The following is a summary of the March minutes that were aproved by the SBRA committee on April 2nd. This meeting was conducted via email, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Proposed by: Keith Fayers-Morrissey. Seconded by: Bob Toon.
Current Officers volunteered to retain their positions.
Chair: Councillor Joss Loader.
Vice Chair & Treasurer: Julia Watts.
Social Secretary: Joyce Willson.
Secretary: Tony Wallington.
All positions were unopposed.
Joss reported a most unfortunate incident in Ferry Road.
A resident tried to remove and use the defibrillator outside the Atlantic Stores without success. The ambulance service have confirmed they gave the location and subsequent checks have proved the machine and its cabinet are functioning correctly.
In the event of emergency follow the following rules:
This allows Control to give the caller the code to remove the defibrillator. Control then immediately calls for an ambulance to attend the location.
IF THE PATIENT IS NOT BREATHING:
Follow the instructions given.
ASK PASSERS-BY TO ASSIST.
AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THE ABULANCE TEAM.
Joss, who, as Chair of ADC, instigated the defirillator installation programme throughout the District last year, will write to shops and business premises in Ferry Road.
As Editor of Beach News, Joss advised the copy will be printed shortly and the bundles should be available to our distributors by March 20th. The website is scheduled to be updated.
Joyce happily confirmed her AFTERNOON TEA event on March 28th at the Church Hall.
Monday 17th April – Parliament coach visit.
Both events subsequently cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Julia Watts, Treasuer, confirmed our bank stands at £16,817.38 and cash in hand at £13.00.
A number of applications were discussed.
Joss was able to share a copy of the ADC/Boxpark Lease with
members of the Committee earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, Boxpark has announced delays to the project and are suggesting the project could be delayed for another 16-18 months.
This news encouraged much conversation amongst members. SBRA is committed to further pursue what the real facts are about the approval on behalf of residents, particularly questioning the surprisingly low annual ground rent accepted by ADC.
Joss suggested that elected Councillors have been denied any real chance even to question the terms of the Lease but a report is going to the Joint Overview & Scrutiny Committee on March 20th, relating to relating to the disposal of publicly owned land.
Joshua offered to investigate further and share with Joss.
The next section of Boadrwalk will be laid within the next two
weeks: Ferry Road entrance to Beach Green; the chosen
contractor is LandBuild.
A difference of opinion on the future of the Ramp at the Fort end of the Beach has broken out between stakeholders. The matter is being referred to MP, Tim Loughton. In its current state it serves no purpose as a disabled access to the small beach below the wall and with the approach of the Summer months it needs an urgent resolution.
In another case, an abandoned van has been removed from the Fort. These issues instigated previously held comments from members about the nature and logic of the position of Police Commissioner and that office's effects on the nature of community policing.
Joss reported evidence of recent anti-social behaviour in the West Beach Car Park has been referred to Lancing's Parish Council. Air BnB issues and updates were discussed.
MP Tim Loughton's "traffic summit" was deemed useful in the presence of major utilities companies and large developers. Some thirty attendees, including Joss, discussed the nature of unacceptable traffic chaos in the town created by mis- managed road works. Joss felt this initiative was worthy, well attended and some short-term measures were discussed and will be taken forward.
Friends of Shoreham Fort held its AGM the previous evening and Joss was thanked for supporting their planning application for its World War I trench project.
Joss thanked Joyce and her team for their usual efficiency in arranging the AGM that was well attended and offered useful engagement with residents.
It was suggested that in the absence of our political
agent, John Bradshaw, our April meeting should deal, in
particular, with the May Council elections and volunteer
canvassing. This election has now been postponed to May 2021.
Meeting closed at 8.45pm