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Flowers in the park

Rose Jones took these lovely photos of the flowers in the park:

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Have your say on changes to tennis in the park

In 2016/17, the city council and Cityparks agreed to start the process of transferring sports facilities in parks to sports clubs and user groups in order to ensure the future viability of these facilities. Self-management of sports facilities has proved … Continue reading

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The beetle and the oldest elm

Britain’s elms have been devastated by a deadly disease. Brighton is the last stronghold in the south. But even there it’s a constant battle for survival. Film by Tim Friend

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Help us to keep our parks safe

Do you enjoy the outdoors and talking to young people? Are you community-oriented? Do you want to help young people enjoy the local parks safely? Could you do street-based youth work? The Local Action Team for Preston Park and Fiveways … Continue reading

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Local Action Team formed

PPFLAT is the Preston Park and Fiveways Local Action Group. Local Action Teams are resident-led and focus on specific areas, in our case the Preston Ward, to provide the space for local residents, organisations, businesses and groups to collaborate on … Continue reading

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Special Trees of Brighton and Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council and the Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum have published this map showing the special trees in the area, including Preston Park. Special Trees of Brighton & Hove (PDF)

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Children’s tennis booming in Preston Park

According to The Argus, Brighton and Hove provides the best opportunities in the country for children to play tennis and numbers in Preston Park have doubled. See the Argus article

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Our gardening volunteers

If you would like to volunteer and you are not yet a member of Friends of Preston Park, sign up here and tick the box for volunteering. If you are already a member, use our contact form to register your … Continue reading

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Preston Park twin elm tree to be given new life

A famous elm tree which had stood in Preston Park for more than 400 years before it had to be felled will be turned into a piece of art. See article in Brighton & Hove Independent. Also see this video … Continue reading

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Amphibians flourishing in ponds in the park

These are frogs in the rockery pond. Reports on March 17th testify to there also being hundreds of frogs, toads and newts in the Rotunda pond, plus frog and toad spawn.

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