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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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Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event and the Preston Village Open Day in June. Let’s hope for better luck next year.

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Easter Egg Hunt – 12th April

This popular annual event is just around the corner, so make a note in your diaries. You may remember that last year’s event was held in blazing sunshine – it barely seems possible! It costs just £1 for accompanied children … Continue reading

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Preston Manor to be taken over by a Trust

On the first of April, Preston Manor and its grounds, including the historic walled garden and the croquet lawn, will become the responsibility of a Trust, rather than the Council. It is hoped that the new trustees will be able … Continue reading

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Cutting back the shrubbery

Some Friends of Preston park members have expressed concern at the radical cutting back of vegetation between the east end of Lime Tree Walk and the cycle track. We talked to park staff who say this level of cutting back … Continue reading

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Good progress on re-pointing the clock tower

You may have seen these guys from Lea Bealing Stonemasons working on re-pointing the Clock Tower. Work is progressing well and they reckon there is about six weeks work to do, allowing for good weather (?!!). The clock mechanism is … Continue reading

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Repair work under way on the flint walls

You may have seen the Flint Wall Company busy at work repairing the flint wall above the cycle track. It will look amazing when all done.

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Announcing our 2020 photo competition

Capture the colours of the park. We are looking for images from amateur photographers of all ages that portray the colours of Preston Park. Feel free to interpret this theme as you see fit. Please take your photos in landscape … Continue reading

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