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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

Bus about the downs this summer

August 7th, 2018

Catch the bus into the National Park for a relaxing day. Sit back and enjoy the views without the hassle of traffic or finding somewhere to park. Here are five of our favourite journeys. 54 to Kingley Vale A small, family-owned company run this picturesque route from Chichester to Petersfield from which you can explore the […]

Grant scheme to increase affordable housing stock

August 7th, 2018

Does your parish need affordable housing? Here are the steps you need to take to make it happen. If you live in the South Downs you are probably already aware that the National Park has some of the highest house prices in the country. Homes are in high demand with towns and villages regularly appearing […]

More South Downs businesses welcome cyclists and walkers

August 7th, 2018

More than 85 businesses are actively welcoming cyclists and walkers to the National Park now that the South Downs’ Cyclists and Walkers Welcome scheme has been extended into West Sussex following successful pilots in Lewes and Petersfield launched in 2017. The estimated spend of walkers in the English countryside is £6.14 billion every year, which […]

Research on crops to protect South Downs water

August 6th, 2018

Research funded through the Brighton ChaMP partnership shows that farmers who plant different crops can help reduce nitrogen pollution in South Downs National Park water. The South Downs’ rivers and aquifers are an integral part of the South Downs landscapes, relied on by 1.2 million people as well as the wildlife that lives here. But […]

Most asked: Laura Warren, Events & Engagement officer

August 3rd, 2018

Answers to questions about a particular area of work in the National Park – some sent in by you and others that we get asked all the time. Answering this month is: Laura Warren, Events and Engagement Officer for the South Downs National Park. Will you come to our event? Why didn’t you come to […]

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