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A fantastic variety of people connected to Peacehaven have been brought together through the Peacehaven Pioneers project to capture their memories of the area. The project has a focus on oral history, and is funded by a Heritage Lottery Grant won by Friends of Downlands and the Trust for Developing Communities.
TDC has recently received University of Brighton Community University Partnership Project (CUPP) funding for the project in Coldean to look at older people's learning needs through participatory approaches with the community.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for the project. The project will be a great opportunity for local volunteers to learn about Coldean and the local community.
Residents of Bevendean were able to find out all about their local health and welfare services and healthy activities at a special event held at the Holy Nativity Church Hall on Wednesday 10th April, during the Easter holidays.
Plenty of information was available from stalls such as the NHS Stop Smoking service and the Mind mental health project, which is based at the White Hawk Inn and is open to all; no referral required.
The Trust for Developing Communities appoints new Chief Executive
The Trust for Developing Communities has announced the appointment of Kaye Duerdoth as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Kaye joined the Trust in 2009 with 20 years experience of community development and regeneration and will take up the post on 1st May 2013.
The first memory day for the History of Lower Bevendean Farm project was held at the Holy Nativity Church Hall on Saturday 23 March.
New and old residents of Bevendean came to share their memories and photos of the area. One local man brought along a picture of himself sledging down a hill in 1947! "There's a sense of community here" said Betty, another visitor, who has lived in Bevendean for 21 years.
Coldean residents had planned to celebrate St Patrick’s Day slightly early this year, on 12th March, with an exciting event including an Irish dancing display from students of Bellerby’s College. Like many of us, their plans were thwarted by unexpected snow! Luckily, the Bellerby’s students have been able to reschedule for Tuesday 23rd April, to coincide with St George’s Day.
Coldean Book Club has been set up as requested by the community and they are now self-sufficient and have 10 regular members.
TDC worked in partnership with the Library Service to get its own library membership for borrowing books, a venue to meet in monthly and also plan which books they have for future sessions which will keep them going until December 2013.
For more information contact Kalishia Le Coutre, Community Development Worker.
Lorette Mackie, Community Development Worker in Portslade has been chosen by MP Mike Weatherley to be recognised as a local community champion for the British Airways Community Champion Awards.
Lorette attended the Awards hosted by British Airways Chief Executive Keith Williams at the Houses of Parliament on the 5th July. Denise Lewis, former Olympic heptathlon gold medal winner was also there to pay tribute to all the local community champions at this special event.
Well done Lorette!
On Saturday 2nd June, Craven Vale celebrated the Jubilee with a street party to remember in Hadlow Close. The event was to celebrate the Queen's Coronation and also the 60th anniversary of the estate.
Preparations for the event started way back in January, with local residents planning every aspect of the huge event with support from both Trust workers and volunteers to bring the Jubilee celebrations to life. From food and refreshments, period costume and design-your-own-patriotic-plate to take home, there was was something for every age group to enjoy on the day.