The first meeting for Friends of Dyke Road Park was held on 16th November at Dyke Road Park Cafe.
Dyke Road Park was the gathering-point for students taking part in the day of action against education cuts and tuition fee rises on 24 November. Police estimated that about 2500 people took part in the march which set off from the park. Many were pupils from schools in Brighton, Hove and Lewes.
Square Bay, who now own the big empty plot next door to Brighton Station, have unveiled plans to fill it with offices, flats and a 98-room hotel. They are holding a public consultation down the road at the One Brighton development on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The scheme sounds pretty low-key – the opposite of the 42-storey tower proposed by the previous owners, Beethams, which was seen off by local protests, the Council and a public inquiry.
Here’s SquareBay’s introduction to its New England Square plans