Latest news from the NLCA


18 June

Details of the conversion of City College tower block into accommodation for 300 students were revealed at the NLCA meeting.

1 May

At.the May meeting on Monday 21st there will be a discussion on parking in the area. come along and have your say.

23 April

At the AGM, a new Treasurer, Donald Simmons was elected and a new Vice-Chair, Louise Simmons. 

7 March

A date for your diaries – Wednesday 25 April – when the NLCA Comedy Evening returns to Komedia after our successful night last November. More information here.


27 December

The dates for the 2012 NLCA meetings are now available via the 'NLCA meetings' page under 'Future events'. Most meetings will continue to be held on Monday evenings at Community Base in Queen's Road but note that the January and February meetings will take place on Tuesdays.

27 October

The NLCA Christmas social will take place after a very brief business meeting on 12 December at Community Base. The formal meeting will start slightly earlier than usual, at 7.15pm, and then the evening will be turned over to music, food and drink, quizzes and a raffle. Come along and meet your North Laine neighbours – 7.15 - 9.30pm.

25 October

Tickets are now available for the NLCA's first Comedy Evening to be held at Komedia on 16th November. You can get tickets for £3 at Rainbow Books, Trafalgar Street. See  for further details.

7th October

An initial 3 month community composting trial is now underway in the North Laine area, with composting bins in the grounds of Brighthelm and St Peter's Church. The aim is to help residents who may not have room in their back gardens for compost boxes and to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill. The scheme is the result of a collaboration between the NLCA (contact Paley O'Connor on, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership ( and Brighton & Hove City Council.

Photo:North Laine

North Laine

Photo by Henry Bruce

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