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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

On the Ground in July 2017

August 2nd, 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 July 2017. Worked with the East Meon Cub Group planting sedges, water mint, brooklime, water forget-me-not and marsh marigold into stream berms. Carried out butterfly surveys on three key […]

Cyclists and walkers welcome!

August 2nd, 2017

You’re out on your bike and run out of water… You want to hide from the rain with a pint but your walking boots are covered in mud… A pilot scheme starting in the South Downs this summer will help walkers and cyclists find a warm welcome and support the local businesses who offer it. […]

Don’t go chasing water voles

August 2nd, 2017

In 2013 the first water voles were released at Titchfield Haven as part of an ambitious project to reintroduce these locally-extinct animals to the River Meon. Five years and almost 2,500 water voles later we asked some of the people involved what the project has meant to them. Once a common sight in the Meon […]

Most asked: Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the SDNPA

July 31st, 2017

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park to newsletter@southdowns.gov.uk Answering this month is: Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the SDNPA Question Do farmers have enough of a voice in the National Park? Trevor answers When the National Park first came into being the Authority agreed to work closely […]

Jane Austen 200; A life in Hampshire

July 18th, 2017

Jane Austen, one of England’s most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire, in the South Downs National Park. Its houses, countryside and people provided the inspiration for many of her novels and this year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death. From 1809 until 1817 Jane […]

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