Local volunteers have secured a grant of nearly £89,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the Hayling Billy heritage project.
The project will explore the history of Hayling Billy line on the island and enable conservation to take place.
It will also provide volunteering opportunities for local people to develop skills and work on the historic site.
To help guide people around the site there will also be leaflets, digital material and a new website to engage visitors.
The benefits for the local community will be a heritage project for generations to come, a focus for community volunteers to work on together to create a lasting legacy for local people and visitors. The Partnership have worked really hard with the council officers on securing the funding however, this is just the start."
– Councillor Yvonne Weeks, responsible for Economy and Communities at Havant Borough Council
Olympic windsurfing star Bryony Shaw has capped off her impressive 2013 season by claiming the British Sailing Team’s Athlete of the Year prize.
The 30-year-old was handed the BOA Athlete of the Year trophy for Sailing at a team presentation at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Friday, having claimed an impressive seven podium finishes from the nine events she’s contested this year.
After a tough 2012 season, with illness having hampered her Olympic hopes, Shaw was overjoyed with her consistency and success in 2013, and on receiving her award from RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park, she paid tribute to the team around her who have helped her get back on track this season.
Police have issued CCTV images of a young woman they would like to speak to following the theft of some items from a Co-op store in Hayling Island. The woman entered the store in Elm Grove at about 6pm on Monday, October 21 and took several packets of fresh meat and detergents.
She left without paying for them. Anyone who recognises the person in the CCTV images, or has any information is asked to contact the crime desk at Fratton police station on 101.
As with all large construction projects there have been many challenges along the way, but the finished scheme is one the local community can be proud of. We have been able to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion while improving access and the amenity value of this important coastal area.
– Marc Bryan, Project Manager
70,000 tonnes of rock imported from Norway
25,000 tonnes of shingle were dumped onto Eastoke beach to raise it up
Building work began in January 2013
Beaches now re-opened with better access
Part of larger scheme to protect 40,000 homes and coastline in Eastern Hampshire
£5 Million pound sea defences at Hayling Island in Hampshire have been completed. Thousands of tonnes rock has been imported from Norway. The new scheme is designed to reduce flood risk against a 1 in 200 year flood event and was tested during the October storms.