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The Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

This is our virtual plaque to recognise our submission in the rain gardens,


Volunteer Appeal

Inside Tarring Magazine May 2022

Issue 49 page 22

We are appealing for some additional volunteers to help out with community gardening each month, read the article for full details.

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Website Announcement

Inside Tarring Magazine June 2021
Issue 39 page 28.

Tarring Flood Action Group (TFAG) announces the launch of its new website. The result of 3 years work, the TFAG website gives guidance on emergency and resilience planning to keep Tarring flood free.


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Raised Bed Update

Inside Tarring Magazine May 2021
Issue 38 page 8.

When the Tarring Flood Action Group planted raised beds on Good Friday they included a miniature Rose in memory of one of Tarring's well known and well-loved neighbours, Brenda McCurdie, who was a Church Warden and Lay Preacher at St Andrews Church and an active member in the community.


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Tarring Rainwater Gardens in Action

Inside Tarring Magazine Feb 2021
Issue page 12.

The Tarring Flood Action Group sincerely thanks residents for their patience and support whilst we have been digging up the grass verges and working on the triangle of open space opposite Thomas a Becket (TAB) Junior school! There is a method in our plan – an even more attractive environment for all of us to share and enjoy.

It is an ongoing project, and we would welcome input and volunteers to help maintain the open space.

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Community flood-action schemes set to be given £260,000 boost.

Operation Watershed Press Release: 4 August 2020

A total of more than £260,000 is set to be distributed in the latest rounds of Operation Watershed Active Communities Fund awards.

Eight projects will benefit from the county council fund, which encourages communities to act against flooding. All eight of the awards will help reduce flood risk and improve drainage capacity. Tarring Flood Action Group: West Tarring Conservation Area includes areas where large amounts of water collects and flash floods have had a significant impact. Tarring Flood Action Group has developed an action plan with the county council and other agencies to deal with short and longer-term actions and strategies. 

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Angmering and Tarring’s flood defences to be improved thanks to grant.

Worthing Herald 4 August 2020

Tarring Flood Action Group got £91,200 from the Operation Watershed Active Communities Fund by West Sussex County Council. The money will fund the construction of a network of three rain gardens in the existing grass verges along the eastern side of Rectory Road, and two others in the western side of Rectory Road, near the Fairoak Triangle.

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Natural approach to flood control could be used in Worthing.

Worthing Herald August 2018

In his presentation at a meeting of the Tarring Flood Action Group last Thursday, David Pope, principal landscape architect at The Project Centre Ltd, quoted the Association of British Insurers’ estimate for claims following flooding in the year to January 2016 as amounting to £1.3billion.

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