Discover: North Laine Community
North Laine Community Association – This is the hub of all community activity. The website seeks to promote the interests of the residents of North Laine by improving their quality of life and protecting the character of the North Laine Conservation Area. The website informs you about the people who live and do business there, celebrating them and helping you find local events and bring local issues to your attention. They even have archives about the history of the North Laines and an online version of the local newsletter The Runner.
The North Laine Runner – This is the newsletter which is created by Jackie Fuller at the North Laine Community Association. It is published once every two months, and is given to each household or business in the North Laine area for free. The Runner is said to be the voice of the local residents.
Guided Walks around the Historical North Laine – Join Peter Crowhurst on his guided tours this summer. The North Laines have been a Conservation Area since 1977 which means it retains its Victorian Townscape and character. The last walk will be on Sunday August 27th. Donations of £3 go towards the North Laine Community Association.
North Laine Traders Association – The website shows you literally everything the North Laines have to offer, food and drink, fashion, health and beauty, vintage stores, specialist shops for things like books, where to stay and what to do, and they list all the services in the area. Here is the link to their site.
NCLA Comedy Night Komedia -The North Laine charity comedy will be back at Komedia for its sixth year. See the fabulous comedic line up on the 26th of September headed by Joanna Neary. All funds raised will go to the North Laine Community Association. Tickers are £5 in advance but can be bought on the door, the show starts at 7:30 sharp!
Art and Culture – The NLCA website features an art and culture page in which is showcases talent and causes within its local community. It recently had an art competition for young people in which they were asked to submit artwork of the area as part of North Laine’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
North Laine Community Association Allotment – In Stanmer Park there is an allotment run by the NLCA which gives people an opportunity to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs. The crop is shared between the volunteers. If you’d like to find out more check out the website here.
Religious and Secular groups – The community within the North Laines is only more instilled in people by the various churches and groups in the area; Brighton Unitarian Church, the Parish Church of The Chapel Royal, One Church Brighton and Brighthelm United Reformed Church.