Communicating the South Downs


Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.


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 […]

Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

January 4th, 2017

Andrew Lee, Director of Countryside Policy and Management, for the South Downs National Park Authority: “We have read today’s report from the Environmental Audit Committee on The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum with interest. “The report sets out key challenges around the future of environmental land management. While setting out the […]

Is your community dark sky friendly?

January 3rd, 2017

Whether it’s a park, a playing field or a meadow, there is almost certainly a local spot near you where you can see the stars on a clear night. Over the past year South Downs Ranger Laura Deane, has been working with local organisations and communities to get more of these spots named as official […]

Tree with character wins South Downs photo competition

January 3rd, 2017

‘A gnarled old gentleman with twisted limbs’ and an ‘unruly veteran being judged by the neighbours’ are two ways that judges of the South Downs National Park photo competition describe the 2016-17 winning picture. The stunning detail in the black and white shot by Bill Brooks was taken in the Capability Brown-designed grounds of Petworth […]

A27: Breaking the bottleneck

January 3rd, 2017

Whether you’re a motorist in and around the South Downs or a dedicated user of public transport you will probably be aware of the various proposals put forward by Highways England (HE) to increase capacity on sections of the A27. Some argue that these are necessary to make journey times more reliable and improve safety. […]

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