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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 […]

Statement on sales of countryside sites

February 28th, 2017

Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority has been involved in a series of meetings about Eastbourne Borough Council’s proposal to sell some of its downland farms. He says: “The preservation of the downland in its current open, grazed condition is an important economic asset, quite apart from the indisputable landscape, […]

South Downs gets star billing in new TV programme

February 14th, 2017

Britain’s newest National Park, the South Downs, takes centre stage in a new documentary presented by author and local parish priest Peter Owen-Jones. The programme will premiere on Tuesday 21 February at 21:00 on BBC 4 and has been a labour of love for its director Nick Stringer from international production company BigWave, based in […]

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