It's sphere - celebrating nature in a new place

It's sphere - celebrating nature in a new place

Sally MacLeod, Ruben Calafate and Bob Glover.

The Sussex Festival of Nature

The Sussex Festival of Nature

The Sussex Festival of Nature

First published in News

A CELEBRATION of nature was held in a new biosphere inside the national park.

The Sussex Festival of Nature attracted nature lovers from across Sussex to Stanmer Park to enjoy sheep shearing, heavy horses and bird of prey on Sunday.

The event, organised by Brighton and Hove City Council with the South Downs National Park and the National Trust, was also a chance to find out more about the new Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere.

Councillor Pete West, chair of Brighton and Hove’s Environment and Sustainability committee, said: “The Biosphere is about putting a spotlight on the unique combination of downland, city and sea we have on our doorstep. “I’ve always been struck by the pride local people have in our special environment, so I’m delighted that we’ve been granted what I see as the natural equivalent of a world heritage site and that it will be celebrated at the Sussex Festival of Nature.

“It’s about more than just the green spaces over in the national park, and mitigating against climate change - but also about increasing biodiversity within our city for all our benefit. We’re already encouraging wildlife in our parks and green spaces for example but our ongoing work and the attention this award brings will attract visitors and investment to our region.”

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12:53pm Mon 23 Jun 14

kopite_rob says...

Our green spaces certainly do seem to be attracting a lot of "visitors" and "wildlife" this Summer.
Well done Councillor West.
;)
Our green spaces certainly do seem to be attracting a lot of "visitors" and "wildlife" this Summer. Well done Councillor West. ;) kopite_rob
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3:45pm Mon 23 Jun 14

rolivan says...

What about the people that don't have any pride then Mr West what do you say to them "come one come all we will continue to clear up after you".
What about the people that don't have any pride then Mr West what do you say to them "come one come all we will continue to clear up after you". rolivan
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7:09pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

Where were the Green Party's official presence at this year's event? Back when this was known as the BBC Springwatch Festival, they always used to support it.
Where were the Green Party's official presence at this year's event? Back when this was known as the BBC Springwatch Festival, they always used to support it. Roundbill
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