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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.

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.

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.

Want to do something to help your local woodland?  On Saturday 5 October – 10:00am to 1:00pm the Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods will be working in Burstead Wood, clearing the Butterfly Glade, installing a bench, and planting daffodils and violets.

More information at the FHBW website or Facebook page – including future work dates if you can’t make this one.

Check out Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project Tuesday 17th & Friday 20th September 10am – 3pm.

tomato clipartThis award-winning community food project is located by Moulsecoomb Station end of Crespin Way BN2 4GP. Backing onto wood and farmland, this wonderful space is a complete wildlife haven and an important resource offering horticultural, educational and social opportunities to residents and schools in the surrounding area. Come and volunteer and share a tasty lunch. No experience necessary. Arrive at 10am. Please email in advance so enough food is cooked!  Bus numbers 25, 25A, 10, 24, 28 and 49 (buses stop on Lewes Road). Train to Moulsecoomb station.

Part of the citywide BIG Dig Week – 16th-22nd September.

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