For those who have not already heard, it is with much sadness that we report the death in April of Joe Barrow. Veronica, our Vice Chairman, knew Joe well and has written these words:
Joe had been a member of the Friends since its inception, and our Chairman for many of those years. He gave unstintingly of his time and effort, hardly ever missing our monthly task days and tirelessly fighting our corner with Adur District Council. He was a familiar sight picking litter as he walked his dog Sam (who sadly died just before Joe) and pushing our huge mower to keep pathways cut. As a Sussex man, he truly loved the area and in particular our bit of Downland. We will remember him as the leading light and driving force and it is a large part thanks to Joe that the Ring is the beautiful place it is today and his loss will be felt by us all.