National cycling event at the velodrome

On Sun 29th May, Preston Park velodrome hosts the only national-level cycling event to take place in Brighton. It should be an exciting day of racing featuring the next generation of cycling stars, many of whom are already on the national talent development programme. The old flint seating or grandstand both make ideal spectating points, and Infinity Foods will be providing catering. Help us keep national-level competition alive at our historic velodrome!

Tree-Sure event: 29th and 30th May, 11.00 – 15.00

Join us at the Chalet Cafe on either of these two days for the launch of Preston Park’s very own Tree-Sure Island map, which has been developed by a local teacher who is a member of our committee, to help children identify many of the different beautiful trees in our Park and learn more about the many different varieties.

The map will be on sale for only £1 and children will be able to use it to find different trees in the park with the help of ‘Goldie,’ a helpful and friendly goldfinch who will give them things to do and observe to find out more.

Several volunteer student helpers will also be available to give help to children in finding the trees and finding out more information. I’m sure many parents will enjoy this event as much as the children! We hope lots of you will come to discover Tree-Sure Island in Preston Park!

Preston Twin dedicated to Queen to mark jubilee

The Preston Twin is one of 70 ancient trees set to be dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

The elm is thought to be about 400 years old, and until 2019 was one of a pair standing in Preston Park.

Sadly, when Dutch Elm Disease struck one had to be felled, but the other one has so far survived.

The Prince of Wales announced the dedication yesterday as patron of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).

Read more in Brighton & Hove News

So many wonderful pictures

A selection of the best entries from this year’s drawing competition on the theme ‘Easter in Preston Park’:

Thanks to Rose Jones for putting together these collages