Site and Car Park
Burials Visitors and Funerals
The Sustainability Centre site and car parks remain closed to all visitors except those attending a course, visiting the Natural Burials Site, The Beech Cafe and campsite.
Our Burials car park is closed between 4pm and 9am Monday to Friday.
In response to HM Government legislation
Statutory Instrument 2020 – 350 - Public Health England The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) 2020 The Sustainability Centre is reopening slowly and in stages.
Our camp site is now open during the week and at weekends. Our campsite is adapted to the new social distancing and safety requirements set out by the UK government.
Our Cafe is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.
We will reopen with a slightly reduced capacity to comply with social distancing guidance. If you want to guarantee a table please book ahead.
PHONE 01730 823 755
The Natural Burial Open
The work of South Downs Natural Burials will continue to provide a limited service and restrictions also apply to those attending funerals for the safety of funeral attendees, staff and those who are still working in the NHS and essential support services.
If you need to contact us in an emergency please phone 01730 823166 or 07884 258713
Now is a time to be mindful of people care in our communities (an important part of sustainability). We all need to do what we can to maintain our own wellbeing as well as supporting others and find ways to achieve a new balance and rhythm in our lives. We encourage you to reach out safely to others in your community and see what you can do to help. Please stay well and safe.
We Need Your Help
Like many other charities, The Sustainability Centre is facing financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus.
Our education programme is on hold, our hostel is closed and events events postponed.
In order to preserve and protect this special place, in the immediate and long term, we will need your help.
If you are in a secure position (and only if you’re in a secure position) would you consider making a donation to enable us to save our site and our future work here?
Many of you may have contacts or networks which may be able to support us or have other ideas for The Sustainability Centre during this time. I would love to hear any and all of your suggestions!
To those of you who have booked courses, events, hires and accommodation, then please consider donating all or part of the money you have already paid us, or transferring your booking to a future course or stay with us.
We will re-open as soon as we can and courses and accommodation will be available.
Please let us know your preference for your booking by clicking below.
What's Happening With . . .
Our Camp Site is open and we are taking bookings online.
Our cafe is opening Thursday to Sunday and we are taking bookings by email and phone.
Courses are resuming from September 2020. We are taking bookings online. All participants who have booked places on courses that have been postponed will be contacted.
Please check the event page in Whats On or contact our Admin Team directly.
The car park is locked from 4pm to 9am Monday - Friday.
South Downs Natural Burials will continue to operate a limited service, but will not be unable to offer service rooms.
Restrictions also apply to those attending funerals. Please respect and adhere to these restrictions for the safety of our staff, yourself and those who are still working in the NHS and essential support services.
We will continue to respond to enquiries by phone and email.
Education & Schools
Our Education team are back and working. We are running summertime family activities in August and September. We are taking schools bookings so please do get in touch.
Some volunteering sessions have resumed in small numbers only. We will continue to respond to enquiries by email.
Woodland and Grounds
Our woodlands and grounds are closed to the general public until further notice, except when we continue to operate our limited Natural Burials Service. (Please see above).