water Kefir online, with free delivery along the south coast to the East and West of Brighton and Hove. We go to the following postcodes: BN1, BN2…

Quick Updates

Calendar Time

With only two more months on your 2021 clanedar, it's time to pick up your 2022 one. And what better than a calender of our lively town?

2022 Community Calendar | EnjoyShorehamBySea
This inspiring 2022 Calendar of Shoreham-By-Sea features local photography competition winners. Donating

Absolute Legends

Tickets are on sale for the Legends Festival on the Rec next July:

Tickets - Shoreham-by-Sea - The Legends Festival
Tickets on sale NOW - Tier 1 Weekend Pass from only £45 - Grab them before they sell out. Single Day tickets from £25 plus Kids for just £1

The Week Ahead

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

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