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Discover your National Park at free family events over Easter

March 22nd, 2019

A fun roadshow will be touring towns and cities across the south east over the Easter holidays to showcase the amazing South Downs National Park. Coinciding with the UK-wide Discover National Parks fortnight from April 6 to 21, the roadshow will be bringing the National Park to towns and cities around the South Downs. It […]

National Park apprentices – the inside story

March 8th, 2019

March sees National Apprenticeship Week to celebrate the contribution apprentices make to organisations. The South Downs National Park Authority currently has seven apprentices, with plans to recruit at least four more this year. We caught up with Frances Osborne, a Business Administration Apprentice for the lottery-funded Heathlands Reunited Team, which is working to protect and […]

Celebrating Women Custodians of the National Park

March 8th, 2019

Some 112,000 people live and work within the South Downs National Park boundaries, with many more coming in to visit. Conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area takes a lot of dedicated work. Women are at the forefront of those efforts and on International Women’s Day we’re celebrating the […]

NFU & South Downs rangers team up to prevent dog attacks on farm animals

March 5th, 2019

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is once again hoping to educate dog walkers about the need to use a lead near livestock and when in the countryside. It is joining forces with South Downs National Park Authority rangers across Sussex, in a bid to reduce the incidence of dog attacks on farm animals by encouraging […]

Count the stars and help to save them

February 8th, 2019

Written by Emma Marrington, Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at Campaign to Protect Rural England. Image above © Matthew Savage. When was the last time you experienced a truly dark, star-filled night sky, even in the countryside? Or saw the beauty of the Milky Way clearly? It’s part of our national heritage but I suspect that […]

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