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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

Local Hero – Edward Thomas

March 30th, 2017

With 2017 declared as the ‘Year of Literary Heroes’, SDNPA’s Nick Heasman takes a look at how the South Downs’ landscapes influenced the work of poet Edward Thomas, who died on 9 April 1917. — …Fast beat My heart at sight of the tall slope Of grass and yews, as if my feet Only by […]

Most asked: Lillian Wakely, Community Infrastructure Levy Officer

March 29th, 2017

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park to newsletter@southdowns.gov.uk Answering this month is: Lillian Wakely, CIL Officer for the SDNPA What is the Community Infrastructure Levy? The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, introduced in April 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers […]

WHAT’S THE SCOOP ON PICKING UP POOP?

March 29th, 2017

After the bombardment of global politics in recent months it was actually a relief to see ‘dog poo’ trending on twitter this March. Then we found out that it was up there because of a parliamentary debate on the subject. Ah well. Don’t get us wrong. We hate to see those little plastic bags swinging […]

WILL 2017 SEE THE DUKE RETURN TO STEYNING?

March 29th, 2017

Do you have an annual ‘spring is here’ moment? That first day when the air starts to smell warmer and greener, your first sight of fruit blossom, the first cuckoo you hear? One South Downs community is on particular tenterhooks this spring. As they enjoy the bloom of 3,000 newly planted primroses and cowslips the […]

Hounds in the Downs

March 1st, 2017

It is a cold and murky January afternoon in the eastern end of the South Downs National Park and the famous white Seven Sisters cliffs are barely visible through the low cloud. Two young ‘media types’ from Brighton looking ever-so-slightly out of place are lingering in the car park above Seaford Head. They spot a […]

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