Hampden Road makeover
Last week some residents of Hampden Road got together to repaint a grotty looking wall – and here’s the result! Excellent work by those involved and thanks to the council for sorting out paint for the junction box.
St Martins Place Community Cleanup
On Weds October 25th, University of Sussex is organising a streetclean on St Martins Place and anyone wishing to join residents, students and city clean staff sprucing up the street is welcome to attend. Lucy Walker from the university says it will be “a very informal hands on, sleeves up call to action. We’ll be sweeping pavements and clearing any recycling or rubbish.” For more info contact Lucy Housing@Sussex.ac.uk
If you think your street needs sprucing or you and your neighbours would like to do some work on your street and would like some help or advice, do get in touch.
Our next meeting will be September 27th, 7pm at the Hanover
The minutes from the last meeting can be found HERE
- Welcome and introductions 2 mins
- Updates from last meeting
- Community compost – 5 mins
- Recycling wheelie bins 10 mins
- Neighbourhood Plan for Hanover & Elm Grove – report back from working group meetings 30 mins
- Parking Update 10 mins
- Other business 5 mins
- Date of next meeting
Look forward to seeing you
Launch on the corner of Albion Hill
and Belgrave Street
Tuesday 8th August
We will be around from 5pm to start our compost scheme – come along and find out more about reducing landfill waste and making compost.
People who join will get a compost caddy and the code to the compost bins.
What are the benefits of a Community Compost Scheme?
Reduce the amount of waste you sends to landfill
More space less smell – because your domestic bin is not full of useful organic matter
Recycles waste into valuable, nutrient rich compost which scheme members can have a share in. Any leftovers will be put to good use in the community.
Funded and supported by Brighton & Hove Council and Brighton & Hove Food Partnership. There are currently 30 schemes in operation across the city, composting the food waste from over 1000 households.
For more on Community Composting, see our page HERE
At the last HEGLAT meeting we discussed the way that that Hanover and Elm Grove is one of the councils pilot areas for partnership working with the community and it was agreed that a community led action plan should be explored with council support over the coming months.
A working group has been set up to work out how to identify priorities and involve as many people and local groups in the production of this action plan, and will try to meet twice over the summer and then report back with some recommendations to the wider LAT when we meet again in the autumn.
The plan would identify the local priorities and set out how the local groups, the different council services and other agencies (such as police, health, universities) will work together do to tackle these priorities. The issue of lack of council resources to achieve any desired changes was raised as an obstacle, but it was suggested that by putting some resources into this partnership between residents and the council more could be achieved within the existing resources.
If you would like to know more about this initiative, please email email@example.com
“We are far more unites and have far more in common than that which divides us” Jo Cox
Join your friends and neighbours at the Hanover Centre on Saturday in a celebration of our community, inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year.
There will be cake, there will be crochet from the fabulous @rebelyarns and much more besides.
This event is #RefugeesWelcome
For the Facebook event page, see HERE
Enquiries to Cllr Emma Daniel at her personal email firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation on the proposed conversion of flats back into family housing at 3-22 Stonehurst Court, Brighton
Venue: The former housing office, Stonehurst Court (Located on the right hand side of Stonehurst Court)
Date: Friday 19th May Time: 3pm – 7pm
Brighton and Hove City Council is proposing to convert the nineteen one bedroom flats and a community space, at 3-22 Stonehurst Court, back into ten two bedroom semi-detached family houses with gardens. These proposed changes will include major repairs and refurbishment of the houses.
These buildings are currently in poor condition and have been underused, or used as temporary one bedroom flats. It is our intention to use these homes to meet temporary housing needs for families. This would be before they are offered permanent housing. The houses will be improved in such a way as to be suitable for future general housing use.
We are inviting you to attend a public information and ‘drop in’ session to discuss these proposals. Our intention is to allow you to look at and fully understand our proposals. Council staff will be present to answer your queries.
The proposed changes will be subject to a formal Planning Application and there will therefore be further opportunities to make comments in the next few weeks.
If you cannot attend but wish to ask for further details please contact us
Tel: 01273 294641
I look forward to meeting you if you are able to attend.
Capital Programme Manager