How Can You Get Involved?

Corporate Support

The Community Interest Company was established in 2015 to take a lead in ensuring that the Landscape within the Park is developed and managed in a coherent way, with stakeholders from public and private sectors and the local community. As a Corporate Supporter you can help deliver our vision for the future and raise awareness of your own activities and community credentials in the process.

Interested? – for more information and an application form, download CVCP Corportate Supporters Scheme

Volunteering in the Park

For the park to run for the benefit of all, we need volunteers to help out. There are all sorts of things need doing and there should be something to suit anyone with even as little as an hour or so a week.

We need people to man the Discovery Centre and the Cafe. For the more active we need people to help out on workparties around the park with tasks such as path clearing, repairing signs and similar work. If you have skills in any branch of natural history (birds, trees, flowers, insects etc.) maybe you could help out by leading the occasional walk. If you can help out in any way please contact the Friends of Combe Valley.

Friends of Combe Valley

Friends of Combe Valley is a charity set up to support the aims of the Countryside Park by providing a pool of volunteers, raising funds and awareness, and generally promoting the Park as a local asset.

Friends of Combe Valley now have their own website and you can also follow them on their Facebook page

SWT work parties in Filsham Reedbeds

Sussex Wildlife Trust organise monthly Saturday work parties to help maintain the health of Filsham Reedbeds. This involves such things as keeping the boardwalk and paths clear, cutting reeds and keeping Willow under control. Tools are provided and they can always do with a few more volunteers, so if you are interested in helping out please see their website. **** NOTE **** This activity has been suspended - see their website for the current status.

A YouTube video made in February 2018 shows the sort of work SWT do to manage Filsham Reedbeds.

Footpaths - 12 March

Most paths are walkable now the water level has dropped. However, many are still very muddy and a few are only really walkable in wellies.

Report overgrown rights of way to East Sussex and other paths to the Friends of Combe Valley.

Latest News

Whooper Swan

This year our usual winter-visiting wildfowl have been joined by a Whooper Swan. This unusual visitor to the park was last recorded here 12 years ago.

New on this website

April 2022 - A new section, "Nature's Calendar", has been added giving details of what to look out for around the Countryside Park at different times of the year.