Steyning South Downs
This website is a Steyning and District Community Partnership project. To find out more about
this Community Partnership, please look under 'Other Organisations/Community Services'.
Steyning and District comprises the small market town of Steyning together with the villages of Upper Beeding, Bramber and Ashurst. For more information on these areas, please see 'About...' in 'Local info'.
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The Community Partnership is run by volunteers for the benefit of the community.
Our expenses are paid by West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council pay the Partnership to present to them economic benchmarking Data.
Projects are financed separately by bidding for grants from many different sources.
Projects vary enormously - This community website, a Tourist Information point in Steyning Post Office with links to this website and many other useful websites, creating 21 new car parking places in Steyning, supporting litter picking groups, publishing locsl walks, explore and town maps leaflets (see 'Local Info' for all of these downloadable PDFs) to help visitors explore Steyning, Bramber & Upper Beeding. Currently working on a Walk for All in Bramber - up grading existing paths and in some cases re-routing them allowing access for the disabled.
UPDATE on Walk For All - Bramber March 2015
Completion of improved access held up
by poor weather
‘This is not
a case of the wrong sort of rain but too much of it!’ explained Martin
Leigh-Pollitt in answer to queries as to why work had been suspended on
resurfacing of the footpath from Bramber along the river bank. As previously
reported, the improvements will enable people of all ages and wheelchair users
to gain access to this wonderful stretch of the countryside. Once the works
laying the base coat neared the A283 we had to call a halt to avoid churning up
the access and making the path inaccessible.
That has not
deterred some mobility scooter users taking a look to see how far they can get.
signs have been put up at various point along the footpath reminding people
that this section is a public footpath and is not open to cyclists or horseriders
(even if they are being pushed or led). On completion of the project permanent
information boards will be put up with information as to the scenery and what
to look out for in terms of wildlife, activity on the River Adur and flowers
along the banks and fields.
weather improves, the contractors will return to put the final surface on the
section already started and also lay a compacted surface from under the bridge
at the A283 to the junction with the Downs Link and South Downs Way close to
the footbridge across the river.
All this work
is in addition to works to improve safety on the Downs Link bridleway. This path is marked with blue symbols and
signs, and is open for walkers, cyclists and riders. It started earlier in the year and has
largely been completed apart from some surfacing and is already attracting many
users who want to avoid crossing the A283.
Download our Five Parishes Community Plan Booklet here.