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SDNPA Management Plan Public Consultation

The SDNPA Local Access Forum have drawn our attention to the South Downs National Park management plan public consultation - link as follows …Continue

Started Jul 20, 2013

South Downs National Park - Local Access Forum

Please post comments which you'd like to be raised at the South Downs Local Access Forum, I've recently been invited to be a member of this group and will do my best to put these forward...The South…Continue

Started Mar 16, 2013

Ideas for better connecting local rural communities?
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Please post news of existing, new or potential projects which may need a helping hand or just better publicity.... Earlier this week, I met a lively new team of health trainers who are offering free…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Thompson May 16, 2011.

As the OFT investigate "off-grid" energy suppliers, could oil buying groups help rural households?
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This new OFT investigation will cover all “off-grid” energy suppliers following the severe price increases during this cold winter of 2010/11. …Continue

Tags: energy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Thompson Mar 11, 2011.


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"Hello Alison, Yes it was me on that walk... Thank you for your photos. I've added a link to your course, which sounds great, in the events section, you could add some more info/poster etc... in blog area? Best wishes, Susan"
Mar 16, 2013
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Mar 16, 2013
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Petition for C7 Speed Limit Reduction

A POLO backed petition asking for C7 speed limit reduction from 50mph to 40mph Deadline for signing 18th March. More
Feb 23, 2013
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Go ahead for the first section of the Egrets Way!

Great News...The first section of the Egrets Way from Kingston to Lewes now has full funding... with the final £50 K agreed this week by the ESCC Economy Transport & Environment Committee... we look forward to seeing work begin this spring!.OVCN are thrilled that work on the first section of the Egrets Way will start very soon and as a community led organisation would like to thank everyone involved - especially all our members throughout the valley..Eastern area manager for the South Downs…See More
Feb 1, 2013
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Egrets Way cycle route

A 14 minute video showing the Egrets Way cycle route, part of the proposals and aspirations of the Ouse Valley Cycle Network Project. More information can be...
Feb 1, 2013
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Oct 21, 2012
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Southern Rail - New Cycling Policy

From the 22nd October regular cycles can be carried at any time... in the Green zone from Lewes to Seaford... see map and link below New Cycling Policy peak periods, many of our services are extremely busy, therefore regular (non-folding) cycles cannot be carried on many of our services during these times. Fully folding cycles are…See More
Oct 20, 2012
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Parishes of the Lower Ouse - POLO Meeting - Progress on C7 speed limit reductions

The Parishes of the Lower Ouse (POLO) meeting in Southease church was very well attended, there were reports on some very interesting things happening including... a new youth hostel, plans for a new Ouse valley cyclepath and bridlepath and an epetition to try to reduce the speed limit along the whole of the C7!  Draft minutes of  the POLO meeting attached. Ouse valley ESCC Councillor David Rogers attended the POLO meeting communicating responses this week by the ESCC Economy, Transport &…See More
Oct 17, 2012
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Birds on Bikes website

I've finally managed to make an interactive social website for Birds on Bikes BOB Members can add their own photos, blogs, comments, ride suggestions and website links...Will add details of Mufti and Erika's Firle ride... See More
Oct 12, 2012
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Jul 26, 2012
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Jul 26, 2012
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Rio Report - Intergenerational co-operation?

The following report from the Rio Earth summit kindly forwarded by Sharifin Gardiner of Rodmell who was there to witness the frustratingly slow process...On the last day at the regular briefing meeting for the nine Major Groups the representative of Children and Youth, Kyle Gracy made an impassioned speech which reduced many to tears and evoked a standing ovation.The  following is the closing statement by the Major Group for Children and Youth in the Rio +20 negotiations.While leaders of…See More
Jul 19, 2012
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Jul 3, 2012

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The Egrets Way spreads its wings

Natural England has announced they will provide £117,000 from the Paths for Communities scheme to fund the construction of a new bridleway running alongside the Ouse River linking the villages of Rodmell and Southease.

The new route will form another link in the chain of The Egrets Way: a new network of safe routes connecting Ouse valley villages and linking Lewes to Newhaven. The first section from Lewes to Kingston is currently under construction and nearing completion.



Posted on July 20, 2013 at 0:40

May Festivals

May Fayre and Elderflower festival posters:



Posted on April 21, 2013 at 9:20

All Party Cycling Group / Get Britain Cycling Enquiry

Report from the last session of the APPG Get Britain Cycling Enquiry:

APPCG Co-Chair Julian Huppert MP, said:

“We need firm leadership from government and a dedicated funding stream if we are to make significant progress in cycle safety and accessibility. It is only by making significant improvements to our infrastructure, introducing clear and…


Posted on March 12, 2013 at 17:42

Biosphere Consultation

A series of consultation events throughout the proposed biosphere area: between the rivers Adur and Ouse can be found at

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 12:23

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 9:33 on June 17, 2011, Sue Higgins said…


Hello :-)

To connect with flickr you could post a link, but I'm not techy enough  to know any other way to link with other sites. Anyway, is cool to be here. Talk again soon. x


At 19:20 on June 23, 2011, Lee Evans said…

Hello Sue

Thanks for that. I think the weekend is too soon to get together some promotional material as I am working all day tomorrow, but I hope to be able to drop by and visit the fair nonetheless

Meanwhile I have put the VC site on my company facebook page 




At 19:30 on June 23, 2011, Susan Thompson said…

Thanks for that, I've started a village connections facebook group, but can't work out how to use it!

There will be a Village Connections/ Artbox stand at the Barcombe fair, hope to see you there.. 

At 10:43 on June 26, 2011, Anthony Kalume said…


Yes use the Diversity Lewes contacts please.

Can You display posters?

At 15:57 on July 6, 2011, Christie Sarri said…

Hello Susan,

It is an idea based on value networks connecting communities through handmade local food... Not sure exactly what is the best way to do it but I thought I will say and see what you think about it...

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