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hanover Welcome to The Hanover Directory

Spring is coming at last and Hanover Action will be planting trees in Pankhurst Avenue to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March. See their article to find out how you can support their Hanover Action Street Campaign.

In this issue we have news from the new Brighton General Hospital Action Group on their campaign for a community plan for the site. We also have our last councillor report before the local election campaign begins. There are various events coming up, including the B Right On Festival in Victoria Gardens, the Sussex Beer & Cider Festival at Brighton Racecourse, and don’t forget Mother’s Day on 31st March. Have a great month! The Hanover Directory Team

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An artist whose work is currently displayed at The Mighty Seed Café...

Local artist... Caleb Barnes Caleb Barnes is an artist who grew up in Hanover and is currently exhibiting his work at The Mighty Seed café in Islingword Road. From an early age, Caleb has been drawing, even to the extent of once writing a whole school essay in cartoon-form, though it wasn’t what the teachers were expecting. A gallery has been kept since his very first pictures; there is a flow and a development which hasn’t wavered, just been refined. The inspiration is emotional, and personal, not to make any declarations to the viewer. Caleb signs his art “beta_ruler”.

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Councillor 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: (tel: 01273 291424 / 078101 50833) or (tel: 01273 291834).

You can contact Labour councillor Emma Daniel at: (tel: 01273 291546).

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This article is by the Brighton General Hospital Action Group...

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Brighton General Hospital Action Group (BGHAG)* are very concerned about the proposed sale and redevelopment of the Brighton General Hospital site.  What the public has actually been told about the sale of this public asset is...virtually nothing. We have the warm words of the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) Board, owners of the site, wanting so-called ‘affordable’ housing to fund the construction of their Community Health Hub and a new Trust HQ.

It was pointed out to SCFT that, in their on-line consultation survey, respondents were forced to choose one of the options that the Trust proposed, so, if you liked none of them, or wanted to suggest an alternative, this was not possible. Our action group is developing an alternative community plan for the site. We have support from councillors and welcome the council motion that was unanimously carried in July 2018: “This Council notes that the Brighton General Hospital site is a public asset, and as such should be used for public good; prioritising NHS use first and foremost with any spare land used for truly affordable housing.” The Royal Sussex County Hospital has a crying need for discharge beds, called step-down/community/social care beds, and we argue that with extremely high acute bed occupancy rates, discharge beds should be provided by SCFT on the site, freeing up acute beds and beds in A&E. SCFT say that they have not been asked to provide these beds at the Brighton General Hospital site by Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, though it is a service that SCFT provides. Consideration of the provision of ‘affordable’ housing for key health workers is mentioned in the plans,

but only ‘within the economic constraints of the above’, ie, raising funds from the sale of the site to provide for the Community Health Hub (it doesn’t mention the new Trust HQ). So, maybe it’ll have to be non-affordable housing if that’s the only way to raise funds?

Finally, there is a chronic shortage of housing, at ‘social rents’. There are 1700 homeless households, living in emergency accommodation, in Brighton and Hove. So we are calling on the council to buy the spare land for truly affordable housing and community use. *Brighton General Hospital Action Group are a coalition of campaigning organisations:

Brighton and Hove Housing Coalition, Living Rent Campaign, Save Whitehawk Hill Campaign and Sussex Defend the NHS. The Hanover Directory is happy to publish views on local issues. This doesn’t mean it either agrees or disagrees with subjects covered. If you live locally and want to express a different viewpoint, please email us at

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This month’s councillor report is from David Gibson, Green councillor for Hanover & Elm Grove...

