Adur District

Adur (/eɪˈdʊər/) is a local government district of West Sussex, England. It is named after its main river and is historically part of the English county of Sussex. The council is based in Shoreham-by-Sea and the district has a population of 59,627 according to the 2001 census.

It was created on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Southwick and Shoreham urban districts and the civil parishes of Coombes, Lancing and Sompting from Worthing Rural District.

Sompting, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea (or Shoreham) and Southwick form a strip of settlements on the south coast, between Worthing and Brighton and Hove collectively known as the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation. Coombes is inland. Fishersgate and Kingston by Sea (also known as Kingston Buci) are also small areas in the south east of the district.

Shoreham Airport is located in the Adur district, west of Shoreham-by-Sea and just east of Lancing.

The Adur festival is held in the first two weeks of June every year.

Adur District
Adur shown within West Sussex
Adur shown within West Sussex
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyWest Sussex
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQShoreham-by-Sea
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyAdur District Council
 • LeadershipAlternative - Sec. 31 (Conservative)
 • MPsTim Loughton
Area
 • Total16.14 sq mi (41.80 km2)
Area rank277th (of 317)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total63,869
 • Rank306th (of 317)
 • Density4,000/sq mi (1,500/km2)
 • Ethnicity
95.9% White
1.3% S.Asian
1.2% Mixed
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code45UB (ONS) E07000223 (GSS)
OS grid referenceTQ220051
WebsiteAdur & Worthing councils

Politics

Elections to the district council have been held every 2 years since the 2004 election, when the council changed to being elected by halves instead of by thirds. The Conservative party has had a majority on the council since the 2002 election. Following the 2016 election the council is composed of the following:

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 16
UKIP 3
Labour Party 8
Independent 2

Sports clubs

Twin towns

Adur is twinned with

Climate

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[4]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  3. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Adur, UK
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-07-10. Retrieved on July 9, 2013.

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Coordinates: 50°49′57″N 0°16′08″W / 50.8326°N 0.2689°W

1973 Adur District Council election

The first elections to the newly created Adur District Council established by the Local Government Act 1972 in England and Wales were held 7 June 1973. Overall turnout was recorded at 46.6%.The election resulted in no overall control.

1982 Adur District Council election

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 6 May 1982, with one third of the council up for election. There was additional vacancies in the Mash Barn and Peverel wards, but no elections for the single-member ward St Marys and Residents stronghold, Marine, went uncontested. In the intervening years, the newly formed Alliance had gained three seats at the expense of the Conservatives. Overall turnout fell to 42.4%.The election resulted in the SDP-Liberal Alliance retaining control of the council.

1983 Adur District Council election

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 5 May 1983, with one third of the council up for election. There was an additional vacancy in the Peverel ward and no elections for the Marine ward. Overall turnout climbed to 47.6%.The election resulted in the Alliance losing control of the council to no overall control.

1986 Adur District Council election

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 8 May 1986, with minor boundary changes taking effect, impacting the Peverel ward. One third of the council was due for re-election, with additional vacancies in Buckingham, Churchill and Mash Barn wards. No elections were to be held for the single-member St Mary's ward. The formerly Conservative councillor for Southwick Green was defending the seat as an Independent, with no Conservative contesting that ward. Overall turnout was down slightly to 45.3%.The election resulted in the Alliance regaining control of the council.

1990 Adur District Council election

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 3 May 1990, with one third of the council up for election, as well as vacancies in the Churchill and Manor wards. No elections were held for the single-member St Mary's ward. The sitting Resident councillor in Overall turnout jumped to 49.8%.The election resulted in the Social and Liberal Democrats retaining control of the council.

1998 Adur District Council election

The 1998 Adur District Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 22

Labour 10

Conservative 5

Independent 2

1999 Adur District Council election

The 1998 Adur District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 15

Liberal Democrat 13

Conservative 8

Independent 2

2000 Adur District Council election

Elections to Adur District Council were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 36.5%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 15

Labour 13

Liberal Democrat 9

Shoreham Beach Residents Association 2

2002 Adur District Council election

Elections to Adur District Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained control of the council from no overall control. Overall turnout was 33%.

The Conservatives won 9 of the 14 seats up for election after the Liberal Democrats did not stand any candidates.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 23

Labour 11

Independent 4

Liberal Democrat 1

2003 Adur District Council election

Elections to Adur District Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party held overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 31.7%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 27

Labour 8

Independent 4

2004 Adur District Council election

Elections to Adur District Council were held on 10 June 2004. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2003 reducing the number of seats by 10. The Conservative party held overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 38.0%.

2006 Adur District Council election

Elections to Adur District Council were held on 4 May 2006. Half of the council was up for election and the Conservative party held overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 26

Independent 2

Liberal Democrat 1

2008 Adur District Council election

Elections to Adur District Council in West Sussex, England were held on 1 May 2008. Half of the council was up for election and the Conservative party held overall control of the council.

Four extra seats were up for election due to councillors stepping down. No seats changed parties in the election with the Conservative party remaining the dominant party on the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 26

Independent 2

Liberal Democrat 1

2010 Adur District Council election

The 2010 Adur District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England. Half of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 25

Liberal Democrat 2

Shoreham Beach Residents Association 2

2012 Adur District Council election

The 2012 Adur District Council elections took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England. Half of the council was up for election, and the Conservative Party remained in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 25 (no change)

Shoreham Beach Residents Association 2 (no change)

Labour 1 (+1)

Liberal Democrats 1 (-1)

2014 Adur District Council election

The 2014 Adur District Council elections took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England. Half of the council is up for election.

2016 Adur District Council election

The 2016 Adur District Council elections took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England. Half of the council was up for election, and the Conservative Party remained in overall control of the council. The Labour Party trebled their number of seats from one to three.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 16 (-4)

UKIP 8 (+2)

Labour 3 (+2)

Shoreham Beach Residents Association 2 (no change)

2018 Adur District Council election

The 2018 Adur District Council elections took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England. The election saw half of the Council's 29 seats up for election, and resulted in the Conservative Party retaining their majority on the council. Labour gained 4 seats to replace UKIP as the official opposition on the Council, who lost all the seats they were defending from 2014.

Adur District Council elections

Half of Adur District Council in West Sussex, England is elected every two years. Until 2003, the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 29 councillors have been elected from 14 wards.

Climate data for Adur District, UK
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8
(46)
8
(46)
10
(50)
13
(55)
16
(61)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(70)
19
(66)
15
(59)
11
(52)
8
(46)
14
(57)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
3
(37)
5
(41)
6
(43)
10
(50)
12
(54)
14
(57)
14
(57)
12
(54)
9
(48)
6
(43)
4
(39)
8
(46)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
30
(1.2)
30
(1.2)
28
(1.1)
36
(1.4)
18
(0.7)
36
(1.4)
36
(1.4)
38
(1.5)
51
(2)
51
(2)
48
(1.9)
440
(17.4)
Average precipitation days 14 10 12 12 10 9 10 10 11 12 13 12 135
Source: Weatherbase [5]
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