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New England Bridge mural – come and paint!

We cannot yet meet as a group to work on Brighton Greenway but you can come and contribute to a lovely project enlivening the area. On Saturday October 10th and Saturday October 17th in hourly slots between 11am and 2pm, … Continue reading

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CoVid19 crisis – do stay at home!

All group activities have been cancelled as a result of the CoVid19 crisis and everybody in the UK has been advised to stay at home in order to try reduce the incidence of this highly contagious and potentially fatal virus..We … Continue reading

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Is it spring? By April 5th it will be …

There were plenty of bees up on the dandelions on Brighton Greenway at our last work day on 1st March. Red campion and centaurea plants were growing strongly. But even if the forecast bad weather (Storm Jorge) didn’t really materialise, … Continue reading

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The Edible Growing project

Last Sunday, along with litter-picking and cutting back Rubus cockburnianus and Buddleja up on Brighton Greenway, we moved bricks … and compost, several pallets and a wooden raised bed. The Edible Growing group of Friends of Brighton Greenway is creating … Continue reading

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Storms Chiara, Dennis … Jorge and we’re only just in March

We will be going ahead with our work session this morning SUNDAY 1st MARCH 12.30-2.30: there will be the usual litter picking, cutting back, clearing as necessary and helping move one of the edible growing raised beds from the more … Continue reading

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Stratifying yellow rattle seeds

No, I didn’t know what ‘seed stratification’ was until last Sunday. James turned up with pots of germinated seed of yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor). These had been in his fridge. How very counter-intuitive! I am constantly trying to find warm … Continue reading

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Pocket parks? Could we benefit?

A government scheme supports ‘the transformation of (small) unloved areas’ into green spaces that can be enjoyed by all: the Pocket Park scheme. This sounds like the kind of thing that could benefit Brighton Greenway: the government documents refer to … Continue reading

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‘Pigeon poo’ bridge

It’s so sad that New England Bridge, which was built in 1839-40 in the style of a triumphal arch to celebrate the arrival of the railway, is now known to locals as ‘Pigeon Poo bridge’. But thanks to initiative by … Continue reading

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Brighton and Hove Green Spaces Forum

It is so useful to share problems and solutions, and just get together with others doing similar things. Two of us from Friends of Brighton Greenway went along to one of Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum’s regular networking meetings … Continue reading

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Sunday 13th October – cancelled but … creative workshops!

Sadly, the weather forecast is showing a high likelihood of heavy rain just when we were planning to have our clear up tomorrow, followed by our AGM. We have to cancel tomorrow’s session. Our next session is planned for SUNDAY … Continue reading

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