In March 2013 two community consultation workshops were held in the City of Brighton and Hove. The workshops formed part of the preparation for an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Landscape Partnership Fund. The application was for a 4 year Public Engagement project focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of Brighton and Hove’s peri-urban landscape (including the sea and coastal fringe).

The workshops were sponsored by UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology (part of the Institute of Archaeology and incorporating Archaeology South-East) and South Downs National Park Authority. The workshops were run in conjunction with the other lead partners in the bid: Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society; RED EARTH arts organisation; and Brighton and Hove City Council (incorporating the City Parks ranger service, Royal Pavilions Museum and the Brighton & Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership).

The report presents the results of those workshops and highlights a number of themes and activities which were subsequently developed in collaboration with Community Partners.