‘DOWDY’ boards have been replaced with ‘bright’ panels as Chichester Harbour Conservancy celebrates 50 years by looking to the future.
Marking 50 years since the harbour was designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, the conservancy has undertaken a number of commemorative projects this year.
The new boards have been put at key launch sites around the harbour.
Siún Cranny, director of Chichester Harbour Conservancy, said: “These bright panels are replacing our rather dowdy old byelaws boards. The panels will present key reminders to sailors and a website link will get access to the byelaws, tide tables and local notices to mariners.”
Pieter Montyn, chairman of the conservancy, added: “As we celebrate 50 years of being an AONB, these new visitor information panels will explain how to enjoy the area and protect it – we need everyone to understand and help.”
As well as a harbour map, the panels feature key regulations. The first panels have gone up at West Wittering, Itchenor and Dell Quay.