Hanover Directory February 2016

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Welcome to Hanover!! Don’t know about you but I am really pleased to get back into a routine again having left Christmas and New Year behind.

I have a weekly chart on the fridge and am losing 1-2lbs of the stone I managed to put on since the beginning of December!! One big date not to forget in February: Valentine’s Day on the 14th February closely followed by Mother’s Day at the beginning of March. Plenty of local items for you this month...have a look through and see what you find!

We love hearing about and featuring local groups and events so stay in touch... Have a great February!

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Front cover: by local Hanover illustrator Lisa Holdcroft Publisher: The Hanover Directory 01273 551021 info@hanoverdirectory.co.uk www.hanoverdirectory.co.uk 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.

Page 4/5 Old Photo Page 7 Neighbourhood Police Inspector Page 9 Councillors’ News & Details Page 11 Art Exhibition Page 13 Property News Page 14/15 HCA News Page 16/17 Hanover Dad Page 19 Hanover Parking Scheme Page 21 Music and Wine at St Luke’s Page 23 HASL Page 25 Science Festival Page 27 Exotic Creatures Page 30 Index of Advertisers

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hanover Meet the man in charge of your local PCSOs...

Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector - Brian McCarthy How long have you been in the police?

I have been a police officer for 20 years. All of my time has been spent in uniform. During that time I have worked as a response officer covering the emergency calls. For the last two years I have been the Neighbourhood Police Inspector for Central Brighton. This covers Kemp Town, Regency, North Laine and St Peter’s wards. What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is being able to make a difference to the communities I work for. This can be as simple as resolving a local neighbour dispute to catching a drug dealer. I am still as committed to making communities safer for the public as I was when I started 20 years ago. The only difference now is that I have a team of two sergeants and 15 PCSOs to help me achieve that. What are the challenges that you face?

At the moment the main challenge is the new Neighbourhood Policing model. This is part of the Local Policing Plan and involves reviewing neigh-

bourhood policing to ensure it is giving the best value for money. At this time there is ongoing consultation into the PCSO role and numbers. Here in Brighton we have already made some changes to neighbourhood police such as bringing all the Neighbourhood Police officers together into three teams so we can then target problem areas which myself and the PCSOs highlight. What are your interests outside work?

I am a season ticket holder at the Amex; I also have an allotment where I grow my own fruit and vegetables. How can we help you in your work?

You can help us by reporting crime that is happening in the area. Also if you see any anti-social behaviour or suspicious activity call it in, please do not assume someone else will. Recently as a result of a call by the public, we arrested a male for supplying drugs in Queen’s Park. If you feel that by reporting crime there will be repercussions, Crimestoppers has the facility to report crime anonymously on 0845 555 111; or on their website. How can we contact you?

I can be contacted on: Brian.mccarthy@sussex. pnn.police.uk

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The first in a new series of reports from all Hanover local councillors...

Councillor Report From Cllr Dick Page Top concern is the 37B bus, threatened with the axe in September - the only one serving our steep hills. Officers are trying to get Compass to take on subsidised routes on a profit-making basis. This ignores its “social” value, enabling older and disabled people to get out and about independently. Although budget plans indicated all subsidies would be scrapped, this is now denied… I am asking questions to clarify this - please don’t hesitate to contact the Chair of Transport Committee, gill.mitchell@brighton-hove.gov. uk , Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 2LS. This is a tip of a big iceberg of £25m cuts to services being passed on from the Government by our Labour minority administration. Greens are opposing other damaging service cuts at every opportunity, eg to children’s centres, meals on wheels, animal welfare, street cleaning, park rangers, road safety education, closure of public toilets and one of the last day centres. Another frequent local problem is from a few student houses (“HMOs”). Students like others are mostly responsible people, but occasionally there is a noisy party or overflowing recycling and refuse. If your polite suggestions do not work, contact University Accommodation Officers: Brighton Uni, tel 01273 644100, accommodation@brighton.ac.uk ; Sussex, 01273 678220, housing@sussex.ac.uk. Sussex have a new office at 91 Lewes Road. Also of concern is any new HMO where there are lots already. As soon as there is any sign of another family home being converted, we can object to the council planning

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department. No space this time for parking, noise or welfare issues. But I must mention that if you have problems with any untidy or uncollected refuse or recycling, you can report urgent problems to Cityclean 24/7 – tel 01273 292229, option 5. Thanks for reading - and please keep in touch! Dick Page Tel: 01273 291834 www.facebook.com/HEGGreenParty Twitter: @dicpagebrighton Councillor Contact Details The Green Party councillors for Hanover & Elm Grove, David Gibson and Dick Page, hold an advice surgery every second Saturday in the month, from 10.15 to 11.15am at Elm Grove School. You can also email them at david.gibson@brighton-hove.gov.uk or dick.page@brighton-hove.gov.uk You can email Labour councillor Emma Daniel at emma.daniel@brighton-hove.gov.uk . Editorial note: The Hanover Directory isn’t allied to any political party and councillors from all parties will be given equal opportunity to write articles in the directory. This item isn’t intended to be party political but to be informative about local issues that may affect you.

