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NEWS FEED: Sustainable economy

Five of the best “wow” spots in England’s South Downs

September 26th, 2019

Breathtaking, mysterious, beautiful and inspiring – the South Downs is all these things. But there are some gems in England’s newest National Park that have an extra sprinkling of spectacular – those kind of “wow” spots capable of leaving a permanent footprint on your bank of feel-good memories. And, just an hour or so from […]

Celebrating South Downs beer

June 5th, 2019

Rolling hills. Ancient woodland. Jaw-dropping sea cliffs. Beer. If you were to walk into almost any pub in the South East of England you’re bound to see a beer brewed in the South Downs on tap. The South Downs National Park is home to a number of award-winning breweries, producing world-class beer, using chalk-filtered water […]

National Park communities benefit from more than £250,000 Section 106 funding

December 13th, 2018

The acquisition of an old library to be used at a community facility and town council offices,  improvements to paths and the purchase of new play equipment were among 35 projects in the South Downs National Park awarded a total of £255,828.78 through S106 contributions in 2018. A S106 is a legal agreement used to […]

Community Heroes: Fittleworth Stores

November 8th, 2018

There are many benefits to living in a tiny South Downs village, but easy access to a grocery store and a place to meet and get to know your neighbours aren’t always among them. The people of Fittleworth were determined to tackle the issue head on and this October, after a lot of hard work, […]

Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

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