Forest Governance

The Board of Conservators was set up in 1885 and is regulated by the Ashdown Forest Act 1974. There are sixteen members on the Board with representatives from East Sussex County Council, Wealden District Council and local Commoners who live on and around the Forest.

Please click here to read Board Biographies 2023-24.

The Board and committees meet regularly throughout the year.  These are public meetings, and the dates, agendas and minutes of these meetings are below. Click here to see historical minutes from 1887-1993.

Meeting Dates 2024:

BoardFinance & Regulatory CommitteeProgramme Committee
11 March – Agenda19 Feb – Agenda5 February – Agenda

17 June – Agenda

3 June – Agenda 20 May – Agenda
25 November – Agenda4 November – Agenda7 October – Agenda

Board and Committee Minutes