242/03                                                         June 2nd 2003


Take a walk on the wild side with all the family……..that’s the invitation from West Sussex County Council’s Countryside Rangers for the Low Weald.


An event at West Grinstead on Sunday June 22nd will feature a wide range of activities from learning how to make a nest box and bee hotel to studying some traditional woodland crafts.


There will also be a chance to look at local wildlife, including moths and bats.


The children can have their faces painted while parents can learn about home composting and its environmental benefits.


The Wildlife Fun Day is taking place from 11.30am until 3.30pm at The Old Station, West Grinstead, next to the Little Chef on the A272.


There is also an incentive on offer to people who leave the car at home and head to the event by bike, foot or public transport.


They will receive free raffle tickets for prizes including compost bins and a wildlife gardening book.


People who cycle will also be able to receive some free maintenance advice.


Lieutenant Colonel Tex Pemberton, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Strategic Environmental Services, said: “The event will offer the chance of finding out more about the countryside and there will be something for all the family.”


More details about the event can be obtained from the Low Weald Countryside Rangers on 01403 864001.


Further details about this press release can be obtained from Nigel Galloway in the Communications Unit on 01243 777722 or e-mail nigel.galloway@westsussex.gov.uk