Bid to protect night’s sky

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A CAMPAIGN to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status has begun.

A bid is being put together to make the sky above the park a Dark Sky Reserve.

The status is awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association and aims to reduce light pollution.

The park authority said light pollution affects wildlife and reduces stargazing opportunities. The authority is asking local people to support them as they work up a bid.