SOUTH COAST PARTNERSHIPS
Explore our South Coast Partnerships below. Visit their websites by clicking on their logo and be sure to follow them on Twitter for updates on the great work they do in their local areas.
WHITE CLIFFS COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP
The coast and countryside of Dover and Shepway are world class for their wildlife and history. The white cliffs are world famous and for centuries have been the gateway to and from England. The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership was established in 1989 to develop sustainable tourism that helps to preserve the environment and local distinctiveness of the area, both for visitors and for local people alike.
The Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership was set up in June 1996, a sister project to the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership. The project aims to care for the special landscape and wildlife of the Romney Marsh and Dungeness, and by the same token encourages people to enjoy and understand the countryside through guided walks, cycle rides, countryside events and children’s activities.
CHICHESTER HARBOUR CONSERVANCY
EASTERN SOLENT COASTAL PARTNERSHIP
The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) formed an alliance in 2012 to deliver a combined, efficient and comprehensive coastal management service across the coastlines of four Local Authorities of Fareham Borough Council, Gosport Borough Council, Havant Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council. The innovative initiative was driven forward by a need for coastal management that recognises coastal flooding and erosion risk impacts are not exclusive to Local Authority boundaries
The Solent Forum is an independent coastal partnership, established in 1992 to develop a greater understanding among the many local and harbour authorities, user groups, marine businesses and agencies involved in planning and management of the Solent. It assists and advises them in carrying out their functions. The Forum now has over 50 members organisations representing a wide range of sectors.
ISLE OF WIGHT ESTUARIES PROJECT
The Isle of Wight Estuaries Project works towards the integrated and sustainable use of the Island’s estuaries, with particular focus on the Medina and the Western Yar. It is a partnership between Cowes Harbour Commission, the Isle of Wight Council and Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners and is supported by the Environment Agency and Natural England. The partnership aims to find a balance between estuary activities and the needs of the natural environment. It encourages greater understanding of estuarine habitats, wildlife and coastal processes.
DORSET COAST FORUM
The Dorset Coast Forum (DCF) is an independent strategic coastal partnership, which looks at the long term, broad-scale issues facing the Dorset coast and its inshore waters. The overriding aim of the Forum is to promote a sustainable approach to the management, use and development of Dorset’s coastal zone to ensure that its inherent natural and cultural qualities are maintained and enhanced for the benefit of future generations.
Established in 1995, DCF has a strong network of over 1000 members from over 260 organisations.
ROMNEY MARSH COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP
The Conservancy was established by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy Act 1971. Its duty is the conservancy, maintenance and improvement of the Harbour and the Amenity Area for recreation and leisure, nature conservation and natural beauty. It is the statutory Harbour Authority and is responsible for the safety of navigation, the regulation of moorings, works and dredging, enforcement of harbour bylaws and the collection of dues and charges.
HAMBLE ESTUARY PARTNERSHIP
A group of representatives from interested parties such as harbour users and those with a statutory or voluntary interest in the Hamble Estuary and the surrounding area. The aim is to enhance mutual understanding of other parties’ points of view, and joined up management of the Estuary. The River Hamble Harbour Authority administers the Partnership through as a sub role of the Environment and Development Manager.
SUSSEX MARINE & COASTAL FORUM
The Sussex Marine & Coastal Forum was established in 2013 and is a voluntary body of 22 members. The Forum is a practitioner network that coordinates, and supports partners to deliver marine and coastal ecosystem restoration in Sussex. The members are professional bodies such as local government, industry and NGOs.
· Restore habitats and species
Vital marine and coastal habitats will be restored at scale to improve the health, extent, and connectivity of ecosystems.
· Protect, manage and monitor
Ecosystems will be monitored, managed, and protected, and threats identified and mitigated.
· Mitigate and adapt to climate change
Natural solutions will be employed where possible to mitigate climate change and its impacts. Sussex’s communities and economy will be braced and adapted for change.
· Align socio-economic interests to nature’s recovery
Socio-economic interests will be aligned to nature’s recovery. New ways to live, work and visit Sussex will be realised that safeguard ecosystems while providing access to their benefits.
· Educate and mobilise audiences
People and businesses will be inspired and informed, so they connect with nature and take positive action to protect it.
The Forum is in the process of developing their website, so please see contact details below:
Secretariat: Ella Garrud, firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Chair: Jackie Mellan, email@example.com