Three Cornered Copse

Update April 2019
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Update for 'Hove Park Living' magazine
from the Friends of Three Cornered Copse
April 2019


The first Saturday in March was the latest work day for the Friends of Three Cornered Copse, and several of us braved the cold wind to perform maintenance on the newly planted hedge whips.

snowdrops around the Copper Beech

The debate still persists about the plastic sleeves that wrap around the young trees; some experts maintain that this protects them from rabbits and provides some protection from the elements, and yet it introduces plastic into the environment. We carefully remove those sleeves which have done their job and dispose of them correctly.

We were assisted by our park ranger Garry Meyer, for the last time, as he is moving on to other things in the ranger team. Garry has been with us for several years, and we would like to thank him for all his help and guidance on our work days and for his ideas on maintenance in the copse. We have a new ranger starting with us who will soon pick up the reins from Garry.

Our friends group had its 10th anniversary last year, which passed by unnoticed and uncelebrated, and at a recent meeting we noticed that we have had very few new members join the group in the recent years. We need new members to come in with new experiences and ideas to help develop the work we do to bridge the gap between the council’s rangers and the maintenance of our green spaces.

The group was founded with the single purpose: “to promote, enhance and conserve the well-being of Three Cornered Copse”.

If you have an interest in helping, or advising, or just coming along to our work days, please get in touch via our membership secretary at Membership is free, at the moment, though some of our members do send a small donation now and then. We have our Annual General Meeting coming up, which would be a good place to come along and see what we get up to. More details on timing and location will be available on our website shortly (

Our next work day will be the Great British Spring Clean, which now takes place each year. See for details.

Simon Baxendale