Mike Weatherley MP re-opens Portslade’s Foredown Tower

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, re-opened Foredown Tower, the iconic landmark that overlooks Portslade, in a small ceremony. Foredown Tower has recently been taken over by the Portslade Learning Community. It is being renovated and refurbished to become an adult learning and visitor centre. The tower was formerly the water tower [...]

Charlie Simpson and Bullet For My Valentine members join Hove MP in Parliament

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, and founder of the Rock the House campaign, met with band members from Bullet For My Valentine and Anthrax, along with former Busted and Fightstar singer Charlie Simpson, in Parliament to discuss the issues of live music and copyright protection. Matt Tuck from Bullet, Rob Caggiano [...]

SendMeAChristmasTree.co.uk donates trees to Rockinghorse charity

SendMeAChristmasTree.co.uk donates Christmas trees to Rockinghorse children

On Friday 2 December, SendMeAChristmasTree.co.uk donated seven Christmas trees to respite centres in Sussex and Surrey that are supported by the Rockinghorse children’s charity. The centres were: Tudor House Respite Centre, Brighton Drove road Respite Centre, Portslade Orchard House Respite Centre, Cuckfield Finches Respite Centre, Burgess Hill Chalkhill Mental Health Unit, Haywards Heath Beeches Respite [...]

Portslade Community College completes recycled greenhouse

School launches eco-greenhouse with the help of Sussex Police

Students, staff and other volunteers at Portslade Community College (PCC) have completed an eco-greenhouse made from 1,500 recycled plastic bottles. The PCC community allotment and greenhouse project began in October last year, as part of the ‘One Day on Earth’ global project. Weekend sessions on the allotment have been attended by students, families, local residents [...]

Attempted knifepoint robbery in Portslade

Attempted knifepoint robbery in Portslade

Three boys were threatened by a teenager with a knife whilst walking along Shelldale Road near Gardner Street, Portslade, in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 19th April). The victims, aged between 16 and 17, were walking along the road at around 1am, when they were approached by two boys – one of whom [...]

Blaze at Portslade commercial waste site

The hot weather sparked a large fire at ‘Skip It Waste’ in Portslade over the weekend. Six fire engines, along with the aerial ladder platform, were sent to deal with the incident in Basin Road South at 1.39pm on Saturday afternoon (9th April). Crews tackled the blaze, involving around 150 tonnes of commercial waste, for [...]

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 [...]

Decision day due for Portslade academy

A final decision on plans to create a Portslade Community Academy to replace Portslade Community College is due to be made by the council’s cabinet on Thursday 17 February. Councillors are being recommended to approve the plan, which would see the Community College close on Wednesday August 31 and the Academy open on Thursday September [...]

Disused Portslade factory could become climbing and ski centre

A Portslade factory lying empty could be subject to a major overhaul with plans in place by Hove developers City Gateway to transform the site into a rock climbing and ski centre. Brighton Climbing Centre would assume overall responsibility for manning the climbing walls, which would be the tallest in the South of England if [...]

Public consultation for Portslade Academy plans

Plans to create a Portslade Community Academy to replace Portslade Community College will be the subject of a public consultation meeting at the community college’s Oasis Centre on Tuesday 25 January at 7.30pm. The Academy proposal has now been given the green light by the government, which has promised a £12m investment in the proposed [...]

Paramedic struck off after neglecting dying patient

A Portslade paramedic has been struck off after neglecting to offer assistance to a man dying from a heart attack. 59-year old Barry Baker, who weighed 30 stone, made an emergency call to paramedics on 28th November 2008, but on arrival at his property, paramedic Karl Harris advised a trainee technician to abandon all attempts [...]

The Whistlestop Pub – Meat Raffle

The Whistlestop Pub in Portslade opposite Portslade train station hosts a meat raffle every Sunday. It all starts at 3pm with Karaoke where raffle tickets are available to buy for £1 per strip (5 tickets per strip) The meat raffle is drawn at 6pm where you have the chance to win rump steaks, sausages, whole [...]


The site of Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlements, Portslade was named by the former group, after the Latin for ‘Mouth of the Adur’.The oldest buildings still standing are Twelfth Century – these are the St Nicholas Church and Portslade Manor. During the 19th Century, the village grew, partially due to the opening of a railway station. [...]