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									Hollingdeannews                                                                         June/July 2010

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T in the Park 2010
       T in the Park - Hollingdean
            Community Picnic
    Sunday 27th June 11.00am to 4.00pm                 Hollingdean Art Class Exhibition & Open Day
                                                          Saturday 19th June at St Richards Church Hall
This year the Community picnic has joined              11-3pm free entry, tea and light refreshments will
with the TakePart Local festival - this means          be sold. The Art group has been working together
there will be even more activities on the day.         on Monday mornings through out the year and
   Friends of Hertford Infant School will be           have produced some lovely work. Please come
organising races for the children, including an        along and enjoy! Kitty Cava Art teacher
egg and spoon race, sack race, relays and lots
more. Entry is only £1 and includes a delicious         StreetRepNeeded
smoothie, from the fabulous smoothie bike, and a
home made flapjack. Gully the seagull and              We need a Street Rep to deliver HN to Crespin
Squiggles the squirrel will hopefully be kicking off   Way - if you could help please ring Ian on 700157
the races at 11.00am
   At 1.00pm is the ever popular Youth v Police
football match, last year the winner’s cup went to      GhostlyChallenge
the young people, who no doubt will be training
hard to retain it. Trials for young people, between    Royal Pavilion & Museums Ghost Investigation
the ages of 8 to 18, who want to be on the team        at Preston Manor Following the sell-out success of
are on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th June. For more     previous ghost investigations, Preston Manor
information contact Clare on 01273 295812, mob         dares you once again to spend the night in
07766 132 601 or Sophie on 01273 293458 mob,           Brighton’s most haunted house. Saturday 5 June
07771 389 461                                          and Saturday 21 August 2010 8pm-2am £50 per
   There will be lots of lovely cakes on sale, poi     person Over 18s only
workshop, face painting, bird boxes to make and        Tickets must be booked in advance, to book call
lots of information stalls.                            03000 290902.
   If you are a local artist and would like to come
along and sell your arts and crafts contact Liz         HNOn-line
01273 236160 for information and to book a
space.                                                 Don’t forget to check out Hollingdean News Online
   Last year the weather was hot and sunny – this      website at
year will be the same! – so come along with a          Join our free email subscription for all the extra bits
picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.                 that don’t make the newsletter!

                                                                          An early picture of Hollingdean
                                                                          Terrace looking south towards
                                                                          the chimney of the “dust
                                                                          destructor” in Hollingdean Depot.
                                                                          Year of picture unknown, but
                                                                          pre-WWII judging by the clothes
                                                                          and lack of cars!

                                                                          Photo from Hollingdean News
News from Hertford                       lost forever. The hens have
                                         been moved until we can make               TAKEPART
Junior School                            an even stronger people and fox          Brighton & Hove
                                         proof run. We have been having
    The summer is definitely here        excellent eggs from our chickens     International Festival of
and Hertford Junior School is            and we will again.                             Sport
busy getting the best use out of                                                 19th June – 4th July. This
our school grounds and the                   Future plans here are very       year offering new and
surrounding community, with lots         exciting. June is a busy month       exciting activities such as
of investigations into growing,          with the Brighton and Hove           swimming and mountain
insects and mini beasts, life            sports fortnight. We will be         boarding in Preston Park.
cycles and sports outside.               undertaking numerous new             There are taster sessions
                                         sports activities during the two     around the city in activities
    Residents will know that in          weeks and Thursday 1st July will     such as yoga, tennis,
February we took possession of           be our sports afternoon to which     athletics and dance to name
three chickens. These hens               all are welcome. We will be          but a few. Whatever your
were traditional Sussex breeds           selling tea and cakes afterwards     interest, age or experience,
and really fitted well into our          so do pop in. We are also            there is something for
forest garden area. The hens             intending to join the Evergreens     everyone. , TAKEPART! For
have become an important part            lunch club during June and will      more information visit
of the school with children and          be serving their lunch and will be   www.takepartbrightonandhov
parents working with the school          making the pudding. Find out in or come down to
to ensure we had happy hens.             the next issue of Hollingdean        Hollingdean Community
Sadly on Sunday 16th May                 News how it went or check out        Centre and pick up a
people, not foxes, got into the          our school website for               programme!
run and took out two of the hens.        information
We found one but one is now

