To help predict and reduce the impact of flooding, we're investigating how rain, river and waste water move through Eastbourne and south Wealden

Climate change is challenging the way we live. We're working with local organisations and communities to explore how to be more sustainable using water, smarter about how we manage it, and help everyone to be prepared for flooding and other impacts.

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Beaver in grassland area.

Event

Beavers and Rewilding

Wednesday, 5 June, 6pm-7pm

Join us and hear an inspirational and often riotously funny first-hand account of the movement to rewild the British landscape...

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Event

Pevensey Community Information Day

Saturday, 18th May, 10am-12.30pm

We’ll be at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall to chat about Blue Heart and being ‘flood-ready’. Please come along to say...

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Spotted

Where is your favourite place to enjoy nature in Sussex? 

Sussex Nature Recovery have been gathering survey responses about the places local people connect with nature and why.  Explore the responses...

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Children planting saplings at their school with Treebourne a community grant recipient

News

Community Groups To Receive Thousands in Grant Funding

There were some very tough choices for the panel selecting the successful Blue Heart Community Grant recipients, after we received...

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Flooded garden with muddy water on the lawn and a greenhouse in the background.

Spotted

Future-proofing for garden flooding

One of Blue Heart’s collaborators, Dr Ed Barsley, has also been working on a Flood Resilient Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show....

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A woman with a colourful scarf looks into a video camera outside the front door of a house

News

Water Butts Roll Out Across Eastbourne

The Slow the Flow project is well underway in Eastbourne thanks to a partnership between Blue Heart and Our Rainwater....

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Child in a pink and purple coat empties a bucket of mulch around a tree sapling

News

Treebourne Gets Planting

Community Grant Funding in Action Mud and rain weren’t enought to dampen enthusiasm at Ocklynge School as Treebourne spent two days planting...

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Children crouching down to do an activity building clay defences for wooden houses.

News

SuDS in Schools engagement

Back to School It was back to school(s) recently for our SuDS in Schools programme. We delivered outdoor learning activities...

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Drawing of a woman with headphones, listening to a podcast.

Listen

Blue Heart documentary

This is an overview of how water behaves in and around Eastbourne and south Wealden. Residents of the area talk...

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Bourne River Project Blog

There’s lots going on around the Bourne River project, so we’ve started this blog to keep you up to date. Check back in regularly to find out what we’ve been doing, and what’s coming up next!

Share your flooding photos

If you have photographs of flooding in the Eastbourne and southern Wealden area, which you’re happy for us to use, (that you’ve taken or have permission to share), please submit them using the link below.

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