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About the CMPCA

Welcome to the Clifton Montpelier Powis Community Alliance, the community association for the Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area which covers 75 acres and 40 streets in the historic centre of the city of Brighton and Hove. See a map showing the boundaries of the conservation area (map opens in a new window).

The CMPCA was founded in 2005 by a group of residents as a not-for-profit community association to foster a sense of community and help residents come together to discuss and take action on issues of concern in the area. Membership is free and open to all residents in the area. Officers and Management Committee members are elected annually at the AGM. To read about the CMPCA’s activities over the last few years, see our Management Committee's annual reports.   

Community meetings

We hold regular community meetings open to all, including non-residents. Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of the month in January, March, June, September and November at St Mary Magdalen’s Community Centre, Upper North Street, at 8pm preceded by Police Surgery at 7.30pm. See the dates of the next few meetings       

Minutes of past community meetings can be found in the Document Archive section. If you would like to suggest topics for future meetings, contact us at chair@cmpcaonline.org.uk


The CMPCA produces a quarterly colour newsletter and magazine which is distributed free by our street reps to around 2500 households and businesses in the area. Find out how to contribute and advertise in it and see past issues here

Clifton Montpelier Powis Festival

Each July, for six years since 2007, we have held the Clifton Montpelier Powis Festival - a community arts festival which celebrates the area’s cultural and literary heritage with around 20 literary, musical and film events at St Michael's and St Nicholas’ churches, sponsored by over 20 local businesses; in 2013 there are a number of events through the year while we takestock and plan for the future. Brochures from previous years can be found here.

 Local Action Team for the Conservation Area

The CMPCA has been designated by the Council as the Local Action Team for the area. There are currently approximately 40 Local Action Teams in Brighton and they are defined by the Council as: "A group of people who live in a neighbourhood and who come together on a regular basis to help resolve crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and safety problems that are of mutual concern."

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