Meeting cancelled….

Blow Football

Due to popular demand (to be somewhere else) this evenings Hanover & Elm Grove Community Coalition meeting has been cancelled.

A new date will be set and circulated asap

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Next meeting and other stuff…

The next LAT meeting will be on Tuesday April 17th – 7pm at the Hanover, and this will also be our AGM where we will look back over the past year and ahead into the future….

At the last meeting (for mins see HERE) we talked a lot of rubbish, partly discussing the Refuse & Recycling theme of the developing Neighbourhood Action Plan, and partly looking at a report which was presented by a resident suggesting that communal bins close to buildings may present a fire risk.  Both of these topics will be picked up again this time, with input from BHCC Cityclean and Corporate health & Safety team who will be in attendance to speak to these issues.

Also on the agenda is the Collaboration Fund update. Those at the last meeting will remember that Tim Read from the council Restorative Practice Team attended to speak about his work, and opportunities to use this approach to tackle local issues – particularly graffiti. Since this meeting we have had the opportunity to bid to the council collaboration fund, as part of the Neighbourhood Plan Community Coalition, and are hoping for good news on this bid to be shared at the meeting.

Regarding the Community Coalition, we held a great event at the Hanover Centre on March 19th, getting local views on the developing plan. If you haven’t checked it yet, look HERE for the latest version and how to give your views and get involved. Our next public event will be at Spring in the Patch on April 29th.

Here is the April 17th agenda so far – please let us know if there are any things you would like to add.

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. AGM  – Election of Chair and Secretary
  4. Minutes of Previous Meeting – Matters Arising – Fire Risk Commmunal Bins
  5. NAP Update
  6. Collaboration Fund Update
  7. AOB

Look forward to seeing you

 

Question Time…

 

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

 

Community Compost Launch

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.

Or for info email ianmac100@talktalk.net

People who join will get a compost caddy and the code to the compost bins.

What are the benefits of a Community Compost Scheme?

  1. Reduce the amount of waste you sends to landfill

  2. More space less smell – because your domestic bin is not full of useful organic matter

  3. 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

 

CPZ Road Markings

Road marking within Hanover & Elm Grove is set to commence on Monday 31st July 2017. A schedule of works detailing which roads are affected on which day will be available to view on the councils webpage from Monday 24th July 2017.

Additional information as to vehicle relocations and as to when households can expect to receive permit applications will also be provided. Officers are continuing to work in the area this week marking up on site in preparation of the works start date.

Forthcoming Agenda


  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting and Matters
  3. Update on Parking forthcoming ETS committee (Tuesday, 27th June, 2017 4.00pm)
  4. Information Items – Guest Speakers.
  • City Clean – the roll out of recycling wheelie bins in July
  • Community Composting information on current and possible schemes
  • Neighbourhood & Communities Team – Hanover Community Hub
  1. HEG LAT Future Arrangements
  2. AOB

Date for next meeting TBC

Previous Minutes http://wp.me/P1H9jH-rN

 

HEGLAT Futures

At the most recent meeting of the Hanover & Elm Grove Local Action Team (HEG LAT) a new way forward for the community group was discussed to ensure that our work remains relevant and responsive to local needs.

With significant progress made on parking, HMO issues and refuse collection, it is now time for HEGLAT to hear from the community on what should be its future priorities, how it can adapt and how it can continue to develop.

People at the meeting talked about how HEGLAT can become more involved in direct community action to improve our area; how the group can support community events such as street parties, and if there are any other ways of running the LAT which could involve more people working on special subjects or issues of particular concern to them.

If you are interested in being part of our journey then please join us at our next meeting on

Monday June 5th at 7pm in The Hanover Pub on Queens Park Road.