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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:


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.

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.

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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tree planting - childrenThe regular planting days in Hollingdean Park are on the last Sunday of the month – the next two are on 23rd February and 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.

small-tree-in-handHollingdean with Brighton Permaculture Trust were successful in their application for extra funding to plant 100 trees in Hollingdean.

So on Sunday 16th February 11.00am we will be meeting at St Richards Church, Beal Crescent, to start this exciting project.

Come and join us to plant a tree (and help offset your carbon footprint!). Children welcome; the Community Chef will be providing us with yummy food to keep up our energy levels. This day will be run as part of the ‘Roots’ movement – this means our partners, a village in Kenya, will also be planting trees.

Something of an environmental theme for next week’s events at the Hollingdean Community Centre:

Green-LivingWednesday 22 January – Free screening of “The Clean Bin Project”. A funny, inspiring short film about a couple’s decision to live without producing waste. The film will be followed by top tips, Q&A and a raffle. Doors open 6:30pm (film at 7pm). More info and a trailer on the Community Centre’s website.

Thursday 23 January  – The official launch of the Real Food (Hollingdean) project.  Come along and find out more about the project, learn about permaculture and the design process, and find out about our first gardening session. Found out how you can get involved. Event starts at 7:45pm.  More information here.

kidsgarden1Come and enjoy a day in Hollingdean Park (Lynchet Road) making a difference. There is always a variety of tasks that can suit all physical abilities and knowledge.

Jobs might include: pruning, planting (trees, shrubs, plants, bulbs,…), mulching, creating wildlife habitats etc … or why not learn a new skill like scything?  Tools are provided but please bring gloves, refreshments and lunch if required! Supervised kids extremely welcome!

Dig Days are on the last Sunday of each month. Next one: 29th Dec – 11am till 5pm.  Just turn up and join in!

Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead WoodsOn Saturday 7 December 10am-2pm, Friends of Hollingbury Burstead Woods will be planting baby trees and re-making part of the northern hedge (by the golf club road) They’ve got about 60 trees to plant, a pack of 30 are from the Woodland Trust who have donated trees before. All hands on deck please!  No experience is necessary, but wear sensible clothing and sturdy footwear.

Information about the group, where to meet and all work session dates is at

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Real Food Hollingdean is a new exciting project setting out to improve access to fresh, affordable, healthy food for residents of Hollingdean.

eat-more-vegIt aims to help people grow vegetables and fruit attractively in their front gardens and other green spaces around the area. It will teach the skills and show people how to get the best out of food-growing by working together and encouraging sharing. You don’t have to have a garden, just an interest in learning about food-growing. The first front garden designed using permaculture techniques (an environmental design system) is now nearly ready to be implemented.

The project is also looking for a volunteer treasurer – if you have relevant skills and would like to help a exciting, positive project, please contact Flo ( or Stephan (stephan@ / 07917 364074).

See more on our Facebook group Real Food Hollingdean.

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