Countryside Management Partnerships

Countryside Management Partnerships play a vital role in the conservation and enhancement of the AONB and cover almost all of its area. Their role includes:

  • Providing advice and practical support to community initiatives to conserve landscape features and wildlife habitats;
  • Working with local communities and Public Rights of Way departments to improve access and recreation across the Downs;
  • Encouraging landowners to play a positive role in enhancing the Kent Downs AONB through the take up of schemes such as Countryside Stewardship;
  • Working in partnership with statutory and non-statutory bodies in the management of special habitats in the AONB such as chalk grassland;
  • Giving site visits, talks, presentations to groups to promote work of project and value of the AONB;
  • Producing publications to encourage exploration of the AONB;
  • Providing volunteering opportunities for local people to get involved to help manage and conserve the AONB.

Further Information

Countryside Management Partnerships homepage

Kent High Weald Countryside Partnership
Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership
Medway Swale Estuary Partnership
Medway Valley Countryside Partnership
Mid Kent Downs Partnership
North West Kent Countryside Partnership
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership