Visitors to Chichester Harbour this year, whether by land or water, will find themselves presented with improved information.
New ‘visitor information panels' are being put up at key launch sites around the harbour. As well as a useful harbour map, the panels feature key regulations people should be aware of before going afloat. In addition those visiting by land are reminded how to look after the footpaths and wildlife. QR and NFC links give quick access to a mobile version of the Conservancy website.
Siún Cranny, Director of Chichester Harbour Conservancy said, ‘these bright panels are replacing our rather dowdy old byelaws boards. The panels will present key reminders to sailors and a website link will access to the byelaws, tide tables and Local Notices to Mariners. We hope the panels will help us to communicate with many more visitors and harbour users - and that information is easily available for everyone.'
Pieter Montyn, Chairman of the Conservancy added, ‘As we celebrate 50 years of being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these new visitor information panels will explain how to enjoy the area and protect it - we need everyone to understand and help'.
The first set of panels has gone up at West Wittering, Itchenor and Dell Quay. A further 20 will be installed during 2014. The panels have been generously supported by The Friends of Chichester Harbour.
Photo: Siún Cranny, Director and Richard Craven, Harbour Master by a new information panel.