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Rare birds at Medmerry

Rare birds at Medmerry

For the first time in nearly thirty years, rare Black Winged Stilts have hatched at two sites in the UK, one of which is Medmerry. The RSPB announced this amazing fact a few days ago. Black Winged Stilts are found rarely in northern climes, but climate change and increasing... read more »

Medmerry

Medmerry

Most of the new paths have been open in their unfinished state this winter, and many people have taken the chance to try them out. Many people have been delighted, even in this condition. A temporary leaflet to help you find your way around Medmerry is available at the... read more »

Clean Bathing Beaches

Clean Bathing Beaches

The Marine Conservation Society have recommended hundreds of UK beaches as having excellent water quality for taking a dip. Their annual ‘Good Beach Guide’, http://www.goodbeachguide.co.uk/  launched on Tuesday 15th April 2014, states that 'One of the UK’s driest summers in recent memory has resulted in more bathing beaches than ever... read more »

A Distinctive Peninsula

A Distinctive Peninsula

The Natural England publication - the Natural England National Character Area Profile: 126 South Coast Plain (NE525) –  was published 24 February 2014. This excellent piece of work highlights the importance of the Manhood Peninsula as a ‘Distinct Area’ in the South Coast NCA – as ‘one of the last,... read more »

Operation Watershed

Operation Watershed

Operation Watershed was set up by West Sussex County Council primarily to repair damage to highway and drainage infrastructure caused by extreme weather. In addition it has also supported communities by enabling them to take responsibility for local flooding and land drainage  issues. It has done this through the allocation of funds,... read more »

Medmerry Unveiled

Medmerry Unveiled

On the 4th November 2013, one of the highest tides of the year occurred along the south coast, giving the Environment Agency and the local community a fantastic opportunity to celebrate an important date in a fifteen year project at Medmerry, near Selsey West... read more »

Medmerry Time Lapse

Medmerry Time Lapse

The Environment Agency’s time lapse cameras showing recent progress at Medmerry are now up and running. You can view the time lapse cameras on the Environment Agency’s website by following this link to their webpage: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/medmerry. Follow the link on the right hand side of the page that asks... read more »

Chichester Food Fair

Chichester Food Fair

The 6th Chichester Local Food Fare will be taking place this weekend from Friday 30 August - until Sunday 1 September.  There will be many local food producers who have a huge selection of enticing late summer produce. Last year the event attracted over 140,000 people into the city centre over the three days, making it one of... read more »

Medmerry August Update

Medmerry August Update

In their recent August update about progress on the Medmerry scheme the Environment Agency are pleased to say that everything is on schedule for the planned breach of the shingle bank this autumn. The following documents contain the most current information about progress on the scheme, the status of public footpaths... read more »

Speed up Coastal Re-alignment

Speed up Coastal Re-alignment

Managed or coastal realignment involves moving sea defences further inland and restoring coastal habitats, a program which will shortly be delivered by the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme on the Manhood Peninsula. According to climate change advisors however, Councils must increase the rate at which managed realignment takes place nationally. The... read more »

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