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News of a local exhibition by Janet Brooke...

Art Exhibition at The Independent

Local artist Janet Brooke is probably quite well known to our readers as her work has featured on our cover more than once. Her colourful linocuts and screenprints somehow capture part of the essence of our neighbourhood and city. For her latest venture she has got together with Matt and James, the new owners of The Independent pub on Queen’s Park Road, to organise an exhibition of her prints. Janet’s work will be the first in a series of exhibitions by local artists, one of several exciting new ventures organised at this newly revamped free house on the site of the old Walmer Castle.

The exhibition will run from February 11th to April 7th during pub hours, with your chance to meet the artist on the opening night from 7.30pm. www.theindependent.pub www.facebook.com/theindependentpub www.janetbrooke.com

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hanover Prepared especially for you by James at Q Sales and Lettings...

What defines a Hanover home?

It has been interesting to note on the Hanover Community Pages that the debate regarding the Hanover boundaries is as live as ever, and as an estate agency in the area we find it particularly interesting.

It seems apparent that these boundaries are often stretched and manipulated by where the person defining them lives. To give one example: we have recently worked for three residents in the Stanley Street/Windmill Street area; two felt they were in


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Hanover and one considered himself to be Queen’s Park. The majority of people would consider it to be Hanover – it meets the brief in so many ways, being narrow streets made up of mid-Victorian terraced workers’ houses – and yet it is not even part of the Hanover & Elm Grove council ward.

One contributor to the community board has posted a map including the triangle between Pankhurst Avenue, Elm Grove and the General Hospital - not an area I’d ever considered as Hanover, but surely just as valid as Wellington Road which many seem to include, and is home to Hanover Court. Perhaps most interesting is the conundrum of Hanover Crescent, surely the oldest part and yet somehow seemingly now disconnected from Hanover itself and bearing none of the architectural identity or the parking fiasco played out on the streets above. Interestingly there are plenty who recall when Hanover was only the streets with Hanover in the name (Crescent, Street and Terrace) and the rest was Hilly Laine. Whatever the boundaries, and for that matter whatever the name, the area looks set to continue its upward trend in popularity and house prices. Demand has never been higher for these quaint and characterful homes close to the centre of the city. But for the record, when marketing a home, we consider Hanover to be the area between The Level to the west, Queen’s Park Road to the east, Franklin Road to the north and Albion Hill to the south (with an exception made for Stanley Street and Windmill Street)…but we would say that, wouldn’t we! James Beale, Q Sales & Lettings

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Your monthly update from the Hanover Community Association...

Hanover Community Ass

HCA is the small charity that manages the Hanover Cen always welcome your feedback and suggestions, so ple or complaints. Love Your Community Centre!

Spread some love (and paint!) around the Hanover Centre. As we continue working on improvements to the building, we also need to keep it looking fresh and inviting. This spring we are aiming to decorate the lower hall and would love to have some volunteers on board to help with preparing and painting the lower part of the walls. If you’d like to join in, please get in touch via the office (contact details below) and we’ll let you know the dates. If decorating’s not your thing but you’d still like to volunteer, we’re always happy to hear from you!

This year the HCA celebrates its fortieth anniversary so look out for more about this in future issues. Remember the early days? Why not send us your stories and memories about the centre? Renovating the building was a big job and a great community effort. Read more about it on our website in the Hanover Community / Hanover History section. Find A (Space) Place In Your Heart...

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Emily Burns’ yoga sessions are now at new times... Hatha Yoga drop-in classes: suitable for all levels.

Yoga poses, breathing and relaxation for strength, fitness, flexibility, focus, well-being and peace. Hatha yoga balances the energies in the body whilst strengthening and supporting us to calm the mind and body. It is particularly good for people with back problems as it develops a good core strength. Thursdays 9.15 - 10.15am £7 (£36 for 6) Thursdays 7.15 - 8.15pm £8 (£42 for 6)

of specialised workshops and events. February programme: 4th Printing

11th Remake Love (upcycled gifts)

24th Knitting Bug (a monthly knit ‘n’ crochet focus group) £5 to cover material and tutor costs, please book a place.

