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October 7 2013.

Last Monday was the day of an unusual pub quiz, organised by a Coastal Futures group and held at the aptly named and situated Hope Inn on West Quay at the mouth of the River Ouse.

Not just your ordinary pub quiz with teams of friends and strangers, brain-stretching questions and an amiable, erudite host, but a climate change Special Quiz, with Newhaven Councillor Graham Amy doing an excellent job of entertaining and intriguing the participants. Graham presented sets of interesting challenging questions, mostly local based and on topics such as history, coastal conditions and extreme weather. There were also rounds that highlighted ideas that can be used to adapt the way we organise our homes, work places etc. in order to live in a gradually changing environment over the next five generations. Some of those ideas are already employed in Lewes as a consequence of the floods in 2000.

The link was made to the Coastal Communities 2150 (CC2150) project which is currently displaying and consulting over alternative generic styles of modern design and coastal / river protection that would be appropriate for this area by 2150.

The winning team was The Main Event and the prize for best name was awarded to The Mounties. It was an outstanding, entertaining and enlightening evening.

To see the CC2150 design options and to comment you need to follow this series of links:
1. Go to This leads to the Coastal communities 2150 web page.

2. Clicking 'CC2150 Online engagement' leads to a page titled 'CC2150 What is your vision?'
3. Clicking 'Read and comment on document' leads to 'Have Your Say' information. Or to go direct to this page CLICK HERE

On this page you will find the necessary downloads of documents and the means to communicate your ideas.

A supportive and interactive visualisation of Seaford Bay and the Ouse estuary showing the effect of different sea level rises can be viewed at  Here you can fly over the landscape and explore the model in 360° panorama. This fantastic illustration of the risks from long term sea level rise in the lower Ouse valley is unlike anything else available.