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The friendly leafy neighbourhood squeezed between the A23, the Lewes-Seaford-Eastbourne line and Ditchling Road - not far from lively London Road

Update on old railway allotments development

The development of land at the old railway allotments continues to cause consternation among residents – with concerns about: breach of s.106 agreement, which sets a planning condition that no slow worms should be harmed breach of the wall adjacent … Continue reading

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HMO focus for London Road LAT

  The next London Road LAT meeting is 18:15 for 18:30 at Calvary Church hall, Viaduct Road. The focus of this months’ meeting is HMOs – Houses in Multiple Occupation. Shared rented houses are an essential part of the housing … Continue reading

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Old Railway Allotment Clearance & Petition to save London Road Station Slow worms

At the January Drara meeting residents expressed concern at the clearance of former Old Railway allotments – the stretch of land sandwiched between the Open House pub and London Road Station. Despite numerous attempts over several decades by local groups … Continue reading

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Bike share dock coming to London Road Station

Having been discussed for some time a bike share scheme is set to start on our streets this summer. A three year contract has been awarded to Hourbike who run other schemes including Oxford and Reading. Bikes will be available … Continue reading

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Festive Donkey to hit Flo Road

On Saturday December 3rd and December 10th our neighbourhood on the other side (of London Road Station) is hosting the regular Florence Road Market along with some festive fun. Lots of goodies are promised including live music, live donkeys alongside … Continue reading

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London Road LAT meets Local History

  A special social London Road LAT meeting on Tuesday 15th November welcomes all neighbours and traders. Local historian Geoffrey Mead will give an account of the decline and resurgence of London Road as our local high street. The evening … Continue reading

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Community Christmas Party – Southdown Rise

Southdown Rise Residents Association invite neighbours to bring friends and family to their community Christmas party on December 3rd. From 2 – 7 pm at One Church Southdown Avenue, there be food, drink, live music and activities for kids.

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London Road LAT – Tue October 4th

The next London Road Area LAT meeting is on Tuesday 4th October – 18:15 for 18:30 at Calvary Church, Viaduct Road. The agenda will include: Consultation on Communal Bins in Viaduct Road Development of policing in light of new PCSO … Continue reading

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Bike Share docking proposal for Shaftesbury Place

Residents in Shaftesbury Place and Drara were notified by Brighton and Hove CC in late August of the planned Brighton & Hove Bike Share scheme which is due to launch in May 2017. It is proposed to site a cycle … Continue reading

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Summer soiree with added AGM Fri 8th July, 7.30

As summer gets into full swing its time for the annual Drara gathering at London Road Station. Everyone in the neighbourhood is welcome and its a great opportunity to come and meet your neighbours and find out what’s been going … Continue reading

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