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Roman catapult to be unveiled for first time at South Downs’ event

August 28th, 2015

A Roman siege engine called an onager – potentially capable of firing a 4.5kg weight more than 360 metres – will get its first public demonstration at the Secrets of the Heath event in Hampshire on 5 and 6 September. Petersfield Heath will be invaded with the sights and sounds of 3000 years’ history over […]

New funding available for woodfuel business support

August 19th, 2015

Significant new funding available for woodfuel business support and development from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Coast to Capital have launched a Call for Proposals for £1.29m grant funding to support  the transition to a Low Carbon Economy using the European Regional Development Fund. Read the full call here Priorities are to: Support businesses […]

Woodland memories wanted for major history project

August 14th, 2015

Family stories and memories of South Downs woods are wanted for a major project to uncover the secret history that lies beneath the National Park’s ancient woodlands. Secrets of the High Woods is a community archaeology project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to map the […]

Planning Minister visits South Downs National Park

August 10th, 2015

The importance of high-quality design and working with local communities were under discussion when Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, visited the King Edward VII development in the South Downs National Park on 6 August 2015. 112,000 people live in the South Downs, many work there and millions visit every year. […]

Dog film stars hit the Big Screen

August 6th, 2015

Every dog has its day as four canines will find out when their films are seen by to up to 50,000 people on the Brighton Big Screen this August. All the films will be screened at a special dog-friendly showing of 101 Dalmatians on 16 August, sponsored by the National Park Authority as part of […]

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