Conservation work in Walberton is mostly carried out by the Walberton Action Group.
Besides the normal work maintaining footpaths and ponds WAG has recently expanded
its conservation activities by adding three ambitious new projects to its current sand pit
. . . . . WAG have obtained a grant to improve the landscape in various parts of Walberton by clearing
a pond and planting hedges and trees. The project will take 3 years to complete
starting this autumn. Two walks were arranged recently so that those interested could
appreciate the scope of the improvements.
2)Walberton Churchyard Heritage Project
. . . . . Their next project,which is supported by the
Local Heritage Initiative group in the
Countryside Agency is to improve and learn more about the churchyard in ways that
involve a number of groups and the school. Walberton Media are making a video
of the project which will be available in VHS and DVD form when the project is
complete. The Countryside Agency have given us a grant to cover the costs.
3)Walberon Parish Hedgerow Survey
. . . . . Walberton have agreed to support the Sussex hedgerow Survey which is being co-ordinated
by the Biodiversity Partnership. Mr Peter Challis explained the "how" and "why" at a
WAG meeting on March 11th. He confirmed that WAG's Phase 1 Habitat Survey of the parish,
completed during 1995 has now been digitised and forms a useful basis for the new survey.
4)The Sandpit Conservation Project
. . . . . The disused gravel pit north of the A27 has, unfortunately, now become a 4_wheel drive
training centre.so its conservation has had to be put on a back burner. However WAG are
watching the situation with aim of reversing this state of affairs if the opportunity
Contacts:- Peter Brown - phone - (01243) 551829
. . . . . . . . John Heathcote - phone - (01243) 551980
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