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Dorothy Stringer Summer Environmental Fayre
Sat 17th July - 2pm to 5pm

Dorothy Stringer Summer Environmental FayreDorothy Stringer Summer Environmental Fayre Dorothy Stringer Summer Environmental Fayre

The annual Environmental Summer Fayre is now well established, and we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the positive achievements of like minded people in the Brighton & Hove area. This is a typically English Summer Fayre, with a strong environmental theme, which will be held on Stringer Way Lawns.

This year we will be celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity. There will be a wide range of environmental exhibitors including voluntary organizations and sustainable trade stalls, farmers' market, Fair Trade Cameroon Café, cake & plant sales, charity stalls, competitions, pond dipping, a recycled fashion show competition & Theatre in the Woods of the School Nature Reserve.

The farye promotes local and national organisations whose work has contributed towards a greater environmental awareness. We have a mix of organisations who are either profit making (but ethically sound) or informative (usually voluntary - NGO's & GO's). Profit making organisations will be charged 10% of their sales profit, other organisations will be free of charge. Any monies raised will go to support the work of the Dorothy Stringer Environmental Partnership.

If you would like to have a stall at the event or just want to volunteer to help with the running of the day, please contact Rob Sanderock at sdk@dorothy-stringer.co.uk

Dorothy Stringer High School is based on the Surrenden Campus and the fayre will take place at the Brian Foster Environment Centre and the Stringer Way Lawns, however, wet weather contingencies have been planned for and facilities inside the school will be available if the need arises.


Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side

If you’re aged 10-18 years old and interested in the great outdoors or wildlife why not stretch your legs on one of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s (SWT) summer walks for young people to celebrate the designation of the new South Downs National Park.

Organised by SWT’s Youth Council, discover the spectacular wildlife and landscape of the South Downs on Sunday 4 July (10:30 start) by choosing a five mile route near to where you live.

In Central Sussex, Walk on the Wild Side starts and finishes at Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton. Enjoy a walk through woodland, chalk downland and onto the South Downs ridge, where you have stunning views of Sussex as far as the north Downs. Make a dormouse box for the local woods and celebrate at the finish with food around the campfire.

Walk on the Wild Side routes are also starting at Amberley (West Sussex) and at Seven Sisters (East Sussex).

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult or should book onto one of the guided walks. Free event but donations appreciated.

For more further details and registration please visit the website sussexwt.org.uk/events Or facebook

All walkers should register via the website by Sunday 27 June.


BBC Breathing Places: Love a Bug & Make a Butterfly Feeder

Download the 'BBC Breathing Places: Love a Bug' pocket guide HERE

Download the 'BBC Breathing Places: Make a Butterfly Feeder guide' HERE


Brighton Permaculture Trust

Forest gardening - Fruit, nuts & some veg growing together like in a woodland

Course 2: 3-4 July 2010


Sussex Wildlife Trust Events in Brighton

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Walk on the Wild Side
4 July 2010 – 10:30 start

A 5 mile walk on the South Downs for young people, aged 10 – 18. Come and discover the stunning landscape and wildlife of the Downs and celebrate the designation of the National Park.
Find out why the Downs are so special, get involved in some practical activities and enjoy a celebration around a fire at the end.
Walk starts from Stanmer Park, Brighton.
For more details and registration see www.sussexwt.org.uk and click on 'Events'.

Free event.


Suitable for children

Bugs and Beasties - Art - Holiday Club Event
Thursday 29 July 10:30 - 14:30

Walk through the woods of Stanmer Park looking at natural colours and shapes, make a giant sculpture in the woods and produce your own work of art from natural materials to take home. Meet in Stanmer Park, Brighton, on the green in front of the Church. Toilets and parking in Stanmer Village.

Members: £9 per session
Non-members: £12 per session
Booking essential please ring 01273 497561


Contact us

If you have any enquiries please contact us: info@bigbiodiversitycount.org.uk

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