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.

The Board and committees meet regularly throughout the year.  These are public meetings, and the dates, agendas and minutes of these meetings are below.

Meeting Dates:

BoardFinance & Regulatory CommitteeProgramme Committee
31st January 2022 (Extraordinary Board)14th February 20227th February 2022
14th March 202213th June 2022

6th June 2022

27th June 20225th September 2022 (provisional)3rd October 2022
19th September 2022 (Extraordinary Board – provisional)31st October 2022 
21st November 2022 

Statement of Accounts


Statement of Accounts for year ending 31 March 2022
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance Accountability Return 2021-2022
Annual Governance & Accountability – Annual Governance Statement 2021-22
Annual Governance & Accountability – Accounting Statements 2021-22


Audited Statement of Accounts 2020-2021


Audited Statement of Accounts 2019-2020
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019-2020
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019-2020


Audited Statement of Accounts 2018-19
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018-19
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-19


Audited Statement of Accounts 2017-18
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017-18
Annual Return 2017-18

Board and Committee Minutes