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NEWS FEED: National Park Authority

Eastbourne BC decide not to sell downland farms.

March 7th, 2017

Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) welcomes the decision by Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC) to call off the sale of their downland farms in light of the public vote against the sales.  She says: “We believe that this is a good decision for the farmers, for the environment, for the people of Eastbourne […]

Most asked: Jonathan Dean, Education Officer

March 1st, 2017

Are you a teacher? I have worked as a primary school teacher in central London and have also taught in outdoor education for several years. Working in both sectors has helped me understand how educators outside the classroom can support teachers to make the most of the learning opportunities in their local area. Will you […]

On the Ground in February 2017

March 1st, 2017

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our Rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in January 2017. Replaced a kissing gate and two stiles with three kissing gates to improve access, in partnership with Sussex Wildlife Trust and Glynde Estate. Started surveying open access […]

The future of housing in the South Downs

March 1st, 2017

On 7 February the Government published their long-awaited White Paper, ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’. Proposals to mend it include making sure that more land is allocated for homes in areas where people want to live and investing in the planning system to make it more open and accessible. There are also plans to make […]

South Downs in Poetry

March 1st, 2017

‘A heartfelt thank you, it was a really magical and inspiring project that has helped us to lift our heads up once again and see what’s out there!’ It’s emails like this that continue our firm belief that every child should experience a National Park first hand. Contact with nature improves children’s ability to concentrate […]

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