This £3 million programme of activity has been delivered to enable people to reconnect to their local landscape; more easily access and enjoy the Weald Forest Ridge; understand its unique natural, cultural and built heritage; take part in caring for it; and leave a legacy for future generations.
To enable the £3 million programme spend, £2 million was secured by the High Weald AONB Unit under the Heritage Lottery Fund's Landscape Partnership Scheme programme; with over 40 other organisations contributing the necessary match funding.
Contact: Gerry Sherwin, Business Manager
Delivery partners: BTCV, Conservators of Ashdown Forest, ESAMP (East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership), East Sussex County Council, ESUS Forestry Training, Forestry Commission, Gatwick Greenspace Partnership, High Weald AONB Unit, Highbrook Village Hall Management Committee, Horsham District Council, Kent High Weald Partnership, Plumpton College, Root and Branch Theatre Company, RSPB, Sussex Police, Sussex Wildlife Trust, The Company, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Woodland Trust.
Other key partners: English Heritage, High Weald AONB JAC, Mid Sussex District Council, Natural England, Same Sky, Sussex Biological Records Centre,Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Wealden District Council, West Sussex County Council.
Timescale: January 2009 to November 2012