North Laine - it's all on your doorstep


We're so lucky to live in the vibrant heart of Brighton. And we want to help you enjoy all that's here.


We're the North Laine Community Association (NLCA) and we've been helping to look after the wellbeing of people in North Laine for over 40 years.


Your free copy of the Runner

If you live in North Laine you're automatically a member of the NLCA and will receive a FREE copy of the North Laine Runner once every two months.


Whether you own your own home, rent or work here, join us and help us keep the unique heart of Brighton special.

Get social

NLCA holds fun social events throughout the year. They're a great way to meet your neighbours and make new friends. For the latest events visit: what's on

Get involved

Help us keep North Laine a great place to live and work by making your voice heard. Stand up for your local area and enjoy being part of a friendly community.

Join us

Make sure you get the latest info on social events, news and volunteering opportunities by joining our mailing list here.


If you have any tips, suggestions or to contact us, please email

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Get involved

One of the easiest ways to find out what's on in North Laine, and how you can get involved, is via our social media sites. Click on the icons below or find out more about them by clicking here.

The next North Laine Community Association monthly meeting is at a new venue, the Ledward Centre Cafe (pictured above), in Jubilee Street, next to the Jubilee Library bookshop, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 7.30pm, preceded by presentation of our new NORTH LAINE AWARDS to celebrate individuals and groups who have made a difference to the lives of people living in the area. More details on this will be given online, through our mailing list, and on our Facebook site.

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Get social

MAKE a date in your diary for these NLCA summer/early autumn social events. We have plans for: 

★ A pub night at the Eagle, Gloucester Road on Wednesday, August 10, from 6.30pm.

★ A summer picnic in Pelham Square, Sunday, August 21, from 2 to 5pm. Bring food and drink to share with North Laine neighbours, plus rugs or portable seating. 

★ OUR annual afternoon tea party at the Pavilion Gardens Cafe on Sunday, September 4, from 3 to 4.30pm. Hosted by cafe owner David Sewell, NLCA members can enjoy a free cup of tea of coffee and a piece of cake while chatting with neighbours.

★ A meal out together at Le Baobab, Trafalgar Street, Wednesday, September 15, at 7pm.

★ NLCA comedy night, Monday September 26 at Komedia Studio, 7.30pm for 8pm.

There is more information about these events on NLCA social media and via email. Outdoor events are, of course, subject to the weather.

For the latest news on what's happening and when, please sign up to our mailing list here. You can also visit our Facebook page: what's on

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