Environment Eco

July 14th, 2021

BID TO RESTORE CLIMATE TACKLING SEABED KELP FOREST GETS GOVERNMENT SEAL OF APPROVAL WITH MAJOR GRANT

An innovative plan to restore a kelp forest off the coast of Sussex has resulted in Adur & Worthing Councils being awarded a government grant for major schemes tackling climate change.
Working with the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project, neighbouring local authorities and other partners, the Councils want to support work to restore natural kelp forest in the seas out to 4km off the coast between Selsey and Shoreham.

Coastal kelp beds help combat climate change by drawing down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reduce coastal erosion by absorbing wave energy and provide a haven for wildlife. Eventually the hope is that a Sussex Bay marine park can be created across the entire county coastline.
Now the scheme has been given a government seal of approval with the award of £79,000 from government department Defra and the Environment Agency to invest in the project. It is one of 27 schemes across the country to be awarded funds from the ground-breaking £10 million Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund.

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July 5th, 2021

Help Nature to ReNature!

Major initiative to tackle biodiversity crisis and create around 21,000 football pitches of new wildlife-rich habitat
An inspiring campaign launches today to “renature” the South Downs National Park and create new havens for wildlife to flourish.
In the biggest initiative ever launched by the National Park, the #ReNature campaign is looking to raise £100m over the next 10 years to create an extra 13,000 hectares – or around 21,000 football pitches – of habitat where plants and animals can thrive.

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June 22nd, 2021

Litter enforcement patrols to begin across Adur and Worthing

Find below details that from tomorrow enforcement patrols will be carried out across Adur and Worthing as part of crackdown on littering and dog fouling.

Those caught dropping litter will receive an on-the-spot fine of £75. Those who do not clear up their dog’s mess will receive an on-the-spot fine of £100.

The self-funding trial scheme, which already operates in Chichester and Arun districts, has been introduced after feedback from local residents and community groups.

It comes just weeks after leaders of both Councils issued a general warning that anti-social behaviour around litter and parking cannot be tolerated in Adur and Worthing this summer - with specially-designed posters installed in high-profile areas, alternative off-street car parks have been promoted and examples of littering highlighted on social media.

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June 14th, 2021

BROOKLANDS: FIRST THE FUN IN THE SUN THEN THE HARD WORK BEGINS

Something is stirring down at Brooklands Park this summer as a whole host of activities get underway ahead of the second phase of the project to transform the green space for generations to come.
Today Worthing Borough Council announces a programme of fun activities for the whole family making use of the natural green pocket to enjoy fitness, science and natural play projects.

The events, run by partners of the Council, include free cycling events for everyone, celebrations to mark world environment day, a children’s gardening week, and National Bee Day with fun and games and education on the 'Honey Bee' for all to enjoy.

Among other events will be The Big Bike Revival for the public to bring along their bikes for cycle safety check, basic tuning and repairs.

The events herald the second phase of major work on the Park starting in September which will transform it into a beautiful new asset.

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