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Elm Disease – the new reality in Prestonville

Have you noticed the waist-high tree stumps, stripped of their bark, that have been appearing on our streets? Elm disease, which we all thought would never reach us in Brighton & Hove is now a reality and we need to … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Care Scheme coming to Prestonville

“Knowing Sarah is visiting really lifts my day. She is cheerful, dependable, caring and good at pushing wheel chairs! We have really good conversations and never stop talking.” This is what Bea says about Sarah, a volunteer she met through … Continue reading

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Great Get Together – 18 June, midday onwards

A street party for the whole community is being organised as part of the Great Get Together movement, inspired by the memory of Jo Cox MP. It will be in area in front of the Chimney House pub, with all … Continue reading

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Big Euro Lunch

A hearty lunch, provided by The Real Junk Food Company, was enjoyed by around 100 people outside the Exeter Street Hall. Children played on the car-free road, while adults turned their minds to the upcoming referendum and their feelings about Europe. Young … Continue reading

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Big Euro Lunch Sunday June 5!

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Trees Freed!

Down at the mainline railway bridge, the community’s golden elms are no longer hidden by a hideous hoarding! Directional Media, whose name was on the advertising billboard, told us that they had passed our inquiry about it to the landlords. … Continue reading

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PCA meeting minutes – Big Euro Lunch!

Here are the minutes of a PCA committee meeting held on 29 April 2016. Including discussion of the Big Euro Lunch event we’ll be holding on Sunday 5 June – more details to follow! PCA Minutes 16.04.29  

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Prestonville Community Association

The Prestonville Community Association (PCA) brings together people who live in the Prestonville neighbourhood of Brighton, or have other connections with it, such as through work, school or family. Its aim is to support and enrich community life, and you … Continue reading

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Councillors and Poet Back Our Trees!

          Cllr Julie Cattell has reported the ghastly billboard covering up our Community Elms to the Planning Enforcement Team. “Planning officers are actively looking into it,’ Julie said.  ‘Such a hoarding would generally need advertisement consent.  … Continue reading

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Free Our Tree!

This billboard just went up in front of the New England railway bridge. And in front of the two elms we had planted, as part of our community trees project, to make the spot a less ugly and gloomy place. … Continue reading

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