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

Help us shape Hanover Liveable Neighbourhood

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

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