Friends of Heene Cemetery
Heene Cemetery is a haven for wildlife with an abundance of flora and fauna in a highly populated urban area. The revealing of many headstones has encouraged us to research the social history and demography of the families buried here.
The Cultural and Natural heritage of Heene Cemetery was identified in 1992 when Heene Cemetery was Designated a West Sussex Site of Conservation Importance because of its rare “old meadow land”. It lies within the Heene Conservation Area as classified by Adur and Worthing Councils.
The Friends of Heene Cemetery volunteers and supporters, after four years of extensive clearance of bramble and invasive species, has encouraged the old meadow land to flourish and spread.