Residents of Hollingdean were invited to Hollingdean Community Centre on Wednesday evening to share their thoughts about the place they call home.
The Hollingdean Community Catch Up offered residents the chance to bring their ideas, energy and creativity to discuss issues important to people in the area and to act collectively on them.
Visitors were invited to discuss the following areas, and everyone was welcome to share their ideas.
- Getting my information
- The place I live in
- My health and wellbeing
- Who might find it difficult to join in?
Organised by TDC and the Hollingdean Development Trust (HDT), the Hollingdean Community Catch Up was a real success this year with dozens of local residents and anchor groups attending as well as representatives from local services such as Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) Libraries, BHCC Children services, BHCC Housing, CASE (Community, Advice, Support and Education) Central, Digital Brighton & Hove, the Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme. Delicious food was provided by the local community chef and many positive contributions were made, with a range of perspectives, generating great interest in working collaboratively.
One resident told us “Well done for organizing the Community catch up – I’m really glad I came, it gave me lots of ideas. [My nine year old daughter] said she was really glad she’d gone to the meeting too as she said she learnt a lot and also that you’d made her feel really important when talking and listening to her – thankyou!” and we were happy to hear from one of the trustees of HDT, a local resident “I thought it was the best we’ve had by a long way”.