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hanover Welcome to the May Edition of the Hanover Directory

Welcome to May – the Brighton Festival month! We have a full account of the local Hanover Art Trail for you to read on pages 8 and 9. Have a look and get on the trail any of the weekends of May. Even if you aren’t into art, it is a great opportunity to see what creative types have done with their Hanover homes, not to mention the homemade cakes you will find for sale in some of the houses! We have the usual mix of local items for you this month. Many thanks to all contributors‌we really appreciate you sending us your articles for publication and it is always a pleasure to publish them! Have a great May and enjoy the festival and the Open Houses! The Hanover Directory Team

Cover: Hanover based artist Janet Brooke see Publisher: The Hanover Directory 01273 551021 Printer: Gemini Press The views expressed by individuals in any letter or article included at the discretion of the publishers are not necessarily the views of the Editor. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this magazine and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, the publishers of this publication will not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracies. Inclusion of advertisers in this magazine is not necessarily a recommendation but we do hope they give a good quality service. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publishers and contributors We take complaints you make about our advertisers seriously. We have the following policy on this: First complaint about an advertiser is logged here in our offices, if we receive another complaint we write to the advertiser concerned and notify them we have had two complaints and if we receive another complaint we will no longer accept their adverts. If and when a third complaint arrives we will verify that all complaints received were genuine and inform the advertiser that we will no longer be promoting their business and inform them why.

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Artists Open Houses Page 11 HSAL Page 14/15 HCA News Page 17 Dover Castle Charity Event Page 19 Walmer Castle Page 21 Local Person Page 23 Local Action Page 25 Hanover Dad Page 26 Index of Advertisers

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hanover Historical Hanover...

Carlton Hill Area

Clearance in progress of the large area now covered by the Municipal Market. This involved the demolition of many slum streets such as Circus Court, Carlton Court, Carlton Row, Woburn Place to name only some. In the background Sussex Street climbs uphill with St Peters Church dominating the distant scene. Constructing the Market occupied most of 1936.

Thanks to the Regency Society for this image from their photographic archives, The James Gray Collection. You can see thousands of more historic pictures of Brighton and Hove at

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LET THE WORLD KNOW YOU’RE SELLING It is always best to put a board up, and don’t worry if your neighbours know you’re moving – it can only help. You don’t know who they may tell about it, they may have some friends or family desperate to move to the area. Word of mouth is sometimes the best marketing tool available.

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HAYFEVER Suffering this Spring? Come and get help and advise from us When pollen count is high... • Stay inside when possible

• Keep car windows closed and have airconditioner on instead

• Avoid cutting the grass • Shower more often • Wear wraparound sunglasses

Mental health Awareness week 12th- 18th May If you suffer from Anxiety or Depression,contact www.mentalhealth. for help and advice or pop in to the pharmacy.

• Rub some petroleum jelly inside your nostrils to capture pollen

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Already moved up? Well maybe it’s time to move ‘out’! For ever expanding families, space is a premium, particularly in Hanover. As we spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen, we know the typical Hanover kitchen is just not big enough for the average size family.

With a wealth of experience, happy customers and fully accredited by the Guild of Master Craftsmen and Trading Standards, you can be sure to receive the highest standard of workmanship at a reasonable cost from 360 Home. Our waste is recycled, our coffee fair trade, our craftsmen fully accredited with all the necessary qualifications and governing bodies. Our radio station?... Well, we let you choose.

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anover Art Trail 2014

Brighton & Hove Artists’ Open Houses Festival

eturn of the Hanover Trail as part of the Artists’ Open Houses Festival. Throughout May these six very dife opening their doors and welcoming visitors to experience the joys of the festival. This year’s trail boasts and crafts encompassing jewellery, fine art, sculpture and design. Beyond the exceptional standard of ny of the houses will be taking their hospitality further by offering tea, coffee and cakes – and, if you want ronger, The Blue House has a licensed bar. Studio Q - Q Sales&Lettings, 195 Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3LA Studio Q is showcasing a selection of local artists, some relatively unknown and some well-established. From lino and wood cuts to canvas oil paintings, our walls will be packed with genuinely unique, interesting art that will capture your imagination. Number Thirteen – 13 Lincoln Cottages, Brighton, BN2 9UJ Liz at Lincoln Cottages is doing it differently this year and exploring the extremes of her own work, from earrings on ceramic heads and tiles to sculptural toilet brush holders. Halfway up the hill and central on the trail, pop in for coffee and treats. 13 Whichelo Place – 13 Whichelo Place, Brighton, BN2 9XE Gill Parry is a ceramic artist working from his home, and each year he opens his house and studio for the festival. This year he has three other artists joining him and is looking forward to welcoming you to his home. Brighton Sculptors – Church of Annunciation, Washington Street, Brighton, BN2 9SR Brighton Sculptors create sculptural forms and ideas for inside and outside display in this beautiful church.

