Easter Saturday - April 7th, 2012 - the opening of Maybush Copse

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There was a good turnout on a grey Easter Saturday for the official opening of Maybush Copse. Stephen Johnson, Chairman of Maybush Copse Friends, thanked everyone who had helped with the Maybush Copse Project, the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the Chichester Harbour Trust, the Parish Councils of Southbourne, and Chidham and Hambrook, many funding organisations and, of course, the residents.
The kissing gate was unlocked, and will stay unlocked, and everybody entered the site.

The Chichester Observer sent a reporter Lewis Brown, and photographer Louise Adams. See their report.

We walked the footpaths - sadly the grass in the grassy areas has not yet got established - and then enjoyed some refreshment. Finally a Royal Jubilee Oak was planted to mark the occasion.
People gathered on Cot Lane
Stephen Johnson did his best to be brief with a few words of thanks
Sir Jeremy Thomas, Chairman of the Chichester Harbour Trust gets the refreeshments started
Well, there had to be some Easter eggs!
A Royal Jubilee Oak was planted to mark the occasion
Nicky Horter of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy with Stephen Johnson

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