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Spring clean your community

March 19th, 2015

Saturday 21 March is the official start of spring, so what better time to begin spring cleaning. Community Clear Up Day is a ‘national spring clean’, backed by the Government, that aims to spruce up England’s high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks. To get the ball rolling we persuaded a team to […]

National Apprenticeship Week

March 11th, 2015

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 9 to 13 March 2015 and celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) currently employs two apprentices: Paul Slade and Chris Gurney. “Apprenticeships are a great way to create new opportunities,” says Helene Rossiter Smith, […]

The National Park Authority’s achievements for 2013-14

October 17th, 2014

Reintroduced water voles, better woodland management, preparations for a National Park Local Plan, and promoting sustainable travel are just some examples of successful partnership projects highlighted in the South Downs National Park Authority’s (SDNPA) annual review for 2013-14. Margaret Paren, Chair of the SDNPA, said: “We’re proud to work in partnership with a wide range […]

World Ranger Day

July 31st, 2014

Thursday 31 July is World Ranger Day. To mark the occasion we asked some of our rangers to tell us about their favourite projects. Dan talks about his work to protect our night skies Elaina talks about the work she’s doing to reintroduce water voles to the Meon Valley Mark talks about helping the Plumpton community […]

Community celebrates new South Downs Centre

July 29th, 2014

More than 500 people visited the new South Downs Centre in Midhurst on Sunday 27 July for a special community open day to celebrate the new facility and mark the start of National Parks Week. Many were former students and staff who had studied or taught in the building when it was a school. Around […]

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