Rangers Diary

May 2016

May 2016


May has been another busy month for the Harbour Rangers and when you throw two Bank Holidays into the month its just compresses the work load into shorter weeks.

I had to replace two large wooden kissing gate posts at Rookwood, after they both had rotten and fallen over. I have a third one to do at Westlands Farm, however that one is proving to be more difficult as it has been set in concrete three foot deep.

Georgie and I built a new fence overlooking the pond at Beakys Wildlife area and have had contractors resurface the wheelchair footpath so now the whole area looks fantastic, and is enjoyed by school groups.

I repaired a concrete footpath on the foreshore near the Emsworth Sailing Club as it was becoming a trip hazard. Followed by installing new information panels at Cobnor giving you information about the coastal route and access at all states of the tide and one at Chichester Marina.

At the request of the landowner I put up a new ' No Access' sign on the foreshore at Ella Nore as it is private land, very sensitive for bird life, and we want to encourage people to use the public footpath instead.

Our Volunteers Rangers assisted us with footpath improvements at Blackhouse Lane, Itchenor, and our usual Friends of Chichester Harbour have helped us with four tasks last month. The volunteers contributed a total of 206 hrs of help, removing ragwort, habitat management and footpath improvements. Thank you to all who have helped out this past month.

Please check our web site as we have lots of activities and Solar Boats trips for you to get out and see the Harbour.

Thanks for reading

Harbour Ranger