june, 2022

27jun5:00 pm7:30 pm2022 SPRING SEMINAR - 'GOING WILD IN BRIGHTON & HOVE'Free member event with guest speakers telling us about re-wilding and the major re-wilding project at Waterhall.

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Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum

Event Details

Our 2022 Spring Seminar will take place from 5pm on Monday 27th June at Friends Meeting House in Ship Street, Brighton.

Following the success of previous Spring Seminars, we are delighted this year to have secured three great guest presenters. The theme for the event will be ‘Going Wild in Brighton & Hove’ focused on re-wilding.

The event is free and open to all members. To help us cater appropriately, please could you let us know you are coming by either replying to this message or emailing your names to [email protected] no later than Thursday 23 June. This is important so that we order adequate refreshments and avoid food waste/unnecessary cost.

CHRISTOPHER SANDOM – SENIOR LECTURERE IN BIOLOGY; UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Chris is an acknowledged international authority on re-wilding. He will be telling us about what re-wilding is, why is it important, what difference it makes (to wildlife, people, flora, fauna, the soil) and where has it been a success. For more info on Chris see the link below:

https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/P361723-CHRISTOPHER-SANDOM

DAVID LARKIN – CONSERVATION MANAGER BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY PARKS

David is the architect of the rewilding project at Brighton’s Waterhall golf course. He will tell us about what is proposed, the timescale, who is involved, its impact on the city, how much will it cost and when will we know it has been a success. For information on the project see the link below:

http://bhgreenspaceforum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Rewilding-of-Waterhall-Golf-Course.pdf

PAUL GORRINGE – PARK RANGER BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY PARKS

Paul is the CityParks Ranger dedicated to Waterhall, he will give us some of the detail about re-wilding activities, the volunteering opportunities and the impact the project will have on other green spaces across the city. For more info on Paul and his work, see the link below:

Poignant video reveals ranger’s love of ‘magical’ South Downs landscape

The event will take place from 5pm on Monday 27th June in the main auditorium at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided and we aim to end at 7.15pm.

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Time

(Monday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Address (inc postcode)

Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
Brighton
BN1 1AF

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