Let’s go fly a kite and mark 50th anniversary

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BRING your picnic and fly a kite.

That’s the message from Chichester Harbour Conservancy, which is organising a big event on Saturday, June 7 to celebrate 50 years since Chichester Harbour was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The event takes place at East Head, West Wittering, and at Hayling Island Lifeboat Station.

With West Wittering, Birdham, Mengham and Mill Rythe schools all taking part in kite-making workshops, it is expected that well over 100 kites, large and small, will be flying.

Siún Cranny, director of Chichester Harbour Conservancy, said: ‘The sight of so many kites flying together is sure to be spectacular.

‘We are also expecting lots of different kinds of boats to be sailing or anchored up during the event, so the Harbour will be very lively with lots to see.’

The fun, including beach games, starts at East Head from 11am and the picnic starts at Hayling from 12.30pm.

The kite flying will start at both locations from 1.30pm.