North Laine Runner
Free news magazine of North Laine Community Association
The April-May edition of our free
bi-monthly news magazine, the North Laine Runner reflects the sudden, dramatic changes in all our lives since the coronavirus health emergency.
Inside, you'll find news about how North Laine Community Association has adapted quickly to the situation, setting up its Helping Hands group
which brought 100 volunteers in the first week to come to the aid of those who are stranded at home and need people to do shopping, walk dogs and offer a friendly voice.
We answer questions on how Helping Hands works, there are photos of the changed street scenes, news about how it has affected pubs, cafes and restaurants, links to useful websites for latest information, feedback from our volunteers and a message of support from
our MP, Caroline Lucas.
In other pages there's a feature on how Airbnb properties are changing the character of North Laine, a centre spread on the early days of Brighton and Hove Albion and the North Lane publican who was a founder and the first manager
of the club. We have a guide to rescuing
stranded baby seagulls, and a series of reports from NLCA officers on the work of the association over the past year. The April annual general meeting, where these reports would have been presented, has been postponed until after the
Our wonderful team of street representatives and volunteers has endeavoured to deliver the Runner to every home and business in North Laine. Thanks to them all.