            Hertford and Hollingdean Adventure Camp 2010
    Headline for an advert
  HAHA Camp is for children aged 5-13 who live or go to school in Hollingdean, their older or younger
  siblings and their families. This not for profit event is organised by local parents. This year it
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  promises to be better than ever, thanks to a generous funding award (thanks Gordon!).with lots of
  great new children’s activities and workshops to enjoy, such as craft, nature trails and theatre
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  workshops. Last year around 50 families enjoyed a great week of camping, cooking on BBQs,
     Hollingdean news (Heading 1) and is
          fitted to the underlying the river and the roaring campfire.
  climbing trees, messing about bypage.
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          style is the Friday 23 till Thursday
     The camp of fromtext is ‘Advert normal’ 29 July. at Boat House Farm in Isfield, 5 miles east
  of Lewes - No.29 bus from Lewes Rd stops at the farm gate if requested. It’s a 5-minute walk from
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  the River Ouse and a short stroll to local pubs. This is not a campsite, just a field on a mixed working
             below no facilities besides a cold water tap and a (luxury) compost toilet with loo-seats,
  farm, so there areeach paragraph).
  privacy, solar lights and no pong. We provide a large marquee as a communal shelter and activity
  area. We are there as private visitors and have public liability insurance, however everyone is
  responsible for their own and their families safety.
  You can camp for as much or as little of this period as you want for an ‘ all you can camp’ ticket
  price. Cost : Adult ‘all you can camp’ ticket is £10 (16+years) Child ‘all you can camp’ ticket is £5
      HOW TO BOOK: Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Sorry but tickets are
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  non-refundable. Booking forms are available from Hertford Infants (tel 552931) & Herford Juniors (tel
    a ‘blank’ paragraph, but as this is a text box you
  557341) school offices plus Connexions office in The Dip. You can also download a form from
      will not the same control over it that you have Completed forms must be returned to any of the above
     with photos anchored to text on the underlying
                     payment in cash
  offices with fullpage (see page 2). IN A SEALED ENVELOPE by Monday 21st June.
      Please note - Dogs are welcome but please be aware that this farm has lots of sheep
Community Events
19 Hollingdean Terrace,
(01273) 562658

Regular Events:
Saturdays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June 10am -2pm
Community Caff
Homecooking, free space for community groups,
nice atmosphere, projects, all sorts, all welcome.
Stray Signals (
First Tuesday of the month
(1st June; 6th July) 8pm ~ £3
Poetry, performance, music, food - Bring your new
work to share
Email if you'd like to take
Programmed Events
Sunday 6th June 7pm - Time is a Strange Loop
£8 (£6 concs)
An Evening of Dance, Music, Art and Food curated
by Charlotte Spencer
Thursday 10th June
Club Silencio
18th & 19th June 7:30pm - Karinthy : There is No
Art Without Science £6 (£4 concs)                          Make sure Hollingdean knows about
Feisty and bizarre female double act, two forgotten                   your events!
clown-like characters battle it out on the sides of
                                                                Hollingdean News is published every
art and science. More info at
                                                                          two months. 3,200 copies
                                                                              go out to Hollingdean
Childrens’ Project                                                           residents and venues.
Saturdays Starting 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
                                                                   Tell us and we’ll get the word out!
Tuned in Kids - children's radio project begins -
(Costs 50p per week, for 10 weeks - ages 5 to 13)

