Patcham

Enjoy an egg hunt with a difference this weekend in Brighton and Hove

Enjoy an egg hunt with a difference this weekend in Brighton and Hove

People in Brighton and Hove are being asked to embark on an egg hunt with a difference this weekend: the hunt for the eggs of the elusive Brown Hairstreak butterfly. The Brown Hairstreak butterfly is a nationally scarce species and has suffered a dramatic decline over the last decade. However, it was last year spotting [...]

Horsdean suggested for Brighton and Hove permanent traveller site

Horsdean suggested for Brighton and Hove permanent traveller site

Land next to the current transit site for travellers at Braypool Road, Horsdean, would be the most appropriate location for a permanent traveller site for Brighton & Hove according to a site survey. The survey evaluated more than 50 sites in Brighton & Hove and the South Downs National Park using methods agreed upon by [...]

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Two groups of travellers evicted from Brighton

Two groups of travellers evicted from Brighton

Two groups of travellers who had settled in Brighton & Hove were evicted yesterday (28th June 2011) by council officers and police. The encampments moved included a group of Irish travellers with nine trailers in Greenleas Park, Hangleton, and a second group on the Horsdean Recreational Ground cricket pitch. Officers from Brighton & Hove City [...]

Music from dawn to dusk for Brighton and Hove Music Trust

A day of music from sunrise to sundown is being held on Saturday March 19 to raise funds for the Brighton & Hove Music Trust. The Trust supports a wide range of music events and community activities across the city, and offers bursaries to help those most in need. The ‘Making More of Music’ event [...]

Council announce £23 million worth of savings in annual budget

Brighton and Hove City Council have confirmed the key outcomes from yesterday’s lengthy, and somewhat controversial, budget meeting. A statement on the council website reads: Last night, the Full Council approved the city’s 2011/12 budget. The approved budget makes savings of £23.2m. The final budget features a freeze on council tax and on the cost [...]

Patcham Conservation Area extended following review

One of Brighton’s established conservation areas has been extended. Patcham Conservation Area has been reviewed and will now include parts of the historic parkland estate of Patcham Place. Patcham, now a thriving residential area to the north of the city, began as a small downland village. Based primarily on farming, it developed around the church [...]

Patcham

Formerly a village in its own right, Patcham became part of Brighton in 1928; in celebration of the change, two stone pillars were erected at what is now the A23 on the northern city boundary. Places of interest include a community centre, a mill and Patcham Place, built in 1558, and rebuilt in 1764 in [...]