Community Engagement


One of the key aims of the project is to engage with as many local residents as possible and provide opportunities which span a range of natural and cultural heritage topics. As well as the on-site activities through our onsite ecology programme we are running events to learn more about the heritage of the area as a whole.


Our engagement work incorporates the AgeCraft Intergenerational project which is connecting local children with long term residents of the Sompting area to transfer knowledge and experience of how the area has changed over the past few decades. We also hold a talks programme with subjects ranging from Urban Wildlife to the History of Flint on the Downs. We are also engaging the community to help us design and build the necessary on-site infrastructure such as live willow hides and sculptural artworks which reflect what local residents think about their natural and cultural heritage.

Courses and Activities

We are running photography training courses focused on landscape and wildlife photography for all ages and abilities, ranging from mobile phone cameras to high tech equipment these courses will inspire you to get out and get snapping. 

We are also developing a series of activities based around sound recording and hope to launch the first ever bird song ID course specifically for those who have visual impairments. 

On top of all this we have many events such as our build a box scheme which started with bird boxes for people to put in their gardens with more habitat building for your home being planned through our urban wildlife programme

Stay in Touch

We really hope there is something for everyone and we want you to get involved, sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed of what is happening, where and when.