[Adastra] FW: South Downs Wooded Heaths Project drop-in days and online survey

HenriBrocklebank at sussexwt.org.uk HenriBrocklebank at sussexwt.org.uk
Wed May 8 13:43:04 BST 2013

> Dear all
> The South Downs National Park contains several areas of rare lowland
> heath which are valued by many for their beauty, biodiversity and the
> opportunities they offer for walking, riding and cycling.
> Later this year we will be submitting a bid to the Heritage Lottery
> Fund, on behalf of the South Downs Heathland Partnership, for a
> substantial grant to support a Wooded Heaths Project. This project
> will aim to achieve 'bigger, better, more and joined up heathland'
> within the South Downs National Park. Partners in the project include
> Local Authorities, Natural England, Forestry Commission, National
> Trust, the Wildlife Trusts and RSPB.
> As part of developing the project, we wish to seek the views of the
> local communities, heathland users, owners and managers. Therefore we
> would like to invite you to a heathland drop-in day on Tuesday 21 May.
> This is aimed mainly at people living in the western part of the
> project area, and will be held in the Millenium Hall, Liphook,. There
> will be two sessions, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening, to
> give people flexibility to attend. There will be a series of short
> talks about different aspects of heathland, the opportunity to discuss
> the  project with partner organisations, and to tell us what your
> hopes/concerns about your local heaths might be. There will be
> refreshments available.
> A poster is attached giving further details and we would be grateful
> if this could be pinned up in a suitable location in your area. It
> would be helpful if you could let us know if you plan to attend, via
> e-mail or telephone.
> (If the above date is inconvenient, there will be a second drop-in day
> on Thurs 13 June in Petworth, aimed mainly at people from the eastern
> part of the project area-we can provide you with further details if
> you wish)
> In addition to the two drop-in days, we are currently running an
> online survey about heathland to help inform the project bid, and you
> are encouraged to take part. The survey is aimed mainly at people who
> live near or visit the heathland areas of the National Park, and aims
> to gather information on which sites people visit and why, and what
> they would like to see included in the new project. 
> Please use the survey let us know how you currently use 'our heaths'
> and what you think is important for their future management. It should
> only take a few minutes to complete and will remain open until midday
> on Monday 13 May. The following link will take you to the survey:
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/woodedheaths
> I hope that you are able to complete the survey, and look forward to
> meeting you at one of the heathland drop-in days.
> Best wishes
> Jane Willmott, Living Landscapes Officer
> Contact: 01730 810363 or 07557162406
> Sussex Wildlife Trust
> Midhurst Depot
> Bepton Road
> Midhurst
> West Sussex
> GU29 9QX

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