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

Take to two wheels on the new Pagham Harbour to Medmerry cycle route

A new, 3km cycle route has been completed, linking Pagham Nature Reserve with Medmerry Nature Reserve, boosting facilities for residents, visitors and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The county council’s Public Rights of Way team worked with The Manhood Peninsula Partnership on ideas to bolster tourism in the area - and found that cycling provision was under represented. From this, a £400,000 scheme was devised. It includes: • 1.2Km of shared pedestrian/cycling pathway • re-construction/improvement on cycle route 88 • 1.7Km of improvements to the path between the new route and flood defences at...
Posted on April 30th 2019Category: General News

Chichester Roman Week returns!

Thinking ahead about what to do this half term? Well there's lots going on in Chichester for Roman Week! Chichester Roman Week celebrates Chichester's Roman Heritage with a series of events every May half term. In 2019, Chichester Roman Week will run from Saturday, 25th - Friday, 31st May 2019. Led by The Novium Museum, the week-long event brings Roman history to life with a variety of events in and around the Chichester District, including re-enactments, talks, trails, guided tours, family activities and immersive theatre. Chichester was first established as Noviomagnus Reginorum, which...
Posted on April 15th 2019Category: Blog

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