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Sign-up to join the guided bat walk

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Huw Morgan, Sussex Wild Life Trust‘s, Brighton and Hove Project Officer, will be conducting a guided tour of Queen’s Park to reveal the secrets of its resident bat population. Numbers for this event are strictly limited to 15 people and … Continue reading

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Second conducted Elm tree walk arranged

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The first conducted Elm collection walk, that took place in July was such a success, it is to be repeated in September. Peter Bourne, Brighton & Hove’s unofficial Elm Curator (pictured), has agreed to conduct another guided tour of the … Continue reading

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A new date for Bark in the Park 2022 announced

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The predicted extreme heat forecasts for the original date for Bark in the Park forced us to take the unprecedented decision to postpone the popular event for the wellbeing of the dogs. Working with Coastways Vets, our headline sponsor, we … Continue reading

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What you said about an outdoor gym in Queen’s Park

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Thank you for responding to our community survey asking whether you would like to see an outside gym. An overwhelming 82.95% of respondents told us that they would like to see one installed. The most favoured location was the East Drive end of … Continue reading

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Sign up for guided Elm walk

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Queen’s Park boasts one of the city’s best collections of elms according to Peter Bourne, Brighton and Hove’s self-styled Unofficial Elm Curator. Peter has agreed to conduct a guided tour of Queen’s Park’s elm collection on Saturday, 23rd July. Anyone … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Queen’s Park’s Elm collection

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Peter Bourne modestly describes himself on his LinkedIn profile as an “Unqualified Elm Researcher with 30 years experience.” In fact, he is one of the country’s acknowledged experts in the genus and is highly regarded by Brighton & Hove City Council, … Continue reading

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Have your say – should there be an outside gym in the Park?

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The Friends of Queen’s Park are considering bidding for funds to allow an outside gym to be installed in park. However, before committing to making an application the committee has launched its own consultation with the community to test its … Continue reading

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Sign up for the butterfly walk

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Friends of Queen’s Park have teamed up with the Sussex Wildlife Trust  to arrange a series of park walks to kick-start wildlife audit. The first takes place on Thursday 30th June  between 11.30 and 12:30. it will be led by Sussex … Continue reading

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Locations for new trees

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The first phase planting of the trees purchased with money from the Friends of Queen’s Park’s successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) has been completed. On-going maintenance will now become a focal point for volunteer … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Tree planting volunteer day

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The second tree planting volunteer day takes place on Saturday, 5th March. Volunteers will be supporting the Cityparks team planting eight saplings. The trees were purchased with funds awarded in successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund. … Continue reading

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