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NEWS FEED: Press Notice

Wiston Estate sets out commitment to future as part of National Park

August 16th, 2017

Plans to create ‘tranquility’ zones; regenerate a quarry into a sustainable base for tourism; do more to raise people’s awareness of their impact on each other and wildlife; create a monastic retreat and travellers’ rest; and provide services and space for local businesses are just some of the ambitions set out by the Wiston Estate […]

‘Ratty’ has returned to Meon valley

August 11th, 2017

Water voles, which were once extinct in the Meon Valley in Hampshire, are now thriving again on the river and its tributaries following a five-year project to reintroduce the animal which inspired the character Ratty in Wind in the Willows. The first water voles were released at Titchfield Haven, managed by Hampshire County Council, in […]

South Downs Research Conference explores life after Brexit

July 12th, 2017

“Good research is the antidote to fear and scaremongering.” With his introduction Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority, set the tone for a day of evidence at the fourth annual South Downs Research Conference, sponsored by Coast to Capital, on 6 July 2017. Professor Brett Day from the University of Exeter, […]

Dog Walking Drones are crazy

April 1st, 2017

Just in case you didn’t spot it… April Fools! Walking your dog by drone is a very bad idea the South Downs National Park has warned today, 1 April 2017. Andrew Lee, Countryside and Policy Director for the National Park Authority, said: “Our Take the Lead campaign celebrates great dog owners across the South Downs. […]

Eastbourne BC decide not to sell downland farms.

March 7th, 2017

Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) welcomes the decision by Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC) to call off the sale of their downland farms in light of the public vote against the sales.  She says: “We believe that this is a good decision for the farmers, for the environment, for the people of Eastbourne […]

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