Following the success in 2023 we, the Friends of Combe Valley are continuing to encourage members and friends of Combe Valley to come together on a monthly basis for a social natter night.
We plan to keep it informal over a hot or cold drink, a biscuit or two and maybe even a slice of cake.
The idea is to have board games and cards available for group play. Also the opportunity to learn new card games like bridge or cribbage. Have an unfinished craft that you would like to finish or need some help then bring it along and we will try to assist.
Aimed at singles, couples or mixed groups. Bring a friend or two.
Date: Monthly on 4th Wednesday ( please note new day)
Place: Discovery Centre, Freshfields, St Leonards on Sea, TN385FB. W3W: full.solar.cone.
NB: please note the centre car park does not have street lights is very dark, so maybe to remember a torch.
Further information contact Julie on 07549 276 426.
We invite all our neighbours, local community and visitors to come and see what the Friends of Combe Valley are involved with on a weekly basis. Come and discover more about the Countryside Park and all that it can offer.
Events for 2024
Full list to be published soon. All events at Combe Valley Discovery Centre unless stated.
Social nights – Third Wednesday 7-9pm Just bring yourself or family along. Board games and crafts.
Working Parties – Every Thursday 10am – 12 MD ish
Working Parties – Every third Saturday 10am onwards
During 2021 Friends of Combe Valley along with members of Bexhill and Crowhurst Environment Groups and other groups took part in the Rother iTree survey in the Rother area including and the Countryside Park.
The volunteer surveyors were each given a random measured marked plot of land. Within each plot, details were taken of the numbers of trees, variety, height, spread of branches, the condition of the tree(s). All the information was plotted along with the exact location and details as to whether it was an area suitable for more trees to be planted.
All this information has been gathered and a report will be generated to inform local plans.
Rother District Council have published a report which can be found attached. At the moment it is not fully accessible on all viewing screens and in the process of being amended. When we receive it, we will post it. However, here is the current copy Urban Forest 1066 report
The Great Big Green week 2023
This years event will be held on Sunday 18th June at Discovery Centre, Freshfields, St Leonards on Sea, TN402RA.
Lots of activities to encourage thinking about climate change and how we can make small changes.
The Great Big Green Week was the UK’s biggest call for action on climate change.
TheFriends of Combe Valley in partnership with Community Supporters and Groundwork South (Recovering Combe Valley) hosted an environment awareness day as part of The Big Green Week. It held an Open Day and activities in the Combe Valley Countryside Park and took place on Sunday September 25th 2022.
The aim was to involve people who are not yet aware of the park and also have little or no opportunity to get into the Countryside. The event was FREE and open to all.
Activities included – A guided walk in the park/ Sea Shore. Making paper pots, up cycling items for use as pots, planting seeds and potting up seedlings. Foraging(if produce available) and sweet making. Making apple juice using manual and electric machines.
Any questions ring 01424 539739 and speak to Evelyn Murray or William Ackroyd.
Safer in Sussex Community funding secured
The Friends of Combe Valley have received a grant of £ 400 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund as part of their Safer in Sussex campaign. This will go towards HI-Viz jackets for our park wardens.