Important Update: Outdoor Volunteering Activities

Updated 29/03/20

Due to recent government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), our FLOW team leaders will be postponing all volunteering activities until further notice.

We will keep you updated on the status of our events and share updates from our Field Officers, who will undertake some conservation work alone. We look forward to seeing you all again, in future, and encourage you to help us monitor wildlife on the Manhood Peninsula (below Chichester), from home, by sending us details about your wildlife sightings at http://mwhg.org.uk/get-involved/surveying-the-manhood-peninsula/.

Please check https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response for the latest advice, as this guidance will take precedence over information stated in this notice.

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FLOW Activity: Tree Planting at Haydons Pond, Earnley


Please read our current volunteering guidelines regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) before attending an event. 


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

Volunteers will helping to plant trees at Haydons pond, with the FLOW team.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments. Please bring your own cup and gloves to maintain hygiene – see our current volunteering guidelines regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) before attending an event.

Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Subscribed volunteers who have RSVP’d to an event, via our emails, will be notified of relevant changes or cancellations, by the organiser[*].

Location

Haydons pond, Batchmere Road, Almodington, PO20 7LE

Directions – From Chichester A27, take the A286 south towards West Wittering. Opposite Premier Motors turn left into Sidlesham Lane, toward Almodington. Continue on this road for about 2.5miles. As you drive into Almodington you will see the FLOW car parked on the grass verge (right-hand side). There is a driveway to Almodington Nurseries opposite the pond, where the owner has kindly said we can park – a hi viz jacket will be put here for visibility.


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FLOW Activity: Restoring a pond in East 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

Volunteers will be continuing work on this large beautiful relic pond, with the FLOW team. We will be tidying up cut willow, planting new trees and filling in hedge gaps.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments, but if you would like to bring your own gloves or tools then please do.

Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Subscribed volunteers who have RSVP’d to an event, via our emails, will be notified of relevant changes or cancellations, by the organiser[*].

Location

Church Farm Lane, East Wittering, Chichester. Parking available in the lane’s layby, near to the pond. Public toilets available 10-minute drive away in East Wittering village.


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FLOW Activity: Restoring Wetland 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 are going to be continuing the improvement work on this lovely piece of wetland with vegetation clearance, plus tree and wildflower bulb planting, with the FLOW team.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments, but if you would like to bring your own gloves or tools then please do.

Location

Cakeham Manor Estate and West Wittering Estate wetland areas. We will be meeting at the site (pinned on the map). Parking is in Pound Road, PO20 8AJ or The Wad, PO20 8AH, but is limited so where possible, please car share. Public toilets available a 5 minute walk away.


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FLOW Activity: Restoring the Relic Canal in North Mundham

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

Volunteers will be planting trees and wildflowers, with the FLOW team.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments, but if you would like to bring your own gloves or tools then please do.

Location

There is parking at North Mundham Village Hall, School Lane, North Mundham PO20 1LA and the main road can be crossed at the pedestrian lights by the school. Please walk around to the footpath side of the canal and find us part-way along it, where there is a residents’ car park and the MWHG van. Toilets maybe available in nearby village hall.


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FLOW Activity: Restoring a Pond in Birdham

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

Volunteers will be getting the site ready for wildflower seed sowing, with the FLOW team.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments, but if you would like to bring your own gloves or tools then please do.

Location

Triangle Pond, Church Lane, Birdham 2O20 7AP

There is parking at the nearby Church on a gravel area, at Church Lane, PO20 7HG. Please car share if you can as there is limited space.


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FLOW Activity: Restoring a 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

Volunteers will be clearing overgrown vegetation and improving the pond habitat for wildlife, with the FLOW team.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments, but if you would like to bring your own gloves or tools then please do.

Location

Spire Pond, Church Lane, Hunston PO20 1AJ. Parking available at the village hall.


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FLOW Activity: Restoring a Pond in West Itchenor

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

Volunteers will be clearing overgrown vegetation, hedge laying and improving the pond habitat for wildlife, with the FLOW team.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments, but if you would like to bring your own gloves or tools then please do.

Location

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

Parking available in the small layby by St. Nicholas’ church and also in the property next to the pond, up the gravel driveway. Sometimes, there will be toilet facilities available in the nearby village hall.


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Meet & Greet Coffee Morning

Everyone welcome. Come and meet the Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands team to hear all about our project progress this winter and how we are reconnecting local wetlands and ditches – a lifeline of essential habitat corridors for wildlife – across all the parishes on the Manhood Peninsula. 

If you’d like to become a volunteer either by helping us with summer wildlife surveys or helping at events, this is a great way to meet everyone to get started! 

Free refreshments are provided. Donations welcome. 

Details

Friday 21st February 2020

Stop by anytime between 10am-12.30pm

North Mundham Village Hall, Chichester, PO20 1LA 


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FLOW Activity: Restoring Two Ponds 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

Volunteers will be working with the FLOW team to continue the improvement work carried out on two ponds, over the last couple of years, by trimming back vegetation and planting some trees.

For conservation activities, we will provide tools and refreshments, but if you would like to bring your own gloves or tools then please do.

Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Subscribed volunteers who have RSVP’d to an event, via our emails, will be notified of relevant changes or cancellations, by the organiser[*].

Location

Tile Barn Lane, Chichester, PO20 7JF

Parking is available to the immediate right of the entrance to Tile Barn Lane (entering from the B2198 heading south) on the edge of a farmer’s field.


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