Adur District

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Adur District
Non-metropolitan district
Adur shown within West Sussex
Adur shown within West Sussex
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county West Sussex
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Shoreham-by-Sea
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Adur District Council
 • Leadership Alternative - Sec. 31 (Conservative)
 • MPs Tim Loughton
Area
 • Total 16.14 sq mi (41.80 km2)
Area rank 285th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 61,300
 • Rank 311th (of 326)
 • Density 3,800/sq mi (1,500/km2)
 • Ethnicity 95.9% White
1.3% S.Asian
1.2% Mixed
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 45UB (ONS) E07000223 (GSS)
OS grid reference TQ220051
Website www.adur-worthing.gov.uk

Adur is a local government district of West Sussex, England. It is named after the River Adur 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.

Politics[edit]

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 2014 election the council is composed of the following:

Party Councillors
  Conservative Party 20
  UKIP 6
  Independent 2
  Labour Party 1

Sports clubs[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Adur is twinned with

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild dfferences 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]

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)
13.9
(56.9)
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)
8.2
(46.7)
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)
50
(2)
50
(2)
48
(1.9)
443
(17.5)
Avg. precipitation days 14 10 12 12 10 9 10 10 11 12 13 12 135
Source: Weatherbase [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internetowy Serwis Miejski". zywiec.pl. 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  2. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). 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.  Retrieved on July 9, 2013.

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