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?

A Low Traffic Neighborhood for Hanover and Elm Grove?

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?

Fund total doubles to over £4k thanks to the generosity of running challenge sponsors

A big thanks to all who sponsored our running challenges and helped fellow councillor David Gibson and I raise over £2,300 for the Hanover and Elm Grove Communities Forum Covid-19 Hardship Fund. David Gibson ran twice as far as me in total – 10km for 10 days. But I managed to complete 7 runs of … Continue reading Fund total doubles to over £4k thanks to the generosity of running challenge sponsors

2m Conversations – Lockdown Film Project with Phoenix ArtSpace

Artist, Katy Beinart and filmmakers John Edwards and Lily Murray, are making a film about people’s experiences of living through the lockdown. The aim is to preserve these stories for the future, so in future times we can look back on what we have been through, like a memory box. The idea is to collect … Continue reading 2m Conversations – Lockdown Film Project with Phoenix ArtSpace

Open Strings Music for all

Music promotes well-being and touches us in ways that words cannot describe. In recent months we have seen videos from Italy and Germany of people singing together from their balconies and families making music at home. In these strange times where we are cocooning and feeling disconnected there is a way to make and share … Continue reading Open Strings Music for all