Please do send us pictures of the flora and fauna you come across in the park, particularly if you don’t know what it is. We are happy to help with identification. To encourage you, here is our Messenger conversation with Julie about the caterpillars she found and photographed.Continue reading “Messages about moths”
It’s elderflower time. Here is a tried and tested recipe for elderflower champagne, a bubbly, lightly alcoholic beverage with the delicate aroma and flavour of muscat grapes.Continue reading “Elderflower champagne”
Most Bottles Recycled by a DogContinue reading “World record of the week”
By Ian Bushell
Up to the park early this morning with Pat. Glorious blue skies, dew on the cobwebs and birds singing.Continue reading “Walk in the park”
Please don’t park across the entrance road.
The car park is closed but the emergency services and the people who feed the animals at Hope Nature Centre will still need access.
Behind the public face of our website, are pages of data and analysis that include information about how many people access the site, where they access it from, and what they look at.Continue reading “Lockdown”
by Suzanne Humphries
Under the present lockdown rules, walking the dog is a permitted activity so Dog and I, armed with a camera, set off to check on the park.Continue reading “Walking the dog”
Mail and dramatic photographs from Chris Seymour, another park user lucky enough to live within walking distance of the park.Continue reading
But SCP is still open.
A message from the Countryside Team:
Is the park open? Yes, I would think it still can be open but access will be on foot and people will need to walk to it from their home address and once there, would need to apply the social distance of two meters. They shouldn’t be meeting up with people from outside their own place of residence and should be taking only one walk a day.
If everybody sticks to the guidelines, then I see no reason why Southwick Country Park has to be closed at present. Obviously if the government advice changes then we will need to take what ever action they recommend.
Go safely and look after yourselves.
There are traffic cones across the entrance to the main car park. Neither the Friends nor their Countryside Officer know who put them there or if they mean that the park is closed. We are making enquiries and will keep you informed. In the meantime, let’s assume that the park is closed.
Dawn in the park.
A beautiful photograph taken yesterday morning by Chris Jordan Seymour.
If you have pictures of the park, particularly quarantine pictures, send them in and we will post them in a gallery.
Is it safe to be outside?
The media is full of advice about how to avoid the coronavirus disease COVID-19; there are lists of things to do and even more lists of things not to do. It has been a lot more difficult to find information about the safety (or otherwise) of a walk in the park.Continue reading “Coronavirus”
by David Feather
Why do we feel so much better after an hour or two in the Country Park?Continue reading “Every Breath We Take”
Simon Tesler of Southwick Court has written a letter of objection to planning application 20/00379/OUT.Continue reading “Objection letter to 20/00379/OUT”
Somebody has stripped bark from the whole length of the trunk of tree number 5477. Why would anybody do that?Continue reading “What happened here?”
Mail from Simon Tesler at Southwick Court:Continue reading “Objections to application 20/00379/OUT”
A bunch of keys was lost in the park on Sunday morning. If anybody has found them, please contact us.