All may be quiet at Chichester Canal but wildlife is thriving

May at the Canal. Paddleboarders and rowers gently floating atop the water. Regulars choosing their favourite slice of cake from our waterside cafe. And our boats, Richmond and Kingfisher, bustling with customers enjoying a catered cruise. With glorious sunshine, the Canal would be a vibrant and active place. Not so this May 2020. The Cafe is closed. The boats are resting. Our Heritage Centre is shut. Our 140+ volunteers are missing their regular social activity. The Basin is quieter than perhaps since the 1980’s, when restoration work first began. There’s a few walkers, abiding by current...
Posted on May 04th 2020Category: Blog

Covid-19: Update from Visit Chichester

Message from ​the Visit Chichester Chairman, Francis Hobbs As an industry, we are facing unprecedented times. Many things are looking uncertain and the challenges that l​ie ahead may well be some of the most difficult we have faced in a generation. Priorities ​must be to ensure families, friends, colleagues and teams are ​as safe ​as possible. ​I am afraid many questions may remain unanswered for some time yet ​whilst we all come to terms with the real impact ​of Covid-19 on ​all our businesses. While times are indeed looking difficult, it’s important now​, more than ever​, that we pull...
Posted on March 18th 2020Category: Blog