Have your say on local woodland

The Council, together with the Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods (FHBW) has drafted a Plan about caring for Hollingbury and Burstead Woods in future years. Anyone can respond to the consultation, running until July 20th.

What's in it?

The Plan aims to promote the wildlife and recreational value of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods for the benefit of local residents and visitors. It aims to:

  • 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

Key areas of work suggested include:

  • Creating a butterfly glade and new path at the north end of Burstead Woods in the South Downs National Park

  • Increasing the woods slightly at the edges of Hollingbury Park to encourage more wildlife

  • Increasing wildlife habitat by felling a few larger trees as the amount of dead wood has reduced

  • Safeguarding and nurturing a few key large old trees as "Veterans"

  • Thinning young trees that have grown after the 1987 storm - to increase diversity

  • Deterring litter, dumping and dog fouling - and other anti-social behaviour

Find out more:

Read it The full plan is available online at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/hollingburybursteadplan or view a copy at Jubilee Library, Hollingbury Library or the Hollingdean Children's Centre on Brentwood Road.

Chat about it The Ranger and FHBW members will be available to answer questions and take comments at the events listed below.

Walk it Come to FHBW's family picnic and take a guided walk through the woods where the Ranger and members of the group will show you work that has already been carried out, and point out areas where changes could be made under the new Plan.

Consultation Events

Wednesday, 13th June, 3-5pm Hollingdean Children's Centre, Brentwood Rd, BN1 7DY

Saturday 16th June, 11-1pm Hollingbury Library, Carden Hill, Hollingbury, BN1 8DA

Sunday, 8th July, 12pm Picnic followed by guided walks in Burstead Woods

please send your comments:

By email: dominic.franklin@bri​ghton-hove.gov.uk

By post: Dominic Franklin, City Parks Countryside Service, Stanmer Nursery, Stanmer Park, Lewes Rd, Brighton, BN1 9SE

By phone: Leave a message for Dominic Franklin on 292929

For further information about Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods see www.fhbw.org.uk

Posted: 27th of May 2012