                                                           Hollingbury Hillfort Wednesdays 11am
 Meet at the Sure Start Centre on Brentwood Road - on 50 & 50a bus routes (free on-street parking).
 A fantastic moderate 3 mile walk exploring Wild Park Woods and the historic Hillfort. Some uneven
 footpaths & slopes. Refreshment and toilet facilities are available at the Big Sky Cafe on Brentwood
 Road. This walk may be cancelled in severe weather.
 Please note: We have noticed a printing error in our new programme. The Hollingbury walk is
 described as a grade 1 easy walk when it should be a grade 3 more challenging one.
 If you have any questions about this walk or any other aspect of Healthwalks please contact:
 Darren Currell (Healthwalks Volunteer Co-ordinator) 01273 292564
Community Information
Your Local Action Team (LAT)
The next meeting of the Local Action Team is on Monday 21st
June, 10.00am at Hollingdean Community Centre. The main
focus will be about environmental improvements – is there an
area you think could benefit from a clean up, or where rubbish    Our popular Dawn Chorus walk
gathers? Come along and let us hear your views.                   on 25th April was wonderful, those
                                                                  lucky to get a place heard a wide
For more information phone Liz on 01273 236 160                   range of beautiful birdsong. Look
                                                                  out for this next year!
                                                                  Look out too for our kids activities
                                                                  on our stall at Springwatch on 6th
Hollingdean Drop In                                               June 10am-4pm in Stanmer Park
10am Tuesday 9th June & 10am Wednesday 28th July                  and at Dorothy Stringer School
At Hollingdean Community Centre Thompson Road                     Green Fair 2-5pm on 17th July
Liz Lee – Community                                               Next work days: Sat 5th June
John Evans – Council                                              10am - 1pm - Burstead Woods
Anne & Jenny – Police                                             path and litter clearance.. Sat 7th
Whether you have questions or complaints come along for a         August 10am -1pm north hedge
cup of tea and a chat.                                            weeding & trimming. Wear sturdy
                                                                  footwear. Gloves, tools,
                                                                  refreshments provided.
                                                                  Meet 10am at the flint barn (see
Hollingdean Gardening….with Diana Best                            website for map) beyond the
FRUIT: Make sure fruit canes and trees are watered while fruit    cottages in the road leading to the
is swelling. Most losses of soft fruit are due to birds.          western entrance to Roedale
Canes/bushes can be covered with nets to prevent this.            allotments.
Thin out plums and apples in June.                                Call Gill on 07719 943237 or
This prevents weak branches from                                  e-mail:
breaking. In addition, a heavy crop in                  
one year can result in a very light or
non-existent crop the following year.
This pattern of biennial bearing can                               Tree planting - not to go
become established and difficult to
break. Thinning out the fruit prevents                            ahead for Stanmer Park Rd
this. Plums should be thinned to about                            Unfortunately when the council
3-4 inches apart and apples to about                              checked for services under the
4-6 inches apart.                                                 pavement in Stanmer Park Road
Fruit trees naturally shed some fruit during the 'June drop' so   they found it would not be possible
wait until this has happened before thinning. Put up              to have any trees planted along the
pheromone traps for codling moth. These disrupt mating            pavement.
preventing moths from laying eggs in apples                       Many thanks to Maria and
                                                                  Gabriella who organised the
VEGETABLES: Sow beetroot, french beans, carrots, kohlrabi,
                                                                  questionnaire and door knocked
peas, lettuce, endive, radish at intervals throughout the
                                                                  the whole road to find out the
summer. Make new strawberry plants Snip off runners that
                                                                  views of the residents – the
have new plants growing at their ends. Place these young
                                                                  majority of whom were in favour of
plants on moist compost and peg down the runner next to the
                                                                  the project. If you have any ideas
new plant using a hairpin. Keep the compost moist and the
                                                                  on how to brighten up the street let
new plants will have rooted in a month or two.
                                                                  Liz Lee know on 01273 236 160 or
To receive Gardening Tips send your email address to              come along to a LAT meeting.(see                                         top of page for details)
Hollingdeanyouth                                                                      Spring term news

