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Preston Village Open Day, Saturday 24 June Interest and fun for everyone!

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

Preston Village, with its centerpieces of Preston Manor and St Peter’s church, is an ancient settlement; its importance dates from before Domesday. Although the village has now been swallowed up by the city of Brighton and Hove, it still retains its own strong identity. We’d like to celebrate Preston by a holding a free event that can be enjoyed by all the family. Here’s what’s on:

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TWEACK NEWS

Posted in The Post Community on Jun 01, 2017

TWEACK (The Withdean Westdene and Eldred Avenue Copse Keepers ) continues to assist the BHCC (Brighton and Hove City Council) to manage the Withdean and Westdene Woods LNR (Local Nature Reserve). It organizes regular woodland manage-ment days led by the BHCC ranger, Neil Doyle, and has a monthly programme planned to the end of 2017.

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BE AWARE OF THIS SCAM INFORMATION PROVIDED BY LOCAL POLICE

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

There has been a series of recent incidents reported to Action Fraud where a lone fraudster has approached victims whom they believe to be unfamiliar with the local area. They make an excuse to talk to the victims such as enquiring about directions or offering a recommendation for a good hotel.

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Decision time for Old London Road

Posted in The Post Community on Jun 01, 2017

There are now only days until the show-down between the Council and McCarthy and Stone, the aggressive developer who has ignored the views of hundreds of local people and is trying to push through plans to demolish 5 homes in the Old London Road and replace them and their gardens with a large 3 storey block of 44 retirement flats and a car park. 350 people have written to object against the plans, whereas only 8 wrote in favour. There have been over 7,400 visits to the website www.protectpatcham.co.uk set up by local residents to object to the plans.

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Friends, Brightonians, lend us your legs!!

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

Join in Brighton Housing Trust’s epic mass-participation challenge to cycle ‘around the world’ in just 12 hours! On Sunday 25th June adults and children will take to their bikes at Preston Park Velodrome to cycle laps towards a collective distance of 40,075km.

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Patcham’s Big Open House – Arts and Crafts to enjoy, even buy.

Posted in The Post Community on May 01, 2017

2017 will be the 4th anniversary of Patcham Arts, which has shown each May at the Patcham Community Centre, since 2014, as part of the Brighton Artist Open House scheme. Tricia Tyler, who nursed it from an idea, through to a suggestion at a Patcham Community Association meeting and onward to a reality, is both amazed and delighted: "I knew that in our community were some very talented people. It was just a question of finding and bringing them together".

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Glimpses of All Saints Church & Patcham Old Village 1650 – 1900

Posted in The Post Community on May 01, 2017

The Community Centre in Ladies Mile Road, Patcham is playing a major part in the local scene during Brighton Festival. It is hosting the Patcham Open House, artworks to see and buy, weekends during May. Also the free showing of Ken Loach’s documentary ‘Spirit of 45’ on Sunday 21st May, 3-5pm. In addition, the Patcham Local History Group is holding a special exhibition celebrating All Saints Church and Patcham 1650-1900.

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“A vital few days for Patcham”

Posted in The Post Community on May 01, 2017

It’s time again for the residents of Patcham to stand up to protect the village that we all know and love. A public inquiry is being held in June into plans to demolish 5 homes in the Old London Road. If you do not want to see this happen, come along at 10 am on Tuesday 13th June 2017 to Brighton Town Hall to watch the start of the inquiry. The Inspector already has 350 letters of objection to the development but having a crowd of people there brings home the strength of local feeling.

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Downs Junior School Take Shelter

Posted in Preston Pages Community, The Post Community, 7 Directory Community on Apr 02, 2017

Tours of our original WW2 Air Raid shelter & 40’s themed events Tours: £4, £1 per child. Performances Free.

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Showdown on future of Old London Road

Posted in The Post Community on Mar 01, 2017

The national builder, McCarthy and Stone applied last year to Brighton and Hove Council to demolish 5 family homes in Old London Road Patcham and replace them and their gardens with a large block of 44 flats providing ‘assisted living’ for the frail elderly. In January the Council's Planning Committee unanimously turned down the planning application. The developer has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate for a decision.

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