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NEWS FEED: Press Notice

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 […]

Stanmer Lottery Bid – Yes!

January 9th, 2017

City celebrates as Parks for People Programme says ‘Yes’ to Stanmer Park! Celebrations begin in Brighton & Hove today after news broke that the city council’s bid for £3.8 million Lottery funding to restore Stanmer Park has been successful. Brighton & Hove City Council has received a co nfirmed grant* of £3.8 million from the […]

South Downs Food Tourism Project wins Government Grant

December 6th, 2016

Sussex-based Natural Partnerships has been awarded a grant from the new Government ‘Championing British Food Tourism’ scheme, to help support ‘foodie’ tourism to the South Downs region, it was announced by Defra this week. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “Food is at the heart of our culture and we want it to be at the […]

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