Councillor News...David Gibson Today Hanover is bathed in spring sunshine kindling a promise of brighter times... New homes: Big boost getting the council to use “unspent millions” to tackle homelessness and unaffordable homes. I was delighted to amend the housing budget to provide an extra £7 million towards providing council-owned emergency homeless accommodation to replace private provision and to double the home purchase programme to buy an extra 16 new council homes. I am also thrilled that Labour accepted another amendment to enable the first new council homes at social rents for a generation. New trees for Pankhurst Avenue: The Pankhurst Community Association and Hanover Action will be planting new trees to green Pankhurst Avenue, fittingly on International Women’s Day. New Community Association for the Phoenix Estate: At the beginning of February I was honoured to chair the launch meeting of the Phoenix Community Association. The group have a great action plan to improve the area and have already made giant strides, removing graffiti, getting funds to improve the ball park and getting a regular advice session with their landlord at the community centre. New campaign to keep the Brighton General Hospital site public: I have helped bring together Defend the NHS, the Living Rent Campaign, the Brighton Housing Coalition and Friends of Whitehawk Hill campaigns to form an action group opposing privatisation for developers of luxury housing of part of this public asset. The campaign is working on an alternative community plan which involves the council buying the spare site not needed by health services and devoting it to providing much needed social housing and community use for people of the city.




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New parking zone: The results of the consultation show general satisfaction with the new Controlled Parking Zone, except unsurprisingly residents in the “top triangle” who asked the committee to be in the full zone with Green support when the scheme first came in, only to be turned down. This is my last councillor report before the May elections. I have enjoyed and been honoured representing our community for the last four years (including fun wading into icy seas! see picture). I am re-standing for election - see you on the doorstep! David Gibson Butterfly Concert Series presents...

Jill Kemp with the Bernardi Music Group leader Andrew Bernardi Friday15th March at 7.30pm Bishop Hannington Church, Holmes Avenue, Hove BN3 7NH

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On 1st March violinist Andrew Roberts returns to St Luke’s, this time performing on classical violin alongside John Irving on fortepiano. This is a rare opportunity to hear Beethoven played on the instruments from Vienna of the 1790s. Andrew and John combine their long experience of historical performance and research to present Beethoven’s three violin sonatas, opus 12, and the ‘Pathétique’ sonata, opus 13, for piano. On 15th March Brighton Chamber Ensemble perform Mozart’s remarkable String Quintet K516 with special guest Ellie Blackshaw, a new work by Robert Hanson for string quintet, and the wonderful Clarinet Quintet in B minor by Johannes Brahms, all works inspired by familial relations and friendships. We have our first jazz concert of the season on 29th March. This incarnation of the Spike Wells trio features world-class and world-renowned pianist Gareth Williams and bassist Dave Green alongside Spike on drums. Chamber modern jazz at its finest. The concerts take place at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, and start at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 / £5 unwaged and low waged / under-16s free. Disabled access. Wine and refreshments served. For more information, please visit: or contact:

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For more information please contact Claudine Lacroix Email: Visit Facebook page: The Mindful Me Club Phone: 07341 565445 H is for Hanover AND Hungarian! Tired of the same old lullabies? Why not try Hungarian Singing for Babies, a new short course starting Monday 4 March, 10.30am. Full details can be found on the Centre noticeboard. Talk to Us! 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: Website: Phone: 01273 694 873 (24 hours) Join our Facebook group: “The Hanover Centre” The office is open Monday – Friday, 10am-12pm. The Hanover Directory apologises for printing out-of-date information for BollyMoves in our last edition; this was entirely our error and not the fault of BollyMoves.

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16 Carlyle Street, 10am till 5pm, Saturday 30th March 2019 Hanover residents are a friendly lot, and often put out unwanted items on the street for free so others can take and use. But this would not do justice to an entire life-time’s book collection, nor to the rich and diverse collection of ornaments, knick-knacks and general memorabilia which Con Fraser has amassed over a lifetime. So the Brighton Morning Star readers and supporters group decided to organise a garagestyle sale in her front room. Con Fraser (you may also know her as Connie or with her first name spelt as Kon) lived at Number 16 for 40 years until late February last year when she was became ill and was taken to The Royal Sussex Hospital. She was discharged to a residential home in Worthing for respite where she now lives permanently. Long-term residents of the Carlyle Street neighbourhood may remember Con, perhaps as a lifelong campaigner for peace and socialism, with a local Morning Star round, volunteering in the Peace Shop in the

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This month’s article from Hanover Action...

