The Hanover and Elm Grove LAT covers the whole of the Brighton ward of the same name. The group provides a forum for residents to meet with councillors, representatives from council departments, police and other local service providers and agencies. The aim of the group is to give a venue for residents to raise local concerns and problems directly with those individuals or services able to resolve them, and to work together to identify and put in place solutions.

The Hanover and Elm Grove LAT is a constituted voluntary group, and our constitution can be viewed HERE

Here is a map showing our area of interest


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  1. Hi HEGLAT.
    As it’s the AGM tonight:
    Have you considered joining B&H Community Works?
    We’re an association of community groups and voluntary organisations across the city. For the size of group that HEGLAT is, it would be free to join. You’d then be able to access CW’s conferences, networks and vote to elect CW representatives that sit on various city-wide partnership bodies.
    The membership details and on-line membership form are available at:
    http://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/members/join-us/ .
    If appropriate, a decision on membership could be put to the meeting tonight.


  2. Apparently there was a ‘survey’ (2015) of residents opinions regarding enforcing parking permits within Hanover.
    I like Nick did not get a survey, despite living in Montreal Road which was a surveyed street..
    The next survey was meant to be in March 2016 and I have not received one. Have they been sent out.


    1. Hi Virginia

      Letters with details of the consultation started to arrvive 4th April. You have until 6th May to submit your response. An online submision is also possible at the Council’s website. Hope this helps.
      Kind regards

      David Hearn (HEGLAT Secretary)


  3. The forthcoming Community Works Spring Conference – ‘Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!’, on Thursday 3rd March – will include an afternoon session (1.45 – 3.45pm) called ‘Doing things differently for our city’ which will focus on the emerging concept of neighbouirhood hubs and increasing community collaboration. HEG has been identified as one of four Phase One wards for developing neighbourhood hubs across the city, so may be of interest to any community groups linked to HEGLAT.

    The session will consider how we can work together to do things differently in the city in light of the City Council’s reducing budgets. What options are available for running and managing council-owned community assets, such as parks and libraries, to best serve their users? How can volunteering and cross-sector collaboration work best as part of the solution?

    Guest speakers from Brighton and Hove City Council include:
    • Sam Warren, City Neighbourhood Coordinator
    • Paul Campbell, Parks Projects & Strategy Manager
    • Alan Issler, Libraries Community & Development Manager

    We’d also be delighted if a representative from HEGLAT could attend and contribute to the discussion.

    Attendance is FREE for Community Works members (several LATs are members and HEGLAT could easily join, free of charge). HEGLAT could also attend as a guest.
    • To see an overview of the whole conference and all the sessions and details about how to book, visit our website at:

    Preceding the afternoon session, a sector market place and networking lunch will take place between 12.30- 13.30. This provides an opportunity to meet colleagues from other groups as well as from support organisations.

    Please book your place by Friday 26th February

    Duncan Blinmkhorn
    Partnerships Manager
    Brighton & Hove Community Works
    01273 234025


    1. Hi Duncan
      Not sure if the chair saw this so have referred him to it – for follow up. If already dealt with then apologies. David Hearn Secreatry (HEGLAT)


  4. Apparently there has been a ‘survey’ of residents opinions regarding enforcing parking permits within Hanover.
    On several occasions this idea has been rejected by the residents, and seen as purely a revenue gathering device.
    This so called survey didn’t happen to ask my opinion as I’m one of those against it.
    Sounds and looks like another form of gerrymander to me.


    1. HI Nick
      Around 1000 surveys have been collated from the Hanover ward and sampling is continuing in the streets within the Elm Grove ward. The results are intended to inform lthe Council of local opinion prior to them conducting a full consultation of their own. A number of respondents like yourself are against the idea of a CPZ although the data to date suggests more are in favour of some form of controlled parking in the area.

      If you views have not been taken into account at this stage you can be assured you will have the chance to present your opinion should the Council wish to proceed with a full public consultation on the matter. Progress on the surveys and emerging feedback are being feed into a Residents Proposal which is likely to be used as a basis for further consultation. Details will continue to be posted on the HEGLAT website.


      1. Hi, I’m trying to contact someone about the parking proposals in Hanover. I understand that the council will be canvassing opinion on the 3 proposals in the Hanover Directory in January.

        Does anyone at Heglat have a street by street proposal of what the council intend to do? For example, in the narrow streets like Windmill Strret will they only allow parking on one side? Will they also use the changes to use up more parking spaces by putting in more street corner bins and cycle racks?

