City Wide Work

Neighbourhood Networks

Brighton and Hove Neighbourhoods Networks is a local discussion site focusing on common, themed neighbourhood issues.

 

Screenshot of Neighbourhood Networks homepage
The Neighbourhood Networks Blog
The website has case studies from community groups located in Brighton and Hove. These case studies give an insight into a community project from idea right through to delivery. It is a useful place for those involved in the community to  share their ideas and solutions and to ask other areas of the city for theirs.

Current work and groups supported

  • Community Buildings Network
  • Early Years Network
  • OBCCA / Carden Park Play Area
  • ADHD Aware!
  • Unemployed Centre (Hollingdean)
  • MOSAIC
  • Peer Support Network
  • Central Hove
  • Triangle Group / The Level
  • Neighbourhoods Network blog

ADHD Aware!

Having supported this group of adults living with neuro-diversity to establish themselves as a committee, TDC are now helping them to plan as they have been successful in gaining funding towards their peer support group meetings, developing a website and printing informational flyers. As the group approaches its second AGM, they have a new treasurer and would like to attract more volunteers to help them organise their meetings and take forward their ideas.

Image of ADHD Aware AGM April 2015
ADHD Aware AGM

OBCCA / Carden Park Play Area.

TDC have been supporting The Old Boat committee over the last year to develop their business plan, strengthen their Board and fundraise. Building on previous work to refurbish Carden Park Play Area, HAPPI met again in September 2015 and began planning to develop the last section of play equipment for local teenagers. The Old Boat Community Centre Trustee Board was also involved in directing the project. It was agreed that TDC should carry out a new consultation of beneficiaries and residents and draft a funding application to suitable donors. Peter Sutcliffe has been running consultation work throughout Hollingbury and put together a capital Reaching Communities funding bid.

To see some their  previous work and see some current developments please go to  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU8JfMuUWBI 

 

MOSAIC

MOSAIC is a membership organisation based in Brighton, that aims to deliver services that meet the needs of Black & Mixed Parentage families. They are seeking new  Members, Volunteers and Trustees who can help to grow MOSAIC and its activities. TDC have been supporting this development through practical assistance and discussion with Trustees.

Image of Brighton MOSAIC meeting 2015
MOSAIC meeting

Partnerships

  • Brighton and Hove Museums- SELECT Project
  • Community Works- Mental Wellbeing Focus groups
  • Community Buildings Network
  • Early Years Network
  • OBCCA / Carden Park Play Area – Carden Primary School, Patcham High School, Hollingbury Youth Club.
  • Peer Support Network – Linked to peer networks throughout the region / University of Brighton
  • Central Hove
  • Neighbourhoods Network blog – Hangleton and Knoll Community Action, Portslade Local Action Team, Action in Bevendean Community, Moulsecoomb Local Action Team, Hollingdean Development Trust

Local websites

From Downs to sea - a slice of life

The support the community development worker gives to Portslade Community Forum ensures we can identify and prioritise community need and plan accordingly.As residents from Portslade and West Hove neighbourhoods we were given the opportunity to work with Brighton Museum to choose art work from the Arts Council Collection for an exhibition. We found many works of art that spoke to us of what we experience in our daily lives, living on the outskirts of a big city. This exhibition helps to tell the story of our home – between the Downs and the sea. Please see below……

The Select Project: From Downs to Sea

Overview

TDC carried out a Community Curators project in partnership with Royal Pavilion & Museums Brighton & Hove and residents of Portslade and West Hove from April 2013- June 2014.  Royal Pavilion & Museums Brighton & Hove secured funding for this project from Arts Council’s England.

Together, we supported local people to come together through a series of meetings and events, to curate, interpret, present, engage audiences in and market an exhibition of modern and contemporary British art in prime gallery space in Brighton Museum.  This report tells how residents became community curators to put the exhibition together, and what they and those visiting the exhibition thought about it.
To see the full report please click here.

City Wide work in Hollingbury

Hollingbury Active Parents for Park Improvements (H.A.P.P.I)

A group of parents working to improve parks in the Hollingbury area. Supported to fundraise and work collaboratively with Brighton & Hove City Council Parks Team to purchase and install new play equipment for ages 0-16 years. The group also held a number of community planting days to spruce up the look of the green spaces, installed benches and planted trees to provide shade.

Contact H.A.P.P.I for more information through www.hollingbury.info

Hollingberries 50+ Group

This group meets every Wednesday 2-3:30pm at The Gathering Place. They take part in a variety of activities e.g. quizzes, films, gentle exercise, history talks, arts, computers and internet. £1 each time you come (includes refreshments and activities)

Look out for our programme on the website (www.hollingbury.info) or phone 01273 383102 and leave your address and we’ll send you a copy

Hollingbury Bilingual Women’s Group

Do you have English as a 2nd Language? Come to our Women’s group:

Mondays: 11.15am- 12.15pm at Carden Primary School. Term time only! (School tel: 01273 293677)

Possible activities include: computer training, women only swimming, cookery sessions, sewing, arts & crafts, picnics, walks and trips to places of interest.

For more information please contact Sue Olive on : 07855 216396 or Kalishia Davey on: 07411 251 969 or email; [email protected]

Hollingbury Hello Newsletter Group

We’re a friendly group, meeting during term time at The Gathering Place community room, Orchid View (off Cuckmere Way). Come & be part of the newsletter or join us for coffee & a chat!

If this is not for you, why not help out by delivering some newsletters to your area? It’s a great way to get some exercise and feel part of the Hollingbury community!

Would you like to advertise in our newsletter?

We deliver to 2500 homes & businesses in & around Hollingbury!

Fantastic way to advertise your company or event!

Our advertising fees are £15 for a sixth of a page or £40 for half page. Community groups/ events advertise for free.

Contact us at: [email protected]

Post: 89 Fernhurst crescent, Hollingbury BN1 8FA

Hollingbury Local Action Team (LAT)

Meets at The Gathering Place, Orchid View (off Cuckmere Way). Please see below for future meeting dates/times.

The Hollingbury LAT is a local Hollingbury community-led group made up of representatives of local groups, local councillors, residents and workers in the area. This group is focussed on raising local community issues and finding solutions to them. The main objective of the group is to tackle Hollingbury safety and environmental related issues. The group has a local resident Chair, Bob Hill.

Our Aims:

Hollingbury residents have given us 3 main aims to concentrate on this past year:

1)Increasing road safety around Carden Primary School.

2)Protecting the newly developed Carden Park play area from anti-social behaviour.

3)Raising awareness of how safe it is to live in Hollingbury.

Contact Bob on: [email protected]

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