Selsey Coastal Trust
Selsey Coastal Trust is a working project, which is looking at how Selsey’s community can shape the long-term future of the town.
During the initial phases of the project (Dec 2009 –April 2011), members of the Trust were able to test the feasibility of their ideas as part of the DEFRA funded Chichester Coastal Change Pathfinder project, hosted by Chichester District Council. They were able to investigate potential regeneration projects that could be progressed in the future, to enhance and benefit Selsey and support the Trust’s activities. The concept also had the support of Selsey Town Council. During July 2011 they became a fully incorporated Trust and are emerging as an independent, not-for-profit, community-led body.
More about the Trust's activities during Pathfinder Project can be found below. During that time they were called the Selsey Pre-Trust Group.
The Selsey Pre Trust Group comprises members of the Manhood Peninsula Steering Group (MPSG), Town and District Councillors representing Selsey. It is estimated that over the next 20 years the cost of Selsey’s coastal defences will be in the region of £30 million. All levels of Government are under tremendous financial pressure, so even funding for preventative maintenance is... Read More»
Selsey is a seaside town about seven miles (11 km) south of Chichester and lying at the southernmost point of the Manhood Peninsula. It is bounded to the west by Bracklesham Bay, to the north by Broad Rife (rife being the local word for stream or creek), to the east by Pagham Harbour and terminates in the south... Read More»
Sea defences have been required in the Manhood Peninsula for many years. A great deal of work was needed following a particularly bad storm in December 1951 which wrecked houses along the Selsey sea front, and led to their subsequent demolition. Following is a gallery of images courtesy of Royal Haskoning, the Coastal Engineering Consultant for Chichester District, showing the coastline and sea defences evolve... Read More»