About the Communities Forum

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Thriving community spirit


Hanover & Elm Grove Community Forum (HEG) supports an area of Brighton which sits on the hill to the east of the city, above the Level and Lewes Road. We are 6,500 households with a population of around 16,000 people. For the OCSI Local Insight report for the Hanover & Elm Grove area, click HERE.

The area is mostly residential – a mix of privately owned and rental properties set on a Victorian street pattern or more recently built housing estates. It really is a great place, with a thriving community spirit and lively community, and we are very much part of this. Here is a map of our area.


Our Forum Partners

Hanover Action

Hanover Action: towards a sustainable community puts on local fun and educational community events and activities. We bring people together in the community, and enable practical steps towards more sustainable living. Read more…

Phoenix Brighton

Phoenix Brighton’s core mission is to create the conditions through which art can flourish. We provide a setting where professional artists and the wider public can create, learn and collaborate. Read more…

Hanover Community Association

The Hanover Community Association is a registered charity which manages the Hanover Centre and runs the annual Hanover Beer Festival Add more info about your service. Read more…

Phoenix Residents Group

Phoenix Residents Group represent residents living on the Phoenix Estate, which is managed by Hyde Housing, who also run the Phoenix Community Centre. Email: residentsphoenix@gmail.com or http://www.facebook.com/groups/250262975642817/  Read more…

Friends of William Clarke Park

The Friends of William Clarke Park is a not-for-profit community organisation with a mission to improve a small green space (also known as ‘The Patch’) situated in the Hanover and Elm Grove ward of Brighton and Hove and promote it as a focus for local community life. Read More…

Pankhurst Community Association

The Pankhurst Area Community Association is a resident led community group for all residents of The Pankhurst Estate and surrounding area. The group supports local projects and activities, and aims to develop a greater sense of community amongst its residents. Read More…

Brighton Bike Hub

A volunteer-run, community cycle workshop enabling people in the Brighton area to enjoy the benefits of affordable cycling. We offer D.I.Y. cycle maintenance and refurbishment sessions in a friendly and supportive environment. Read more…

Church of the Annunciation

The Church of the Annunciation is the parish church of Hanover “The visitor to the ‘Hanover’ area of Brighton who eventually finds this little church, clinging to one of our steepest hillsides, usually first remarks on its hiddenness – what a surprise to find a parish church in the heart of these tightly packed streets! Read more…

Hanover Residents Association

Hanover Residents Association comprises the 4 council blocks which open onto Finsbury Rd, Southover St, Islingword Rd, and Queen’s Park Rd. A diversity of tenants and leaseholders live on the estate. Read more…

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