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NEWS FEED

Are you counting bees?

May 19th, 2016

The Great British Bee Count starts today (19 May). Organised by Friends of the Earth it aims to help people recognise our common bee species and appreciate their diversity (there are more than 250 species in Britain). You can also find out ways to help our bees. Bee expert Professor Dave Goulson will be our key […]

Temporary Stop Notice at Pondtail Wood

May 18th, 2016

Investigation into unauthorised work at Pondtail Wood, West Sussex The National Park Authority used our powers to prevent any further unauthorised works when we were made aware of the matter. We issued a Temporary Stop Notice on 10 May requiring that all importation and deposit of inert waste and engineering works stop with immediate effect. […]

Environmental Achievement Rewarded

May 16th, 2016

On Wednesday 10 May the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) joined other organisations at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne for the SPARK awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of those working to improve the lives of young people across East Sussex. SDNPA was there with the High Weald AONB Partnership as co-sponsors, presenting the […]

National Mills Weekend

May 13th, 2016

National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of British milling heritage. This year it’s on 14 and 15 May and it’s a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public. Until the invention of the steam engine, wind and water were the only source of power and have […]

South Downs National Park wins International Dark Sky Reserve status

May 10th, 2016

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) have today, 10 May, named the South Downs National Park as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve. J. Scott Feierabend, Executive Director of the IDA, said: “We are pleased to announce the designation of South Downs National Park as an IDA Dark Sky Reserve. It is remarkable that a […]

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