MONTHLY MEETING FOR JUNE 7TH 2018 - Harbour Club 7.30 pm start
The following is a summary of the draft minutes of the June meeting. The full version will be available on request after the July meeting.
[May meeting cancelled] Proposed by John B. Seconded by Julia W.
Adur Ferry Bridge Cross-authority working group. In late May, Joss met with officers of both ADC & WSCC[owner of the bridge] & representatives of Osborne's[Constructors]. Discussions ensued about responsibilities of the owners & constructors for replacement of glazed panels and maintenance and ADC as contractors for basic cleaning. Management of CCTV also discussed. JL will report back.
Neighbourhood Forum update. Dave, the Forum's new Chair, advised that Moira Hayes[ADC's Policy Manager] had sent written reponses & comments on V.3 of the Forum's plan. Consequently, the Forum's Management Committee will meet again 20/6/18 to discuss this & the re-activation of the three working groups noting ADC's long-awaited comments & make necessary alterations in preparation to return a final version of the plan to ADC for formal discussion. ADC is aware of the recent changes made to the management committee. The Forum's financial position will be presented to SBRA at their July meeting.
Boardwalk. Joss reported that the third element of the boardwalk from The Burrells to the Old Fort will be laid at the start of July and take approx 6 weeks.
Beach News & SBRA website. As editor, Joss advised that content for the next Beach News is progressing well and the BN should be distributed by the end of July.
Joyce reported that the numbers attending the recent Line-Dancing at the Church Hall were down compared to the first event. However, a small profit was still made. She thanked Pat & Joan for their work & support before, during and after the event and to Dave during the evening itself. She confirmed that funds were now sufficient for next years over-55's lunch event.
The proposed coach trip to Leeds Castle [Sept 19th] is very likley to go ahead and will be advertised again in the Summer's Beach News.
Non SBRA events: Church of the Good Shepherd: June 23rd diarised for "Brian's Quiz Night.
FoSB: The final date for the rock pooling event will be published soon for August and on 16th September the Big Beach Clean will start at 2pm at the SHINGLE ROAD entrance.
Shoreham Fort: "Find out more" days/Volunteers date – Sunday June 17th, & 15th & 29th July for 11am start.
Wordfest: Children's activities: 13 – 17th August - across Adur.
The Church's Big Breakfast made over £80 and the organisers were grateful to SBRA for loaning crockery.
River Close – SBRA supported neighbours' objections and ADC has declined the application.
72 Old Fort Road – A substantial beach-side single dwelling application. ADC yet to consider in light of neighbours concerns.
108 Old Fort Road – SBRA have no objections. ADC to decide.
Associated discussion extended into particular concerns about the IKEA scheme on the A27 and its implications for Beach traffic. Members felt that SBRA must consider its policy on this scheme in particular and how Beach residents as a whole feel and not just the SBRA committee. Committee members would welcome residents' feedback on the SBRA/Facebook websites. Joss reminded the meeting that the New Salts Farm scheme is NOT in the Adur Local Plan unlike the New Monks Farm scheme. The discussion ended with concerns about with Howard Kent project near the Lighthouse.
Dave Collins advised that his induction programme is nearly completed. Meanwhile, he has been dealing with some technical concerns and early-stage matters that he has referred to relevant ADC officers for assistance. Once he has gained traction with these matters he will report back.
Joss Loader reported:
Beach Green [Café] Development: Update to be published in Beach News.
A259. Recent chronic congestion required her to act in concert with Kevin Boram [WSCC councillor] over the unacceptable delays caused along the Lancing Broadway stretch. Kevin is canvassing WSCC for more night-work to prevent such appalling traffic congestion in future. [Roads & pavements are the responsibility of WSCC and not local councils].
Shoreham High Street: Early morning dray deliveries have caused traffic congestion. Joss involved ADC to allow an adjacent lay-by to be kept clear and since then congestion has reduced on specific delivery mornings.
Environment Agency: Works at the Shoreham Sailing Club[Harbour Way] are finishing and the site should be clear by end of July. There remains an unresolved problem with a sewer pipe on site; a meeting on 14th June will hopefully settle the issue.
General: Waste bins continue to be over-filled. Joss has called for the larger Summer bins to be issued. Illegal fires seem to be in evidence again on the beach itself and larger notices have been called for.
The Beach Green Bus shelter's glass has, apparently, been stolen and beach hut owners are complaining of vandalism.
Beach Dreams: Dates confirmed – July 15th & 16th. Organisers are installing temporary traffic lights to reduce pedestrian & traffic issues.
Parking persists on grass verges but there is evidence that where wild flowers exist on such verges nuisance parking diminishes. The report of parking on the steep banking opposite Ormonde Way has been referred to Kevin Boram, [WSCC issue].
Joss and Dave attended the recent Shoreham Port meeting.
The Meeting decided by show of hands to offer Reverend Terry Stratford a small gift from SBRA for his retirement. Terry has been amenable to us for the use of the Church Hall for events and we appreciated his agreement to site one of SBRA's defibrillators on Church premises. It was also decided that SBRA will fund by grant new cycle racking on Church land.
SBRA have agreed to voluntarily refurbish 4 of ADC's hexagonal wooden planters now surplus to requirement. The plan is to sight them in Ferry Road/West Beach to enhance the new scheme. Shop-keepers will be invited to maintain the planting and their general upkeep.
Maurice has become concerned that jet-skis have been seen approaching close in to the beach: an obvious danger to swimmers etc. Joss will approach Shoreham Port for action.
MEETING CLOSED AT 10.20PM
NEXT MEETING: Thursday 5th July, 2018 at 7.30pm