The following is a summary of the draft minutes of the June meeting of the SBRA committee. The full, approved version will be available on request after the July meeting.
Minutes of the meeting held on 11th May 2017; Approved. Proposed by John, seconded by Tony.
Selection of new candidate for council elections - Two candidates have confirmed their interest in standing as district councillor when Cllr Ben Stride is up for re-election in May 2018. Ben is not seeking re-election. Joss has drawn up 'essential' and 'desirable' criteria, which will be circulated to the committee for approval. Agreed that selection will take place by the end of November 2017, to allow approval at the SBRA AGM.
Beach News Summer edition due back from the printers 12thJuly, Deadline 8th June.
Line dancing evening, 25th May very successful with 54 tickets sold. Thanks to Brenda Collins who has secured many excellent prizes for the raffle and to Joss, Pat and Joan for running the bar. The event made a profit for the social fund of £255 and raised £59 towards the defibrillator appeal. Official vote of thanks agreed for Joyce for her organisation and work on the night.
Coach Trip to Chartwell booked for 13th September. Cost £17.50 for NT members, £30 for non-members. Need 23 paying passengers to break even. 16 persons booked so far. To be advertised further in Beach News.
Others' Events;- Church of the Good Shepherd Big Brekkie for Christian Aid was very successful and a good community event.
FoSB - Rock pooling - 16th Aug, 10am, Shoreham Fort Car Park
Shoreham Fort - Military History Weekend - 3rd &4th June
Presented and approved.
Planning – (The planning committee, consisting of our two councillors and Maurice Pitchford, a previous member of Adur DC Planning Committee, scrutinise planning applications relevant to the beach.)
183 Old Fort Road – revised plans submitted for a smaller two bedroomed house approved by Adur DC Planning committee.
83 Old Fort Road – 'two for one' semi detached application revised and resubmitted. Outcome pending.
Village Green – Tony, Joss and Dave met with ADC representatives. ADC will report back after consulting relevant officers.
Majority reported under other agenda items. In addition –
Joss spoke at the Shoreham Society AGM and renewed agreement to work together on planning issues relating to Shoreham as a whole.
Joss, Joyce and Joan met with AREA (local environmental group). Public meeting re local environmental concerns 22nd June.
Joss has met with Kevin Boram, the new West Sussex County Councillor.
Police briefing on the Beach and at the Artisans' market was well attended and feedback generally positive.
Persons removing plants from the beach nature reserve have been apprehended by a vigilant resident and reported to the Police by Joss.
Flood Prevention works – the EA have closed the slipway at Emerald Quay. Piling begins 2nd June for this phase of the the flood defence work.
Sofas fly tipped behind Ferry Road shops have now been removed by the council.
Friends of Shoreham Fort formally thanked SBRA for their help in publicising the Military History Weekend on the 3rd & 4th June.
John, on behalf of SBRA, formally congratulated Joss on being appointed vice-chair of Adur District Council.
Meeting closed at 9.03pm.
Next meeting Thursday 6th July 2017.
NB No SBRA Committee meeting in August