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hollingdean-newsHollingdean News is in the process of moving over to a new website. It has additional features such as a directory of businesses and organisations in the area, a list of venues and a better news set up.

All new articles and information will be posted on the new website from now.  Once the back issues archive and a few other bits have been moved over, this site will close.

Stanmer_Park_consultationBrighton & Hove City Council, working with key stakeholders for the Estate has developed a long term draft Masterplan with the aim of restoring and protecting Stanmers’ historic buildings and landscape, enhancing its natural features, addressing any issues and making it more accessible to all.

They are running a six week consultation to gauge opinion and shape a future bid to fund the restoration project to the Heritage Lottery Fund and other funding bodies. For more details visit:

Easter eggsSaturday 5th April 1pm – 4pm
Fun, games and activities for everyone!

  • Spring treasure hunt
  • Café Marcus
  • Circus skills
  • Dressing up
  • Face painting
  • Connie’s cakes
  • Albion players

tree planting - childrenThe regular planting days in Hollingdean Park are on the last Sunday of the month – the next session is 30th March when we will be planting trees. Meet in the park at 11.00am – stay for as long as you can.

All welcome – children must be supervised.

bandbazi-youth-logoOn Thursday 27 March One Youth Brighton are hosting a free Bandbazi circus skills workshop for 10-13 year olds.

It will be held at One Church, Florence Road (find the map here Florence Road)

The session will run from 6:30 – 8:30pm and will be open to all young people. Hannah from Bandbazi has trained with Cirque du Soleil and will focus on building confidence and team work with the young people.

For more info, please contact Sally on 01273 694746 or

The next gardening session will be on Saturday March 8th at 10am. Please join the event if you can come along. Meet at the garden at 13 The Crestway, Hollingdean BN1 7BX.  More about this session and the project on Facebook.

Back by popular demand, join Dr Matt Pope for this fascinating insight into Hollingbury Hillfort and its history. Wednesday 19th March 11am – meet at the Hollingdean Sure Start Centre, Brentwood Road.

Hillfort walk - Dr Matt PopeThe walk will start from the Childrens Centre  (№ 50 bus stops opposite) at 11.00am, is about two and a half miles over moderate terrain (although probably not buggy friendly). We would ask walkers to arrive about 10.45am to register for the walk. New Healthwalkers will need to complete a simple health questionnaire.

There is no charge to go on the walk but in order to gauge numbers, please email if you intend coming. For information on this and all other Healthwalks, visit the council’s Healthwalks webpage or telephone 292574 or 292564

weaningChildren’s Centre Monday 3rd March 12.30 – 1.30pm.

Come and get information on weaning, ideas on food to give your baby and a taster session. Contact Fiona on 295803 for more details.

Come and join the Friends of Hollingbury & Bursead Woods in looking after the woods in our area. Get some fresh air and help the environment on your doorstep.

  • Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead WoodsSunday 2 March – Burstead Woods: Butterfly Glade and Gorse Patch clearance
  • Saturday 5 April – Clearing glades in Hollingbury Woods

Meet at 10am at the flint barn beside the Roedale Cottages in Hollingbury Woods (map).   Call Gill – 07719 943237  – on the day if you can’t find us.

Butterfly glade planting - all in a row (FHBW)

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