Friday 22 February 10am 2 hrs
An event for families to find out about the Harbour birds through fun activities set up by our bird enthusiasts, Rangers, Ecologist, Education Team and partner organisations such as the Solent’s Bird Aware. Two chances to win! – enter our free draw for a family solar boat ticket and complete the quiz sheet by visiting every stall. Refreshments available.
Fee: free entry
Meet: Hayling Island lifeboat station, PO11 9RR
Chichester Harbour Conservancy invite you to take part in lots of different activities organised round the harbour this spring.
There is a wealth of things to do in Chichester Harbour both on and off the water from a birdsong walk to a day at the beach, den building to archaeology. Enjoy the Harbour on foot or by bike. Find out the best places to walk or explore the Salterns Way cycle route. Don't forget Solar Heritage, the solar powered catamaran that has been exploring the furthest reaches of Chichester Harbour for over 10 years.
Please book all activities with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, but first follow this link to find out what you can do when exploring with Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Selsey Walking & Outdoor Festival 2019
The Selsey Walking & Outdoor Festival is now in its 6th year, and will be taking place from 25 May to 2 June 2019.
This is a chance to celebrate the amazing wildlife and stunning natural scenery of this unspoilt tip of the Manhood Peninsula. Situated close to the historic city of Chichester, Selsey offers close access to some of the top wildlife destinations on the South Coast. It lies at the heart of the RSPB nature reserves at Pagham Harbour and Medmerry and via a series of linked paths is only a stones-throw from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Chichester Harbour.An unspoilt fishing town, Selsey boasts a wealth of history and local character, which the walks planned during the week will help visitors and locals to explore. Selsey also boasts some of the finest diving in the UK which can be experienced on the ‘underwater walk’, whilst the flat terrain and designated off-road routes make the festival cycle ride a great family event.
Please follow this link to find out more about what is taking place at the Selsey Walking & Outdoor festival 2019
All events must be booked. You can contact the organisers at email@example.com, phone 01243 201616 (please use the full number including the area code) or through their Facebook page.
The Future of Seaside Towns Report
The House of Lords Select Committee has recently released its new report on the Future of Seaside Towns, which looks at the regeneration of seaside towns and communities.
The report suggests that the 'one size fits all' approach should be avoided, with transport and housing being two of the key issues. The report states:
'Seaside towns must be inspired to regain their pioneering spirit and evolve to meet present day and future challenges. We are convinced that they can reinvent themselves with a long-term, place-based vision—a comprehensive approach that involves working with a range of partners to address multiple causes of social problem in a locality—that is supported by local leaders and grounded in each town’s unique assets'.
Please follow this link to read the full report on the Future of Seaside Towns
Chichester Harbour Feb 2019
Selsey Town Council and Chichester District Council are working in partnership with the community on a process called 'Selsey Vision' - an opportunity for all members of our town to give their views on the future of Selsey. Follow this link to find how you can help shape the future of Selsey by contributing your thoughts to the Selsey Vision.
Defra Survey 2019
The government is consulting on mandating biodiversity net gain in development to ensure habitats are protected and enhanced for the future. The consultation opened on 2 December and will run until 10 February 2019. Follow this link to find out more about Defra's Net Gain Survey.
In addition Natural England have produced a simple video that explains biodiversity net gain. View at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=sVR9VZYkMLc.
Chichester Harbour Jan 2019
Fri 11 January 10am 2hrs
Sat 12 January 10am 5 hours
Image Roger Pagram
Photography with Iain McGowan
Sat 26 January 9.30am 6 hours
Solar Heritage - Bird Watching Trips
There are just two of these special trips sheduled this month to enable you to see the wonderul birds of the Harbour from the water. Each trip has an expert on board to give a commentary and answer questions.
Please bring binoculars and camaras if you have them - there are some binoculars available on board.
Numbers are limited to allow good visibility so book your place soon. Each trip lasts up to two hours and is weather dependent.
Fare: Adults £13/Child up to 16 years £5
Curlew - Paul Adams
Please contact Chichester Harbour Conservancy to book a place on any of these events:
Either phone the Harbour Office on 01243 512301 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MWHG 20th Anniversary Photo Competition
To celebrate 20 Years of The Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group, you are invited to take part in a photographic competition being held by the group to capture the brightest and glorious best of the Manhood Peninsula.
The competition will be open to receiving photo entries from July 16th to August 12th
The winners will be announced on the week of the 20th August
There are 4 categories:
- Wildlife Category (16+ years)
- Heritage Category (16+ years)
- Landscape Category (16+ years)
- Your Local Nature Category (Under 16’s age group, includes photos of wildlife, landscapes or plants)
To find out more about the competition and to enter it, please follow this link to the MWHG website
Southern Marine Plan
The South Marine Plan is the second English marine plan to be adopted. It covers an area of around 20,000 square kilometres of inshore and offshore waters across 1,000 kilometres of coast line from Folkestone to the river Dart. It is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world, with significant numbers of freight and passenger transport as well as military activity with almost two thirds of Royal Navy ships stationed at Portsmouth. This intense activity and shipping takes place alongside 60 marine protected areas, including nine marine conservation zones and a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the most complex and used areas of the English coast line.
As with land-use planning, marine planning is a statutory requirement. A marine plan becomes a statutory consideration in all relevant planning decisions once it is published for public consultation. The South Marine Plan will help ensure that the right activities happen in the right place and in the right way within the marine environment. It provides a framework that will shape and inform decisions over how the areas’ waters are developed, protected and improved over the next 20 years.
Please follow this link to read more about the South Marine Plans
Selsey Festival 2018
The annual Selsey Festival is taking place throughout August this year. This is the 16th year of the Selsey Festival so there is lots to celebrate. The Festival features loads of events such as music, talks, shows and cinema.
Screen On The Green is back on 10, 11 and 12 August. There will be showings of popular films such as Avengers Assemble and Top Gun.
Visit the Selsey Heritage Exhibition - Selsey 1918 to 2018, the Sea and Tourism. The Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group are putting on a fascinating exhibition about the history of Selsey. See how the lives of our fishermen have changed over the last 100 years, how technology has helped them to be more efficient. Also see how holiday makers have enjoyed the sea side in Selsey over the years. Donkey rides on the beach anyone or Hide-y-Hi at Pontins Holiday Camp? The exhibition runs daily from 31st July to 10th August - 10.30am to 4.30pm. The Exhibition Hall, Selsey Town Council, PO20 0RB. Please note this exhibition is closed on Sunday 5th August
To continue the sea theme, Mulberry Divers are running snorkel trips from East Beach on most Fridays in August, so join them to find out more about the underwater world near you! For full details and to book your space call 01243 601000 or visit www.mulberrydivers.co.uk
Thur 16th to Sat 18th August sees the 16th Fantastic End of the Pier Show at Selsey Town Hall. This much-loved show will be taking you on an amazing canter through iconic musicals, films, TV shows, sketches, comedy moments and much, much more! There will be some saucy surprises and everyone’s favourite ‘Jobs’. We will have our usual fabulous atmosphere with a pay bar. Shows from 7.30pm with the addition of a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £8 from Selsey Town Council or from Ticketsource.
There is so much going on during the Selsey Festival. Find out all about it from the Selsey Festival website