New Flood Action Group

West Itchenor and West Wittering have joined forces to form the West Manhood Drainage Improvement Group.

By association with the National Flood Forum and the West Sussex Flood Action Forum, The “Diggers” will have access to funding from Operation Watershed and are working closely with the Manhood FLOW project (fixing and linking our wetlands). The AONB’s drainage into the Harbour is finely balanced and not working well after many years poor control and management. The Harbour Conservancy and the Environment Agency are working with us to manage this better and plan for the future.

Initial funding from the Paris Council’s is allowing coordinated maps to be produced for the first time so that they can plan, restore and enhance the ground drainage network that we rely on and protect our wildlife. You will hear more from them soon and as their work will benefit every individual in the area they will be asking for your assistance.