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Month: January 2015

Planting the Seeds for the Community Orchard ?>

Planting the Seeds for the Community Orchard

We are delighted to announce that plans for a community orchard at The Big Park will be coming into fruition this year. We will be teaming up with Brighton Permaculture Trust to plant fruit trees that will be planted and maintained by the local community. The first step in the creation of the orchard is planting a hedgerow shelter belt that will protect the fledgling fruit trees that will be planted in autumn 2015. If you would like to be involved in this initial…

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It’s almost playtime! ?>

It’s almost playtime!

Visiting the site last week it was great to see some local toddlers peering through the fence at their new park. The large diggers moving boulders and logs is almost as exciting for them as the prospect of a new play park. Here’s this week’s update from Tim. “Hi All Playsafe Playgrounds have had another productive week in Peacehaven on the Big Parks Project.  The timber boardwalks have been delivered to site and are awaiting installation.  The toddler hut has…

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Battling the monsoon at the Big Park! ?>

Battling the monsoon at the Big Park!

Here’s the weekly update from Tim at Playsafe playgrounds. We’re really looking forward to letting the kids loose on this very soon. The Grand Opening of the park will be on 7th March 2015 and we will have lots of children’s activities to make it a real day out. “Hi All, Considering the recent monsoons, work is still continuing in a timely manner at the Big Parks Project in Peacehaven. Onsite, we’ve installed the large single point Tractor Swing, the…

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Construction Updates from The Big Park ?>

Construction Updates from The Big Park

Canvas spaces are back from the Christmas break and here’s what they have to say about what’s happening next “Various elements of the skatepark are now being prepared for concrete spraying.  The transitions will receive concrete spraying as of week commencing 12.01.2015.  This is a particularly important stage of the project due to the sensitivity of the concrete during its early curing stages.” Louise Byrne – Canvas Spaces                     Meanwhile over…

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The Big Pedal 2! ?>

The Big Pedal 2!

 Saturday 31st January 2015   Following the rip roaring success of the  Big Pedal in July, The Big Parks Project, Sustrans and Cycle Seahaven are heading back out into the South Downs National Park for the Big Pedal 2. On 31st January 2015, there will be a family ride led by Sustrans and an intermediate ride by Cycle Seahaven that will take in the banks of the River Ouse. Both rides will stop for a free lunch at Stud Farm…

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