Friends of Chichester Harbour

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The Friends of Chichester Harbour draws together those who are passionate about protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural environment along the stretch of the south coast that connects Hampshire and West Sussex.

Mindful of the importance and fragility of our countryside, shoreline, waters, wildlife and marine life, we support the work of Chichester Harbour Conservancy and other like-minded community bodies dedicated to the sustainability of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

A registered charity, the Friends of Chichester Harbour welcomes all ages, embracing a broad mix of harbourside pursuits, as members (Friends)..

Chichester Harbour

Between south Hampshire and West Sussex to the north of the Solent and the south-west of Chichester, Chichester Harbour and its hinterland is mapped out across 9,226 acres.

Image credit: Jaqui North

Its inlets and channels flow into smaller harbours and coastal communities – Langstone, Emsworth, Chidham, Bosham and Itchenor – with the South Downs as a backdrop and Chichester Cathedral’s spire as a focal point.  Managed by Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the Harbour is not only an AONB but a biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) too.

It is here that cyclists, walkers, ramblers, windsurfers, kayakers, sailors, ornithologists, swimmers, day-trippers and many others with a love of the countryside, sea and nature flock all year round.

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  • So much love and appreciation for Chichester Harbour. Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
  • Our volunteers have been busy working with the Rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy clearing the branches and fallen trees following the storms in January. Tasked with clearing the brambles and undergrowth also revealed broken fence posts, soon to be repaired in time for the cattle to graze come spring. Thank you to everyone involved.
  • Our members may recall reading in our monthly newsletter the exciting plans to rescue the derelict Marina Farm (on the outskirts of Emsworth) following Chichester Harbour Trust’s purchase last December. The site is 2.5-acres with three small paddocks, stables, storage sheds, a barn and two public rights of way.  We can now confirm that the Friends has made a donation of £5,000 to support the remediation project that will restore the land to countryside for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of local people.

Site clearance and landscaping has began and has created a “blank canvas” for the next steps. These will include planting a small copse/spinney, installing an oak-framed gazebo with seating area and providing a replacement nesting site for returning swallows.  Additional seating areas, interpretation panels and a locking bike post to encourage people to enjoy the site sustainably are also proposed. We will keep you posted on more Marina Farm updates as the project progresses.
  • Rise and shine Chichester Harbour! ☀️
  • Totally worth getting the thermals on! 🥶
  • Marching into the new year with determination to conserve the natural beauty and environment of Chichester Harbour! Come along and join the rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy on the 17th for a beach clean at Thorney Island, a bramble clearance at Sparks Marina on the 25th or at the end of the month we will be repairing fences at Fishbourne Meadows! 

Register your place via ticket source www.ticketsource.co.uk by simply searching Chichester Harbour. If you wish to become a member of Friends of Chichester Harbour and volunteer with us, sign up via our website www.friendsch.org
So much love and appreciation for Chichester Harbour. Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
6 days ago
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Our volunteers have been busy working with the Rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy clearing the branches and fallen trees following the storms in January. Tasked with clearing the brambles and undergrowth also revealed broken fence posts, soon to be repaired in time for the cattle to graze come spring. Thank you to everyone involved.
Our volunteers have been busy working with the Rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy clearing the branches and fallen trees following the storms in January. Tasked with clearing the brambles and undergrowth also revealed broken fence posts, soon to be repaired in time for the cattle to graze come spring. Thank you to everyone involved.
Our volunteers have been busy working with the Rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy clearing the branches and fallen trees following the storms in January. Tasked with clearing the brambles and undergrowth also revealed broken fence posts, soon to be repaired in time for the cattle to graze come spring. Thank you to everyone involved.
1 week ago
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Our members may recall reading in our monthly newsletter the exciting plans to rescue the derelict Marina Farm (on the outskirts of Emsworth) following Chichester Harbour Trust’s purchase last December. The site is 2.5-acres with three small paddocks, stables, storage sheds, a barn and two public rights of way.  We can now confirm that the Friends has made a donation of £5,000 to support the remediation project that will restore the land to countryside for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of local people.

Site clearance and landscaping has began and has created a “blank canvas” for the next steps. These will include planting a small copse/spinney, installing an oak-framed gazebo with seating area and providing a replacement nesting site for returning swallows.  Additional seating areas, interpretation panels and a locking bike post to encourage people to enjoy the site sustainably are also proposed. We will keep you posted on more Marina Farm updates as the project progresses.
Our members may recall reading in our monthly newsletter the exciting plans to rescue the derelict Marina Farm (on the outskirts of Emsworth) following Chichester Harbour Trust’s purchase last December. The site is 2.5-acres with three small paddocks, stables, storage sheds, a barn and two public rights of way. We can now confirm that the Friends has made a donation of £5,000 to support the remediation project that will restore the land to countryside for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of local people. Site clearance and landscaping has began and has created a “blank canvas” for the next steps. These will include planting a small copse/spinney, installing an oak-framed gazebo with seating area and providing a replacement nesting site for returning swallows. Additional seating areas, interpretation panels and a locking bike post to encourage people to enjoy the site sustainably are also proposed. We will keep you posted on more Marina Farm updates as the project progresses.
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Rise and shine Chichester Harbour! ☀️
Rise and shine Chichester Harbour! ☀️
1 month ago
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Totally worth getting the thermals on! 🥶
Totally worth getting the thermals on! 🥶
Totally worth getting the thermals on! 🥶
Totally worth getting the thermals on! 🥶
1 month ago
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Marching into the new year with determination to conserve the natural beauty and environment of Chichester Harbour! Come along and join the rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy on the 17th for a beach clean at Thorney Island, a bramble clearance at Sparks Marina on the 25th or at the end of the month we will be repairing fences at Fishbourne Meadows! 

Register your place via ticket source www.ticketsource.co.uk by simply searching Chichester Harbour. If you wish to become a member of Friends of Chichester Harbour and volunteer with us, sign up via our website www.friendsch.org
Marching into the new year with determination to conserve the natural beauty and environment of Chichester Harbour! Come along and join the rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy on the 17th for a beach clean at Thorney Island, a bramble clearance at Sparks Marina on the 25th or at the end of the month we will be repairing fences at Fishbourne Meadows! 

Register your place via ticket source www.ticketsource.co.uk by simply searching Chichester Harbour. If you wish to become a member of Friends of Chichester Harbour and volunteer with us, sign up via our website www.friendsch.org
Marching into the new year with determination to conserve the natural beauty and environment of Chichester Harbour! Come along and join the rangers of @chichesterharbourconservancy on the 17th for a beach clean at Thorney Island, a bramble clearance at Sparks Marina on the 25th or at the end of the month we will be repairing fences at Fishbourne Meadows! Register your place via ticket source www.ticketsource.co.uk by simply searching Chichester Harbour. If you wish to become a member of Friends of Chichester Harbour and volunteer with us, sign up via our website www.friendsch.org
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From supporting education programmes, environmental research and seeking out grants for special projects to rallying participants for out-in-the-field work parties, arranging social events and harbour tours, the Friends of Chichester Harbour seeks much needed funding and volunteer support.

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