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Forum Meeting March 10th

The next Forum meeting will take place on Thursday at 6.30 pm.  Once again we shall be holding this Hybrid style, with the OWL meeting assistant facilitating and in person element at the Phoenix Community Centre to run alongside online participation by Zoom. The notes from the last meeting are HERE, and the Zoom link … Continue reading Forum Meeting March 10th

Ward Budget Special Meeting

Each year our ward Councillors have £1000 each to use in our area, supporting existing projects, helping provide a local improvement or giving funds to help residents take forward a new idea which will benefit the community. In previous years, ward budget funds have helped local tree planting, community projects like the Brighton Bike Hub, … Continue reading Ward Budget Special Meeting

Ward Boundary Consultation

The Local Government Boundary Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Brighton and Hove and this review may have an impact on the shape of our local government electoral wards – the areas used to elect our city Councillors The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each Councillor represents approximately … Continue reading Ward Boundary Consultation

Forum meeting Feb 10th

The next Hanover & Elm Grove Communities Forum meeting will take place on next Thursday 10th Feb 6.30 – 8pm. We are trying again for a hybrid meeting and have use of an OWL meeting assistant, which should help to streamline the conversation between those meeting in person and those joining online. For those wishing … Continue reading Forum meeting Feb 10th

Albion Street Surgery Merger

At our last Forum meeting, we were pleased t welcome Michelle Kay from Healthwatch. Michelle wanted to let us know about proposed changes to our local health provision as it has been announced that the Albion Street Surgery will be merging with the St Peters Medical Trust, and that there are plans to close Albion … Continue reading Albion Street Surgery Merger

A new start at Hartington!

29c Hartington Road is a residential housing development 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 2020, Housing Committee approved a proposal to buy the block of 38 flats(External link) and … Continue reading A new start at Hartington!

Creating a liveable neighbourhood that’s accessible to all

Free webinar, 1 July 2021, 6.00-8.30pm As you probably know by now, Brighton and Hove’s first liveable neighbourhood scheme is soon to be piloted in Hanover and Tarner. The purpose of the scheme is to reduce the amount of motorised traffic from outside the area cutting through residential streets. The council is working with the … Continue reading Creating a liveable neighbourhood that’s accessible to all

Liveable neighbourhood leaflet

introduce a pilot liveable neighbourhood scheme. The aim is to reduce outside traffic from cutting through the area, making the streets more pleasant and useable for the people who live here

Forum AGM 20th March 2021

The Hanover and Elm Grove Communities Forum Annual General Meeting takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm The meeting will take place on Zoom and here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89953620609?pwd=NlNvU2RqWjkxdzIybmRkczZwSnNhdz09 Meeting ID: 899 5362 0609 Passcode: V4uk2a One tap mobile +442030512874,,89953620609#,,,,*718312# United Kingdom +442034815237,,89953620609#,,,,*718312# United Kingdom AGENDA 1            Welcome & introductions 2            Chairs annual report 3.            Finance Update … Continue reading Forum AGM 20th March 2021

Kids want greener, more colourful streets that they can play in

Have you ever asked kids what they’d like their street to look like? Anoushka Visvalingam, a teacher at St Luke’s did just that. The Year 5 children took part in a geography project in which they considered the different ways in which we can make the streets we live on nicer for everyone. They thought … Continue reading Kids want greener, more colourful streets that they can play in

Hanover & Elm Grove Ward Funding – how should we use it?

Dear Forum member, We are inviting you  to a Communities Forum special session to help prioritise the spending of the local councillor ward funds in ways that maximise community benefit. The meeting will be on zoom and will discuss bids from community groups and others to spend between £2,300 and £3,000 funds. The zoom will … Continue reading Hanover & Elm Grove Ward Funding – how should we use it?

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?

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

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

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