BLOGS

What would your dream street look like?

By Ian MacIntyre, chair of Hanover Action Fancy taking part in an artistic, physically distanced but socially connected and radically important project? Want to make a difference to your street, help save the planet and be part of the first Brighton Liveable Neighbourhood? Imagine your perfect street. What would you like to see in it? … Continue reading What would your dream street look like?

A new start for Gladstone Court

Gladstone Court is a residential housing development on Hartington Road adjacent to St Martins School. The block itself is not new, having formed variously student accommodation and social housing over the years, but it is about to embark upon a new chapter. In January of this year, Housing Committee approved a proposal to buy the … Continue reading A new start for Gladstone Court

Mini oasis pops up in Lewes Street

By Jane Thorp, Hanover Residents Association On Saturday, 19 September, we had a Pop-up Parklet Day in Lewes Street, in the car park next to the Greys pub. For those unfamiliar with the word ‘parklet’, I will just explain. A parklet is a mini green space with planting, benches, bike parks, etc, which encourages wildlife … Continue reading Mini oasis pops up in Lewes Street

A council for our community?

Since its foundation as an unincorporated voluntary association in 2019, the Hanover & Elm Grove Communities Forum has been considering the longer term structure and future of the group, and how the community voice and needs of the area may be best represented, amplified and actioned to deliver improved locally responsive services and opportunities for … Continue reading A council for our community?

Lockdown was hard but it brought out the best in our community

While the vast majority of people saw the need for extreme measures to kerb the spread of Covid-19, lockdown still came as a bit of a shock. Few of us had ever experienced anything like it before and it had a profound effect on us all. Our day-to-day lives changed drastically as we were forced … Continue reading Lockdown was hard but it brought out the best in our community