Also available for that extra bit of jolliness and noseying around will be: the in-house, licensed ‘Blue Bohème Bar’, serving cherry-topped cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, ‘Connie’s Kitschen’ serving delicious treats and cream teas, live music and an open art studio and garden. 31 Baxter Street – 31 Baxter Street, Brighton, BN2 9XP Welcome to 31 Baxter Street, a tiny house full of vivid characters, colourful maps and enthralling vistas. With an emphasis on illustration, you’ll find a range of prints and original drawings, as well as laser cut jewellery and 3D work.

The Blue House – 7 Agnes Street, Brighton, BN2 3AS The Blue House offers an eclectic mix of art, design and craft from a collection of local artists.

D.J. Plumbing & Heating A family run business, who specialise in Plumbing, heating, boiler conversions and repair work. All work is guaranteed and fully insured.

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The Royal Pavilion is our City’s 18/11/2013 greatest treasure.

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Membership offers great benefits: 

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20% discount in our shops throughout November & December

Discounts on events & the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Accompanying children and grandchildren go free!

Prices start at £23 (concessions available) Call Abigail on 01273 292789 for more information. Membership is a great way to support the Royal Pavilion, helping to conserve and protect our City’s unique cultural heritage. Registered charity No. 275242

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hanover Hanover Action for Sustainable Living...

Face up to Food Waste

Did you know that food makes up more than a third of rubbish in Brighton & Hove? (1) Or that, in the UK, around 15 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year, half of it from our homes? (2)

Would it surprise you to know that the 1 billion hungry people in the world could receive all of their nutritional needs on a mere quarter of the food that is wasted in the UK, USA and Europe? (3)

Whether on a local, national or international scale, the facts about food waste are truly shocking. By facing up to this, we can create positive change to help malnourished and impoverished people, as well as alleviate the strain that our agricultural practices are putting on the environment. Not sure where to start?

HASL’s Food Waste Collective is a hub for people who are passionate about addressing food waste in Brighton & Hove. We work to support sustainable, ethical alternatives for the tonnes of perfectly good food that is thrown away from retailers, businesses and farms every year. The Collective hosts community actions, talks and social events, as well as supporting other local initiatives tackling food waste in Sussex. They have been a hive of activity recently and are looking to roll out some incredibly exciting events in the coming year to make Brighton and Hove see food waste differently. by Aimee Loveday

For more information please explore the following:

Read an article written on guardian online about our Good Food For Good Causes event - http://www. References

(1) The Argus: Hove_throws_away___60m_of_food_a_year/?ref=nt

(2) Love Food Hate Waste: how-much-food-wasted-total-across-uk

(3) Tristram Stuart: All statistics are fully referenced in his book Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009).

HASL Summer Film Programme Thursday 15th May at 8pm

Function Room, Hanover pub , 242, Queens Park Rd


The ultimate movie about human beings at their best. Happy explores the secrets behind out most valued emotion combining real life stories from around the world.


Book now for our fantastic spring half term play scheme May 27th to 30th Summers coming and the flowers and vegetables are coming up in our lovely community garden! Our spring half term play scheme is packed with fun and games, mainly taking place in the garden and Tarner Park. There will be a wide variety of physical activities, games and quizzes, cooking, gardening, arts and crafts, music, performances and a beautiful bouquet of other fun stuff!!

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The Tarner Community Project offers a vibrant range of after school clubs and holiday play schemes for children aged 4-11 years. With OFSTED outstanding accreditation, the children benefit from a wide range of activities and the wonderful outside space of Tarner Park, where the project is based.

