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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

A nice article in Sussex ByLines about Preston Park garden manager, Andy Jeavons, and his 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 … 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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Photo Competition 2021

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The play area and gym equipment

There’s good news that City Parks are planning improvements to the play area through rebuilding and refurbishment where necessary, as well as some new equipment. The work, which is still at the planning stage, is expected to be completed by … Continue reading

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The Walled Garden

Many park users have asked why the pond in the walled garden is still fenced up and the gardens themselves are so neglected. The garden, which is part of the grounds of Preston Manor, now comes under the management of … Continue reading

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Preston Park volunteers

We are hoping to hear news soon about the resumption of the several volunteer gardening groups in Preston Park. As soon as we get the go-ahead, we will let you know, including those of you who have shown an interest … Continue reading

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