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Welcome to the Green Circle Network Print E-mail
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The Green Circle is a ring of green sites around the edge of Burgess Hill. Some belong to Burgess Hill Town Council, others to Mid Sussex District Council.

The Green Circle Network is a series of footpaths, cycle tracks and bridleways linking the green sites to one another and to the town centre. These make it possible to travel without using cars or following roads. They also provide “green corridors” so that non-flying wildlife can move between the green sites instead of being stranded on one site and dying out completely. About half of this Green Circle is still in the planning stage.

The Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network  is a registered charity. We are all unpaid volunteers. We manage and improve these sites on behalf of the landowners for the benefit of wildlife and for the enjoyment and education of the whole community. We carry out conservation work and wildlife surveys, which are actually great fun, as well as organising open air events, guided walks and talks and our annual Children’s Safari.

Recent projects include a length of dry stone wall for lizards, pond dredging and building a dipping platform on Bedelands, as well as sowing a wildflower meadow area on Batchelors Farm. Find more details of these under Recent Projects.

We want to encourage everyone to make use of these beautiful spaces, whether they are schools using them for occasional, open air lessons, young people pursuing Duke of Edinburgh Award courses, dog walkers and those who seek exercise or simply pure enjoyment. All we ask is that you don’t spoil them for others by causing damage or leaving litter.

Our slide shows on this web site will give you a taster of what can be found. You can also look up each site to discover more about it.

 

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Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network Events Programme Spring 2014 Print E-mail

 Upcoming events

Due to risk assessments - we regret that no dogs can attend our events.

Meeting point for conservation work parties:-
Bedelands – car park off Maple Drive (near Football Club). TQ317202.  Hammonds Ridge – entrance gate opposite Tesco (beside roundabout). TQ301183
Please wear suitable clothing and bring gloves and secateurs if you have them. (Plus a snack and a drink!)

Saturday March 1st

Sunday March 2nd 

Bedelands conservation work parties.  Meet at Football club car park

9am - 1pm

 

 10am - 2pm 

Friday March 7th 

'Chalk Streams of Sussex'

An illustrated talk by Fran Southgate

of Sussex Wildlife Trust 

Scout Hall, Station Road.

Doors open at 7.15pm

Admission Members £1. Visitors £2, under 16s free 

Saturday April 5th

Sunday April 6th 

Bedelands Conservation Work Parties.  Meet at football club car park 

9am-1pm

 

10am-2pm 

 Saturday April 12th

 Pond Dipping

10am-12pm

led by Dominic Moore - all ages welcome 

Meet in Bedelands car park off Maple Drive for 10am.

Walk to dipping pond 

 Saturday April 12th

 Dawn Chorus Bird Walk on Bedelands

led by Geoff Kent & John Prodger

6am-9am

Followed by members breakfast (limited to 25 cost £2) 

Meet in Bedelands car park off Maple Drive for 6am.  

Open to all but breakfast for members bookable - Jen Ranger 246830

 Friday April 25th

 AGM 7.45pm promptly

followed by tea and cake and a talk by John Cooper of The Booth Museum about

Sussex Dinosaurs 

 

Scout Hall, Station Road

Doors open 7.15pm

Admission free.  Raffle 

Saturday 3rd May

Sunday 4th May 

Bedelands Conservation Work Parties.

Meet in car park off Maple Drive 

9am - 1pm

 

10am - 2pm 

Sunday May 18th 

General Basic Bushcraft

10.00am - 12.00 noon

led by Mark Chorley 

Meet in car park off Maple Drive for 10am 

Saturday May 31st

Sunday June 1st 

Bedelands Conservation Work Parties

Meet in car park off Maple Drive 

9am -1pm

 

10am - 2pm 

Saturday June 7th 

Wild about Mid Sussex No 3

10am - 5pm 

St John's Park 
Saturday June 21st 

A walk in Bedelands Flower Meadows

led by Shirley Siems

2pm - 4.30pm 

Meet in car park off Maple Drive for 2pm 

Saturday June 28th

Sunday June 29th 

Bedelands Conservation Work Parties 

Meet in car park off Maple Drive 

9am - 1pm 

 

10am - 2pm