food wasteWednesday 26th Feb, 12:30pm–2:30pm  at Hollingdean Community Centre.  Are you ready to zero in on food waste? Attend this free session to gain some expert knowledge on tackling food waste.

Expect engaging activities and training to help you tackle everyday food waste, as well as inspiring recipe demonstrations and refreshments to keep you going. More information on the Community Centre website.

Please email or call 01273 431711 to reserve a place.  If you can’t make a daytime session, there is also a workshop on Wednesday 19th Feb, 6pm–8:30pm, Brighthelm Centre, North Road.


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.

car club and logoThe Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) Team, based at Hollingdean Community Centre, have some free one-year City Car Club Membership Vouchers, plus £10.00 free drive time, to give away to residents who would be interested in giving City Car Club a go.

For more details please contact Stephen Kelly, PTP: , telephone 290561 or pop in to the Community Centre in Thompson Road.

Zumba new EDIT (Matthew)Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm at St Richard’s church hall (Beal Crescent, BN1 7BU).

Latin-inspired, east to follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party. Feel the music and let loose! No need to book – just drop in. All fitness levels welcome. £6 (£4 conc).

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For more details and a full class list, go to

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.

  • Eating Awareness Do you wonder why you reach for food even when you are not hungry?
  • Fed up with yo-yo dieting?
  • Do you want to improve your relationship with food and your self-esteem.

Then this new 8 week course is for you.  It starts on Thursday 27th February 10.00-12.00 at Hollingdean Community Centre, and is only £12 for the whole course – just £1.50 per session. More details on the Hollingdean Community Centre website.

Sat. 15th February 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Hollingdean Community Centre

Energy Cafe Feb 2014 LOGOFind out how to save money on your energy bills; get energy saving advice; have your energy bills checked. Information on wood burners; insulation; solar and lots more. Find out about the Car Club and electric bikes – get your bike fitted with free lights. Café serving hot beverages and cake provided by Wholehearted. All this and more….!

For more information, see the Hollingdean Community Centre website, or contact Liz Lee,tel: 01273 236160

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!

Anyone living in the 01273 telephone area can take part in the Artists Open Houses (AOH) festival as an Open House venue.  Registration for the May 2014 AOH festival opens 3 December 2013 and closes 5 February 2014.  ‘Early Bird’ cheap rates are available until 6 January (at 2012 prices).

Registration costs can be shared by the all the artists exhibiting in one venue, so taking part in AOH can be affordable for everyone. To find out details of how to join a trail, or register as an independent venue, visit

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