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Who are we?

We are an active group that loves Petersfield Heath. Our main objective is to help Petersfield Town Council to conserve and manage Petersfield Heath as an area of natural heathland, grassland, woodland and water for the enjoyment of all who use it.

We work with a number of other local organisations including the Petersfield Museum, West Sussex Archaeology, the South Downs National Park Authority, Petersfield & District Angling Club, as well as local residents.

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What do we do?

Over the years, our volunteers have achieved a great deal of conservation work, such as removal of saplings from open heathland, controlling the spread of  bracken, seeding heather to enlarge the area of heath, and using brash to create dry hedges.

We take part in wildlife surveys and will help deliver the new Management Plan. We also help to improve and maintain paths for the public to use.

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Petersfield Heath Management Strategy

Friends of Petersfield Heath are one of several stakeholders being consulted on future plans for the management of the Heath. This document is a precursor to a new 10-year management plan for Petersfield Heath which will be prepared by the SDNPA.