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:
- Welcome & introductions
- Actions & updates from last meeting
- Brighton General Health Hub consultation
- Update on Council Funding for Restorative Practice work plan
- LAT Action Plan – Priorities Crime and Community Safety
- Date of next meeting and discussion items
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: www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/about-us/brighton-general-community-health-hub.htm
The minutes from our last LAT meeting can be found HERE
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.
The Hanover & Elm Grove Community Coalition includes representatives from community and residents groups across the ward and interested individual residents and has formed to work of developing a neighbourhood Action Plan for our area. For more info on the developing plan, who is involved and how you can join in see our NAP pages HERE
The community coalition is holds regular meetings which are open to anyone who lives in the ward, wiht the next one on May 1st at the Phoenix Gallery – for more on these, look HERE
The next public event, looking to engage people in the developing NAP will be on Sunday April 29th, where we will be joining in at Spring in the Patch, with information about the plan and your chance to comment, and will also be teaming up with Hanover Action who will be running activities around local recycling and their ‘Bloomin Hanover’ plan to fill our streets with floral abundance.
We hope you will drop by on the day and share your thoughts about our neighbourhood
Last autumn, the Local Action Team was invited by the council to help put together a Neighbourhood Action Plan for the area. The point of this is to involve residents more closely in neighbourhood issues, and to improve collaboration between the community and local services to bring about improvements. Having a Neighbourhood Action Plan which has been designed by residents will help us to make sure that the council and others understand our area and our priorities, and that our community is best placed to take part in work to bring about positive changes.
Since that time an informal working group has met regularly, which has included individual residents as well as representatives from community groups, tenants and residents associations, universities, council and community development staff and others. Using public questionnaires and surveys, the group has come up with some ideas and themes for the plan – something to talk about – and now we need to include you in the conversation.
The first of our public events will take place at the Hanover Centre on Sunday March 4th, 1pm-4pm, where we will have ideas from the draft plan for you to comment on, fun activities to take part in, and the chance to become more involved in producing the final plan and making sure that the things you think are important get considered.
For more information, and to look at the themes already developed see the Neighbourhood Action Plan pages on this site
Look forward to seeing you on the 4th!
Work on developing our Neighbourhood Action Plan continues apace. Since the summer this has been done by a working party – loosely becoming described as the Community Coalition and made up of residents in the area, as well as representatives from local groups, including the LAT, Friends of the Patch, Queens Park RA, The Hanover Community Association, Phoenix Residents Association, Hanover Action, Phoenix Gallery and others. For meeting notes and general info see HERE
The really important thing now is for this to open up to the wider community – get more people involved – and the first step is our Community Survey in Three Questions which volunteers are taking around to various local events, and the point of it is to get a steer from as many people as we can about the important local issues. We will use this survey to help identify broad themes which are important for the ward, and use these to base a more detailed survey and conversation/consultation events which will take place early next year.
The timeline we are working to is to have a plan written by May 2018. which will have support from the community, will have identified local issues, challenges and opportunities, and will include actions to change or improve things in partnership with the council, police and others.
The council are helping by providing some money to pay for printing costs, meeting rooms and other things, and staff from the council Communities Team are giving other support, but making a proper plan for our neigbourhood will take more than money – it also needs YOU to get involved – you, and your neighbours and our neighbours and all!
To find out more and to join in, come to the Local Action team meeting on Thursday, where you can give your views, or if you can’t come, complete the online version HERE
If you would like to be added to the working group email list, leave your details on our contact form HERE
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