Graffiti removal with the Good Gym

green gym cleanup

Do you know of any graffitied walls in the area that could do with a lick of paint?

Good Gym are a running and fitness project which – as well as the running – carry out community improvement projects in Brighton and Hove, and we have been fortunate in attracting them for two graffiti cleanup projects in Hanover over the summer – and they are up for some more!

We are looking for graffiti cleanup (or other cleanup) projects which would take a group of runners around 30- 40 mins to complete. The council is able to help by providing paint, and we just need locations in Hanover & Elm Grove which need some attention and which have the owners consent where required for the work to be done.

If you know of any spaces, or own a wall yourself which you find difficult to manage please let us know in the comments box below.

For more about the Good Gym – see HERE


Hanover Hub Network Breakfast

Wednesday August 1st – The Edge Community Centre – Pankhurst Avenue BN2 9YN

9am – 10.30

Coffee & Croissants is a series of networking events for community focused people running activities and events in Hanover & Elm Grove. Hosted by Sue Shaw from Community Works, the networking events will help participants to:

  • Find out who else is in your local area

  • Explore ways to work together more effectively

  • Collaborate to meet the needs in your local community

  • Become more confident working with community groups and volunteers

To register via Eventbrite click HERE

For info email Sue Shaw  –

Further events will take place on:

  • Weds 5 September

  • Weds 3 October

  • Weds 7 November

  • Weds 5 December

  • Weds 9 January


Community Coalition Meeting Weds 18th

The Community Coalition meeting abandoned in the face of football has been rescheduled for Wednesday July 18th.

Change of Venue: The meeting will take place in the Phoenix Community Centre – 2nd floor and NOT the Phoenix Gallery.

Hanover & Elm Grove Community Coalition

July 18th 2018

Phoenix Community Centre 2nd Floor


  1. Welcome, introductions & selection of chair/minute taker for the meeting
  2. Terms of reference/constitution
  3. Community Infrastructure Levy
  4. Restorative Practice update
  5. Theme updates
  6. Engagement with service providers
  7. Next steps
  8. Date of next meeting
  9. AOB

Bloomin’ Hanover Zocalo

Zocalo 18

(Extracted from the Hanover Action website)

We are very excited to announce the first year of Bloomin’ Hanover which will coincide with the return of the Zocalo.

To coincide with The Great Get Together there will be a walkabout on 22nd June for us to see how our streets look and a chance to open our front doors and meet our neighbours.

Put a table and chair and a pot of tea or a few beers outside your house and wait for your neighbours to turn up, or have a wander and meet your neighbours who are sitting on the street waiting for visitors. Get involved in Bloomin’ Hanover or just put up a Zocalo poster and see what happens.

So let’s start brightening up your house fronts or window sills with plants and flowers, perhaps some art or a social space and lets welcome our neighbours in Bloomin’ Hanover.

Caroline Lucas will be joining us 7pm 22nd June for a walkabout

Please help publicise the events by downloading either or both posters and sticking it in your window
(see below for download)

Bloomin’ Hanover poster – If possible please download, print and stick in your window

Download File

Zocalo Poster – If possible please download, print and stick in your window

Download File


Community Health Hub at Heglat


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is looking to develop the Brighton General Hospital site on Elm Grove into a purpose built Community Health Hub for patients from across Brighton and Hove, and Sussex.

Because of the importance of this proposal for us, in terms of local health provision as well as other impacts upon our community and our local infrastructure, representatives from the Trust will be attending our next meeting on May 30th to tell people more about the proposals and to hear local views.

The full agenda for the event is as follows:

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Actions & updates from last meeting
  3. Brighton General Health Hub consultation
  4. Update on Council Funding for Restorative Practice work plan
  5. LAT Action Plan – Priorities Crime and Community Safety
  6. Date of next meeting and discussion items
  7. AOB

We hope you will be able to attend. 7pm at the Hanover Public House community room on Queens Park Road.

For more information about the Brighton General proposals and consultation, see here:

The minutes from our last LAT meeting can be found HERE

Day of the Phoenix!

Final Community poster 19th May

Join us for an opportunity to get creative, take part in a cracking raffle and a chance to natter with your neighbours! The Phoenix Community Open Day on 19th May 15:30 – 17:30 taking place at the Phoenix Community Centre and through to the Phoenix Gallery.

Enjoy the fun activities on offer aimed at young families, teenagers and everyone else. There is also space for you to chat with your local councillors, public service providers and community activists. We welcome your ideas about how we improve the Phoenix Estate and create more opportunities for all in the neighbourhood.

This Open Day will coincide with the Phoenix Gallery’s Open Studios weekend and will include an art and craft trail that takes you from the studios to the estate. This will be the first event that bring the Gallery closer to the estate and with a number of creative engagement events planned.

All are welcome to both events to take part in fun activities, meet with artists and your fellow residents and voice your opinions on the future of the estate.