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



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 2023:

BoardFinance & Regulatory CommitteeProgramme Committee
19 June 05 June 22 May 
20 November 30 October 02 October 


The agenda(s) will be displayed in the week before the meeting

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