SBRA News Archive

SBRA is delighted that our Independent councillor, Julia Watts, was elected to Adur District Council at the May 5th elections, representing Marine Ward.

She sits alongside our other councillor, Joss Loader, representing Marine Ward. For the full results please see: 2022 Election results - Adur & Worthing Councils (

Solution to Children's Crossword published in Beach News.

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Shoreham Beach gets weekend patrols as visitor numbers soar

A weekend patrol is to be established at Shoreham Beach to help ensure safety during what is expected to be a busier than normal summer season at the location.

Wardens from the Worthing Coastal Office will extend their beat to the landside of the Beach offering, among other services, safety advice to visitors, ensuring parking restrictions are adhered to and helping to protect flora and fauna.

The Beach, along with other coastal areas, has become a popular destination this staycation year leading to concerns that overcrowding may lead to increased danger to visitors and the fragile ecosystem of the area, much of which is a designated Local Nature Reserve.

The wardens will be patrolling 1.8 miles from the Church of the Good Shepherd to the Western Breakwater Arm at Shoreham Harbour starting from this Saturday (July 31).

Adur District Council's Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Emma Evans, said, 'Of course we welcome visitors to our area but we want to ensure they are safe and that the environment is protected.

'The wardens will be able to keep an eye on the Beach at weekends. For instance we have had instances already of parking which has created hazards for local residents and potentially the emergency services already. This will be a light touch service that should help ensure people enjoy the beautiful environment of the Beach but can do so responsibly.'

The wardens will also inspect rescue aids for serviceability, keep the swim areas free of vessels, anglers or sporting pursuits, report any beach hut vandalism, remove any offensive waste and liaise with local watersports clubs.

Adur District Council has come to an agreement with Worthing Borough Council, which funds the Coastal Office, situated near Worthing Pier, to extend the service. The Councils are democratically separate but share officer services.

Shoreham Food Bank

In December, the Shoreham Foodbank received its largest single donation from the good folk of Shoreham. The Shoreham Beach Residents' Association and congregation at the Church of the Good Shepherd have made a combined donation weighing a hefty 369.62kg.

This is the largest single donation we have received from any individuals or group. This is a remarkable achievement and it reflects support provided throughout the year. Since the Covid19 restriction measures were introduced at the end of March, these two community organisations have now donated a whopping 1564.92kg of food, the largest from any single team of donators.

SBRA is delighted to confirm the re-election of our councillor, Joss Loader .pdf

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Shoreham Beach Neighbourhood Forum

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Adur District Council elections results 2016

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