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Anti-social behaviour

The committee of the Friends of Preston Park is very disappointed by the high level of anti-social behaviour and vandalism in the Park and the surrounding area in the past few months. There has been an unusually high rate of … Continue reading

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Accolade for the Rockery

Some of you may have seen the six-page spread about our beautiful Rockery Garden and an interview with our wonderful garden manager Andy in the August edition of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society magazine. This is a real accolade for … Continue reading

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Volunteering resumes in the park

Hopefully, you will have noticed that, at last, the volunteer gardening groups were given the go-ahead by City Parks to return to work (within COVID 19 guidelines) at the beginning of August. It’s been a mammoth task trying to catch … Continue reading

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Some TLC for the Tile House

It is good to see the new tenants of the Tile House have given the building a lick of paint. In case you don’t know, the Tile House was constructed to coincide with the opening of the park in 1884. … Continue reading

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The clock tower restoration is now complete

Good news! The clock has now been serviced and tells the time perfectly. This complements the wonderful restoration of the tower as a whole.

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Vote for the best Preston Park photos of 2020

The theme of this year’s competition was ‘the colours of the park’. The competition was open to amateur photographers of all ages, with a maximum of four photos per competitor. From well over 100 entries, we have selected a shortlist … Continue reading

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What you think of Preston Park

We’ve now analysed the results of our 2020 park user survey, which was completed just before lockdown. Thanks to those Friends of Preston Park who participated. See the results

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Can you help us prevent Dutch Elm Disease?

We have received this message from Peter Bourne (Volunteer Curator for the National Elm Collection in Brighton and Hove, UK): Brighton and Hove City Council is putting out an urgent message for help this year with Dutch elm disease. This … Continue reading

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Park News – June 2020

COVID-19 In these difficult times, the park is a welcoming haven for many who perhaps do not have access to outdoor space. While we welcome park users, we would like to remind the public of the current government directives that … Continue reading

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New COVID-19 website for Brighton and Hove

A new online coronavirus help directory has launched, providing trusted information on COVID-19 to residents of Brighton & Hove. COVID Brighton & Hove is a new central resource which will be updated daily with the latest welfare advice, support offers, … Continue reading

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