        I’m trying to understand what we currently have and what we will have in terms of parking spaces before I could cast any sort of vote. And I would have thought that that is the bare minimum that anyone would need before any decision could be made.

        Let me know your thoughts please.



  5. Hi, I’m looking to get an update on parking plans/issues and make contact with your team please. We are a new residents committee based in the new development below Brighton General Hospital. If someone could email me then that would be superb thank you. Dave


    1. Hi Dave

      Sorry for the delay in replying. You can contact me direct on spxleisure@gmail.com with your requests and i’ll endeavour to signpost your needs to the most appropriate person. Thanks for getting in touch.

      Kind regards



  6. I was wondering if anything could be done about caravans being parked on residential streets?We have three within a few hundred metres of each other now on our road.One of the vans hasn’t moved for 6 weeks.It is completely anti social especially when parking is scarce and the big camper vans take up more space than a car.If you are parked behind one it is hard to see round it when pulling out which is very dangerous. In addition to this, they block all the light out of a house.In other towns they have restrictions about what kind of vehicles can be parked on residential streets and high sided vehicles are banned.

    Many thanks


  7. Hi, I noticed your photo stream about the bins on Washington Street. It would be excellent if the photo stream can be opened up, so that residents can comment directly below the photos and upload their own photos. I don’t think the photo stream presents a very accurate picture of the situation. It looks to me as weekends seem to have been skipped – during which overspills is a bigger issue than during the week (due to street cleaners not being around and clearing the site). Overspill is lot more present during evenings and at night (before being cleared by the street cleaners the next morning). We have taken photos which document pretty horrendous overfilling and overspill at the site. For the reason of fairness it would be good to post these photos as well. What neither your photos nor our photos document is the foul odour coming from these bins, in particular on a warm sumer day.


    1. hi Moritz
      I am sorry, I can’t find any settings anywhere about whether photos are enabled on blog posts or not , or I would agree with you and alter it! I’ll keep looking…and am open to advice and being called a dunce….Annie


    2. Hi Annie, thanks for your reply. I was away for a while and only just noticed it. I have 7 photos that illustrate the bins at a different site to the less used one in the Bin Diary. They were taken during normal City Clean service periods (that means not during a strike) in August and September. If I send you these photos by email, would it be possible to post them on the same front page the Bin Diary was posted on? At the moment the Bin Diary blog does come across as unfair, presenting communal bins as unproblematic. It seems to be a PR campaign for more communal bins.


      1. Hello Moritz

        I put together the bin diary that you mention – not a PR campaign and not partial but a daily diary taken at different times each day (as much as I could manage) just showing what was there over a significant time period. Part of the point was to try and look at the issues in detail, and some conclusions were drawn which may be helpful in terms of possible signage (something mentioned at a LAT meeting) Another part of the point was to draw an objective record, avoiding selective use of pics and I am not sure that adding cherrypicked images of full bins would really add anything to the exercise.

        I spent over a month taking these pics and they appear to show that the management of communal bins is generally OK for this location – if you doubt the veracity of this then maybe you could conduct a similar scale trial and see how this might differ.


  8. Hi,
    I contacted Owen McElroy about the parking infrastructure that was in place for the new student accomodation on London Road. This was the reply…”I can confirm there is no parking on site at this development other than disabled parking. It is likely that this will be a “car free” development meaning that residents will not be able to apply for residents permits. The council have no power, however, to prevent residents owning a car for use in the City, and they would be able to park these either in paid-for, on, or off street parking, or the nearest uncontrolled spaces. I therefore cannot guarantee that some additional vehicles could be parked in the Hanover area.”

    In other words any cars that the residents do bring will be dumped in Hanover. This, along with the new double yellow lines to be added for many metres around each street corner, will make parking in Hanover even harder than it is now. And it’s already impossible. The only solution is a CPZ.
    Is Heglat aware of the yellow lines and London Road parking situation?


    1. Why can’t they stop students bringing cars with them to the City?In Oxford and Cambridge it is prohibited.With the excellent transports links to both universities (especially when the Lewes Road improvements are finished) I can’t see why a student would need a car. The difference to the congestion along the Lewes Road is marked between term time and holidays.Clearly the carrot doesn’t work.Maybe it is time that the Council and Universities all of whom work under green pretences were truly green and used some stick!


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