Discover Chichester’s Peninsula – an oasis for wildlife and green tourism

Carolyn Cobbold, local resident and environmental and climate change author explains why the Manhood Peninsula, just south of Chichester is such a special, and important, place for nature lovers. "With the recent designation of two marine conservation zones off Selsey, the peninsula to the south of Chichester is quietly becoming one of Britain’s most internationally-designated, wildlife-rich coastal areas. Criss-crossed by ditches and water-ways, footpaths and cycle ways, and home to increasingly threatened species, the area is attracting nature lovers from all over the country and from...
Posted on June 13th 2019Category: Blog

Soak up some culture this summer

Famous for its Roman heritage, the impressive, imposing spire of the Cathedral, and it's almost unrivalled location, Chichester is also a cultural hub, and there's a packed summer season both in and around the city, waiting to be discovered. See world class theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre where the summer season features The Deep Blue Sea and Oklahoma and much more including Spiegeltent. Discover Pallant House , Chichester’s landmark art gallery which hosts the Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour exhibition this summer, celebrating the landscapes of Sussex’s South Downs. The Weald...
Posted on June 03rd 2019Category: Blog

Behind the scenes at Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour Conservancy is responsible for the smooth running of Chichester Harbour, and aim to conserve, maintain and improve the area for recreation, leisure, nature conservation and natural beauty. Mike Hayes, Lead Technician, is part of the Conservancy’s Maintenance Team, working to look after the infrastructure of the Harbour. He joined the Conservancy in 2014 as a Seasonal Patrol Officer for the summer period, following his work as a Fisheries Officer in Kent. After a successful first season Mike stayed on at the Conservancy first as a Harbour Technician, and now works as Lead...
Posted on May 22nd 2019Category: Blog

Learn to Powerboat at Bracklesham Bay

People can book onto a powerboating course with Chichester District Council’s foreshores team this summer. The Council’s foreshores service is offering Royal Yachting Association (RYA) powerboat training from the Foreshores Office in Bracklesham Bay until September 2019. The Level 2 Weekend Powerboat course covers topics such as: man overboard, rights of way, collision regulations, close quarter boat handling, basic navigation, launching and recovery. The course costs £225 and no previous experience is necessary. The training takes place on a 5.4 metre Avon Searider rigid inflatable boat with...
Posted on May 16th 2019Category: General News

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