[Adastra] FW: South Downs Wooded Heaths Project drop-in days and online survey
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Wed May 15 10:40:52 BST 2013
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From: "HenriBrocklebank at sussexwt.org.uk" <HenriBrocklebank at sussexwt.org.uk>
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Sent: Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 13:43
Subject: [Adastra] FW: South Downs Wooded Heaths Project drop-in days and online survey
FW: South Downs Wooded Heaths Project drop-in days and online survey
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 onMonday 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.
Jane Willmott, Living Landscapes Officer
Contact: 01730 810363 or 07557162406
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act. Registered in England, Company No. 698851. Registered Charity No. 207005. VAT Registration No. 191 305969. Registered Office: Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9SD. Telephone 01273 492630
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