The Group fully supports the implementation of the Plan, which will be going to a public referendum across the Village on December 10th. To help residents of the Village become better informed about its proposals, the Group will be holding a Public Meeting at Ferring Village Hall on Monday October 20th starting at 7.30pm. Speakers at the meeting are Carole Robertson (Ferring Parish Council), Ed Miller (Ferring Conservation Group) and Paul Webster.
Come along to hear the facts of the Plan and have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel. The meeting is being organised by the Conservation Group but is open to all.
We are shortly to commence the restoration of this much loved pond in Ferring, which is now owned by Ferring Parish Council. Much work needs to be done in partnership with the Council over the coming months, but this will start with a work day on Saturday October 11th commencing at 10am.
The work on this day will be cutting back some of the undergrowth and brambles around the perimeter to allow better access to make a proper assessment of the site. Please come along to help us on the day for this important work. It will help to start the process of getting the pond back to being a valuable wildlife habitat.
Please wear old clothes and gloves and bring secateurs/ loppers. The pond is situated in South Ferring at the junction of the Warren and Florida Road. We hope to see you there.
Join us for a walk from North Ferring up on to the Downs at Highdown to see Autumn Fruits and Berries and some late wild flowers. Meet at 10am at the Ferring Worthing Garden Centre (ex Wyevale) car park on the A259 Littlehampton Road. Walk up Hangleton Lane skirting the quarry, and make a half way refreshment stop at Highdown Tea Rooms. Also make an optional visit to Highdown Gardens while there – no admission charge. Then return to the cars via bridleways and Hangleton Lane. No dogs on the walk please.
Please help us to carry out the last formal clean up of the year of Ferring Beach on Saturday September 20th – meeting at the east end of the Bluebird Cafe car park at 11am. This is part of the nationwide Great British Beach Clean co-ordinated by the Marine Conservation Society, and it will be our bit to rid the beach and surrounds of unwanted litter. Long handled pickers and bags will be provided. We hope to see you there!
See the report of last week’s Bug Hunt along the Rife on the Nature Notes page