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Come along and swap your seedlings, plants, seeds, tools, pots, books, and know how. Spring is here! Bring your surplus for swapping, if your seedlings have failed or you haven’t even started the kale, don’t worry it’s not too late, come even if you have nothing and take home the bounty of your neighbor’s abundance. There will be a chance to chat to other gardeners; share your growing experiences and find out about our community compost (email if you have want to compost with us and get a free caddy)

33 Southover Street, Hanover Sunday 4th May 2014, 12-3.30 pm


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Give a young person a chance Fostering can be challenging, rewarding and fun. We will help you every step of the way.

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To apply, you must have a spare room and time to care for a child. We will provide you with 24 hour support and regular training. Our allowances range from £353 to £661 per week, for each child you may foster.

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Hanover Commun

HCA is the small charity that manages the Hanover Ce live locally. We always welcome your feedback and sug and have any comments, compliments or complaints. While Brighton is in festival mode we thought it was a great time to announce Hanover’s hottest ticket...

The 2014 Hanover Beer Festival...

is confirmed for October 3rd and 4th. We are beginning to plan for it now, which involves hiring marquees, stillage for the barrels, checking our lights and so on - the physical facilities needed. When we’ve got all that in place we’ll be looking for volunteers to help with set up, break down, and, of course working on each night. We’ll also be contacting sponsors - local firms and groups who’d like to have their names linked with Hanover’s biggest and best party of the year. If you want to be kept in touch with the latest news, go to our contact page at, go to the Hanover Beer Festival page and look for the “Subscribe via Email” box.

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Ongoing beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in the Hanover Centre, Anahata Clinic and Kemptown Crypt Community Centre (details of these and all of Jans other classes on ) NEW COURSES STARTED IN APRIL

April 26th...Saturday 10 week beginner course 9-10am Kemptown Crypt Community Centre...still spaces April 28th... Monday 10 week beginner course 8.20-9.20pm Anahata Clinic...still spaces Jan will be teaching in Spain next July come and join me for an intensive week of pilates and therapies in a truly magic setting in Andalucia in guaranteed sunshine

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Beer Festival 2013

Women on the Edge of Time - Art for Women Summer Term 2014

This term we shall be looking at the woman’s form in art, in the landscape, in poetry and the media, linking this to the passage of time. With life drawing, looking at art history books and magazines, and visits outside on balmy evenings to be a bit barmy, it should be an interesting course. Exploring the use of paints, textiles, pebbles, clay, wire and plaster. A large and jolly group, with a few spaces available, for YOU! No experience necessary, but please call to book a place.

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entre on Southover Street. The Charity is run by a committee of voluntary Trustees who ggestions, so please get in touch if you’ve attended an event or activity at the Centre At: The Hanover Centre on: Tues evenings, 7.30 – 9.30pm starts: May 6th for 10 weeks sliding scale of fees tutor: sculptor Sue Nunn tel: 07773238661

Thursday 22nd May 2014. The polling station will be open between 7am and 10pm for those eligible to vote in Hanover. If you attend a regular class in the lower hall on a Thursday please check with your class leader as your event may be in a different hall or postponed.

Talk to Us! Never Mind The Bollards...

...Come and enjoy the garden! The new bollards define the area where we allow people hiring one of the rooms at the Centre to park a vehicle. No-one else has a right to park in the grounds without prior permission. This should make the area safer for people, prams and plants.

Polling Station

The Hanover Centre will be the polling station for the Hanover area for the European Elections on


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If you would like to join in with our projects, run a course, volunteer or enquire about a booking or a class, then please contact us: Hanover Centre, 33 Southover Street, BN2 9UD Email: Website: Phone: 01273 694 873 (24 hours) Join our Facebook group: “The Hanover Centre” Rosemary is in the office every weekday morning except Wednesday, and is happy to arrange an appointment for you outside those times. Please leave a message or email with a daytime phone number and we’ll call you.

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Complete bathroom and kitchen fitting All light building work and much much more...

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Bright, cheerful and welcoming food pub in Fiveways Sustainably sourced food served 7 days a week Special home-cooked children’s menu

From Fitting Shelves to Fitting Kitchens Over 20 wines available by the glass

Fabulous value 2 course weekday lunches Superb Sussex reared roasts on Sundays from 12-6pm 3 star Sustainable Restaurant Association

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hanover Calling all people of Hanover and beyond...

