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We meet at the bottom of the Roedale Allotments by our green storage container. To find us, go up Golf Drive to the parking area, turn left, and look for the allotment gates on the right. The Brighton and Hove bus number 50 stops at Burstead Close at the bottom of Golf Drive.

The sessions are held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays on the first weekend of every month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

All members and others are welcome to join us.  There is no obligation to stay for the whole morning or to attend every work day: it is entirely up to you how many hours you do or how often you come, but you will always be made very welcome.  Gloves and tools are provided but wear sturdy footwear. For tasks such as tree thinning and planting a new hedge, training is given. The work is not too strenuous and we always stop for a break with tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

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Children accompanied by a parent or other adult are welcome to attend work sessions, but with safety as a priority, please note that it is the responsibility of the accompanying parent or adult to ensure that children are safe at all times, in respect both of their own activities and keeping a prudent distance from the activities of others.  Looking after their children may well limit a parent’s own contribution to a workday, but the Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods group cannot, and does not, accept responsibility for the welfare of children during work sessions.

 

 

 

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Work session schedule – 2019

 

 

 

Sunday

10:00 AM -

1:00 PM

 

5 May 2019

Hollingbury Wood – Clear Snowdrop Glade and South Tennis Glade. Eradicate hybrid bluebells.

 

Saturday

10:00 AM -

1:00 PM

 

1 June 2019

Hollingbury Wood – Weed North Hedge. Clear Butterfly Banks and cut around perimeter.

 

Saturday

10:00 AM -

1:00 PM

 

6 July 2019

No July work session – away day to Tottington Woods – see below for details

 

Saturday

10:00 AM –

1:00 PM

 

3 August 2019

Hollingbury Wood – Clear Forget-Me-Not Glade and both Hazel coppices.

Sunday

10:00 AM –

1:00 PM

 

1 September 2019

Hollingbury Wood – Clear Snowdrop, South Tennis and Sheep Lane Glades. Weed the Bee Bank.

Saturday

10:00 AM –

1:00 PM

 

5 October 2019

Hollingbury Rise West – Prune and weed hedge. Erect chestnut paling.

 

Burstead Wood – Clear Butterfly Glade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other activities

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

17 April 2019

 

Meeting point:

 

Lower entrance to Burstead Woods at the bottom of Brentwood Road

(Opposite Number 50 bus stop)

Joint Tidy Up Team and Keep Britain Tidy Campaign Spring Clean Event

 

Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods have arranged a joint event up with the Rangers’ Tidy Up Team as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Spring clean campaign to clear dumped rubbish and litter on the lower slopes of Burstead Wood. 

 

Litter pickers, gloves and bags will be provided and we will take a break half way through for a cuppa and biscuits.  Please ensure you have stout foot wear as we will be working on sloping ground and there is a lot of broken glass in the area.

 

Saturday

18 May 2019

2:30

Annual General Meeting

Brian Foster Environment Centre,

Dorothy Stringer School,

Stringer Way, off Surrenden Road, BN1 6PZ

 

Open to members and non-members.

 

Following the formal part of the meeting we will have refreshments, including homemade cakes, followed by a talk on how we can help hedgehogs, which sadly are in decline.

 

We hope you will be able to attend as this is your chance to question the committee and hear about our work over the last year.  We welcome nominations to stand for the committee: please email us info@fhbw.org.uk

 

Saturday

6 July 2019

Annual away day

Tottington Woods - We’ll be visiting fellow volunteer conservationists; more details to follow nearer the date

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: 11 April 2019

Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods