“I became involved with the Big Parks Project because I have an interest in the well-being of Peacehaven residents & wanted to be involved with saving some of our downland from development.”
“I’ve lived in Peacehaven for 35 years. For eighteen of those years I’ve worked at the Joff Youth Centre. I’ve served on both Town & District Councils where I took special interest in land usage, protecting the environment and voluntary and community organisations. I’m still involved with the community sector within the town and am a volunteer for Brighton Permaculture Trust. I became involved with the Big Parks Project because I have an interest in the well-being of Peacehaven residents and wanted to be involved with saving some of our downland from development.
My main contribution has been in making the vision of a community orchard
a reality. Providing produce in the future for the community and a habitat for wildlife which has already started to return. I really enjoyed being hands on with the orchard and planting trees for the future.
One of the highlights of the project for me was seeing thousands of people enjoying themselves at the unofficial opening, especially when so many local people couldn’t believe that something so good could happen here.”