Adur (district)

Adur (district)
Adur District
—  Non-metropolitan district  —
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
 – Type Non-metropolitan district council
 – Body Adur District Council
 – Leadership Alternative - Sec. 31 (Conservative)
 – MPs Tim Loughton
 – Total 16.1 sq mi (41.80 km2)
Area rank 285th (of 326)
Population (2010 est.)
 – Total 61,600
 – Rank 310th (of 326)
 – Density 3,816.8/sq mi (1,473.7/km2)
 – Ethnicity 95.9% White
1.3% S.Asian
1.2% Mixed
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 – Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 45UB
OS grid reference TQ220051

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 happens in the first two weeks of June every year.



Elections to the district council are 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. As of the 2010 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-[1]

Year Conservatives Liberal Democrat Shoreham Beach Residents Association
2010 25 2 2

Football clubs

Twin towns

Adur is twinned with

See also


External links

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