Shoreham Digest: Covid at Holmbush, cycle lane sabotage and RIP Bramber

Staff at a local supermarket test positive for coronavirus, and other news from Shoreham-by-Sea.

Shoreham Digest: Covid at Holmbush, cycle lane sabotage and RIP Bramber

Popping up to Holmbush for a loaf of bread and a dose of COVID

Worrying news from one of our local supermarkets: a number of staff have tested positive for Covid-19, and others are isolating. A reminder, if it was needed, to keep to social distancing, and remember to only shop when you have to.

Staff test positive for Covid-19 at Tesco store
SEVERAL staff members at a Tesco store have tested positive for coronavirus.

Why Shoreham?

A new local site, Enjoy Shoreham-by-Sea is running celebrations of the town from local folks, starting with photographer John Randall. They're looking for other contributions, as well.

Why Shoreham? | EnjoyShorehamBySea
A Personal Perspective - First, its location is pretty unique in terms of geography. A place where the South

Captain Tom comes to Shoreham, artistically

Covid fund-raising hero Captain Tom is coming to the Free Wharf development in Shoreham, in mural form, from artist Julio Cesar Osorio.

Inspiring Captain Tom mural chosen for Free Wharf development in Shoreham
An inspiring mural featuring Captain Tom has been chosen for display at the Free Wharf development in Shoreham.

Pinning down the cycle lane problem

It would be fair to say that the COVID cycle lanes introduced last year have been contrversial, with some people loving them, and some really hating them.

At least some of the latter group have taken their feelings too far:

Drawing pins strewn on West Sussex emergency bike lane that is currently being ripped up by council
Police say that one person on Upper Shoreham Road “narrowly escaped serious injury”

Alas, Poor Bramber

Some of you may have been following the saga of Bramber, the escapee beaver, who was part of a reintroduction experiment at Knepp, but who made himself at home in the Adur.

Sadly, his break for freedom did not have a happy ending.

A sad farewell to Bramber the beaver | Sussex Wildlife Trust

Event: Shoreham Wordfest Digital

Like so many other events, Shoreham Wordfest has been stymied by lockdown. But, later this month, they're having an performance online:

Janet Behan Kathleen and Me | Shoreham Wordfest
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