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. 


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 development.  With the support of our members, residents and Concillors, we have successfully opposed many of them.


Meads Matters, our quarterly magazine, contains information on MCA events and items of current and historic local interest together with a round up of what's on in and around Meads.  We are also taking the lead on various initiatives aimed at preserving, enhancing and improving Meads (referred to as Placemaking).  This also includes the building of a dedicated website describing all that Meads has to offer.  Please visit the site at


The MCA is non-political with a membership of over 720 households.  Activities and social events take place throughout the year and our Annual General Meeting is normally held in April when we review progress over the past year and discuss our future plans.  The committee is annually elected at the AGM.


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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