Council Plans: Recycling Boxes Out, Communal Bins In

The future of recycling?

Following a trial in the Brunswick area, the Council is planning to replace kerbside recycling box collections with communal bins across a large swathe of Brighton and Hove.

Most of Prestonville will be outside the zone, but the streets south of Old Shoreham Road will lose their black boxes and get new communal bins in York Grove, Chatham Place, and Prestonville Road at the back of the shops.

Will this be better for people who live in these streets, and is it likely to increase recycling rates? Are these new bins likely to be rolled out into the rest of Prestonville in future?

Two of the scheme’s planners will be talking about it at the PCA’s next committee meeting. If you’d like to find out more about the moves, or talk about them, please come along to the meeting on Thursday 2 May at 7.30pm, in St Luke’s Church .

And please feel free to comment here.

Anston House: 24 April Planning Committee

The Council’s Planning Committee meet tomorrow to decide on the Anston House development. The Planning Officers have recommended that the building goes ahead.

They’re under huge pressure to meet housing targets; but the fact that this site alone meets over 40% of the council’s annual housing target shows how densely this site is going to be developed. The Brighton Society and believe that the council have not properly considered alternatives to what will be one of the highest buildings in Brighton, which will cast significant shadows over Preston Park, especially during winter months.

Residents are attending the planning meeting. We’ll be meeting at 1.45pm at Hove Town Hall before the meeting at 2pm on Wednesday 24 April. Let us know if you’re coming, or if you need any help getting there.



parkrun is coming to Preston Park!

For the last 5 years, Hove Park has hosted parkrun every Saturday morning.

It’s a free, fun running event, organised entirely by volunteers and it’s for all ages and abilities.  Thousands of people have taken part and it regularly attracts over 400 runners each week. It’s one of the truly inclusive sporting events in Brighton and Hove.  To get a feel for the event, have a look at these recent event photos. The phenomenon of parkrun, which has spread throughout the UK and beyond, was featured recently in The Guardian.

A practice run for parkrun at Preston Park has already taken place and everything is ready for 20th April.

Starting on 20th April, parkrun is coming to Preston Park.   For the Prestonville community, this is right on our doorstep. To start running, all you’ll need is a barcode that is emailed to you when you register. Details here.

Warning: this could seriously affect your Saturday morning!

Pete Golton
Volunteer coordinator, Brighton Parkrun