Summer Newsletter 2017


Summer is here.  Why not make the most of the amazing place that we live in by getting involved in some of the events that are taking place Up on the Downs?

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The Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme is a five year Heritage Lottery Funded project involving a wide range of partners. Up on the Downs aims to work with local communities to conserve and celebrate the landscape and heritage of the Dover and Folkestone area.

Find out who's involved

Big Summer Festival

Big Summer Festival

The Big Summer Festival is back for the third year in a row. There are stacks of events over 16 days for you to enjoy -  there is truly something for everyone. Find out more by downloading this year’s brochure.

Volunteer Up on the Downs

Volunteer Up on the Downs

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the work of Up on the Downs.  Whether you are interested in wildlife, local history, working with young people or just meeting other people there is something for you.  Find out more on our website or by downloading our volunteering leaflet.

John Muir Awards

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Inspired by the 19th century explorer and conservationist, the John Muir Awards are a way of getting people to find out more about the wild spaces around them.  The award encourages people from all backgrounds to discover, explore, conserve and share wild places in a series of challenges that are tailored to the people taking part and the places that they are visiting.  Find out more about how we have been delivering the John Muir Award by visiting our website.

What next?

Up on t' Downs

As many of you may already know, Up on the Downs only has a few months left to run in its current phase.  We are now looking at a number of different options with our partners to develop new projects to continue the good work. Stay subscribed to the Up on the Downs newsletter for updates on our progress and more information.

In the meantime, we will leave you with one of the highlights of the scheme: the Samphire Hoe team with 'Rap it Up on the Downs'.


Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme
c/o Dover District Council
Council Offices
White Cliffs Business Park
Dover CT16 3PJ

Tel: 01304 872138



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