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Photograph of an infected elm in Coldean Woods

Devastating loss of elm trees in Coldean woods

Around 50 elm trees in Coldean woods need to be removed after the discovery of a large outbreak of elm disease in the area. The work will begin on Wednesday 4 August and is expected to take three to five days.

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empty swings in a playground

Please limit the use of our playgrounds during lockdown

We want to keep our children's playgrounds open during lockdown, so we're asking people to limit the time they spend in the play areas and not to congregate in order to help prevent the possibility of Covid transmission.

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Swift brick erected in a brick wall, with swift inside

Wake up to a new era for nature

We're working working with partners to create diverse habitats across the city and open up more land for nature, part of our pledge to address the biodiversity emergency.

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New play facilities at Stanmer Park

Celebrations as new playground opens in Stanmer Park

Children of all ages and abilities are enjoying the new play area in in Stanmer Park. The new playground also includes equipment for less able youngsters including a toddler and basket swing and accessible roundabout.

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Outside the new Saunders Park café.

New cafe opens in Saunders Park

A new cafe has opened in Saunders Park. Run by Max Calesini, Laz' in the Park has an outside seating area and serves coffee, snacks, ice cream and home-made food, including vegan and gluten free options.