Meads Community Association
Meads Community Association

About the MCA

The Meads Community Association was formed in 1988 as "An organisation by and for those who care for the Meads Area".


The catalyst for its formation was local resistance to the proposal to build flats on the sea front site of the All Saints Hospital and Chapel.  Now we are pleased to see well designed apartments in place.


Meads has a substantial Conservation Area, part of which is King Edward's Parade which dates from the 19th century.  We also have a boundary with the South Downs National Park.  Meads Village is a fine example of Victorian/Edwardian artisan housing surrounding a cultivated square.


It is only through constant vigilance that so much of the unique character of Meads has remained relatively unspoiled.  We constantly review and challenge the most damaging proposals for local developemnt.  With the support of our members, residents and Concillors, we have successfully opposed many of them.


We are non-political and have in the region of 500 households as members.  Our committee is annually elected at the AGM in April.  We have a wide range of activities and social events.


Our Main Functions are to:

  • Monitor all Planning Applications affecting Meads Ward.
  • Advise residents on Planning Procedures.
  • Attend and service Planning Committees and Appeals to the Planning Committee.
  • Monitor Proposals for Roads, Pavements, Walling, Verges and Trees in our streets.
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