Planting trees for Intern Hanover Action is celebrating International Women's Day with planting trees on Pankhurst Avenue on 8th March. The Pankhurst family and fellow suffragettes were celebrated with 50 trees in Bath so it is high time we had a few here. Many heroic women have led environmental initiatives and raised awareness of hitherto unknown issues.

Sussex-born Marianne North in 1875 travelled the globe alone, painting and documenting plants, animals and landscapes. Later Ms North convinced the highly influential male-dominated Kew Gardens to erect a gallery that stands to this day at Kew and is invaluable in documenting our changing planet. The fab 4 of Emily, Eliza, Etta and Catherine founded the RSPB in 1904, campaigning against the horrendous slaughter of birds’ feathers for fashionable hats; their legacy is the largest European wildlife conservation organisation with Sussex nature reserves at


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Pulborough Brooks, Broadwater Forest, Pagham Harbour and Medmerry. Rachel Carson holds an unparalleled position as a scientist who in 1962 changed policy and highlighted the damaging pesticide use being used the world over, in her book Silent Spring. The primatologist Jane Goodall has become incredibly influential getting environmental messages across, now along with 15-year-old campaigner Greta Thunberg, who, with many other schoolchildren, are campaigning for a habitable planet for the future. The late Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, loved trees and campaigned for the environment under immense pressure in Kenya. Our own Green MP Caroline Lucas commands much respect amongst many in successfully highlighting environmental and feminist issues. There is no room for complacency; we must rebel against extinction. To support our Hanover Action Street Campaign please donate to for trees at St Luke's, Islingword and Elm Grove as well as Pankhurst Avenue.

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Plan to convert The Free Butt into flats A planning application was submitted in January to convert the former Free Butt pub at 1 Phoenix Place into flats. The pub was a popular music venue but was closed in 2010 after the council imposed tougher sound restrictions following noise complaints. The building has been vacant since the pub’s closure. It has attracted squatters and graffiti, and is in very poor condition internally. The owners, One Phoenix Place, want to turn the building into residential accommodation comprising four cluster flat units, providing 28 bed-spaces, including five purpose-built wheelchair-accessible units on the ground floor. The proposals include external alterations to provide an additional storey and rooms within a new roof, as well as the remodelling of the modern extension, which they say detracts from the existing character and appearance of the property. The proposed design for the extension seeks to replicate the existing architectural details of the main part of the building. The developers say they envisage that the accommodation would be used by vulnerable adults and patients discharged from hospital whose existing accommodation would otherwise be unsuitable for their needs in the short term. Each floor of accommodation would be made available to the council and other healthcare agencies, helping to alleviate the current social care housing shortages within the city. The building would be monitored 24 hours a day through CCTV. The developers say in their Planning Statement: “The proposal development seeks to provide a positive solution and use that will regenerate a site that has been blighted by anti-social problems.” The deadline for the determination of the application is 15th March 2019.

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Sussex Beer & Cider Festival 22-23 March, Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road

140 real ales plus ciders and perries will be available, and a variety of food will be on sale. This year’s festival charity is the Sussex Heart Charity. Open Friday 11am-3pm (£6) and 5-10pm (£8); Saturday 11am-8pm (£5). Full disabled access. Advance tickets are available until 16th March from The Evening Star in Surrey Street.


