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Mel and Jasper Take the Lead

April 30th, 2015

“I have multiple sclerosis so use a wheelchair,” says Mel. “Being disabled meant that I wasn’t getting out very much but having Jasper has given me a reason to get out every day. People talk to you when you have a dog and I’ve made new friends through him. “It’s been great to discover the […]

Three years of Nature Improvement Areas

April 23rd, 2015

In 2012 the South Downs Way Ahead project, consisting of 28 organisations led by the South Downs National Park Authority, was chosen to trail blaze the Government’s new Nature Improvement Area scheme to protect habitats and the economic and social benefits they bring. The focus of the project was safeguarding endangered chalk grassland in the […]

Key plan for South Downs future – more proposals under consideration

April 15th, 2015

On 15 April 2015 members of the SDNPA Planning Committee will consider the latest proposals for the creation of the Local Plan for the South Downs National Park. This includes how we foster the local economy, protect our tranquil areas and dark night skies, encourage better design and deliver much needed homes in the National […]

South Downs deny plans to reintroduce hippos

April 1st, 2015

The South Downs has today, 1 April 2015, quashed rumours that hippos are about to be reintroduced into its protected landscapes. The announcement comes the day after the National Park’s fifth birthday and follows speculation that the large herbivores, known to have lived in the south of England some 110,000 years ago, might be brought back to […]

South Downs National Park is 5 Years Old!

March 4th, 2015

This month we celebrate 5 years of the South Downs National Park. What difference has being in a National Park make, you may ask? Here are just five successes from the UK’s newest National Park’s first five years: Thanks to work by landowners, other partners and the dedicated volunteers of the South Downs Volunteer Ranger […]

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