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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

Most asked: Tanya Hibberd, Performance & Research Lead

September 5th, 2017

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park to newsletter@southdowns.gov.uk Answering this month is: Tanya Hibberd, Performance & Research Lead What does a Performance and Research Lead do? I’m responsible for identifying the research priorities for the National Park and working with universities and students to set up projects […]

Photographing the South Downs

September 5th, 2017

Autumn is a great time to take pictures in the National Park, which is why we run our annual photo competition in September and October. We asked Finn Hopson, talented photographer, gallery owner and Competition Judge about why the South Downs inspire him. The South Downs probably doesn’t top many people’s bucket lists of photography […]

Final chance to have your say on the Local Plan for the South Downs National Park

September 5th, 2017

Next spring we will submit the first ever Local Plan for the South Downs National Park to the Government – setting out planning policies across the whole of the National Park, how land is used and what can be built where. But first we need to have one final full public consultation. If you’re not […]

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. […]

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