Launch of Friends of East Brighton Park event
Launch of Friends of East Brighton Park event

East Brighton Councillor Nancy Platts invites you to get involved with some tree planting in East Brighton Park:

I’m on a mission to make East Brighton Park a lively space that is bursting with activity, well-maintained and welcoming for all.

I started out by getting a few basics in place such as asking the Council to re-open the café, put in bike racks and empty the bins more regularly!

Meanwhile, I got to work on setting up a weekly parkrun which launched in December 2019. The event is completely organised by local volunteers and we meet every single Saturday at 9am for people to walk, jog or run. It’s a great way to get fit and make new friends.

By 2020, we had a beautifully refurbished café offering wonderful food and a cosy meeting place as well as the all-important, lovely clean toilet facilities. East Brighton Café has become a community hub and the provision of picnic tables by the owners creates a friendly atmosphere outside too.

Bike racks are now in place and I’ve bid for secure bike hangars too.  My representations for Bikeshare bikes have finally won through and they can now be locked at the entrance to the park although I am continuing to ask for a proper Bikeshare hub to be located here.

We have new equipment in the children’s playground and I am now campaigning to bring the tarmac pitch and tennis courts back into use.

I am pleased with the progress so far but there is still more to do. I’d like the Park to achieve a Green Flag Award next time around and would welcome your support to do this.

You can do this by joining our Friends of East Brighton Park Facebook group where I aim to bring together like-minded people to explore, protect, enjoy and share our love of this beautiful space.

Our launch activity is tree planting on Saturday 22nd January 2022 – meeting 10am outside East Brighton Café after the parkrun. Marilyn from the café has offered a free tea or coffee to those taking part in the tree planting.

Please do come along and get involved.

Councillor Nancy Platts

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