The South Downs Network is an independent, voluntary network of conservation, environmental and community organisations with an interest in the South Downs. It was established in 2010 after the success of the (now disbanded) South Downs Campaign in achieving a South Downs National Park.
Although the National Park brings many benefits, it is still necessary for voluntary groups to both lobby and support the new Park Authority in the work that it does. They are best placed to do this as a whole, which is why the Network has been established. The Network is a useful way of sharing information between members and encouraging joint working. It provides a forum for like-minded organisations to develop new ideas and thinking to improve the South Downs National Park.
The Network has regular meetings with the Park Authority, plus it is represented on the South Downs Partnership and a number of working groups. It is therefore able to influence what happens in the National Park and to share the Network’s ideas and concerns.
Membership of the Network is open to organisations only. If you would like to join contact the South Downs Society who manage the Network.