Easter Egg Hunt – thanks to everyone

As you will have seen from all the pictures below, the Easter Egg Hunt was a fantastic success in spite of the cold weather. We estimate some 300 children took part and all received an Easter egg.

Thanks must go to our sponsors for making the event possible:

  • Maslen’s Estate Agents, Fiveways
  • Co-op, Fiveways
  • Sussex Electrics

We’ll be holding a similar event next year. Perhaps this time it will be something between a heatwave and a polar expedition.

Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday April 8

Arrangements are now in place for our second Easter quiz for children up to the age of 13. Last year’s event was really successful, everyone had a great time, although the heat meant that both children and choccy eggs had to be kept cool!

As before, each child will be given a question sheet (different questions than last year’s) and will have to hunt down the answers which will be dotted around the park. The questions will all relate to the park in some way: its history, flora, fauna or architecture – so not only will it be fun, it will also give children a better understanding of our beautiful park. There will be two question sheets for two age-groups and everyone will have a small prize. There will be also be a drawing area where a picture of something in the park can be created – the most interesting picture for both age-groups will win a special prize.

The event will start at 11am and we’ll be there until the eggs run out (last year we ended the event at about 2.30pm). We’ll be in a marquee next to the children’s playground.

Harvest’s Spring Seedling Swap

Sunday 20 May, 10am-1pm
Come and swap or buy seedlings for your garden! Have you got some spare seedlings you’d like to swap for some new and different varieties? Or perhaps you had the best intentions to sow some seeds but just didn’t get around to it? Join us for the swap, plus family-friendly activities by our vegetable garden in Preston Park. Organised jointly by the Food Partnership’s Harvest project and Brighton & Hove Organic Gardening Group.

More information

Parking in the park – an update

We have received the following from Fiona Stokes, Parks Project Officer for City Infrastructure:

Dear All

Thank you for your considered responses to the consultation.

The result of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Cabinet Members Meeting on 24th January 2012 was a recommendation to support the proposals with an agreement to revise the maximum number of hours that one can park in the park for up to 6 hours.

A further opportunity to view and consider the detailed proposals which will control parking in the park will be advertised in the local press, on the council website and around the park from the 2nd March, for 21 days until the 23rd March.

Kind regards


January in the park

The newly-laid hedge

You may remember this hedge was laid last Spring. There has always been a hedge here, as far back as records go. Without leaves, the structure of the hedge is clear to see.

Newly-planted elm

This picture shows one of the newly-planted trees in the park. In the background are other trees also recently planted.

New path in the Rock Garden

This path is in the process of being laid at the back of the Rock Garden.