Summer in Hollingdean

There is plenty going on in Hollingdean over the summer months. Here are just a few of the highlights for your diaries from Ceza Da Luz, our Community Development Worker for the area…

Tree Planting

Friends of Hollingdean Park (FOHP) & Hollingdean Ecological Action project (HEAP) have been busy planting trees in the park and around Hollingdean Estate. They are always looking for new people to get involved to help with fundraising; practical tree care; and building projects the Parks Department have agreed to. These include making a new pond in the top right corner of the football pitch above the Park; building stiles for fences around the orchard and into the football pitch; and building new wooden balance trails/stepping stones around the new bench by Dan Cordell (see photo below).

The group will be arranging regular community workdays and the City Council Parks Department is also exploring funds for a new piece of equipment for over 8’s. A local resident and Mum is looking into the opportunities for a wheelchair swing and another resident is exploring ways to develop the park as more of a community garden. For more information and to join in email [email protected] or look up the Friends of Hollingdean Park Facebook page.


The Tutti Frutti Lucky Dip Fair 2019

The annual Lucky Dip fair brings Hollingdean communities together for summer fun and gets better each year! Meet your neighbours, make new friends, buy and sell bakes, preserves, drinks, smoothies, snacks, plants, ceramics, crafts and, clothes, bric a brac- and much more.

This summer there will be lots of fun fruity activities for all ages. You can meet some reptiles; visit a fire engine; chill to great music and treat yourselves to some delicious nosh! This year RepTylers will be bringing their zoo to the area plus there will be crafty making, face painting and games. Choose from Kate’s Kitchen cream teas, various food and drink stalls and the Brighton Rock café. Take in the sights and relax to the music of Boondock Band, The Ethel Street Band and some surprise acts too! 

The Fair takes place at The Dip, Hollingbury Place, Saturday 30th June 11.00- 16.00. Follow the event on facebook and look out for updates on the Hollingdean Community News Facebook page and on Twitter

Brighton & Hove Libraries come to Hollingdean

Everyone is welcome to join in on Thursday 1st August for the launch of the new pop-up library at Hollingdean Community Centre. The pop-up library will be available for the community to use when the community centre is staffed, and includes books for both adults and children to borrow, plus free Internet and wifi.

Space Chase, the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge, for children aged 5-11 years will be coming to Hollingdean. Space Chase has been inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and challenges youngsters to read at least six library books of their choice over the holidays and collect prizes from Brighton & Hove Libraries. There’s even a mini challenge for Under 5s to get involved in too.

Join the team at Hollingdean Community Centre on Thursday 1st August from 11am-2pm for lots of stellar summer fun at the Space Chase Celebration! You can sign up to the challenge, collect your starter pack and take part in out-of-this-world activities! This is a free drop-in event and The Real Junk Food Project will be providing a ‘pay as you feel’ lunch at 12.30pm.

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