Restoring Spire Cottage Pond in Hunston

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

We are going to be working at this hidden village pond trimming overgrown plants and generally tidying up the site for the winter.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

Spire Cottage Pond, Church Lane, Hunston PO20 1AJ

Please park at Hunston village hall and take the short walk across the field to the pond, which is opposite Spire Cottage B&B, Church Ln, Hunston, Chichester PO20 1AJ.

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Restoring West Itchenor Village Pond

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

We are going to be planting trees and laying a hedge, at this lovely village pond.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

West Itchenor Pond, Itchenor Road, West Itchenor PO20 7DA

Parking is just past the pond on the Itchenor Road, on the left, down a gravel track and into the first driveway (PO20 7DL). Alternatively there is a small layby near the church and opposite the church off the Itchenor Road (same postcode).

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Restoring Haydons Pond in Almodington

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

We will be tidying up, cutting back vegetation, and getting this gorgeous pond ready for the winter.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

Haydons Pond, Batchmere Rd, Almodington PO20 7LG.

Look out for Hi-Vis jacket on Batchmere Rd marking our location. Please park off the road on the grass corner opposite the pond. Located on Batchmere Rd off A286 ‘T’ Junction, opposite Premier Motorhomes.

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Pond Restoration Work in Earnley

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

The FLOW team will be working at the end of Somerley Lane, Earnley PO20 7JB, where we will be improving this relatively new pond.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

Somerley Lane, Earnley PO20 7JB

Directions: From Chichester take the A286 south towards Birdham. At the roundabout near the shell garage take the first exit left into Bell Lane towards Bracklesham. Just before the sharp bend, Somerley Lane is in the left. Continue along Somerley Lane over speed bumps until the road ends. The pond is on the right next to the road.

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Pond Restoration Work in Earnley

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

We will be cutting back the willow and digging up the invasive nettles on the front bank of this pond. If you have your own fold up chair please bring it along. Any time you can give during the session is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

Hedgehog Hall Pond, Somerley Lane, Earnley PO20 7JD.

The pond is adjacent to Hedgehog Hall, just at the entrance of Somerley Lane, off Bell Lane at the south end of the Birdham / Earnley parish border.  There is parking in the driveway of the house.

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Restoring Wetland Habitat in Sidlesham

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

We will be tidying up, cutting back vegetation, and checking the ditch that was improved last year.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

The Elms, Ham Road, Sidlesham PO20 7NX

Parking is available in the driveway of the landowner.

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Restoring Spinney Pond in Earnley

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

The FLOW team will be trimming back bramble and willow, and replenishing the dead hedge habitat.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

Spinney Pond (Corner of the B2198, opposite Tile Barn Lane, Chichester).

Parking is available on the right-hand side of the entrance to Tile Barn Lane, along the track by the field (pinned location, below).

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Give your Feedback to our FLOW Project

As the Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands (FLOW) Project comes to the end of its improvement phase in March 2021, the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group and the funder of this 5 year phase, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, are looking for feedback from those who have been involved in the project in any way.

If you have volunteered for FLOW, attended one of our events or training courses, or have been involved in the project as a landowner, sponsor, contractor, or member of a community/ parish group working with this scheme, please take the survey via this link www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FLOW_2020 or via the button, below. This survey has been created by our external evaluator, Resources for Change.

The more people that respond, the better we can show how wide reaching and impactful this project has been for our local wetlands, and for those who have been involved along the way. 

Thank you for supporting this project over the last 5 years and ensuring we achieve our goals to restore forgotten habitats and bring back traditional wetland management skills – we couldn’t have done it without you!

The FLOW Team

 

 

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Restoring Wetland Habitats in West Wittering

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

We will be clearing vegetation and cutting back fallen trees on this wetland site, where we have seen water voles and kingfishers.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

The Wad (wetland area), Cakeham Manor, West Wittering, PO20 8AH. The Wad can be found just off the road to West Wittering beach.

There is limited parking in Pound Road (West Wittering, PO20 8AJ) and the layby by the public toilets.

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October’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

This survey began at the start of the lockdown in March, to give our active and dedicated volunteers a way to continue supporting their local wildlife, and to encourage people to take a closer look at nature near to home. Since March, we have had fantastic sightings and photos sent in to us, and this October our followers still found the time to survey their gardens and search for wildlife, while out and about. During the second lockdown, this November, we hope you will consider using some of your time outside to record, and share with us, the wildlife you see.

Here’s what you spotted, during October:

 

Species 

No. Seen 

Blackbird, Turdus merula 

1 

Box-tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis 

1 

Brown-tail moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea 

1 

Buzzard, Buteo buteo 

1 

Comma butterfly, Polygonia c-album 

2 

Common Darter dragonfly, Sympetrum striolatum 

1 

Cranefly, Tipula paludosa 

8 

Dunnock, Prunella modularis 

2 

Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis 

2 

Grass Carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella 

3 

Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus 

2 

Hover-fly, Myathropa florea 

1 

Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus 

1 

Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta 

2 

Robin, Erithacus rubecula 

2 

Rusty-dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis 

1 

Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus 

3 

Check out the photos we received:

Keep sending in your submissions, and if you haven’t taken part already, please share your sightings with us – every record received helps us build a more accurate picture of the Manhood Peninsula*.

How can I get involved with this survey?

Sending us a record of your wildlife sightings is simple, just make a note of the date and location of the sighting, and use these notes to fill out our ‘Enter a Quick Wildlife Record’ form. You can also submit a photo through this form.

Enter a Quick Wildlife Record

Alternatively, you can upload multiple records at the same time, by filling in one of our recording sheets and submitting this through our ‘Upload Multiple Wildlife Records’ form.

Upload Multiple Wildlife Records
Wildlife Recording Sheet View Printable PDF
Wildlife Recording Sheet Download Fillable Form

*This survey is specifically receiving submissions of wildlife sightings seen on the Manhood Peninsula, below Chichester, which includes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, South Mundham, plus West Itchenor and Birdham.

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