Noticeboard

Sea Defences

Repairs to the seawall have started, appear to be progressing well and will continue until the end of the summer. The link shows the pedestrian diversion which is to cross over and continue on the landward shared foot and cycle path.

https://coastalpartners.org.uk/project/stokes-bay-seawall-151/

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Litter Pick Dates

The next litter pick is on Saturday 6th July with future litter picks on 7th September and 2nd November. All Saturdays and all at 10.00am meeting by the Splash Pool.

Bus Rally

The next Provincial Society Bus Rally will be held on Sunday 4th August between 10.00 and 16.30 on the field behind the sailing club.

Vehicle Rally & Family Fun Day

The Vehicle Rally and Family Fun Day organised by Gosport Rotary Club is being held on Monday 26th August 2024.

A large gathering of veteran, vintage, military and modern vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles with charity stalls and refreshments with all proceeds going towards the Mayor of Gosport’s Charities.

Vehicle Rally 2024

D-Day Memorial

Planning permission has been granted for the erection of a semi-circular war memorial garden in the location of the existing Mulberry Harbour memorial on the promenade to the east of the Stokes Bay Sailing Club. The proposed plan will incorporate a flagpole, hard and soft landscaping as well as the relocation of the Canadian Memorial. For further details, visit:

https://publicaccess.gosport.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=S1R810HO07F00&activeTab=summary

Wildflower Meadow

Following the decision to abandon the daffodil planting along the verges of Stokes Bay Road, and in collaboration with Greening Alverstoke, we approached GBC for permission to plant a wildflower garden.  The area we proposed is in the site of the old toilet block between Jellico Avenue and Solent Springs Adventure Golf and the garden will incorporate a bench and a bug hotel. GBC have given us the green light to go ahead and develop our plans.

EV Charging

There are now fast and rapid charge points at the Pebble Beach and No.2 Battery car parks.

Works at Fort Gilkicker

Photographs below show this beautiful Victorian structure, now exposed by the removal of the earth bank. The last two photographs looking east before and after the “bank” that has been created with earth from the fort.

Diving Museum at No 2 Battery

The Diving Museum is currently closed for improvement works that started in October 2023. The work will include ramp access from the outside of the building to the front door and a lift at the entrance that will enable visitors who cannot manage the stairs to safely arrive and leave the building. When the work is completed, No. 2 Battery will have an attractive new frontage with ramp, steps and newly planted shrubs. At the same time, some internal work will be undertaken to attempt to resolve the damp issues that are so common with Victorian buildings of this nature. An opening date in 2024 to be advised later. The works have been enabled by grants awarded by Arts Council England, Historic England, and a heritage grant from GBC.

A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant application is being submitted this month to develop the Diving Museum within the repaired building. The decision will be announced in June 2024 and if awarded the museum would not open to the public until July 2025

Beach Buoy Spill Notifications

For the latest notifications from Southern Water about storm release activity go to the following link and click the bathing water location pin for Stokes Bay.

https://www.southernwater.co.uk/water-for-life/beachbuoy