Presenting... The Dover’s Kids’ (and big kids’!) Charity Event! Here at the Dover Castle we are organising a Children’s Fete on the 10th of May, doors open at 12, all in aid of The Rocking Horse Children’s Charity! It’s going to be a super fun day with live bands running all day, made up of some amazingly talented kids, courtesy of The Starfish Youth Music Group! The fun doesn’t stop there. We have some great games, a raffle which is shaping up with some amazing prizes, face painting, balloon modelling and much more!

We’ll have our wonderful chef, Rich, out back serving delicious kid-friendly grub on the BBQ. The Hanover Sauce Company will be providing some great sauces for you and your family, also debuting their kid-friendly ketchup!

We are looking for any donations to go towards raffle prizes, and anyone who wants to help out on the day! The more the merrier! So bring your kids, your nieces and nephews, your grandchildren, and we’ll do the rest. We look forward to you joining the fun!

One last thing, boys and girls - there is a dress code... You have to dress up as your favourite superhero. Be as creative as you like - the more originality the better! Prizes will be given to the best superhero... So get thinking, Batman!

PS: Grown-ups, don’t worry - we haven’t forgotten about you. We have some adult fun on in the evening, such as music, a nostalgia-infused quiz, games and drink promotions. So come along and join the fun! Looking forward to seeing you all! Niomi, Leonie & the rest of the Dover team!

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The Walmer Castle



Great Food Deals... Monday 7oz Sirloin Steak for £7 Vegie Option Available Tuesday 2-4-1 on all main meals Wednesday 2 for £12 on Pie & Mash Thursday 2 for £12 on Burgers Friday 2 for £12 on Fish Dishes Sunday Up to 13 Roasts Kids meals available Food Served... till 10pm Tues - Fri & 9pm Sat -Mon Plus Full Menu Tues - Sun

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Guest Ale - £3 a pint dog friendly best place for a party - no charge PA & Decks Included live music - see our facebook page

BEER FESTIVAL F.A. Final 17Th May Up To 12 Cask Ales And Ciders From Sussex Brewers: Dark Star, BN2, Goldmark, 360 and Biddenden Kentish Cider thewalmercastle

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The Walmer Castle Review by Anne-Marie Krolick

Walking into the Walmer Castle was like stepping into a good friend’s living room. With all the clientele being greeted with a bright hello, whether it was from the staff or the other regulars, everyone seemed right at home. By 5.30pm on this lovely spring evening, the pub was already buzzing with people obviously attracted by the Tuesday night ‘2 for 1 meal deal’, so, as the children settled down to do battle with a brilliant Star Wars chess set (every pub should have one!) the grown-ups bravely faced up to the challenge of the Specials Board! With an extensive menu of homemade food featuring locally sourced meat and fish, the choice is almost overwhelming, but in the end we both opted for a home-baked pie: mine, a vegetarian version with wild mushroom and asparagus, whilst my partner couldn’t resist the steak and chorizo. As we waited for our meals to arrive, we couldn’t help notice the other diners’ dinners as they emerged from the kitchen: hearty looking steaks and towering burgers, brightly coloured fresh salads with golden fried new potatoes topped with a whole crispy fried rainbow trout. Regret for our choice fleetingly flashed across our minds! But we needn’t have worried - as soon as our platters arrived, all comparisons ceased as we set to our amazing-looking fare. The pies were encased in a crispy golden pastry, firm to the bite, but then crumbled and melted in the mouth, the contents packed with hearty chunks of rich wild mushroom and fresh al dente asparagus, bound together in a delicious creamy sauce. The steak and chorizo was flavourful, sweet and tender. Although the meals we chose were part of the special 2 for 1, there was absolutely no skimping on the quantities, with generous portions of veg and enough mustard-mash potatoes to recreate any mountain range of your choice, topped with a golden fluffy yorkie and doused in a

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lake of rich, dark gravy. In spite of being full to breaking point, somehow we managed to find a tiny space for desserts! Whilst our little one tucked into a knickerbocker glory the size of his head, we shared a tasting platter of puddings which included a dreamy crème brûlée, moist chocolate gateaux, ice cream, fresh fruit and a mound of super-sticky-sweet chocolate deliciousness! All in all, the Walmer Castle offers incredible value for money without compromising on taste and quality, with different deals every night of the week and a roast which is served right up until 9pm on Sundays. This pub is a great option whether you are looking for somewhere for a special celebratory night out, or just fancy a bit of a mid-week treat.

