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Hollingbury Wood – Violets

Next work session


Saturday – 4 June 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM



We'll continue to clear the bays that are under the trees that run along the west side of Hollingbury Wood, parallel to Ditchling Rd and between the road that leads to Roedale Cottages and the tennis courts behind the children’s playground. This is an area we’ve been keeping clear to encourage the White-letter Hairstreak butterfly.


Meet at the northern end of the bays by the road to the cottages.  




Covid-19 considerations


If you can bring your own tools (eg secateurs, shears, loppers, gloves), this will help with not sharing equipment. If you can’t bring any tools, don’t worry, as we will have spare tools on the day.


Also, refreshments and cups will be provided for tea break but do bring your own cup, if you prefer.








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: 29 May 2022

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