Book Club in the Pub

We meet upstairs in the Chimney House pub at 7.45, one Thursday a month, and generally talk about the book for about an hour. You will need to have read the book (or at least not mind hearing the ending!) in order to participate.

The next books we will be reading are:

17 March: Ian McEwan: The Children’s Act

14 April: Kate Atkinson: A God in Ruins (Winner of the Costa Prize 2016)

If you would like to be included in the email circulation list, get in touch with Jannet on jannetking “at”


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Latest PCA meeting minutes

Here are the minutes of a Prestonville Community Association committee meeting held on 16 February:

PCA Minutes 16.02.02 final


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Sussex Police – January 2016 crime report

For the Jan 2016 Ewatch newsletter for Preston, Prestonville and Five Ways,

please click on the link below. (pdf)

Preston Ewatch for Jan 2016

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Don't Leave Me Now - A5 Flyer_Final

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Mind the bollards …




Attempted short cut or misguided attempt at creative parking? Seven Dials roundabout, Friday evening.

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Book Group in the Pub

We meet upstairs at The Chimney House pub, at the top of Buxton Road, at 7.45 on the third Thursday of every month, for an hour or so of relaxed discussion about the chosen book. You are welcome to join us. All you need to do is read the book and come along.

The next three books we are reading, chosen collectively by the group, are:

15 October: Umi Sinha Belonging

19 November: Evelyn Waugh: Scoop

21 January: Lesley Thomson: The Detective’s Daughter

See you there!

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Picnic on the Greenway

FOBG popup picnic poster 2 white

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PCA Meeting 25 August

Here are the minutes: PCA Minutes 15.08.25

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Community Picnic in the Park – 26 July

Looking forward to seeing you all in Dyke Road Park, near the tennis courts, from midday onwards on Sunday 26 July, at this annual event, organised by the PCA and St Luke’s. We will be laying on a barbecue (in exchange for a small donation) and it would be great if you could bring food and drink to share.

Community Picnic 2015 A4

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Rogue Traders Brighton area

Dear residents,

Police are currently receiving regular calls about ‘rogue trader’ activity in the Brighton area. Incidents include vulnerable and usually elderly members of the community are being targeted by pushy, intimidating trades people seeking to persuade them to have unnecessary works undertaken in and around their homes.

These works include general building  maintenance, tree surgery,  and gardening work. Victims have then been charged extortionate amounts for sub-standard work or for work not undertaken at all. We strongly advise residents not to engage with any cold callers of this type. If you have relatives who are vulnerable or living alone, they could be a potential target for these unscrupulous people.

Please do inform your relatives, friends, and colleagues. The more people who are aware, the less likely it is that someone you know will become a victim.”Please report sightings of suspicious vehicles, persons or activities such as those described to us, using the 101 non emergency contact number, via our website, www.sussex.police.ukor if there is an offence in progress, on 999.

“Crime prevention advice can be found on our website or via your local Police Community Support Officer by”

Kind regards,
NPT EAST BRIGHTON – Preston Area Sussex House,
Crowhurst Road,
Telephone 101 Ext. 558114 T: 07769363213
Twitter: @sussex_police

Sussex Police – Serving Sussex
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