Bexhill Wild

by David EP Dennis in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Bexhill Wild

Total raised £145

£10,000 target 36 days left
1% 6 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th July 2024 at 12:00pm

In co-operation with the South-East Rivers Trust, to conserve and enhance the environment and wildlife of Sidley Woods.

by David EP Dennis in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Bexhill Wild CIC plans to help Sidley and Bexhill.  At present the so-called Sidley Stream which runs through the woods is actually the Egerton Park Stream. When this is in full spate and the tide gate is shut, flooding occurs in Egerton Park. To reduce this extensive flooding, the South East Rivers Trust in co-operation with advice from the Environment Agency, will enable leaky dams and dragonfly-friendly pools to be developed in the stream bed to slow the flow of water.

An expert-level survey of plant life has already taken place. To supplement existing flora, more planting of bird-friendly hawthorn and blackthorn bushes and the planting of black poplars that need conservation, will enhance this small but beautiful woodland.

Eventually when funding is available, Bexhill Wild CIC would like to see the woodland path improved to permit people with disabilities to use wheelchairs safely.

This project is for and by the people of Sidley who can volunteer to join the team and all volunteers will be covered by public liability insurance.

The Chief Constable of Sussex has already donated £1,000.00 to this project and we now hope to raise the rest by crowdfunding.

MATCH FUNDING

We have now received an offer of £5,000.00 from East Sussex County Council if we reach our own £5,000.00 so I have extended the deadline to the end of July.  Please donate and help us to get there! Thank you.

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