Friends Of Park Wood Hellingly

Welcome to the Friends of Park Wood Hellingly Community Group

The ‘Friends’ were established in August 2017 in response to a proposed sale of Park Wood. Many people from Hellingly, Hailsham and the surrounding area came together to express how important they felt Park Wood is as a wildlife habitat, an historic Ancient Woodland and as a place for quiet, informal recreation. From this, the Friends were established and a clear ‘Mission’ adopted:

To maintain and preserve the flora and fauna of this precious Ancient Woodland and to ensure free community access for present and future generations to enjoy in perpetuity. We are firmly rooted in the local community and are open to all who share an interest in fulfilling our mission; hence, the strapline: “Help us to keep these woods as a community asset”.

The first thing you can do to help save and conserve Park Wood is to become a “friend” yourself. Details of how to join are on the become a member page.

Please browse our website to find out the latest news, planned meetings and events and see the growing number of inspiring photos of the Wood – and how you can help. If you want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

There is also now an information page on the Environment Agency website.  The email address for the Environment Agency relating to Park Wood is; or Telephone 03708506506