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And the first prize goes to Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy is the winner of the 2021 Photo Competition. Here is his winning picture … Andrew took the picture on his Galaxy smartphone.

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Update on the Wildlife Pond

Some of you may not know that there is a wildlife pond in St Peter’s churchyard, just to the north of the Coronation Garden. The pond had a big leak due to mindless vandalism some time ago and has become … Continue reading

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We have reached our target for the Cheery Blossom Walk

We’re pleased to announce that we have raised £9000 to create a fabulous new cherry blossom walk in Preston Park. We were amazed to hit our target in less than two weeks, and we were told by JustGiving that we … Continue reading

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A £100K upgrade to the Preston Park play area

The Council has started a fantastic £100,000 refurbishment of Preston Park play area. The work will include the installation of a new fun-filled fully-connected adventure climbing trail that leads to two long slides down a hilly embankment. There will also … Continue reading

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It’s time for daffodil planting

Stocks of daffodil bulbs have arrived … And our gardening volunteers have been out in force planting them in the borders along the A23. Some 18500 were planted on Tuesday alone … Two varieties have been planted to give two … Continue reading

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Announcing the winners for this year’s photo competition

Voting is complete for this year’s competition. More than 500 people voted and they have chosen their favourites. Pictures from the following photographers have been selected for the calendar: Sue BlightEdward FarragherSuzan FlanaganJilly WelchPeter LevenspielJane Lythell ClarkeSkylar McGillivrayAndrew MurphyLawrence SussAnne … 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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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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