Pagham Harbour and Medmerry

In February 2012, the RSPB took on the day-to-day management of Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve from West Sussex County Council. Over the next 10 years, the RSPB will run this much-loved and internationally-important site under a Service Level Agreement with the council.

Construction work, Medmerry RSPB Reserve, West Sussex

Overview

Managing Pagham Harbour

In February 2012, the RSPB took on the day-to-day management of Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve from West Sussex County Council.
 
The RSPB is running this much-loved and internationally-important site under a Service Level Agreement with the council.
 
West Sussex County Council had managed Pagham Harbour as a Local Nature Reserve since 1964. However, given the unprecedented pressure on public finances, the council felt there were organisations better placed to manage the Local Nature Reserve to ensure its sustainable future.
 
After exploring all the possibilities, the council asked the RSPB to enter a partnering Service Level Agreement (SLA), under which the council has an executive role and will guarantee an annual payment for 10 years to help support the service.
 
The SLA is managed by an RSPB/WSCC Contract Management Committee and minutes from the committee meetings are posted here.
 
These project pages also report on the Pagham Harbour Local Communities Forum meetings, as set up under the SLA.

Objectives

  • Securing a sustainable future for Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve.
  • Protecting and, where possible, enhancing the environmental and historic interest in the site.
  • Maintaining and improving public access and visitor facilities.
  • Delivering a programme of quality environmental education.
 

Progress

  • 2 Feb 2012: The RSPB takes on the day-to-day management of core areas of Pagham Harbour LNR
  • 29 Jun 2012: Pagham Harbour Local Communities Forum
  • 29 Nov 2012: Pagham Harbour Local Communities Forum
  • 1 April 2013: New five-year Management Plan start date
  • 15 July 2013: Pagham Harbour Local Communities Forum
  • 8 December 2014: Pagham Harbour Local Communities Forum

Planned Work

Development of the new five-year Management Plan (2013-18)

Download

PDF, 390Kb. 1 September 2016

Pagham Harbour annual report 2015-16

PDF, 336Kb. 28 June 2016. 1 September 2016

Draft minutes - Pagham Harbour Contract Management Committee

PDF, 289Kb. Monday, 23 November, 2015. 8 February 2016

Draft minutes - Pagham Harbour Contract Management Committee

PDF, 47Kb. 6 November 2015

Pagham Harbour annual report 2014-15

PDF, 148Kb. Tuesday 15 November 2013. 2 December 2013

Draft minutes - Pagham Harbour Contract Management Committee

PDF, 3.63Mb. RSPB Pagham harbour local nature Reserve Management Plan. 2 December 2013

Local Nature Reserve Management plan

Contacts

Coast on a stormy day

Adrian Thomas

Project Manager, RSPB

adrian.thomas@rspb.org.uk
Tagged with: Country: England Habitat: Farmland Habitat: Grassland Habitat: Marine and intertidal Habitat: Wetland Habitat: Woodland Project status: Ongoing Project types: Advocacy Project types: Education Project types: Site protection Project types: Species protection