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NEWS FEED: Sustainable economy

Most asked: Nigel James, Countryside and Policy Manager, on farming in the South Downs

January 30th, 2018

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park. Answering this month is: Nigel James. One of four Countryside and Policy Managers at the National Park Authority, Nigel leads on the National Parks work on the future of farming in the South Downs. Why is farming important in the South […]

We can’t afford to be bored of Brexit

January 8th, 2018

Love it or hate it there is no doubt that Brexit will continue to dominate the news in 2018. And whilst it’s completely acceptable for you to use the hills, moors and mountains to escape from the headlines, it’s important to remember that the future of England’s national parks depends on the outcome. Most of […]

FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

October 10th, 2017

What do a wooden bridge over a chalk stream, an attempt to make authentic Roman shoes, a Hilaire Belloc novel, and a community shop have in common? They’re all part of projects supported by the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Community Fund (SCF). If you have a project in the National Park. If you […]

Make great memories in England’s National Parks

October 10th, 2017

The South Downs is one of nine English National Parks that will benefit from £1m funding to encourage more overseas visitors. ‘Make Great Memories in England’s National Park’s has successfully won this funding from the UK Government’s £40 million Discover England Fund, administered by VisitEngland. ‘Make Great Memories’ is a two year project, led by […]

It’s easy to plan a car-free South Downs trip this autumn

September 13th, 2017

Avoid the traffic and reduce the stress of driving this autumn with a new series of ideas for days out in the South Downs National Park. Go South Downs is a new online resource to help people plan an entire car-free trip in the National Park – from where to stay and places to eat […]

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