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Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth is working with Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods (FHBW) to create a new haven for local bees. The site is one of 60 ‘Bee Worlds’ springing up around the country as part of Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign.
The action will take place on January 6th 2013 and both groups will be clearing the steep slope to expose chalky soil which some bees love. If you’d like to get involved, please contact: Monica Jennings on 07712038533 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or email: email@example.com.
Lesley Brown, Projects Officer at FBHW said: “We are really pleased to be creating a new environment which will not only encourage bees but a whole range of other wildlife in the woods” Read the rest of this entry »
Worried about Ash Dieback? Do something by helping in your local woods!
Saturday December 1st, 10:00am
Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods will be planting up to 400 trees and shrubs in order to improve Burstead Woods a small strip of woodland in Hollingdean. The group is planting the trees to form a hedge behind a new housing development which backs on to the woods. Read the rest of this entry »
- Sunday 2 September: tidying hedge and clearing the “forget-me-not” glade
- Saturday 6 October: mowing new butterfly glade and planting wildflower seed
- Both sessions are 10am – 1pm
New members are very welcome. You can come and try a work session without joining. Join us each month (alternate Sats and Suns). Get some fresh air and help the environment on your doorstep. All welcome – you don’t need any experience and you don’t have to stay for the whole session. All help is much appreciated.
Come to Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods’ family picnic and take a guided walk through the woods where the Ranger and members of the group will show you work that has already been carried out, and point out areas where changes could be made under the new Plan.
For more information see www.fhbw.org.uk
The council, together with the Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods (FHBW) has drafted a Plan about caring for Hollingbury & Burstead Woods in future years. Anyone can respond to the consultation, open until July 20.
The Ranger and FHBW members will be available to answer questions and take comments at two consultation events:
- Wed 13th June 3-5pm Hollingdean Children’s Centre, Brentwood Rd BN1 7DY
- Sat 16th June Hollingbury Library, Carden Hill BN1 8DA.
Find out about all the brilliant work that the Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods have achieved over the past year at their AGM. The meeting will take place on Saturday 19th May – 2:30pm in The Brian Foster Environment Centre at Dorothy Stringer School, Stringer Way, off Surrenden Road, BN1 6PZ.
Guest speaker will be Dr Dan Danahar.
Then come along to a FREE talk on Saturday 14th May, 2:30pm at the Brian Foster Environment Centre Stringer Way, Dorothy Stringer School. The event is organised by Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods. The poster can be downloaded here.
Monthly Workdays : (alternate Sats and Suns). Get some fresh air and help the environment on your doorstep. All welcome – you don’t need experience or to stay for the whole session. All help is much appreciated.
Sunday 1 May
Glade clearance, Hollingbury Woods
Saturday 11 June
Hedge & path work near Hollingbury Rise West Read the rest of this entry »