Stanmer Park Restoration Project - News and updates

Stanmer park grounds
Stanmer park grounds
Welcome to our page giving latest news and updates from the Stanmer Park Restoration Project.

Construction started on 24 June 2019 and will complete in autumn 2020.

Find out more about this major project on the main Stanmer Park Restoration Project web page.

Below, you can read:

  • Restoration project story developments so far
  • Our Project Updates (newsletters) - next issue due around October 2019
  • Buxton Building Contractors' update newsletters

Latest news and updates

Project construction has started in the Walled Garden area. There will be no construction work in the main park until mid-October 2019.  Read more about progress with the construction work in the Buxton Building Contractors newletters below.

August 2019: View our latest video (Youtube link) and hear more from our project partners

Meet Stanmer Park Restoration Project team members at this year's Apple Day - Sunday 22 September 2019

This popular annual event, run by the Brighton Permaculture Trust, is on Sunday 22 September. Members of the Stanmer Park Restoration Project will be at the event again sharing information about the Project, and offering games and activities for all to enjoy.  Project partner Plumpton College will also be in attendance offering information and engaging activities.  Find out more about Apple Day.

Oral History Project: Memory Days (Oct 2019) and our oral historians

We've now appointed our volunteer oral historians for the project. More news about their activities will be posted here shortly, and included in future Project Update mailings.

We're holding public drop-in memory days for people to share memories, photos and memorabilia from Stanmer. Both these activities are part of the Restoration Project's Activity Plan. Read full details in the June 2019 Project Update.

Construction updates from Buxton Building Contractors

Latest issue - Issue 2 (25 July 2019) . These updates are also on display on the Buxton Building Contractor noticeboards at the Lower Lodges and by the pond.

Stanmer Woods ecological survey and assessment

We're inviting the public to help us with a review of our ecological records for Stanmer Great Wood, Pudding Bag Wood, High Park Wood and Upper Lodges Wood.

If you know of plant or animal species, flora or fauna, in these areas and want to check they are recorded and correctly located, email and we will coordinate details.

This review is to make sure our information is as accurate as possible when planning our woodland management plan activities for 2019 and 2020. You can view maps on the main Stanmer Park webpage.

Breeze out of Brighton by bus! - Summer 2019 leaflet available now

Stanmer Park is just one of a number of fantastic South Downws National Park countryside locations in East and West Sussex you can reach easily by bus.  This colourful new leaflet gives you all the information you need. See below for the 28 April to 21 September 2019 Stanmer Park 78 bus timetable.

Breeze bus number 78 - summer timetable (28 April to 21 September 2019.)

Stanmer's 78 service runs every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday.

View the timetable here.

Project update bulletins

 Read project updates issued so far here:

If you wish to receive these updates direct to your email box, please email

The restoration project story so far

Follow the project's progress by reading the city council's issued news stories below. These are presented in reverse date order, with the most recent first:

Keep in touch

  • Sign up to receive project updates by email. Email to be added to the list. Hard copies are available in the park's Tea Rooms and at Stanmer House.  We will process your provided data in order to keep you updated on the Stanmer Park Restoration Project. Learn more about our privacy notice.
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