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Brighton and Hove Older People’s Festival Returns

Posted in Preston Pages Community, The Post Community, 7 Directory Community on Sep 01, 2017

25th September – 8th October. An exciting two-week Festival for people aged 50+.

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Talking about Books

Posted in Preston Pages Community, The Post Community, 7 Directory Community on Sep 01, 2017

Following their successful appearance at Brighton Library during this year's Festival Fringe, three local authors are holding public reading events:

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Bridge Bonus

Posted in The Post Community on Sep 01, 2017

Want to make friends, have fun and keep your mind active? Then book into Patcham Community Association’s beginners bridge classes. Bridge is arguably the greatest card game of all so playing the game itself is very entertaining but there is a bonus. Research has shown that undertaking some form of activity that tests your mind helps to keep you mentally agile, whilst the social interaction involved with learning and playing the game in bridge clubs can stave off cognitive decline. What more do you need to know to get involved with this fantastic activity?

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Old London Road is saved by Planning Inspectorate

Posted in The Post Community on Sep 01, 2017

On 14th August 2017, Patcham got the good news it has been waiting for. Nearly 18 months since McCarthy and Stone first publicly announced their plans to demolish 5 family homes in the Old London Road and replace them with a 3 storey block of retirement flats, the Planning Inspectorate published their decision to refuse planning permission because of its impact on the character of appearance of the area. This was one of the main objections raised by the 350 people who sent in letters of objection, our local councillors, Geoffrey Theobald and Lee Wares, and was one of the main grounds for the Council turning down the planning application. The Inspector did not, however, accept the objections in relation to the flood risk. Here are some extracts from the decision:

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Riding for the Disabled

Posted in Preston Pages Community, The Post Community, 7 Directory Community on Sep 01, 2017

Long Furlong Riding for the Disabled Group runs sessions for adult riders on Wednesday at Chestnuts Riding School, Pyecombe, BN45 7FJ.

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FRIENDSHIP LUNCH

Posted in The Post Community on Aug 01, 2017

All Saints Church, Church Hill, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8YE. Our soup and roll Friendship Lunches have proved very successful so far this year. We will be continuing these on the 3rd Friday of each month in the church lounge during 2017, from 12.30-2.00pm (August 15th, September 15th, October20th , November17th , December15th). There will be no charge but donations would be appreciated. All ages are welcome. For further enquiries contact Jean Bower, Tel: 01273 885175

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All Saints’ Church Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8YE

Posted in Preston Pages Community, The Post Community on Aug 01, 2017

All Saints occupies a prominent position at the northern end of Church Hill in Patcham Conservation Area. It once comprised a small downland village, forming a distinct settlement to the north of Brighton. The present church has a history dating back to Saxon times, (possibly as early as the 700s). A church is known to have stood on this site since before the compiling of the Domesday Book in which Patcham was registered as Piceham when the village was valued at £80 in 1086 AD. There are striking similarities with other Sussex Downland churches nearby, such as Pyecombe and Clayton, in terms of construction and overall design. It is built in flint, widely used for building construction in Sussex in the middle ages, with sections of the present building dating from as early as the 12th century. In the nave of the church and positioned over the chancel arch is a rare 13th century Last Judgement or Doom Painting, whitewashed over at the time of the purges of the Reformation then rediscovered during renovations in 1880-1883.

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Rise …and demise?

Posted in Preston Pages Community, The Post Community, 7 Directory Community on Aug 01, 2017

The beginning of the Preston Society, the blossoming of a local amenity society into the Preston and Patcham Society and its demise . .

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