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Friends of Hollingbury Woods

Next work sessions 2019

Saturday 1 June 2019 10am - 1pm

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

Volunteers needed for woodland conservation – all welcome!
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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.

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting 2019

 

Saturday 18 May 2019 2.30pm

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.


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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

Work Sessions 2019

Saturday 1 June 2019 10am - 1pm

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

 

Sunday 7th July 2019 10am - 1pm

Work session or away day – details to follow.

 

Saturday 3 August 2019 10am - 1pm

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

 

Sunday 1 September 2019 10am - 1pm

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

 

Saturday 5 October 2019 10am - 1pm

Hollingbury Rise West – Prune and weed hedge. Erect chestnut paling.
Burstead Wood – Clear Butterfly Glade.

 


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FHBW's Facebook Page.

Item from previous work session (on 6 January 2013):


Creating bee bans in Hollingbury Woods

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New members are very welcome. You can come and try a work session without joining.

Join us each month (alternate Sats and Suns). Get some fresh air and help the environment on your doorstep. All welcome – you don’t need any experience and you don’t have to stay for the whole session. All help is much appreciated.

We meet outside the old brick and flint barn (red star on map) adjacent to the western entrance to the Roedale allotments, which is accessed from the Ditchling Road via the road to the Lower Roedale cottages. The sessions are held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays on the first weekend of every month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

email  info@fhbw.org.uk to offer to help on the day.

Information about the group and future dates is at www.fhbw.org.uk

Mystery of the bottles in the woods

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Volunteers found a huge haul of discarded drink bottles and cans in Hollingbury Woods on Sunday 2nd March. The group regularly runs sessions to care for Hollingbury and Burstead woods in north Brighton. It seems that someone is using the woods as a drinking den as hundreds of miniature drinks bottles have been found there a few times in the past year.

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Gill Taylor, secretary of Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods said:

"we often find discarded bottles or cans in the woods but this is probably the most we have found in one go. We want people to enjoy this green space but they should take responsibility and help keep the woods clean. Our volunteers give up their valuable spare time and we'd rather be looking after the wildlife than collecting up bottles and cans"

The volunteers also replaced a hedge, planted hollies and snowdrops and repaired a path on the southern slopes of the woods at their March work session. More details of the group's work is at www.fhbw.org.uk and the next work day is Saturday 5th April.

ENDS

For further information contact  info@fhbw.org.uk

 

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