Shoreham Beach
Residents' Association

Joss Loader

Cllr Joss Loader:

Joss Loader is a fully qualified journalist, who worked for a variety of regional titles, including the Evening Argus and as news editor for the Worthing and Shoreham Heralds. She currently works as a freelance journalist and PR consultant, and also teaches English as a Foreign Language.

Joss – who lives on Shoreham Beach with her teenage son and Archie the dog – has also worked locally for high-profile organisations and was PR manager for Shoreham Power Station during its construction. She's also worked for local government, the NHS, charities and is a former governor of Shoreham Beach Primary School.

To contribute articles or photographs for inclusion in Beach News, please email Joss at or call 07838 379599 (during office hours). Joss is particularly keen to hear from the Under 18s.

Ben Stride

Cllr Ben Stride:

Ben serves alongside Joss as an independent councillor. He lives on the Beach with his wife, Chantal, and their two young daughters. Ben is a highways engineer by profession.

He said, "We moved to Shoreham Beach in 2004, however my wife's family have been resident on the Beach since just after the Second World War. I am very interested in architecture, planning and the built environment and am currently serving on Adur District Council's Planning Committee, work which I enjoy very much. I am also on the Street Scene Working Group.

"I enjoy working with local residents and want to make Shoreham Beach an even greater place for people to live and enjoy - firstly by maintaining the standards of service that residents have a right to expect and then by working to improve both services and the environment for everyone."

In his spare time, Ben is restoring a classic car.

Contact details: or call 01273 467237