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Friends of William Clarke Park

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The Patch Is located in Hanover / Elm Grove Area of Brighton ( BN2 3AR)
Entrance to the park is from Picton street / Franklin Street or Hartington road. 

Click here to download a map of area or please use Google Maps.

Forthcoming Events

PatchFest  - Sat, July 11th

The usual loads of fab festy things: 
  • 2 music stages    
  • Market Place
  • Beer Tent
  • BBQ
  • Football tournament
  • Tea tents 
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Circus Skills
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Healing area
Pop it in your diary, it’s the main event and not-to-be-missed

Help! Can you muck in on any of the following? Tea tent, BBQ, Bouncy castle, Info & Stewarding, Set-up (Fri 10 July), Set-down (Sun/Mon 12-13 July). Or have you got an idea for an activity you could run?

If so, do let us know, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Duncan 07944-152706 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

To book a stall contact Jenny on 231433 or This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it


PATCH NEWS MARCH 2008    download

PATCH NEWS DEC 2007    download

The Friends of William Clarke Park is a not-for-profit community organisation with a mission to improve a small green space (also known as 'The Patch') situated in the Hanover and Elm Grove ward of Brighton and Hove and promote it as a focus for local community life.

We are dedicated to making the space a cleaner and safer environment for all local people to enjoy and to create events to bring the community together.

We aim to:

  • protect & promote the park in its role as a green space and a focus for local community life
  • organise events (This year - 'Spring in the Patch' 21st April 07, 'Patchfest' 14th July 07 & 'Patch Winter Warmer' 9th Dec 07).
  • improve the access, play & recreational facilities (e.g. we’re liaising with the City Council to produce a Park Development Plan. In 2005-6 we successfully campaigned for new playground equipment)
  • work to protect & enhance the natural environment & wild-life habitats (our wild-life group have surveyed the wild-life, put up bird-boxes and this year are planting wild flowers & shrubs and building a pond)
  • facilitate good relations between park users and the wider community (we’re building links with local residents, schools, Wellington House Day Ctr, Old Viaduct Court Residents and local businesses)  

We welcome new members and have several working groups, focusing on different aspects of the above, where new members can participate. If you are interested in getting involved or being kept informed, please get in touch and we can send you a membership form. 

Any donations of time, skills, money or resources are welcomed.