Countryside charity appoints Sussex Hedgerow Champion

Derek Crush is Sussex's new Hedgerow Champion Credit: CPRE

The Countryside Charity, CPRE Sussex has appointed its first HedgerowChampion to raise awareness of important wildlife habitats.

Tenant farmer, Derek Crush has spent more than 30 years looking after some of the county’s most ancient and valuable hedgerows at Daylands Farm on the Wiston Estate near Steyning.

The Charity is now hoping that his knowledge and experience will help to inspire many more people to see every hedgerow as a lifeline for nature.