Our Community Development Worker has been hugely supportive in making this season's 'Lucky Dip' a great event. We've had loads of positive comments from people who came, shopped, danced, chatted, listened to music and sold their wares...Without all her input and steadying hand I'm not sure where we'd be. She's our central point of contact, co-ordinated where necessary, and as ever struck exactly the right balance between supporting the group and letting us get on with it. Big thanks to you.
Hilary Silverwood resident
Nearly 40 green-fingered adults and children got stuck into a planting project to help give two residential areas a facelift. The Beautify The Dip and Crestway project in Hollingdean Brighton was well supported last week as residents made the most of a rare spell of good weather to help plant fruit plants and herbs.
The Argus 4/11/13
Beautify the Dip and The Crestway
Partner: City Parks
One of the residents’ priorities is to improve the appearance of the Dip and The Crestway – two shopping areas in Hollingdean. Residents wanted to put in planters and arranged a meeting with council officers to discuss how to progress this.
It was agreed that the council would give the residents four planters – these are very large, 1.30 metres in diameter. The planters were at Stanmer Park and the residents had to empty them of earth ready to be moved.
In the end the council allowed the residents 9 planters and supplied the compost. The residents arranged a planting day when 40 adults and children spent the day planting fruit bushes, herbs, trees and shrubs in them.
By working in partnership with City Parks the officers had a greater understanding of the aims of the project and officers and residents developed mutual respect. As the project developed the residents were given more planters as well as compost.
Other current projects
Off the Ground Task & Finish groups:
Refuse & Recycling
Planting up Hollingdean
Children’s Centre opening hours
Transport and Traffic
Lucky Dip markets
Improve entrance to National Park
Hollingdean Development Trust
Constituted groups – support
Active for Life
Brighton &Hove City Council - City Clean,City Parks and Transport
Brighton and Hove City Council- Parks and Rangers to redevelop Carden Park
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
Brighton Permaculture Trust
The Hollingdean Development Trust