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Group nameGroup informationGroup contact
Beacon Hill, Friends of
(Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve,
Rottingdean)
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.
website
facebook
email
Benfield Wildlife and Conservation Group
(Benfield Local Nature Reserve/Benfield
Hill)
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.
website
email
Bevendean Down, Friends ofChalk grassland management & scrub clearance and
more!
website

07422 543 872 (Geoff)
Blakers Park, Friends ofGeneral gardening maintenance, events
support and more!
email
Brighton Greenway, Friends ofWe meet regularly to help maintain this local
wildlife site and pathway from New England
Road to Brighton Station.
website
email
07709 069 486
Brighton & Hove City Council ‘Lookerers’
(urban shepherds)
Checking sheep welfare & grazing hardware.website
email
Brighton & Hove Cityparks Ranger
Volunteers
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.
email
Neil Doyle 07810 150 737
Brighton & Hove Archaeological SocietyThe 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.
website
email
01273 607 127
07789 245 1060
Brighton & Hove Conservation
Volunteers
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
natural environment.
website
email
01273 303 569 / 01273 414 936
Coldean Woods Sustainable Fuel ProjectWoodland management and sustainable fuel
production.
email
07810 150 737
Craven Wood, Friends ofWe 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
woods.
website
email
Dyke Road Park, Friends ofImproving and enhancing the park and its facilities. All
welcome.
website
Hangleton Park, Friends ofGeneral gardening maintenance.tumblr
HK Hedgehogs
(Hangleton and Knoll area.)
Hedgehog conservation group, doing community events,
talks and research.
website
email
Hollingbury and Burstead Woods, Friends
of
We maintain two areas of woodland for wildlife to thrive
and for people to enjoy.
website
facebook
email
Hove Park, Friends ofWe work with the community and the city council to
help maintain and improve our wonderful Hove Park. Hove Park is a Green Flag Park
website
email
07717 410 690
Keep the Ridge Green
(Green Ridge)
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.
website
email
The Level, The Level Communities ForumThe 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.
website
email
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Patcham Peace Garden
(Patcham University of the Third
Age/U3A.)
General gardening maintenance. website
Portslade Green GymWe 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.
email
Preston Manor Gardens and Preston
Park Rose Garden

General garden maintenance and horticulture. George Harris, 07825 113 889
website
Preston Park, Friends ofWe 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
council.
website
email
Preston Park Rock GardenGeneral garden maintenance and horticulture.Andy Jeavons
email
07743 540 147
facebook
Queens Park, Friends ofWe are a group of local volunteers who aim to
maintain and improve the facilities of our park for all
its users.
website
facebook
07761 674 827
St Ann’s Well Gardens, Friends ofWe 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
inhabitants.
website
facebook
St Nicholas’ Green Spaces AssociationWe 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.
website
Saunders ParkHelp turn this public park into an edible community
garden with Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.
Regular volunteer days – see website and contacts
website
facebook
email
01273 431 700
Sheepcote Valley, Friends ofThe 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.
website
Stanmer Preservation Society
(Stanmer Park)
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
website
facebook
BHCC wesbite
sps.sussex@gmail.com
Stoneham Park, Friends ofWe are a warm and welcoming group dedicated to the
wellbeing of our lovely local park in Hove.
website
Three Cornered Copse, Friends ofWe meet regularly to help maintain this local wildlife
site and pathway from New England Road to Brighton
Station.
website
email
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
email
01273 882695
Westdene Green, Friends ofWe 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.
website
facebook
email
William Clarke Park*, Friends of
*“The Patch”
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.
website
facebook patchfest
facebook
email
Withdean Park, Friends ofPromoting the wellbeing of Withdean Park, its natural
environment and former National Lilac Collection for
the enjoyment of the public.
website
email
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.
website
email
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.
website
Woodbourne Meadow, Friends ofOur 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.
facebook
email
01273 880098
St Peter's Churchyard Volunteers Preston ParkWe manage the churchyard and adjacent wildlife area in a sustainable manner. Encouraging wild flowers and wild life.website
email

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