If you would like to join in with our projects, run a course, volunteer or enquire about a booking or a class, then please leave a message or email with a daytime phone number and we’ll call you: Hanover Centre, 33 Southover Street, BN2 9UD Email: office@hanovercommunity.org.uk

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hanover With news of the recent developments regarding the local hot potato ...

Hanover Parking Scheme a Step Closer Residents are set to be consulted about introducing controlled parking in Hanover and Elm Grove. The neighbourhood is now the only part of central Brighton with free parking. Locals complain the streets are consequently clogged with vehicles driven by commuters, tourists, shoppers and people from adjacent parking zones who do not wish to pay. The Hanover proposal follows extensive research by the Hanover & Elm Grove Local Action Team (HEGLAT) which found most residents who responded to a survey were in favour. Meanwhile a new scheme for Fiveways is set to proceed after the council considered residents’ views on the fine details and amended the plan where practical.

A new parking area would be created for Ditchling Gardens and Hollingbury Road to help residents park nearer their homes. A recent consultation showed most households in support.

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In Hanover residents will be asked if they would like parking restrictions to operate all day, or for limited periods – or whether they want to continue with no controls at all. They will also be asked if they want any scheme to operate all week or Monday to Friday. The consultation was approved at environment committee on January 19 and a leaflet will be sent to every household in the area. A detailed design consultation will then take place for areas requesting controls and any scheme if approved would be introduced in early 2017.

Committee chair Cllr Gill Mitchell said: “There’s an unusual situation in Hanover where almost half the households have no car yet the roads and many pavements are bumper to bumper with vehicles. Parking controls can make streets and neighbourhoods much more pleasant. But ultimately the choice will be up to local people who express a view.”

HEGLAT chair Chris Taylor said: “This consultation is based on a partnership between the LAT and the council. Surveys of 36 streets have shown a majority of respondents now in favour of some form of controlled parking. The council and LAT are working together to build a flexible scheme which will suit as many residents as possible. This consultation is about the basics and fine detail will be worked up later. Nothing is set in stone and it’s for residents to make the final decision.” The committee report is on the council’s website.

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We’re hosting two concerts this month. On Friday 12th February guitarist Cassie Mathews will present the contrast between Traditional Spanish and Contemporary English repertoire.

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The journey begins with Albeniz and explores Tarrega and Rodrigo, before coming to a final resting place with Britten’s highly revered Nocturnal after John Dowland. Two weeks later on Friday 26th February East meets West. Wen Wen will present works by Elgar, Poulenc and Smetana on violin and Chinese composer Liu Tianhua on erhu, accompanied by Mina Beldimanescu on piano. A diverse evening is promised at St Luke’s!

And finally, Music & Wine at St Luke’s is teaming up with The Independent Pub (formerly The Walmer) to offer a unique two-course pre-concert meal price £12.95 or 10% off their usual menu – just mention us when you pre-book. http://theindependent.pub/ st-lukes-music-wine-set-menu/ The concert takes place at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 / £5 concessions / £3 under-12s. Tickets are available on the door. Disabled access. Wine and refreshments served.

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One Planet Living - zero waste on food? Wasting food costs the average household £50 a month. Brighton and Hove is apparently one of the bad offenders nationally - well over 50,000 tonnes of food is wasted in the city annually. UK households waste around 22% of all the food they buy. Did you watch Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War On Waste? Devastating scenes of hundreds of tonnes of parsnips being ploughed back into the ground because they are supposedly too wonky for the public to buy, meanwhile the family that has been growing them for three generations goes bankrupt. An estimated 20 to 40% of UK fruit and vegetables are rejected before they even reach the shops, largely down to not being cosmetically correct. As part of our One Planet Living campaign, Hanover Action For Sustainable Living is focusing on food waste. The good news is that we are getting better at cutting down on food waste - and there’s lots of things going on to make us more aware. Brighton has the fantastic Real Junk Food Project, the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, and the Brighton

and Hove Food Waste Collective. Together those organisations and others put on the amazing ‘Feed the 5,000’ event on The Level, providing thousands of meals out of food that would otherwise have gone to waste. What can we do locally to really reduce the food waste that goes to landfill?

Only buy what you need - become aware of the things you end up throwing away and buy less of them. Go by the smell and taste of food, not by the ‘best before’ dates which are often meaningless. Get inventive with left-overs and use the freezer.

If you don’t have your own compost, use the local compost facilities at Hanover Community Centre and Beaufort Terrace.

If you are interested in making your street a low food waste model, contact HASL for support: contacthasl@gmail.com Hanover Action for Sustainable Living AGM and film

Thursday 3rd March 2016 at Hanover pub 7pm for meeting and 7.30pm for film. Bring some food to share.

