08 Apr 2014More than 100 councillors and clerks representing forty parishes within the National Park have already joined in workshops to discuss the initial options for the first Local Plan for the South Downs National Park. It’s not too late to have your say too, as the National Park Authority’s consultation of these initial ideas runs until 30 April 2014.
07 Apr 2014People witnessing illegal or anti-social off-road driving on paths in the countryside are being called on to report it to the police using the new 101 phone number.
04 Apr 2014New mountain bike hire facilities at the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre (AOAC) in Shoreham will increase access from the coast in to the South Downs National Park this spring. From 1 April AOAC’s new fleet of 30 mountain bikes, helmets and maps are available for both individuals and groups to hire.
02 Apr 2014The next seven days are the West Sussex Environment and Climate Change Board’s first sustainability week called ‘Don’t Waste Your Week’ from 2 to 9 April. Partners from across the county are planning events and activities to highlight lots of different ways you can avoid waste and offer some incentives if you need some encouragement.
01 Apr 2014A volunteer lollipop lady is helping sheep and new born lambs cross the road in safety in the South Downs National Park this spring.
26 Mar 2014Colourful ‘living’ bike locks will give new security to cyclists at Queen Elizabeth Country Park thanks to a partnership encouraging more people to cycle in the South Downs National Park.
25 Mar 2014The South Downs National Park Authority has successfully defended its planning decisions against three appeals in Lewes, Selbourne and in the Arun district near Patching.
25 Mar 2014Springtime visitors to the South Downs who leave their cars at home can save a lot more than a tank of petrol with 2 for 1 entry at a range of popular attractions across the National Park.
20 Mar 2014Walkers, cyclists and horse riders in the South Downs National Park will all benefit from work to upgrade to the Meon Valley Trail starting this March. Stretching for ten miles the trail runs along the disused railway track from Wickham to West Meon through the beautiful Meon Valley.
20 Mar 2014Plumpton Cross, the memorial dug by monks in the 13th Century to mark the fallen in the Battle of Lewes, has been given a much-needed tidy by the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service (VRS) ahead of the 750 anniversary of the battle this May.