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We love to feature local Hanover people in the Directory. Meet Li Mills...

Local Person...Li Mills What is your name and where in Hanover do you live? I’m Li Mills from Lincoln Street, where I live with my husband, Matt, and two teenagers.

How long have you lived here? 19 years in our house, but I lodged in Lincoln Street previously. What do you most like about living in Hanover? The friendly neighbourhood feel, kids playing in the street, being able to walk everywhere. What would you most like to see improved in the area? Less rubbish and dog poo. People keeping their recycling off the street until collection day. Would prefer not to be woken by people loudly discussing their sex lives whilst having a fag in the garden late at night.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job? I adore it and count my blessings every day. I sing with fantastic people, some of whom undergo a real transformation. The sense of community is brilliant. And I absolutely love arranging songs, which I do for other artists too. What would someone need to do to get involved? Wham Jam, Jammy Dodgers and The Jamned are all recruiting. Email Do you perform yourself? New York Dollies ( - three gals and a ukulele performing punk classics in vintage doo-wop style (swearing optional) - are available for gigs, weddings, parties and corporate events. A nice change from waving my arms around with my back to the audience…

We notice you run quite a few local choirs…tell us more. Some parents at my toddler music group, Baby Jam (now run by wonderful Emily Carver), asked if I’d sing with them, cos, you know, Hop Little Rabbits isn’t a huge challenge. Jam Tarts began as a fourweek course….and is now a 60-strong indie choir, celebrating our 10th anniversary this year. We sing unusual arrangements of songs by artists such as Joy Division, The Cure, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. I also run Wham Jam Thank You Ma’am (a daytime version), The Jamned (a monthly drop-in) and Jammy Dodgers (for teenagers). The choirs have raised over £10,000 for Billy Bragg’s charity, Jail Guitar Doors. I lead the Alzheimer’s Society Singing For The Brain at Brighton Museum. We’ve rebelled and call ourselves Jammy Codgers.

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ALAN PATCH CARPENTRY AND BUILDING Rooms in the roof Complete refurbishments Extensions From architectural drawings to the last lick of paint Supplier of all trades and of course a hoover!

Contact Alan on 07796 094760

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Hanover and Elm Grove Local Action Team

Rise in Houses of Multiple Occupation

Census figures show an increase of 45 per cent in rented housing in Hanover and Elm Grove between 2001 and 2011. The overall percentage of rented housing in the ward now stands at 35 per cent.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) account for the overwhelming majority of the rented homes. Licences have been issued  for 208 larger HMOs of three or more storeys occupied by five or more people living in two or more families. Since the council introduced licensing for smaller HMOs in November, 500 licence applications have been received  in Hanover and Elm Grove. Fire safety improvements were needed in two thirds of the 430 smaller HMOs where full licences have been issued. Students occupy most of the HMOs. Dampness (37.78 per cent) is the most common complaint from private sector tenants, followed by disrepair (20.58 per cent). A private sector stock condition survey carried out in Brighton and Hove in 2008 revealed that 36.9 per cent of private rented housing in the city failed the Decent Homes Standard on safety grounds and because of poor insulation. “Neighbours have reported what they believe to be

84 unlicensed HMOs in the ward,” said Hanover and Elm Grove Councillor Bill Randall. “ if you believe there are unlicensed HMOs in your street, please contact me. We need to ensure all HMOs in the ward are safe and well-maintained. I urge tenants to contact me, if they feel their living conditions are below standard. My contact details are 01273 294366 or” Next Hanover and Elm Grove Local Action Team Meeting is on Monday 2nd June at 7pm. IN: The Hanover Pub, Queens Park Rd ALL ARE WELCOME

Three Italian friends made it happen in Hanover The Kiosk, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3DD.

