News and Views

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

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

The Carers Hub is here to help

If you or someone you know are taking care of someone then you are not alone, The Carers Hub (01273-977000) is available with access to support and information.

Hanover and Elm Grove Community Zoom

Moving from our weekly meetings, we are now running to a fortnightly schedule, with the next community zoom video conference taking place this Thursday from 6.30pm. For the minutes of the last meeting look HERE AGENDA Welcome and introductions Actions and updates from last meeting Police update Food Hub update Community Food Co-Op Crowdfund update Website development … Continue reading Hanover and Elm Grove Community Zoom

Hanover Terrace celebrates as longest-standing resident turns 90

On Easter Sunday, the Hanover Terrace Community Support Group gathered (at a suitable distance from each other!) outside the house of Connie, a very special isolating resident. We were there to sing Happy Birthday and help celebrate a 90th birthday. Connie has lived in her current house for an incredible 80 years and was born … Continue reading Hanover Terrace celebrates as longest-standing resident turns 90

Thursday Zoom Time!

Continuing with our now regular weekly check-in we will be holding a Communities Forum Zoom on Thursday from 6.30 – 8pm. This week we will be happy to welcome PCSO Marlena Duleba from our local policing team with their latest updates. Another topic for discussion will be the garden growing. There is huge local interest … Continue reading Thursday Zoom Time!

An Easter message

Easter weekend marks the arrival of spring and is usually a time to come together with family and friends. The Christians amongst us celebrate the end of Lent and the resurrection of Jesus. This year, unfortunately, the way we are celebrating is different, as we must continue to do all we can to stop Covid-19 … Continue reading An Easter message

Thursday meetup #4

We will be holding our fourth weekly Zoom meeting in what has now become our regular slot of 6.30pm on Thursdays. It has been a hugely busy week, with the production and distribution of our first newsletter as well as the launch of our crowdfunding campaign, raising funds to support our food hubs and give … Continue reading Thursday meetup #4

Community Newsletter – Issue 1

Working with our ward Councillors, the council Community Engagement Team and the Trust for Developing Communities, we have compiled a community newsletter for residents which includes local links and phone numbers – particularly for those without internet access. The priority for delivery will be to get a copy to each household in council or social … Continue reading Community Newsletter – Issue 1

Thursday Meetup

The Communities Forum will be holding its third weekly Zoom meeting this Thursday April 2nd at 6.30pm. For notes from the last meeting, click HERE AGENDA Introductions Food update Mutual Aid update Actions from last meeting Fundraising for foodbank and other activities TDC Newsletter Website Risk of increased violence Any Other Business/Date of Next Meeting … Continue reading Thursday Meetup

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