Area networking goes online

TDC Community Development Brighton Hove

In each of four areas across the city, TDC and our partners hold regular sessions for service providers to meet one another, share information and find ways to ​support community members by working collaboratively. Over the past year or so we have seen these sessions, formerly known as “hub networking”, grow in popularity and these … Read more

Post-lockdown promotion for East Brighton Park Café

East Brighton Cafe

East Brighton Park is a beautiful part of our city next to the Sheepcote Valley nature reserve. The park café was recently taken over by Stephen and Marilyn, a couple with years of cooking experience between them and a shared love of food. After renovating and reopening the café at the start of 2020, their … Read more

New Networks in Hollingdean

Community Development is a relational tool and is largely about getting the right people in the room talking to each other. The recent Covid-19 crisis saw us finding different ways to do this, using online and telephone communication, but also linking up with new people and groups that were emerging out of people’s desire to … Read more

Delivering Newsletters in the West of Hove 

West Hove newsletters Community Development

Communication has been crucial during the Covid-19 pandemic as normal channels have been disrupted and people have needed to swiftly find new ways of interacting with each other. Our teams across the city have worked with Brighton & Hove City Council as well as local services in each of their areas to create local community … Read more

Volunteer power – A foodbank copes with quadrupling demand

The Vale Community Centre Food Bank is a Craven Vale Community Association project. They experienced a rise from 25 to almost 100 households at peak in lockdown. To meet this demand, they were supported to move site to the closed Edge Community Centre and merge with the Pankhurst Area. Sim, the lead volunteer, set about … Read more

Community led – a new food hub is formed

The Phoenix Residents’ Group is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Phoenix area of Brighton and nearby. As the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, Sarah, Chair and Amy-Lou, secretary, coordinated local action. They brought in local stakeholders like Hyde Housing, the council and the local community forum. It became apparent that the … Read more

Resilient community response to lockdown: A foodbank adapts.

As the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown continue to impact some of the most vulnerable in our communities, we are sharing stories about some of the awesome individuals and communities making such a positive difference across Brighton & Hove. This second collection of hero stories will focus on how our communities and … Read more

Community Takeover of the Phoenix Gallery

Phoenix Gallery Brighton

Emma Reeves, TDC’s community development worker for Tarner has been working with local people and organisations to support a community takeover of Brighton’s Phoenix Gallery this autumn.  From Saturday 21st September, the gallery will become a dedicated space for Phoenix community projects to be created, showcased and celebrated. A pop-up photographic studio will occupy the … Read more

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