South Downs National Park chief executive says Lewes can have it all

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“Lewes can have it all,” including protecting its landscape, encouraging tourism and being home to thriving businesses, was the message from the chief executive of the South Downs National Park Authority Trevor Beattie.

He was the guest speaker at the Friends of Lewes Annual General Meeting on Monday March 23.

Trevor spoke positively about the part the town plays in the National Park, adding more than a third of the people in the park lived in Lewes.

He said it had a special combination of people, place and spirit that made it the heart of the area.

Trevor outlined the South Downs National Park Authority’s many new initiatives in the past four years.

He expressed his enthusiasm for a planned European chalk downland project and the promotion of cycling which was welcomed by the meeting. To find out more about the group visit