Hertford Infant & Nursery school
 The last month has been full       Womens Institute helped them        Kids Patch - Cress is so
of excitement both in and out       sow earlier in the season.          easy to grow on moist kitchen
of school.                             The school would like to         towel or in a tiny bit of
    Taking part in the Children’s   thank Brighton Permaculture         compost and only takes a
Parade to launch Brighton           Trust for their help and support.   week from sowing to eating.
Festival was very special and all                                       You could also draw a face on
our children and families looked                                        a clean used egg shell, fill it
fantastic as ‘explorers’. Our big                                       with damp cotton wool, sow
build this year was a mountain                                          your cress seeds on top and
with a mountaineer perched on                                           wait for your egg person to
top.                                                                    grow hair! Hardly any
    To keep up with national                                            patience needed!
events we held our own school                                              Radishes are also good fun
‘mock election’ to mirror the                                           - grow in semi shade and
process of the General Election.                                        water daily for 4 wks or so.
It was fascinating, the children    (picture – HN collection)
were all so proud of their ballot
                                    We also have two major
    Unlike the General Election
                                    fundraising events coming up:            POPDANCE
                                    Sunday 4th July from 4pm
we have a clear winner and will     Benefit Gig at The Hydrant               Now running on a
be painting a playground wall       Preston Circus                            regular basis!
with the theme of a jungle!                                              Every Tuesday during term
                                    Robb Johnson & The Irregulars
    We really value the                                                  time 3.30-4.30pm
                                    plus other music and bands,
involvement of parents and          including parents & staff
Sunday 23rd May was our latest                                           At Hollingdean Community
                                    Families Welcome                     Centre
fantastic Family Day. Guided by     01273 608313
Stephan Gehrels, our Eco Club                                            £1 per child
leader from Brighton                Summer Fair                          Fun & energetic dance for
Permaculture Trust, parents         Saturday 17th July                   children and young people
helped build raised vegetable       10am - 2 pm. Lots of fun             age 5-11yrs
beds, one for each class, while     activities planned for all the       For more info call Sophie
the children enjoyed craft          family and for all ages. We          01273 293458 or Liz 01273
activities. They will soon plant    would love to see you there!         236160
out seedlings which the             More information 01273 552931

 Movers and Shakers                                        Skatepark – update
 Music and movement for
 pre-school children - this is a      The application to Community Spaces for £49,999 for a new
 new funky, relaxed group             skatepark in Hollingdean will be sent off on the 29th May. We
 which meets every Tuesday            won’t hear if we have been successful for two to three months.
 at the Community Centre              At the end of April four young people, Luke, James, Max and
 from 9.30am to 11.00am, the          Giuseppe got together to write an application
 music starts at 9.50. £1.50          to the Youth Capital Fund for £20,000 towards
 per child, every additional          the new skatepark. Their application must have
 child 50p, and under 12              been good as they were invited along to
 months go free.                      answer questions from a youth panel –
    There are free taster             they only had 15 minutes but they did really well
 sessions but places are              and got over all the main points about the project.
 limited. For more                    We should hear if we have been successful in
 information please phone             about a month.
 Sophia 07735 504 181
Hollingdeanguide                                                            … your guide to what’s on in Hollingdean