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Hanover Dad... On the Move

Hi everyone, I’m sorry I never wrote an article last month. I was a bit too busy because I’ve just moved house. We were in a relatively small chain and we’ve only moved about 300 metres down the road, plus I’ve also seen those Phil and Kirsty characters on the telly, all smiling and flirting and the like, so somehow I thought it would all be quite easy. It’s surprising really, because when you decide to move it all seems reasonably straightforward in your head. You would think you’d just find a new house, someone then finds your old house, you all shake hands and get excited, and then you move. It’s not really like that though, is it? It’s all so stressful and everything seems to go right down to the very last minute. Basically, after months of inactivity, we exchanged with seven minutes to spare before everything collapsed, and completed the following morning – a truly relaxing experience as you can imagine! The whole process just becomes all-consuming, and the worst thing is that, whilst you are mad with stress and anxiety and can’t think of anything else in the world other than the words ‘exchange’ and ‘complete’, you always seem to end up talking to someone you we loved and just like exchanged and completed meet who says something like - “Yeah, we found it all in about 35 minutes after putting the offer in. Yeah, really easy, actually. Yeah, we just saw the property we’re just like really lucky like that.” Thankfully, I’m not a violent man in these situations. Still, we got there in the end, and now that we’re in our new place it’s great. The people who bought our old house are a lovely young couple from London, and I envy them a bit actually, as they remind me of my wife and me when we first moved to Hanover. Hopefully they are feeling as excited and slightly bemused as we were when we arrived here. They will enjoy all the highs and lows that living in Hanover has to offer, such as a being in a lovely community and having great pubs and parks on your doorstep. They will also really get to ‘understand’ hills and learn how to park their car in a space the size of a postage stamp, but, like the rest of us residents, they will also soon realise that, all in all, it’s a great place to live and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

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hanover After School Club Tarnerland............................10 Alterations and Repairs Rose Sews...........................19 Antiques Alexandria Antique...cover & 2 Blacksmiths Anvil Ironworks.....................16 Blinds Bella Vista ............................17 Sussex Blinds......................22 Building Services Hanover Building...................3 Down to Earth........................4 360 Home..............................7 JL Property Services...........10 Cafe Fanny’s of Hanover..............10 Carpenters Smart About Wood................9 George Birtwell....................18 Alan Patch...........................22 Richly Carpentry.................12 Children’s Activities Tarnerland...........................11

Musical Bumps...................26 Computer Help Hanover PC........................19 Design Alex Borg..............................5 Electricians Lucas Electrics ..................14 Darren Clarke.....................19 Jack Bond..........................16 Estate Agent Q Sales & Lettings.....cover/6 Events Jammy Dodger Choir.........20 Jam Tarts............................20 Flat Pack Assembly The Flat Pack Man.............15 Fostering The Foster Care Agency....12 Funeral directors ARKA ..................................4 SE Skinner & Sons............12 Sussex Funerals................13 Garage Thwaites.............................24 Gardening Jordon Windsor.................14

Handy man Terry Horton ..................... 16 Dean Cheslin.....................16 Local Attractions The Royal Pavillion............10 Loft Conversion Richly Carpentry................12 Osteopaths Hanover Osteopaths.........15 Pet Services Toto Cat Feeding...............25 Pharmacy O’Flinns................................6 Pilates Jan Davies.........................14 Pizza Restaurant Pizza Me............................23 Plastering Lewis Byard.........................9 Plumbing & heating FitzGeralds.........................21 ABBA.................................13 LWL ...................................12 DJ Plumbing.........................9

Printers Genie Design and Print......27 Public House The Dover Castle...........cover The Walmer Castle.............18 Roofing Ridgeline Roofing...............10 MB Roofing...........................5 Scaffolding Cat Scaffolding Ltd...............8 Shutters Sussex Blinds ....................22 Bella Vista...........................17 Singing Classes The Jammed Choir.............20 Wham Jam.........................20 Stylist Susie Styles..........................8 Theatre The Treason Show..............26 Taxi City Cabs.......................cover Transportation Breeze up the Downs.....back Woodburners Energy Wake Up...................3

The Treas n Show “Brighton is rightly very proud of this company” THE ARGUS


RN THE GOVE Every Friday (term time only)

@ Hanover Community Centre Baby Class 12.30 - 1.30pm Mixed 1-3 years Class 1.30 - 2.30pm Introductory FREE CLASS Contact Belinda McBride 07582 256957 or

I’ll be cack

22 23 24 May at 8pm 16 28 29 may 8/9pm £10 advance (12.50 on night) 01273 917272

Please mention the hanover directory when responding to adverts


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For times, fares, leaflets and walk ideas: Visit Phone (01273) 292480 Or visit to plan any bus or train journey – anywhere! Please mention the hanover directory when responding to adverts

5085 Devil’s Dyke, Ditchling Beacon and Stanmer Park by bus.

Hanover Directory May 2014 issuu