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Hollingbury Wood – Violets

Work session update


No August work session



There will be no August work session. Our next scheduled work session will be Sunday the 4th of September 2022.


Details and meeting location for September will be posted when our work site is confirmed.  











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, for wildlife to thrive, and to increase biodiversity.

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. 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. 

How we work – We have a yearly woodland management plan with goals to:


·          Maintain the woodland

·         Support wildlife

·         Balance the woodland tree population

·         Conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the woodland

·         Encourage public awareness and enjoyment of the woods

·         Enable responsible public access to the woods

·         Deter litter, dumping and dog fouling




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Page last updated: 3 August 2022

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