Newsletter Issue 34, March 2017

Tea with the Mayor Recently, our Secretary, Sue Shepherd was invited to tea in the Mayor’s Parlour, with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Pete West. This was in recognition of her wonderful volunteering work in Preston, with the Friends of Preston Park, the Friends of St. Peter’s Church, and the Walled Garden volunteer group at Preston Manor. Congratulations, Sue. We know how much time and effort you put into all these groups. Our bid for Heritage Lottery funds After many months of meetings, research and deliberation, your committee has just submitted the application form for our Heritage Lottery Grant bid, and now we have some anxious weeks of waiting for the result. We would li

Churchyard Group Update

An update from the Churchyard Group... We are now a team of six volunteers working under George Harris, the City Parks gardener. Last year we continued to sow wild flower seeds and also planted bluebells - we await the results. We have fenced off an area north of the church which, used as a footpath, had become very muddy. We are keeping a monthly record of all the plants in flower - the snowdrops and crocuses are out at the moment - wonderful! We have entered an RHS competition , It's Your Neighbourhood, and will be visited/judged in June and July. We hope to learn a lot! #ChurchyardGroup

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