Beat the heat

AS THE thermometer soars and summer at last starts to kick in one of the coolest places to be in Brighton is not lying stretched out on the beach—but chilling out in one of our glorious Regency houses. In winter, … Continue reading

Our AGM: the results

This year’s annual general meeting was held on Thursday 29th May at 7:00 pm. Chairman Jim Gowans was re-elected unopposed, as were the other officers of the association. There is a full list of the current committee members here. Two … Continue reading

Pop-up boards

ALTHOUGH the conservation area has been board-free since the end of 2012 the odd estate agent still occasionally puts up an illegal board. This board, in Montpelier Terrace, was photographed in February. The MCHA reported it to the council and … Continue reading

The 2014 AGM

This year’s annual general meeting will be held at 7 pm on Thursday 29th May in St Michael’s church. After the formal business the guest speaker will be Geoff Mead, who will give an illustrated talk about Sussex Literary Landscapes. … Continue reading

Email problems

A technical fault has meant that we did not receive any emails between mid-November and mid-January. If you sent us an email recently and did not get a reply could you please email us again on the contact form.

Save our front gardens

AT a recent Conservation Advisory Group MCHA chairman Jim Gowans successfully proposed a resolution urging the council to save front gardens, not just in conservation areas but throughout the City and to prevent them being turned into car parks. Planning … Continue reading

South of the border

IN 1903 Brighton Corporation began the long process of widening Western Road when it bought the front gardens of several houses on the north side, all in the block between Montpelier Road and Hampton Place, writes Mick Hamer. At the … Continue reading