This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
District, West Sussex, England
20 October 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 38
not automatically throw away the Blue Box Collection Calendar (including
the Household Waste Guide) pamphlet that comes through your door.
It contains useful information. If you do throw it away it should be put
in the blue box with the newspapers and all the other junk mail that comes
through the door.
usually throw this mail away without looking at it, so it was just a fluke
I quickly looked at its contents.)
Plans for Southwick Beach go on the show at Southwick Community Centre.
The worse fears of the removal of the beach were not realised in these
plans. The new plans are for a much reduced area of beach, but a markedly
improved facility, sheltered by the wharfage and piers on either side.
the beach is not ideal at the moment, and it receives a lot of sea-borne
waste, I cannot see all that much wrong with the design. Shrimping
will be eliminated, but despite other claims, I do not see this area as
the best area for shrimping, and with a little bit of luck or design, prawning
could be made a feasible alternative.
main criticism could be the cost, and how much land and port facilities
the port will have to sell off to pay for it, and what are the consequences
of such a sell-off in the short, medium and long term. But such thoughts
are for the Adur Valley
21 held an open West Sussex Sustainability Forum meeting in
the Council Chambers at Adur Civic Centre. However, it was not well publicised
and the only members of the public were from the Adur Quality of Life fora.
Ian Patrick explained about Travelwise which was launched in 1995,
and Ian Evans explained about the Local Transport Plan which is
run by the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) Transport & Planning &
Environment Services. Agenda 21 contained mostly Council bureaucrats, although
it was chaired by a representative from Sussex Wildlife Trust. theme was
Transport. The owner of Compass Travel made a presentation
of some common-sense facts from running a small private bus company.
was bureaucratic for other bureaucrats and was really boring. It was just
a reiteration of the tired government rhetoric over their plans, which
lack the will power (my opinion) and funding (answers to questions) to
be implemented. My main interest was bicycling facilities. There was no
representative from Sustrans.
21 although it has an attractive title, does not provide any special
21st century feedback facilities for the public, and all representations
have to be made the 20th century way through Councillors, writing to the
Planning Dept. etc.
Travelwise: "Pedalling Ahead" Cycling Strategy for West Sussex.
written, well presented, and contains some interesting facts, but you must
be in cloud cuckoo land if you think it is going to make and difference.
The earlier Adur Strategy Plan was more realistic.
send any comments to: Andy
low neap tide after
a period of heavy rain in late autumn is usually very poor for mobile intertidal
life on the Sussex coast. However, in the pool under the groyne, there
was an adult Blenny,
and juvenile Corkwing
Wrasse (one) and juvenile Bullheads (4+).
The sea still covered most of the shore.
the leaves fall, the occasional glimpse of the red breast of the Robin,
and the red face of the Goldfinch
stands out amongst the muted hues. Goldfinches
are also frequently seen in the "unofficial countryside" in charms of about
5 birds. The Adur
is flooded by the spring tide and swollen by the recent rain, so the hundreds
forsook the mudbanks which are covered by water to settle on the airfield.
are plentiful enough to be sure to be seen on the Adur
Records on the Adur eForum (you have to join)
Sun, 01 Oct 2000 19:32:41 -0000
boring larvae infestation in oak firewood
of the reply only:
stated in the AES handbook "Habitat Conservation for Insects", the
way to minimise harm to the deadwood fauna and flora when using firewood
is as follows:
Never use wood that has been left dead in or near woodland during the
and summer; and that has therefore probably been colonised by wildlife;
instead use wood that has been freshly cut from the living condition.
This is very important if in the case of ancient woodland or wood pasture,
where endangered species are more likely to be present.
Store firewood in a closed polythene tent, this will help to prevent the
logs becoming colonised and thus becoming a decoy. If the polythene
is supported on a framework and kept away from the logs in a sunny position,
the logs will dry out rapidly and soon become good firewood.
Wildlife eGroups Forum
Life eFora (Link)
Naturalists' Association (link)
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
of the Earth SSSI Navigator
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f. antipathes opposed in feeling, f. as ANTI- + PATHOS: see -Y3.]
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The upsurge of EFora
on all subjects (a
few have been recommended before in these bulletins) are an important way
in which the Internet
will change the world.
A list of recommended eFora
will appear soon. Please make any suggestions.
See the Profusion
Search method below.
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into the Maelström (Extract)
shall I forget the sensations of awe, horror, and admiration with which
I gazed about me. The boat appeared to be hanging, as if by magic, midway
down, upon the interior surface of a funnel vast in circumference, prodigious
in depth, and whose perfectly smooth sides might have been mistaken for
ebony, but for the bewildering rapidity with which they spun around, and
for the gleaming and ghastly radiance they shot forth, as the rays of the
full moon, from that circular rift amid the clouds which I have already
described, streamed in a flood of golden glory along the black walls, and
far away down into the inmost recesses of the abyss.
into the Maelström (Link)
These pages are
non-political so the inclusion of the above page is included because of
its useful information. If the Liberals or
Conservatives produced a page with useful information, we would include
it. The page has been vetted.
If you dispute
their analysis, put your comments on the Adur Valley EForum below.
Adur Valley eForum covering all aspects of life in the Adur Valley
commences. You can join by spending a few minutes on the following site,
and then you can post messages on almost anything about life in Shoreham-by-sea
and the Adur Valley, including, Lancing, Sompting, Southwick, Steyning
and the smaller villages in the valley.
BEST WAY TO JOIN THE
is to click on the link
logo, and register as a new
member. Allow 10 minutes on-line, but the process should be much quicker.
Then you can go to the Adur
Valley page and register to join.
The following choices will
have to be made:
Receive mail in a daily bulletin.
Receive each EMail individually (this may result in too many EMails)
Choose not to receive EMails, which means you can visit the web page to
choose what subjects look interesting. You can, also, just receive a list
of the subjects in a daily digest.
the latter applies, you will have to click on the menu item Messages.
choices can be altered at a later date. They can also be altered by me,
if you cannot work out how to do it.
is build up on both sides through the low-lying flood plain and their are
few marshes or wetlands aside the river. Flooding occurred at the beginning
of the century at Bramber (notably in 1904)
but this rarely
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
Reclamation Plans for Southwick
Beach go on the show at Southwick Community Centre.
ON YOUR DOORSTEP
US ON Sunday 22nd October 2000
at the PADDOCKS
need your help to remove grass cuttings from part of the site to help
the variety of life that live there
CALL IN ANY TIME BETWEEN 10 am and 1 pm
WELCOME PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES AND STRONG BOOTS/WELLIES
PADDOCKS FIELD IS OFF LARKFIELD OPEN SPACE (TQ 189 046)
NO DOGS, Thank you
BY BTCV and ADUR DISTRICT COUNCIL
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on Netscape Composer, and other programs
any company or organisation wanting nationwide green publicity, there is
an opportunity to sponsor the journal "Glaucus"
of the British Marine
Life Study Society.
remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other
publications, including Torpedo.
is also available for the Adur Torpedo Electronic News Bulletin
and the Shoreham-by-Sea web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre
web site), which would be more suitable for a local firm(s).
Site Design Services are available from Hulkesmouth Publishing
advertisement rules apply.
accepted by EMail only.
Torpedo was written, designed and distributed by Andy
to earlier issues (for subscribers who have downloaded the Bulletins only,
and web site visitors).