“TDC provides vital support to our Forum helping us with our governance, organisation and committee operation whilst overseeing the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund which our group distributes. TDC really help with keeping the group functional and giving us focus and direction”
Edward Clay, chair of West Hove Forum
“TDC supports us by giving advice on funding, training and volunteers. They make sure our committee functions as it should and are always there when needed – invaluable”
Ann Menhinick founder member of The Purple People Kitchen
“We weren’t too sure of the best way to set up our group; but with the help of TDC we were able to organise our committee, our constitution and begin to apply for funding!”
Olivia Cropper - Friends of Davis Park
“I'm so glad I booked this course. I enjoyed baking but this course reminded me how much I enjoy baking and how good it can make you feel. I'll definitely be back for more!”
Stephen, participant in the Stoneham Bakehouse courses
West Hove Forum
This active forum is supported by TDC and has grown in size and influence. Currently the Forum meets bi-monthly and has a guest speaker attend. Recent speakers include planning directors, seafront managers, head of Library services and the director of BHCC environmental services. The group acts as a representative local forum distributing Healthy Neighbourhood grants and recently successfully bid for a local council £1,000 discretionary community grant. This enabled the forum to consult widely with local residents on their vision for the facilities for the seafront from monies due from planning gain. A designated neighbourhood forum is planned to lead on this, again supported by TDC
Portslade Community Forum
This Forum acts as an umbrella group for community groups in Portslade. The Forum has been running for a number of years with support from TDC. Most recently the Forum showcased the work it has undertaken at Portslade Town Hall and acts as a focal point of contact for community safety issues. The Forum is also responsible for distributing the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund to community groups.
The Purple People Kitchen
The Purple People Kitchen (PPK) is a vital food bank for the Portslade community which has been running successfully for a number of years. TDC helped in setting the group up and continues to support the food bank deliver its services. The PPK provides a hot meal every Friday afternoon at Portslade Town Hall and distributes food items to its clients. In 2017 the kitchen was recognised by The Argus when the PPK were awarded their ‘Community Stars’ Award.
Portslade Neighbourhood Action Plan
TDC is working with the council and other public and voluntary services, along with community members and residents, to produce local priorities that we can work together on. This is called the Portslade Neighbourhood Action Plan (PNAP). Priorities are being established in three areas: Health and Wellbeing, Community Spaces/Environment and Activities, Learning & Employment.
TDC support Friends of Parks group across the area when needed. The newest group The Friends of Davis Park were supported by TDC when setting up and have set up a gardening group and organised park clean ups. The other parks groups run tidy ups too. Friends of Stoneham Park, Friends of Vale Park, Friends of Victoria Park, Friends of Wish Park and Mile Oak Rec’ Action Group (MORAG) all run events for the community during the summer, and over the course of the year put on a range of fun days for the community including dog shows, art in the park, pumpkin carving at Halloween and Christmas Fairs. Friends of Victoria Park and MORAG have managed to secure new equipment for their respective parks through a concerted fundraising programme.
Working together with Stoneham Bakehouse, who have been able to access Healthy Neighbourhood grants, TDC have been able to link residents from the Portland Road area to the bread baking courses held at the bakehouse. A Hove men’s network group, users of the Vallance Community Centre and Ingram Crescent Residents' Association members have all benefited from the course which has not only provided the opportunity to learn new skills in the baking of healthy bread but crucially broken down isolation and led to new friendship networks.
The Alliance of Friends of Parks (West)
Brunswick Surgery PPG (Patient Participation Group)
Friends of Stoneham Park
Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum
Matlock Road PPG
Mile Oak PPG
Portslade Community Forum
Portslade Local Action Team
West Hove Forum
Wish Park Surgery PPG
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
BHCC Active for Life
The Carers' Centre
Community Safety Team
Homeless Organisations – First Base, Off the Fence, Anti Freeze
Neighbourhood Care Scheme
The Police and PCSOs
Portslade Village Centre
Safe in the City
St John's Centre