Ashdown Forest CEO and Deer Programme Coordinator discuss the impact of visitors on Ashdown Forest during lockdown:
CEO James Adler interviewed by BBC South East Today:
Chairman of the Board Colin Smith discusses visitor pressure on Ashdown Forest during lockdown.
Richard Stogdon, Chair of the Ashdown Forest Board of Conservators talks about social distancing on the Forest and in car parks. You can listen to the broadcast below:
Although Ashdown Forest is not closed, we would like to remind everyone to take note of the guidance issued by the government and Sussex Police.
You should only travel if it is essential to do so and you should, where possible, stay local in order to take exercise, including walking your dogs.
You should only be visiting Ashdown Forest for exercise and should not be stopping for picnics, barbeques or sunbathing.
Please be responsible for yourself and considerate to others.
Sussex Breakfast radio broadcast, 5 Feb 2019
"We support Ashdown Forest"
Ashdown Forest is a unique and very special place for residents, local communities and visitors - 6,500 acres of protected heathland and woodland, paths, rides and trails, hidden gardens, waterfalls, streams and magnificent views to the North and South Downs. Due in part to ever decreasing budget and grant cuts we are piloting a new fundraising scheme asking visitors to contribute voluntarily to support Ashdown Forest and help with the preservation of our amenity spaces and car parks.
The BBC recently featured a radio story about the funding cuts and how they might affect Ashdown Forest. You can listen to the seven and a half minute broadcast below:
Your donations will help with managing roadside trees, car park access sight lines, first aid, emergency response, grass verge and picnic area mowing, litter picking, resurfacing our car parks, barrier maintenance, signage and preserving the views of Forest.
It is now possible to support the Forest in the following ways:
ASHD001 to 70331 to give £3
ASHD001 to 70970 to give £5
ASHD001 to 70191 to give £10
We are hoping to raise £30,000 annually to support the Rangers. The Conservators of Ashdown Forest need to raise funds for this and for other charitable purposes on the Forest.
We appreciate all the support so many of you give us whether by volunteering, through donations or supporting events. Thank you!
Your donation will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
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