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Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods

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Woodland : Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods


Who are we?
Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods are a group of local people who look after two areas of woodland off Ditchling Road near Hollingbury Golf Course. The aim of the group is for people to be able to enjoy the area and for wildlife to thrive.

What we do
We meet once a month to carry out practical work in the woods, ranging from tree and hedge planting to path maintenance and litter clearance. This work is carried out under the guidance of a Brighton and Hove Park Ranger and our group’s Project Officer.

Work sessions
On the first weekend of the month, alternating between a Saturday and a Sunday, we run work sessions from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Gloves and tools are provided and no special skills are required – just enthusiasm!  For tasks such as tree thinning and planting a new hedge, training is given.  The work is not too arduous and everyone works at their own pace. We stop mid morning for a break and a chat, with coffee, tea and biscuits provided. See the Activities page for dates and details.

Get involved
If you would like to become a member of the Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods, the annual membership fee is £3.00 per person or £5.00 per household. Everyone is welcome to attend our work sessions, regardless of being a group member.

Please download our membership form or send an email message requesting a membership form to mailto:info@fhbw.org.uk. If neither of these methods is suitable or you want more information, contact our Membership Secretary at 14 Harrington Villas, Brighton, BN1 6RG or on the phone number 01273 508620.

Improving the woodland
Our Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods group created a south-facing chalk bank at the top end of Hollingbury Park just below the golf club access road. The purpose of this bank is to encourage the growth of downland wildflowers which support some of the rarer downland butterflies and bees. We planted seeds and wildflower plugs into artificially created piles of chalk, and were extremely pleased that by mid-summer the banks were a riot of gorgeous colours with red poppies, yellow corn marigolds, white ox-eye daisies and blue cornflowers.
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Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods

who are we?
what we do
work sessions
get involved
improving the woodland

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Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods are a group of local people who look after two areas of woodland off Ditchling Road near Hollingbury Golf Course

see also:

Friends of Preston Park
Friends of Queen’s Park
Friends of St. Ann’s Well Gardens


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