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Get involved

There are several ways to get involved with the Blue Heart Project.

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Apply to our
Community Fund

The application window for Blue Heart Community Fund grants of £501-£5,000 is (drum-roll please…..) open! You’ve got until the end of Friday 23 February to submit your proposal.

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Share your
flooding photos

We’d like to get a better understanding of flooding in Eastbourne and southern Wealden, and it’s impact on residents and businesses in the Blue Heart project area through photographs. Can you help?

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Add to our
Community Map

Add information, images, your stories and memories to our Community Map to help us build a resource which highlights water, heritage, biodiversity, relevant local community groups and resources.

Come to an event

A Tree as Old as Eastbourne

Monday, 4 March, 10am - 4pm

Postponed from Monday 12 February. The oldest tree in Motcombe Gardens is a gnarled old beech tree that’s been standing...

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A Slice of History

Monday, 1 April, 10am-4pm

Postponed from Tuesday 13 February. The oldest tree in Motcombe Gardens is a gnarled old beech tree that’s been standing...

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Suburban Forest Gardening Workshop

Saturday 6 April, 2024, 2pm-5pm

Do you want to know how to create a forest garden in your own garden? Then join us for a...

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Foraging and Storage Workshop

Saturday 27 July, 2pm-5pm

Our forest garden is an ideal place to do some foraging for healthy fruit, nuts, herbs, and perennial veggies. So...

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Film and Food Evening

Saturday, 14 September, 2024, 6pm-9pm

With this evening event, we aim to provide you with an outdoor experience close to the bodies of water in...

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Previous events

Sussex Biological Recorders’ Seminar

Saturday 10 February 2024, 10am-3pm

Come and have a chat with us at the Blue Heart stand where we’ll be introducing ourselves to the recording...

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Polegate Prepared

Saturday 23 September, 11.00am - 2.00pm

Have you experienced flooding, or are you worried about it? Join us to reflect on the flooding in Polegate earlier...

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Eastbourne DigiFest

Friday 22nd September 2023

The Blue Heart team have a stand at Eastbourne DigiFest on Friday 22nd September. Come along and find out how...

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Imagine a River

Sunday 17 September, 10.00am - 11.30am

This is a short walk full of stories. We will starting off at the corner of The Beacon Centre in...

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Water Sounds and Stories at Hampden Park

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FREE family workshop exploring water stories and sounds. We recently visited Hampden Park and invited families to create original stories,...

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Wild Isles: water and Sussex

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The latest BBC programme narrated by David Attenborough, Wild Isles, looked at the dramatic beauty of nature here in Britain...

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Eastbourne Spring Water Festival 2023

The festival, held by Plastic Free Eastbourne, was held 12-21 May all over the town. It featured indoor and outdoor events,...

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