Tarner and Eastern Road

Thank you for setting up a joint meeting with the council so we can share our views”, “So happy we were listened to”

MCMC members

It was fantastic to see so many BME groups/orgs getting involved today. I hope they will be part of the organising group for next years”

John – Festival Chair

That was great, can we watch Frozen next time and singalong”

Young Boy from Film Club

 "I would like to say thank you to Sue for her inspiration in getting the tenants motivated to increase their activities. The taster sessions were very acceptable and we hope to have more in the future"

Charles Penrose - Resident of Sloane Court

"We have appreciated what Sue has done; we could not have done what we have without her. We would like to carry on with her to help us set up more events. Nothing has been too much for her, Sue has helped with everything"

Irene Ainsley-Hobbs - Resident of Sloane Court

Your Community Development Workers in Tarner and Eastern Road are Sue Sayers and Emma Reeves (Kalishia Davey is currently on maternity leave)

Millwood Community Centre, Nelson Row, Brighton BN2 9AH. Office number: 01273 588803

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Mobile: 07412709310

[email protected]


Emma Reeves TDCEmma

Tel: 07411 251969

Email: [email protected]

Tarner Community Development Brighton TDC

Featured projects

All Different, All Equal – Annual Community Festival, Tarner

The festival group are currently looking for community groups, activities and performers to get involved in organising the annual summer festival. This event usually takes place on Richmond Parade and we would like anyone who is interested in getting involved to get in touch.

Film Club and Saturday Café, Tarner

This project started from an idea a local resident had from feedback from the community about having something held local for children and parents/guardians. The now chair was supported to fundraise £1000 to set up a film club and purchase an entertainment license as well as fully kitting out the kitchen for all the necessary equipment needed to hold a community café for parents alongside the film club for children.

Nelson Row Play Park Redevelopment, Tarner

The local community in Kingswood and Milner flats and around the area have been trying for a long time to get the play park in between the flats redeveloped/upgraded for the local children and users of the Puffin Community Nursery. This project was headed up by Groundworks and a few local groups made contributions to the funding pot to get match funding from Veolia. It is with huge happiness that the project was agreed and signed off by the council to go ahead and April 2015 will see the redevelopment of the space with the design that the community, council and Puffin Community Nursery worked collaboratively to get exactly what they want. We look forward to seeing the final space at the launch event late April/ beginning of May.

Sheltered Housing Schemes - Eastern Road

Support is given to the following sheltered schemes to look at ways of maximising use of their communal areas and to encourage participation in social activities. Social Clubs at Sloane Court (BHCC) and Evelyn Glennie (Anchor) have been supported to apply for funding to increase what they offer to their residents. At Evelyn Glennie Court they have started a weekly gentle exercise class which is attended by an average of 12 people per session. The Social Club at Sloane Court are linking with Leech Court and using their communal lounge to host entertainment, tea afternoons, quizzes and a supper club. Lavender House have embarked on a gardening project to grow vegetables.

Other current projects and groups


Albion Hill Social Club
All Different, All Equal – Annual Community Festival
Anatolian Friendship Association
Banyan Tree – Hear Our Voices Drama & Art Workshops
Black and Minority Ethnic Young People’s Project – BME Youth ClubEarly Childhood Project – Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Community!
Film Club & Saturday Café
Friends of Tarner Park – Gardening Events
Millwood Centre Management Committee – Getting Connected!
Miss Represented – Feed Your Head
Nelson Row Play Park Redevelopment
Puffin Community Nursery
Tarner Area Partnership – Public Themed Community Meetings
Tarner Community Garden
Tarner Community Project – Children’s and Youth Services

Eastern Road

Evelyn Glennie Court Social Club – Gentle Exercise Sessions
Lavender House TA Social Group – Lavender Green Palms Garden Project
Patching Lodge iPad Connectivity
Sloane Court Social Club – Social Fridays
Somerset Day Centre – Let’s Get Arty
St James’ Action Group

Our partners

Active for Life – Healthy Activities
BMEYPP – BME Youth Club
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
Brighton Libraries
Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project
Brighton Youth Centre
Carlton Hill Primary School
Circus Street Bike Hub
Groundworks (environment)
Hyde Group
Mind – Mental Health
Puffin Community Nursery
Safe in the City – substance misuse
Tarner Children’s Centre
Tarner Community project
The Council – environment, housing, safety, resident involvement, communities team, travel planning
The Friends Centre
The Resource Centre

Links to Community Websites

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