Our Community

The Friends of Palmeira and Adelaide (FOPA) is a residents association for Palmeira and Adelaide area and membership is open to all who reside in the area. We have about four hundred unique addresses in the square and crescent, with a wide variety of residents to call this home.

The Friends’ aim is to work for the benefit of all who live here, for the improved maintenance and amenities of the area, and to establish lines of communication between the City Council and our community. We work to uphold equal opportunities among all our members.

If you have a community group that you would like to promote or work more closely with the community, then please get in touch and let’s discuss ways that we can work together!

As an amenity group, the Friends of Palmeira and Adelaide work closely with Brighton and Hove City Council, as well as with other community groups and stakeholders in our area. We are connected to the other residents associations and groups in Brunswick Town through the Brunswick Town Association.

Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum (BHGSF) is a volunteer organisation set up to provide an independent voice and communication hub for community groups working in Brighton & Hove’s parks and open spaces. It seeks to bring together volunteer groups concerned with the management of Brighton & Hove green spaces to exchange information, advice and knowledge; communicating and working in partnership with similar groups and organisations to maximise environmental improvement and conservation.

The Palmeira and Adelaide Garden Fund (PAG) is an independent Community Interest Company CIC that holds regular events in the gardens. PAG aims to raise funds for garden activities and improve connectivity in the community. FOPA work together with PAG on the garden volunteer program, and a long term comprehensive plan for the gardens.

The Friends of Brunswick Square & Terrace (FBST) is a residents association for those living in Brunswick Square & Terrace and the southern end of Brunswick Place. The aims of the association are to act for the residents in preserving and improving the buildings, gardens and general amenity of the area. FBST also arrange social activities.

The Waterloo Street Community Garden is a community based project that maintains the garden built between The Old Market and the Waterloo Street Arch. Volunteers from the residents around The Old Market (TOM) give up their valuable time to weed, plant, prune, water and generally maintain the garden.

Founded in 1960, Hove Civic Society became a registered charity in 1995, its object to stimulate community interest in the beauty, history and character of Hove and its surroundings. The HCS are responsible for erecting the Hove Plinth and maintain the changing sculptures it holds.

FOPA work closely with Brighton and Hove City Council on many issues. Our two local ward councillors, Jilly Stevens and Andrei Czolak help us to resolve many issues and we have regular meetings to keep them up to date with our activities.