June and July 2010
To add, remove or update an event, please email

Mondays                                     St Joseph’s School                         Sundays
Children’s Centre (Sure Start)              7pm: Slimming World group ( Andrea        Jolly Brewer, Ditchling Road
All day: Midwife antenatal clinic           708940 or 07984 175152, or just come)      8.30 for 9pm: Brighton Singers’ folk club
( 295623)                                  St Richard’s Church                        Hollingdean Community Centre
8am-6pm: Cherry Tree nursery                11am: Said Mass                            10-11am: Karate
10-11am: ‘Healthy child clinic’ drop in     7-9pm: Whist club, new members             ( Mary 07710 693362)
10-12: ‘Baby and you’ drop in               welcome, £1.50 inc. refreshments           Roedale Valley Allotment
3-5pm first Monday of every month:                                                     9.-9.45am: Store hut open
Home birth matters - to talk about                                                     St Richard’s Church
having baby at home                         Thursdays                                  10.30am: Sung Mass
Hertford Junior School                      Children’s Centre (Sure Start)
6.30-8pm: Gymnastic Club, girls only,       All day: Midwife antenatal clinic
vault, floor & beam ( 07795 008772)        ( 295623)                                  Locations
Hollingdean Community Centre                8am-6pm: Cherry Tree nursery                Cedar Centre
“Unique Streets” dance with Emmy:           10.30am-12pm: Breast-feeding drop-in,       Lynchet Close
  3.30-4.20pm: ages 7 and 8                 Snickle Doodle Café with health visitors    Children’s Centre (Sure Start)
  4.30-5.20pm: ages 9 to 11                 Hertford Junior School                      Brentwood Road.  295623
  £2.50 drop-in rate ( 236160)             8.45am: Parents’ coffee morning             Hertford Infants School
                                            6.30-8pm: Gymnastic club, girls only,       Hertford Road.  552931
                                            vault, floor & beam ( 07795 008772)        Hertford Junior School
Tuesdays                                    Hollingdean Community Centre                Lynchet Close.  557341
Children’s Centre (Sure Start)              8pm: Pilates, £3.50 per session if you      Hollingdean Community Centre
All day: Midwife antenatal clinic           pay for half a term in advance, £4.50       Thompson Road.  236160
( 295623)                                  drop in rate ( Sophie 293458)              Hollingdean Park
8am-6pm: Cherry Tree nursery                Hollingdean Park                            Lynchet Close
9.30-11.30am: Mosaic - group for black      5-7pm: Football training                    Lower Roedale Allotments
and mixed parentage families                ( Clare 295812)                            Off Lynchet Close.  504977
Once a month: Cranial osteopathy            St Richard’s Church                         Moulsecoomb Forest Garden &
( Rebecca 841404)                          7pm till finish: Choir practice             Wildlife Project
Hollingdean Community Centre                                                            Bottom of Crespin Way by station.
12.30-2.15pm: Kiddiwinks                                                                 07988 837951
5.50-7.00pm: Brighton Youth Theatre         Fridays                                     Roedale Valley Allotments
Club with Poppy and Bex, ages 11-16         Cedar Centre                                Off Golf Drive
( youth worker Poppy 07795 336014)         9.30-11.30am on 16 and 30 April and         St Joseph’s School
7.30-9.30pm: Line dancing, £4               14 and 28 May: Mobile library               Davey Drive
( 07973 814185)                            Children’s Centre (Sure Start)              St Richard’s Church
Hollingdean Terrace                         8am-6pm: Cherry Tree nursery                Beal Crescent.  604687
2.30-5pm: Mobile library                    9.30-11.30am: English classes for           (Canon Beaumont Brandie)
Moulsecoomb Forest Garden &                 speakers of other languages. Crèche
Wildlife Project                            provided ( Adam at Friends Centre
10am-3pm: Drop-in work day                  689265)
St Richard’s Church                         9.20am-12.00: Midwife antenatal clinic       The views expressed in Hollingdean
12.30-2.45pm: Evergreens over 50s           1.20-3.40pm: Postnatal clinic                News are not necessarily those of
club: fortnightly meals, outings & more     ( 295623 for both)                          the editorial team.    Hollingdean
( Arlene 559996)                           Hertford Infants School                      News cannot be held responsible
                                            9-10am: Parent & carer coffee                for any inaccuracies.
                                            morning/biscuit club, pre-schoolers
Wednesdays                                  welcome ( 552931)
Children’s Centre (Sure Start)              Moulsecoomb Forest Garden &
8am-6pm: Cherry Tree nursery                Wildlife Project                              To contact Hollingdean News:
9.45-11.30am: ‘Stay and play’ drop in       10am-3pm: Drop-in work day
(parent and toddler group) and toy                                                        Email:
11am-1pm: 3 mile health walk to             Saturdays                                     Phone:
Hollingbury Hillfort ( Darren 292564)      Hollingdean Community Centre
Birth stories: midwife support following    First Saturday of the month 11am-             07505 328 986
difficult births, partners welcome          12noon: Councillors’ advice surgeries         Web: http://hollingdeannews.
( 295268)                                  ( Jeane Lepper 291169, Pat Hawkes  
Twice a month: Homeopathy                   291159, Christine Simpson 296436)
( Caroline 699775)                         Lower Roedale Allotment
Hollingdean Community Centre                10am-12noon: Store hut open
10-11.30am: Yoga Group, £4.50 (£3.50        Roedale Valley Allotment
concession) if you pay for half a term in   9.30am-12noon: Store hut open
advance, £5.50 (£4.50 concession)           St Richard’s Church
drop in rate ( Sophie 293458)              1-2.30pm fortnightly: Lunch club: two-
                                            course meal & tea/coffee, £3
                                            ( Arlene 559996)

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