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Winter Resilience

Winter Resilience

The Department for Transport has issued guidance for local councils to help them with their preparations for winter. Follow this link to read a letter from Transport Minister Norman Baker containing a few suggestions. Winter Resilience Letter to local councilsread more »

Autumn Visitors

Autumn Visitors

The first Brent Geese have arrived back in Chichester Harbour from their breeding grounds in Siberia. Recent arrivals for the autumn/winter season number 200-300 currently, but there are thousands on the way! Find out what is happening at Chichester Harbour Conservancy this month to help you make the most of these winter visitors and... read more »

West Wittering Flood Banks

West Wittering Flood Banks

The Environment Agency have now started work on site to build the new flood defence at West Wittering. Once completed it will provide a better level of protection from flooding to 55 properties, the local school and the pumping station. The new defence will look similar to the one... read more »

Selsey Festival

Selsey Festival

The tenth Selsey Festival takes place this year between Monday 6th and Monday 27th August 2012. Over 70 events will be taking place in and around Selsey, such as the Fantastic End of the Pier Show and Sir Patrick Moore - Journey to the Stars. A number of events can... read more »

Seasonal Seafood

Seasonal Seafood

Billingsgate Seafood School invites you to choose the best seasonal fish and use the recipes on their website to make delicious meals and snacks. Their first Seasonal Newsletter tells you about the best seafood to choose in any season and, more importantly, why. To download a copy of the newsletter... read more »

Brian Waters steps down

Brian Waters steps down

The Manhood Peninsula Partnership has announced that Brian Waters, one of its two project leaders, is to resign after 11 years with the organisation. The part-time Partnership was formed under the chairmanship of Councillor Peter Jones in 2001, with local resident Carolyn Cobbold as the other leader. Carolyn had... read more »

RSPB and Pagham Harbour

RSPB and Pagham Harbour

The legal paperwork transferring the day-to-day management of core areas of Pagham Harbour from WSCC to the RSPB was completed on the 1st February 2012. It has taken a long time, but it has enabled a great working relationship to develop between the two organisations, who agree that this gives the... read more »

Pagham Harbour Questionnaire

Pagham Harbour Questionnaire

Fieldworkers working for Chichester District Council will be at Pagham Harbour over the next couple of weeks, inviting visitors to take part in a questionnaire that is seeking to understand how local residents access the countryside around where they live and how access patterns may change in the future.... read more »

Leave some holly for wildlife

Leave some holly for wildlife

The RSPB are asking people to take care when decking the halls this winter, and leave some holly for the wildife that need these prickly bushes for food and protection. Richard James, from the RSPB’s wildlife enquiries team, said: “You can’t beat a bit of holly around the house to make... read more »

Getting Ready For Winter

Getting Ready For Winter

The Government has just released its latest Winter Readiness Report based on figures gathered earlier this year from local councils, who were asked how prepared they were for another winter onslaught. Thankfully the latest research by those looking after our highways shows a number of ways in which councils, including West... read more »