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Work sessions


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






10:00 AM -

1:00 PM


6 July 2019

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



10:00 AM –

1:00 PM


3 August 2019

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


10:00 AM –

1:00 PM


1 September 2019

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


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






6 July 2019


Guided walk


10:30 AM –

12:30 PM

Annual away day

Tottington Woods – One of the Tottington Woodlanders will give us a guided tour through part of the woods to see some of the work the volunteers perform to conserve this ancient woodland.


Please let Karen know if you plan to attend the away day and whether you require or can provide transport.




07718 900788






Page last updated: 5 June 2019

Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods