De-Silting Project at Pond

Friends of Middleton-on-Sea Pond & Green Charity

Project Information

WHAT IS GOING ON ? – The pond is being de-silted – an average of approximately 18 inches or 45cm of silt will be removed from its base and the banks reinforced to prevent them eroding and collapsing into the pond.

WHY IS IT NECESSARY ? – Middleton pond is an attenuation pond designed to act as a holding tank during high surface water levels.  Due to a build up of silt over the years the pond is not holding as much water as it should at times of high rainfall.

WHAT WILL IT ACHIEVE ? – It will allow the pond to hold more water in times of prolonged rainfall for flood alleviation and retain the water for longer in the summer to allow the amphibians to complete their life-cycle in good time.

AND THE END RESULT ? – Once the work is complete the Friends will restore the southern end of the green by planting a mini wild flower meadow to attract more insects.  Further donations will allow us to plant filtration reeds where the northern ditch enters the pond and more marginal plants.  As rain starts to fill the pond the duck houses will be refloated ready to welcome back our resident pair of Moorhens and with luck a pair of Mallards

12 MOORHEN CHICKS WERE RAISED TO ADULTHOOD THIS SPRING

Hopefully your pond will be holding more water and wildlife and be looking a lot more attractive this time next year.

FUNDING – The Friends were successful in their application to West Sussex County Council Operation Watershed Active Communities Fund Award, and secured a grant of just over £20,000.

 

 

High & Low Tides – September 2020

HEIGHTS ARE ABOVE CHART DATUM

                                     High Water                                                     Low Water

 

Date

Morning   Afternoon   Morning   Afternoon  

September

2020

Time m Time m Time m Time m

1

10.52

5.4 23.07 5.4 04.15 0.9 16.34

0.9

2

11.32

5.6 23.47 5.5 04.53 0.7 17.11

0.8

3

12.09

5.6 05.28 0.7 17.45

0.8

4

00.22

5.5 12.42 5.6 06.02 0.7 18.19

0.8

5 00.52 5.4 13.10 5.5 06.36 0.8 18.51

0.9

6

01.17

5.3 13.33 5.3 07.08 0.9 19.24

1.0

7

01.41

5.2 13.56 5.2 07.40 1.0 19.55 1.2
8

02.08

5.1 14.25 5.1 08.10 1.2 20.27

1.3

9

02.41 4.9 15.01 4.9 08.42 1.4 21.06

1.5

10

03.22

4.6 15.47 4.5 09.27 1.7 22.00

1.8

11

04.19

4.2 16.58 4.2 10.33 2.0 23.21

2.0

12

06.12

4.1 18.49 4.2 12.07

2.1

13

07.30

4.3 19.57 4.5 00.55 1.9 13.37

1.9

14

08.31

4.8 20.52 5.0 02.14 1.6 14.41

1.4

15

09.22

5.2 21.40 5.4 03.05 1.2 15.27

1.1

16

10.08

5.6 22.25 5.7 03.48 0.8 16.08

0.7

17

10.54

5.9 23.11 5.9 04.28 0.5 16.49

0.5

18

11.39

6.1 23.57 6.1 05.08 0.3 17.30

0.3

19

12.24

6.2 05.51 0.2 18.15

0.3

20

00.41

6.1 13.08 6.2 06.36 0.2 19.01

0.3

21

01.25

6.0 13.51 6 07.23 0.3 19.47

0.5

22

02.10

5.7 14.36 5.6 08.09 0.6 20.36

0.8

23

02.58

5.3 15.25 5.2 08.59 1.0 21.29

1.2

24

03.54

4.9 16.25 4.8 09.57 1.4 22.37

1.6

25

05.05

4.5 17.40 4.4 11.18

1.8

26

06.33

4.3 19.14 4.3 00.11 1.8 12.51

1.9

27

08.06

4.5 20.33 4.6 01.30 1.7 14.01

1.7

28

09.05

4.9 21.25 5.0 02.30 1.4 14.55

1.4

29

09.48

5.2 22.05 5.2 03.17 1.2 15.37

1.1

30

10.28

5.4 22.46 5.4 03.55 1.0 16.13

0.9

 

Elmer Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Scheme – Completed

Elmer flood and coastal erosion risk management scheme Summer 2020

The Environment Agency is working in partnership with Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited to improve the coastal defences and reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion at Elmer. Construction for the Elmer flood and coastal erosion risk management scheme began in September 2019 and is now complete.

The scheme is split into three main areas between “Deepdean Close” in the west and “The Hard” in the east: This is to let local residents know that construction of the scheme has now finished and to thank the community for their patience and understanding during the construction work.

The next phase is a period of ongoing review and management of the beach in accordance with the beach management plan. Look back on what has been achieved Throughout construction there have been numerous challenges – in particular the weather. It has been extremely wet and there have been several significant storms. Coronavirus has also presented a challenge for the project however the EA remained determined to complete the sea defence project. The project consisted of:

• Extension of the rock revetment

• Shingle beach recharge

• New boat ramp and improved footpath for beach users.

The final shingle delivery was made in April, enabling us to finish the scheme on site by the projected contractual end date.

Due to Coronavirus it was not possible for a standard opening ceremony or celebration to be held. Instead socially distanced filming of the works and interviews with key project members were completed to create an informative project video which has been uploaded onto the Environment Agency’s YouTube Channel to celebrate what has been achieved.

This is available to download here: https://youtu.be/MqF_ZhNMWwk

Or search ” Elmer Beach Management Scheme ” on You Tube.

Thank you again for your support whilst we completed this project.

Public Notice Full Parish Council Meeting 15th July 2020

MIDDLETON-ON-SEA

PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a

MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL

will be held remotely on Zoom

on

Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 7 p.m.

AGENDA

  1. To approve the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 1st July 2020.
  2. Declarations of Interest
  3. Public Discussion Period (Maximum 20 minutes – Limited to 3 minutes per speaker)
  4. Matters arising and Committee Reports
  5. Correspondence received 
  6. Financial reports and payments approved
  7. Any Other Business (For noting or inclusion on a future agenda)
  • Note: If members of the public or press would like to attend this meeting remotely using your own device please contact the Parish Clerk on 01243 585262 0r by email mospc@btconnect.com for details on how to attend 

 

 

 

Public Notice – Full Parish Council Meeting – 1st July 2020

MIDDLETON-ON-SEA PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a

MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL

will be held remotely on Zoom

on

Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 7 p.m.

AGENDA

  1. To approve the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 15th January 2020 and Extraordinary Parish Council minutes on 4th March 2020
  2. Declarations of Interest
  3. Public Discussion Period (Maximum 20 minutes – Limited to 3 minutes per speaker)
  4. Matters arising and Committee Reports
  5. Correspondence received
  6. Financial reports and payments approved 
  7. Any Other Business (For noting or inclusion on a future agenda)

  • Note: If members of the public or press would like to attend this meeting remotely using your own device please contact the Parish Clerk on 01243 585262 0r by email mospc@btconnect.com for details on how to attend. 

 

J.W.Lake

Parish Clerk

 

 

 

Parish Council Meetings on Zoom

The following full Parish Council and Sub-Committee meetings of the Parish Council are to be held remotely using Zoom

 Wednesday 1st July 2020

Development Control Committee (Planning) – meeting starts at 6.30pm

MEETING CANCELLED – NO PLANNING APPLICATIONS TO DISCUSS

 Additional Full Parish Council Committee – meeting starts at 7.00pm

 Wednesday 15th July 2020

Development Control Committee (Planning) – meeting starts at 6.30pm

Full Parish Council Committee – meeting starts at 7.00pm

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Development Control Committee (Planning) – meeting starts at 6.30pm

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Development Control Committee (Planning) – meeting starts at 6.30pm

 Further meetings on Zoom to be confirmed

 

Note: If members of the public or press would like to attend any of these meetings remotely using your own device please contact the Parish Clerk on 01243 585262 or by email mospc@btconnect.com for details on how to attend.

Road Closure – Ancton Lane Middleton-on-Sea

PUBLIC NOTICE

WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ANCTON LANE, MIDDLETON ON SEA

NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Ancton Lane, Middleton On Sea from junction with Yapton Road to junction with Kingsmead Road is temporarily prohibited from 08/07/20. The restriction will be in place off peak only between 09.30 – 15.00 This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to undertake urgent carriageway pothole repairs on behalf of WSCC Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times

The alternative route for traffic will be signed on site This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 5 days from the start date given above

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105 Any queries about the works please contact Balfour Beatty on 01243 642105

Pre-Application Consultation – Radio Base Station Elmer Road

Clarke Telecom acting on behalf of the mobile telecommunications operator MBNL who undertake the management and network deployment of telecommunications sites on behalf of EE(UK) Limited and Hutchison 3G UK Limited are proposing to install a new Hutchison 3G UK Limited column in order to provide the latest 4G and new 5G technologies to the Bognor Regis area.

The purpose of this pre-consultation is to consult with the Parish Council to seek our views on the proposal before any planning submission is made.  The proposed new mast will be sited and designed in order to provide 5G coverage and to support the existing mobile network.

The mast will be sited on the grass verge by Buckingham Court on Elmer Road alongside existing cabinets etc.

Clarke Telecom are requesting a response from the Parish Council before the 15th June 2020.  If anyone has any comments on this pre-application consultation to make then please contact the Parish Clerk Joe Lake on 01243 585262 or by email at mospc@btconnect.com.