On Wednesday 8th November, TDC hosted a Community Connections event at Moulsecoomb Hall where local people were invited along to talk to various organisations about the future of Moulsecoomb, Bevendean and Bates Estate.
Different zones were set up to encourage local residents to connect with local services as well as getting involved and having their say. TDC’s community development workers and youth team were in attendance, alongside services such as The Bridge, The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, Mind and Moulsecoomb Library plus various council departments like City Clean, Children’s services & the Parks department. Residents had the chance to explore each of the following four areas and highlight aspects which matter most to them:
- Safety & Environment
- Health & Well-being
- Information & Learning
- Community Spaces
Younger visitors were able to get involved too – they were encouraged to draw their ideas of what they like best about where they live and what they would like to see in the future. We were delighted to see that unicorns and superheroes featured heavily in their designs!
This event will contribute to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan, an important part of TDC’s ongoing work with communities and public services in the area. The plan will incorporate key themes such as management of parks and community centres, sustainability of public services like schools, improvement of residents’ health & wellbeing, and working towards appropriate housing for all.
Read more about our community development work in the city and have a look at some pictures of the Community Connections event below.