Tag Archives: First Base

St Michael’s Community Hall

St Michael’s church has been running a café in the Community Hall on Saturday mornings from 8.30 to 10.30am for almost thirty years. It started as an outreach for people in the local community and to provide cooked breakfasts for those in need such as the homeless. We give vouchers out to First Base, the Clock Tower Sanctuary and Antifreeze so that homeless people can get a good, free hot meal. Continue reading St Michael’s Community Hall

Threat to Preston Park

Just a 15 minute walk from West Hill, the listed park with its rose garden and amenities for adults, children and families, is under threat from tower blocks. Developers have tried for years to build high rise towers nearby with expensive penthouse flats offering views of the park to those who can afford them, with scant regard for the effects of overshadowing.  A 2003 scheme to build a 16 storey tower on the former Endeavour garage site south of the park, dubbed “Endeavourerst”, was  rejected and a scheme with 15 storeys, on the Anston House site, was also refused in 2013. Continue reading Threat to Preston Park