Greenhavens Network

Greenhavens Network

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts
  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Connecting up our green spaces across the Greenhavens Network

The Greenhavens Network is an umbrella group with over 50 community groups, professionals and residents working together to protect and enhance their local green spaces from Telscombe all the way through to Seaford.

Members from the Greenhavens Network have been working really hard in recent months and have been creating a baseline map of where all the green spaces are from Telscombe to Seaford. At the same time they have been collating what projects are currently happening across the area and what people would like to see in the future.

There have been some exciting and inspirational ideas, one strong theme has been the idea of Bee corridors throughout the network; connecting the green spaces up with wildflower meadows and trees, which would make a significant difference for wildlife particularly for our bees and butterflies.

There had been lots happening this season across the network ; Seaford Tree Wardens celebrating the armistice with 104 newly planted elm trees, Newhaven Tree Wardens launching a greening up fruit and nut tree planting scheme in partnership with Burleys. Preparation are underway with Lewes District Council for 12 meadows across the district as well as South Downs National Park working towards the installation of a butterfly bank in Newhaven with Burleys.

The Greenhavens committee has recently been successful in attracting funding to create a new website and are looking for people to get involved and help tell our communities what’s going on in their green spaces, how people can get involved and keep the website topically interesting. 

The next Greenhavens Network meeting is on the 20th March, 7pm, Meeching Hall (upstairs), Newhaven.  There promises to be some very interesting speakers including Lewes District Council Planners who will guide people through the community infrastructure levy (CIL), an opportunity for funding for community groups across the network.

Activities

We are a small committee of 5 who are trying to build capacity and resilience across our community groups who work and care about their green spaces. We our fundraising for projects across the Greenhavens as well as for the network itself.

With over 235 members, meeting quarterly for network meetings bringing in speakers to enhance latest knowledge and thinking as well as discuss current issues facing the Greenhavens.

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