Gladstone Place 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 Place
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
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?
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
As mentioned in a previous post, we have been given the go-ahead for the first pilot low-traffic neighbourhood in Brighton and Hove, which could transform part of our ward into what we’re calling Hanover Liveable Neighbourhood. This is a wonderful opportunity to optimise our outdoor space for everyone living here, and create greener, safer streets … Continue reading Help us shape Hanover Liveable Neighbourhood
One unexpected outcome of the Covid-19 Pandemic is a change in the way our streets are used, with the combination of low traffic levels, good weather and a more home centered existence for most of us, our streets have become real community spaces, where neighbours can meet – often for the first time – and … Continue reading A Low Traffic Neighborhood for Hanover and Elm Grove?