Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods

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Who we are...

Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods was set up after the great storm of 1987. We are a group of local people who look after these two areas of woodland off Ditchling Road near HollingburyGolf Course, so that people can enjoy the area and wildlife can thrive. We hold monthly work sessions carrying out a range of tasks including clearing glades to encourage butterflies, planting trees or bulbs, litter picking and maintaining paths. This work is supported by the Council's Countryside Rangers.

Get involved...

We welcome new members whether you can actively participate or just wish to receive our newsletter and support us financially. The work sessions are the group's main focus and are a great way to get some fresh air and help your local environment. Come along and get involved!

Work Sessions...

The work sessions are always the first weekend of the month, alternating between a Saturday and a Sunday, from 10am to 1pm. If you can only make an hour or so it's still worth coming. 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 arduous and everyone works at their own pace. We stop mid morning for a break and a chat, with coffee, tea and biscuits provided. Meet at 10am at the flint barn just beyond the four Roedale Cottages, in the road which leads to the westn entry to the Roedale allotments. A full list of dates is sent to members or can be found on our website.

Contact Details...

Secretary Gill Taylor 505060
Membership Adrian Peasgood 508620
Mobile to call on day of work sessions if lost 07719 943237