The beginnings of Sandgate Conservation Society were in the 1960s and early 1970s when local residents got together to campaign against the overdevelopment of the Sandgate area of the Parish of Sullington in West Sussex. These early visionaries saved the wonderful bluebell woodlands, heathland, streams and ponds, which now form Sandgate Park, which would have been lost forever.
Once Sandgate Park was saved their members realised that work was needed to improve and enhance its wildlife and amenity value. This led to the start of their monthly field days to assist Horsham District Council to implement their management plan for the park.
For over 40 years the Society has also been holding field days to help the National Trust with the management of their sites in the locality, particularly the rare heathland habitat of Sullington Warren which was also saved from development.
Sandgate Conservation Society has a strong presence in the local community with members throughout Sullington, Storrington, Thakeham, Washington and beyond. However, they need more members. With an increasing local population and pressure to build more housing, the need to ensure that there are also sufficient green spaces for people to enjoy becomes more pressing. The more members they have the stronger is their voice. Why not join them?