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Society attends new South Downs Centre event

On Sunday 27 July the society attended a special community open day at the new South Downs Centre in Midhurst.  The event, to celebrate the new facility and mark the start of National Parks Week, was attended by over 500 visitors. The […]

Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2014

As we did in 2013, the Society is supporting the annual awards scheme of the Sussex Heritage Trust, designed to recognise and reward high quality conservation and restoration, and good design in new-build projects, and encourage the use of traditional […]

National parks to be spared unfettered barn conversions

Last month we posted a news item about the government’s proposal to allow disused farm buildings to be converted to dwellings — or even demolished and replaced with new houses — without the need for planning permission. The Society has […]

A Revamp for English Heritage

The government has been consulting on a possible shake-up for its building conservation watchdog, English Heritage, including the creation of a charitable arm to manage its property portfolio. The Society’s submitted response is below.   English Heritage New Model: Consultation: […]

An Old South Downs Christmas

 An Old South Downs Christmas A charity evening of folk songs, carols, readings, mince pies and mulled wine!   Start the Christmas season off with an evening of seasonal carols, songs and readings.  The South Downs Society invite you to […]

Grand Raffle 2013

Buying raffle tickets is one way you can support our work. It will ensure that, both now and for generations to come, many thousands of people will continue to enjoy the peace and beauty of the South Downs. Every contribution […]