We will be showing the Greenpeace film ‘How to Change the World’.

‘Whatever your politics, this documentary about the founders of Greenpeace is essential viewing.’ But it is not really about the environment at all. It is, in fact, a devastating illustration of how power corrupts. We hope to also have someone who went on the bike ride from Brighton to the Paris climate talks to share their tales and their inspiration. to advertise, please call 01273 551021 or visit www.hanoverdirectory.co.uk



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February is the month for the brilliant Brighton Science Festival...

Brighton Science Festival 2nd-28th February In Brighton, we do science with style. The festival returns for one month of interactive workshops, events and talks, across the city. Photo by Ashley Laurence

Programme robots, blow square bubbles, decide your own personal evolution plan, cycle across the solar system, and witness the battle of the cephalopods, meet up, eat up, play with your food, go home, sleep, wake, repeat. It’s like that all month. Highlights include the Big Science Weekend (27–28 Feb) for adults, Bright Sparks (13–14 Feb) for kids and Hands-On Half-term (15–21 Feb) for young adults. The theme for the 2016 festival is Journeys. Festival highlights:

Sunday 21 February from 11am – 4pm (drop-in) Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD How do you make food? How do you taste food? Where do you taste food? How can something be hot and cold at the same time? The closer you get, the darker it becomes. On the light side you can make towers from spaghetti, ice cream using liquid nitrogen, and watch some amazing demos using Wednesday 17 February at 7.30pm kitchen ingredients. Plus: dancing custard, Bug Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade Shack with their edible insects, Naomi Osborne LEVEL UP and her bacterial cultures, Kitchen Konjuring with A live entertainment podcast panel show, which takes Richard Robinson, Liquid Nitrogen talk and demo a light-hearted look at what it means to be human and (and ice cream) at 12.00 and 2.30pm. £2 per person what the alternatives might be. £8 / £6; recommended over 2 years; all ages ages 16+ Saturday 27 February, all day Saturday 20 February from 11am – 4pm (drop-in), Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade Brighton Youth Centre, 64 Edward Street SNAIL RACING POCKET SCIENCE with neuroscientists at the University of Sussex. The Pocket Science Festival looks like a funfair, but each stall has a little science snuck into it. The Incred- Take a snail under your wing and train it up in simple tasks. Part of the Big Science Weekend event. ible Machine, the Amazing Shrinking Puppet Booth, Splat the Rat and tons more. FREE (donations); ages 12+ Find out more and buy tickets at: www.BrightonScience.com. Saturday/Sunday 13/14 February from 10am-5pm Hove Park Upper School, Nevill Road, Hove BRIGHT SPARKS Two packed days of demos from experts and handson activities for 7-13 year olds and parents. £6 for 7+; tickets from website or at the door, but pre-booking recommended.




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Not far from Hanover, this exhibition looks interesting...

Exotic Creatures Exhibition at the Royal Pavilion This exhibition is on in the Prince Regent Gallery of the Royal Pavilion until 28th February. It explores animals in royal collections, menageries and early zoos, and political beasts in the period 1750 to 1850. You can discover the fascinating story of the first living giraffe in the UK, given to George IV as a diplomatic gift in 1827 by Mohammed Ali, the viceroy of Egypt. King George IV was fascinated by anything exotic and expensive. According to Exotic Creatures curator Alexandra Loske, “The giraffe suffered badly from the injuries sustained on the long journey from deepest Africa to Windsor, was perhaps given an inappropriate diet, and died in the autumn of 1829. Many satirical prints tell the story of her demise, clearly associating her with the much ridiculed king.” Many other items depicting giraffes or giraffe-like patterns were produced around this time, including candlesticks, fabrics, ceramics and wallpaper. The exhibition covers the opening of London Zoo in 1828 as a collection for scientific study, plus the history of travelling menageries performing in London and Brighton. It features some of the animals who

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Three ‘liger’ cubs bred between a lion and a tigress at the Royal Menagerie, Sandpit Gate, Windsor Great Park, October 1824 - attributed to Richard Barrett Davis, c18201830, oil on canvas, private collection.

have lived in royal residences, including the Tower of London, which once housed a menagerie of exotic animals including a polar bear and an elephant! Works on show include satirical prints and original menagerie bills, sculptural and ceramic pieces including a bronze rhinoceros and colourful Staffordshire figures, as well as paintings and archival material. A painting of “liger” cubs (the result of a lion cross-bred with a tiger) presented to George IV is on public display for the first time. For children, there is a Royal Pavilion Creature Trail to complete, which can be purchased at the admission desk. For more information, visit: brightonmuseums.org.uk.

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