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|Group name||Group information||Group contact|
|Beacon Hill, Friends of|
(Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve,
|We are an informal group of people who value and|
appreciate our local Beacon Hill Nature Reserve and give a little time and practical help to maintain and develop it. Anyone can join us.
|Benfield Wildlife and Conservation Group|
(Benfield Local Nature Reserve/Benfield
|We need support to preserve the character of this|
important area. If you would like to help in any
capacity, such as monitoring any aspect of wildlife,
scrub clearing, typing, administration, or in any other
way, please contact us.
|Bevendean Down, Friends of||Chalk grassland management & scrub clearance and|
07422 543 872 (Geoff)
|Blakers Park, Friends of||General gardening maintenance, events|
support and more!
|Brighton Greenway, Friends of||We meet regularly to help maintain this local|
wildlife site and pathway from New England
Road to Brighton Station.
07709 069 486
|Brighton & Hove City Council ‘Lookerers’|
|Checking sheep welfare & grazing hardware.||website
|Brighton & Hove Cityparks Ranger|
|Cityparks Rangers run a conservation volunteering|
group that does out to various parks and nature
reserves, currently meeting every Friday at 10am but
looking to expand to other days. We send out an
email once a week with details of the task and
location, and if you want to come, you just reply to
the email. Some people come most weeks, others just
a few times a year. If you’d like to go on the list, contact us.
Neil Doyle 07810 150 737
|Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society||The city is full of archaeological sites, and more are|
found every week. If you intend digging any holes or
open areas, contact the Society who can conduct
watching briefs to monitor and check for archaeology.
01273 607 127
07789 245 1060
|Brighton & Hove Conservation|
|Brighton Conservation Volunteers carry out a wide|
range of countryside tasks in the city and further
afield, with the aim of managing and enhancing the
01273 303 569 / 01273 414 936
|Coldean Woods Sustainable Fuel Project||Woodland management and sustainable fuel|
07810 150 737
|Craven Wood, Friends of||We help to manage an area of woodland in East|
Brighton on the west side of Whitehawk Hill
commonly known as Craven Wood. The group is
always looking for volunteers to help out in the
|Dyke Road Park, Friends of||Improving and enhancing the park and its facilities. All|
|Hangleton Park, Friends of||General gardening maintenance.||tumblr|
(Hangleton and Knoll area.)
|Hedgehog conservation group, doing community events,|
talks and research.
|Hollingbury and Burstead Woods, Friends|
|We maintain two areas of woodland for wildlife to thrive|
and for people to enjoy.
|Hove Park, Friends of||We work with the community and the city council to|
help maintain and improve our wonderful Hove Park. Hove Park is a Green Flag Park
07717 410 690
|Keep the Ridge Green|
|We aim to protect, conserve and enhance wildlife,|
landscape, archaeological features, to provide public
access and other recreation, to promote
environmentally sustainable activities, to encourage
community involvement and understanding and to
secure adequate resources to achieve our aims.
|The Level, The Level Communities Forum||The Level Communities Forum works closely with the|
city council to help provide community activities and
events and support so that this restored park
continues to offer a warm welcome to all. The Forum
is helping deliver the Activity Plan for the park, which
is part of the requirements of the principal funders of
the park’s restoration (The Heritage Lottery Fund and
the Big Lottery Fund.) The Level has a full-time onsite
Garden Manager, who also runs a weekly volunteer
garden club. The park was restored thanks to a major
grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big
Lottery Fund in 2013.
email parks protect
|Patcham Peace Garden|
(Patcham University of the Third
|General gardening maintenance.||website|
|Portslade Green Gym||We are an independent organisation. Conservation|
work is carried out every Thursday morning n behalf
of various parties and bodies, including local ‘Friends
of’ groups, the city council (via the Friends of groups
and their Rangers), the National Trust, church
authorities, charities and others.
|Preston Manor Gardens and Preston|
Park Rose Garden
|General garden maintenance and horticulture.||George Harris, 07825 113 889
|Preston Park, Friends of||We are a happy voluntary group of seven on the|
committee, and nearly 500 members. We exist to
promote and protect the park. We provide regular
updates on issues that affect the park and organise
events that celebrate the park and bring the park
community together. We work closely with the city
|Preston Park Rock Garden||General garden maintenance and horticulture.||Andy Jeavons
07743 540 147
|Queens Park, Friends of||We are a group of local volunteers who aim to|
maintain and improve the facilities of our park for all
07761 674 827
|St Ann’s Well Gardens, Friends of||We aim to promote the preservation, restoration and|
improvement of St Ann’s Well Gardens for the
education and benefit of the public, by associating the
local authority and local community in a common
effort to provide facilities in the interest of social
welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation,
with the object of improving the lives of local
|St Nicholas’ Green Spaces Association||We are a voluntary group, established during the|
summer of 2007. Our aim is to protect and enhance
the three open spaces around St Nicholas’ Church.
|Saunders Park||Help turn this public park into an edible community|
garden with Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.
Regular volunteer days – see website and contacts
01273 431 700
|Sheepcote Valley, Friends of||The group is working to improve Sheepcote Valley’s|
social and environmental aspects. We are tree
planting, step-building, litter picking, pond clearing
and creating walkways.
|Stanmer Preservation Society|
|The Stanmer Preservation Society was founded in|
1971 and is a charity committed to improving,
protecting and preserving the village of Stanmer and
its environment for the benefit of the public.
Stanmer has recently been successful in winning
Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund funding
|Stoneham Park, Friends of||We are a warm and welcoming group dedicated to the|
wellbeing of our lovely local park in Hove.
|Three Cornered Copse, Friends of||We meet regularly to help maintain this local wildlife|
site and pathway from New England Road to Brighton
|Waterhall, Friends of|
(Waterhall Conservation Area)
|A group of volunteers who concern themselves with all|
aspects of looking after Waterhall Valley and Downland.
Winter sheep grazing helps maintain sections of the
conservation area and bramble and scrub clearance
enable paths to be kept open. Native tree and shrub
planting continues to improve the local environment.
Membership is by annual subscription (Max £4 p.a.). We
hold work days every 3 months. All ages welcome
|Westdene Green, Friends of||We promote and protect Westdene Green as a multipurpose|
community space and bring people together
through events and community action. At The Barn on
The Green we aim to help build a more connected
community by creating a focal point for a variety of
enriching activities, social events and information and
by engaging local people of all ages.
|William Clarke Park*, Friends of|
|Promoting knowledge on local nature among local|
wildlife groups and specialists. We work on site to
promote best practice and policies which benefit our
local biodiversity. We are free to join.
|Withdean Park, Friends of||Promoting the wellbeing of Withdean Park, its natural|
environment and former National Lilac Collection for
the enjoyment of the public.
|Withdean Woods and Westdene Woods|
Local Nature Reserve (TWEACK)
|TWEACK manage both Withdean and Westdene|
Woods and a small strip of woodland between Eldred
Avenue and the railway, now designated as a Local
Nature Reserve (LNR.) Since 1993 members have
helped purchase land and made significant
improvements to access, organised working groups
and events, and provided information about the LNR.
|Local Access Forum (Rights of Way)||A small specialist group representing the diverse|
range of users of public rights of way and other public
access that advise the council on management issues.
|Woodbourne Meadow, Friends of||Our group works on enhancing and protecting the|
area of meadow and woodland alongside the Ditchling
Road and Cuckmere Way, whilst also aiming to
increase public access and involvement.
|St Peter's Churchyard Volunteers Preston Park||We manage the churchyard and adjacent wildlife area in a sustainable manner. Encouraging wild flowers and wild life.||website