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.
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Report from the last session of the APPG Get Britain Cycling Enquiry: http://allpartycycling.org/news/
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…Continue
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A series of consultation events throughout the proposed biosphere area: between the rivers Adur and Ouse can be found at http://biospherehere.org.uk/whats-new-in-your-biosphere/events/
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A POLO backed petition asking for C7 speed limit reduction from 50mph to 40mph
Deadline for signing 18th March.
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Further to our quite successful and rather entertaining summer event last year, we would like to invite you all to our upcoming events:
An Evening of Cheese & Wine...
See our photos for more information and below are the details too:
Date: Friday, 8th March
Time: from 7pm
Venue: Trevor House in Glynde
Tickets: £5 each on the door and includes a glass of wine and nibbles
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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 http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/cycle-policy/new-cycle-...
During 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…Continue
Added by Susan Thompson on October 20, 2012 at 23:25 — No Comments
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,…Continue
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I've finally managed to make an interactive social website for Birds on Bikes www.birdsonbikes.ning.com....
BOB Members can add their own photos, blogs, comments, ride suggestions and website links...
Will add details of Mufti and Erika's Firle ride...
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the new cycle path runs from Firle to Beddingham, making it now possible to cycle all the way into Lewes from Firle. To celebrate this great new facility we are having a celebratory fun ride on
Saturday 20th October…Continue
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Hello, Johnny here from The Fuel Co-op, the home heating oil co-op based in Glynde but reaching from Hassocks to Eastbourne). Just dropping in to give VC an update on progress.
We started ordering home heating oil for our Members last November and have ordered once a month since then. We are taking August off allowing us time to regroup and work out how to progress.
In an ideal world, our members may choose a more benign way to heat our houses and hot water but many of our…Continue
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Follow this link from 10:10 if you'd like to contribute to this government consultation to overhaul our energy system.
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Our local SDNPA parishes representative Neville Harrison has kindly forwarded details of the South Downs National ParkLife in Landscape photo competition... www.southdowns.gov.uk/photocomp2012
We are still posting entries on Village Connections for the Living Landscape Photo competition... All photos will be shown as part of the Nature of Art Artwave exhibition strting next month... Photos could also be sent…Continue
Added by Susan Thompson on July 26, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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“Currently only two per cent of women cycle regularly compared to six per cent of men yet we know that nearly one million women would like the opportunity to get out on their bikes and socialise with other women.” /www.britishcycling.org.uk/recreation/article/rec20110525-recreation-Women--Breeze-Launches-0…Continue
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Feeling very positive after the L&OVe yesterday where we discussed how to make the most of the opportunity to engage local people in thinking about Lewes and Ouse Valley economics at The Linklater Railway Land Festival in June: how to help people to better appreciate the true value our living landscape, how to encourage an understanding of Nature Gain, nature care and nature share. In the meantime it's Nature Day in the wonderful week long Spirit of Schubert series... tune in to Radio…Continue
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A good presentation at Sustainable Sussex by Rich Howorth of Brighton and Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere project.
Details at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/biosphere... this is my understanding of the aims:
- to aquire UNESCO Biosphere reserve status for Downland and valley zones including parts of Brighton and Hove and some marine areas protecting specific areas of chalk grassland species and marine ecology by…Continue
Added by Susan Thompson on March 21, 2012 at 22:28 — No Comments
Hello - I'm the new Operational Manager at Raystede Animal Welfare Centre and have been very interested to learn about the local area by reading the Village Connections website. Raystede, as a charity, is wholly dependent on funds that are generously given - and many come from local residents, so many of you reading this have probably helped us in some way in the past.
I have an idea that I hope will work locally - I want to try and get members of the community who…Continue