Please help us to understand what you think and feel about your South Downs National Park

Dear Forum members


As you know, from previous posts, we are working with many partners across the South Downs to develop a 'shared identity' for the National Park. The public workshops we have been running to understand what people think and feel about their National Park have almost all been full, with positive feedback coming from participants. If you have attended a workshop and contributed to this project, we thank you and are grateful for your valuable input.


As part of the process, we have developed an online survey to gather the thoughts and ideas of as many people as possible. Like the workshops, the questions and format for responses are designed to give us the information we need to understand what people think and feel about the South Downs National Park.


We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey which will only take about 5 minutes to complete and can be accessed here: . The closing date for responses is Monday 16th December.


This is a particularly good opportunity to hear from those who have not attended a workshop. However we very much welcome participation by all who may wish to contribute their thoughts and opinions in this way. The more responses we get, the more evidence we will have to support the successful development of a shared identity.


Thank you


Nick Stewart

Campaigns & Identity Project Manager

South Downs National Park Authority

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Comment by Douglas Mullins on December 14, 2013 at 12:04

The new park  needs an instant visual that identifies it as the SDNP.

The cheapest and easiest solution would be to use the two colours of SDNP logo as a double band "thick tape" (====) ...Mass produced in durable plastic to be attached to all relevant signage in the park. This would hopefully visually emphasise and remind the greater public they are indeed inside the Park. 

Maybe all Park buildings should have paintwork that incorporates this identity (Think of the buildings that belong to Cowdray Park) 

This I feel would help instil a pride of belonging to something unique.

Comment by Douglas Mullins on December 14, 2013 at 12:23

Just warming to the theme of my earlier comments. SUBTLY!!

Get the Royal Mail to add the SDNP corporate colours to their PO boxes, BT to their phone boxes.

all state and council buildings in the SDNP to show the colours, as well as a lot of the "street furniture" ...Bus Shelters, lamp posts

Allow businesses, and home owners to subtly use the colours as a mark of pride in their National Park. I think it'll get more people thinking about the park, and more importantly participating in things that make the park special.

As the SDNP has its own planning powers this should be simple and CHEAP!

Comment by Nick Stewart on December 16, 2013 at 18:03

Thanks for your suggestions Douglas. We've noted your ideas down as useful tactics to consider when implementing the new visual identity when we launch it next year.



Comment by Jaine Wild. on December 30, 2013 at 8:19

I dont think that we should be encouraging Landowners to do Grey Squirrel Surveys , it only encourages mass killings of these persecuted creatures. What Southdowns should be doing now is encouraging Landowners to vaccinate their badgers as this Government seems to have a policy of killing anything that moves.

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