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Friends of Brighton Greenway in action

London Road Station Partnership Blog

Clearing Greenway 10.5.15

We had a good session on Sunday cutting back the shrub overgrowth on the Brighton Greenway. As the shrubs had grown outwards, so people had started moving off the path, and so a new pathway was taking shape. With the buddleia and cornus now under control, the pathway feels much easier to walk. Sadly, the graffiti is back on the arches.

We were around ten people, including a couple of campers from the camp set up by homeless people on the Greenway. They’ve pitched their tents in a tightly defined area between the fossil seats. Their help on Sunday, but also clearing litter during the week, has been much appreciated.

Greenway wild ginger 3 Wild ginger and cow parsley on New England Road bank

As the Brighton Greenway was planned to be a wildlife corridor as well as a human amenity, it was lovely to see the native wild flowers coming through. The bank by the steps…

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Planning for 2015 – after the AGM

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Xmas 2014 decorations at LRB Xmas 2014 decorations at LRB

It’s that time of year. We’ve moved on from Christmas, but it’s still dark and wet. Never mind – a good time for meeting and looking forward. We’ve just had our Annual General Meeting: our report and accounts can be viewed under Documents above or by clicking here. And here are four key things we want to work on for 2015, in addition to our usual work on the edible plot and the shady triangle of shade-loving ornamental plants.

1. We hope to be bringing splashes of colour again to the area when we plant up (or renew planting in): 3 planters on station platform, the tree pits in Shaftebury Place, 2 planters at The Signalman and the hollows of the trees cut down on Ditchling Rise. We’ve overwintered and propagated lots of geraniums and fuchsias ready for late spring planting, we’ve also got alyssum seedlings…

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Sunday on The Greenway

London Road Station Partnership Blog

Greenway start 2Raking and cuttingThis Sunday, the sky was blue, the sun was shining: no rain, and mercifully, no wind. Still cold is easier to deal with. Walking along The Greenway from north to south, we noticed that the graffiti on the walls had been painted out. And there was a warm welcome for us when we reached the Church of Christ the King (CCK), our meeting point. We felt optimistic.

Up on the Greenway w bikeJess, the ranger, was there with tools and guidance. Our task today was to clear nettles and dock leaves in the grassy areas, clear leaves and dead vegetation around the vines climbing up the walls and pick up littler. We were around fifteen people, including two families and their children. As one of the younger participants observed, ‘This is actually quite good fun!’, as we massacred nettles and dock leaves.

It was good to hear from John from Brighton & Hove Wildlife Forum that…

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The Greenway community clear-up day

The Greenway is a green corridor running through the New England Quarter from the New England Railway Bridge to Brighton Station. The Greenway is intended to provide an area of ecological and biodiversity value, and an amenity space which local residents and visitors will be able to enjoy.

It has become overgrown and under-used so a number of community groups have suggested coming together for an initial clear up and consultation day.  If you are interested then please come down and help out or have your say.

The clear-up day will be followed by a meeting to discuss how to make better use of the space. All welcome.

The Greenway community clear-up day

Date: Sun November 2nd
Time: 12.30 – 3.30pm
Location: Meet at the back of the Clarendon Centre

What to bring / wear:  Please remember to dress appropriately for the season with warm clothes, waterproof items if necessary and sturdy shoes. Young people up to the age of 12 and vulnerable adults need to be accompanied by a parent / guardian / carer.

Future of greenway meeting

Date: Tues November 11th

Time: 7.30 – 9pm

Location: The Edwards Room, Clarendon Centre

If you would like to find out more info please contact: rob.liddiard@friendsfirst.org.uk

Many thanks

Helen Starr-Keddle

Harvest Development Officer

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

01273 431718 / 07850 002596


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