On the 31st of May Bevendean celebrated Health Day . The event was hosted by Action for Bevendean Community, and coordinated by the local TDC community development worker, Sayanti Banerjee. All the community groups funded by the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund demonstrated their work at the event and it was wonderful to so many residents joining in with the celebration.
The Mayor of Brighton & Hove attended the event and local residents and community groups were pleased to be able to present their work to the Mayor and Council Officers Sam Warren and Michelle Pooley. Service providers from across the city participated – promoting their services in Bevendean neighbourhood. The groups included Carers Centre, Active for Life, Sew Fabulous, Bike for Life, The Bridge, LGBT HIP, the local Pharmacy and Neighbourhood Care Scheme.
The community groups engaged with residents and used this opportunity to recruit new members and volunteers and the residents got a chance to hear about the great work going on in the neighbourhood to promote healthy living. The Bevendean Food Bank provided tea/coffee and refreshments. with the Friends of Farm Green providing a healthy snack for each attendee. Friends of Farm Green also organised a mobile zoo in the park that began straight after the Health Day – an opportunity for families with children to engage with community events over school holidays.
Thank you to everyone who took part in making the health day such a success!