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Awaken your mind, body and spirit through Qi Gong (energy work) classes at Hanover Community Centre Every Tuesday between 6-7pm. Special 8 week course starting on Tuesday 12 February, the 5 Animals Qi Gong set, learn to relax your body and still your senses, and work towards clarity. £9 drop in, £8 if paid in advance and 8 week course is £60

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My coaching sessions are solution-focussed, goal driven and bespoke. I practise from my home in Hanover Brighton and offer sessions for both adults and young people (14 to 21-year olds), helping with many issues such as… Young People: Time management skills Goal setting Building resilience Study skills

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News of this year’s chosen “big read” for children...

Young City Reads title for 2019 “The Boy at the Back of the Class” by Onjali Q Raúf has been chosen as the 2019 ‘big read’ for children across Brighton & Hove.

The start of the ‘big read’ is on World Book Day, 7th March, and a live Young City Reads event featuring the author will take place at Brighton Festival on 22 May at Brighton Dome.

“The Boy at the Back of the Class” is the story of new boy Ahmet, a refugee from Syria, told from the point of view of one of his classmates who goes to great lengths to make friends. Onjali Q Raúf portrays the refugee crisis through the eyes of a child in a way that’s accessible, warm and funny. It’s a story about friendship and how naturally children celebrate, rather than fear, all our differences.

Onjali said: “I am utterly thrilled to have “The Boy at the Back of the Class” chosen for Young City Reads! I hope all human ‘beans’ (of every age!), reading and engaging with it, reach its end feeling a little more understanding and hopeful about what we can all do to ease the plight of refugee children the world over. My deepest wish for this book is that it helps inspire lots of interesting discussions and ideas about one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our times.”

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B Right On Festival 2019 This year’s B Right On LGBT Community Festival takes place from Thursday 28th March to Sunday 14th April at the Phil Starr Pavilion in Victoria Gardens.

This is the third year of the festival and events planned include: alternative panto, Mental Health Day, HIV History Day, a community lunch, Disability Visibility Day, Work & Volunteer Fair, Older Persons Day, Family Day, a tea dance, domestic abuse awareness training, a quiz night, training workshops with the Crown Prosecution Service, History Bingo, performances, art exhibitions, films, LGBTQ+ Mind, Body, Spirit Festival and a drop-in café to report hate and/or crime incidences and concerns.

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ng to save lives in childbirth in low-income countries. Our to the lives of women and their families. pregnancy or childbirth. 99% of these mothers live in low-income countries. Most of these lives could be saved by relatively simple, inexpensive measures. On average, it costs just £15 to sponsor a safe birth for her mother and her baby, so this Mother’s Day please consider sponsoring a safe birth in honour of your loved one with one of our personalised gift certificates. We have also recently had a gorgeous Mother’s Day card designed for us, alongside ones we already sell, whereby all the profits also go towards saving lives in childbirth. They are £2 each, which could provide antibiotics to both mothers and babies following childbirth to prevent infection. These are available on our website, as well as Kerfuffle card shop in St George’s Road, Kemp Town, and Present in the Laine, Gardner Street. You can celebrate mothers across the world by helping us Save Lives in Childbirth, just by celebrating your own loved one! Our vision is of a world where all women, wherever they live, can give birth safely and without fear. Your support could help bring that vision closer. Advertorial advertorial

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An update on the council’s scheme to improve Valley Gardens...

Final preliminary design for Valley Gardens Phase 3...

Valley Gardens is the name given to the green spaces that run from St Peter’s Church to the seafront. It is home to a National Elm Collection of international significance and a conservation area which forms an important part of the city’s heritage. Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, says: “Over time, this oasis of green has become a series of inaccessible traffic islands with busy roads on both sides cutting the area off from the communities around it. Rather than adding to the city’s renowned cultural and tourism offer, the current environment provides a poor first impression of people’s enjoyment of this part of the city centre. “Our vision for Valley Gardens is to enhance the area’s green spaces and create new public spaces for people to spend time in, which will be linked together to create a single continuous public park. Simplifying the surrounding road layout and creating dedicated and connected walking and cycling routes will make travelling around the area safe and

accessible for residents, commuters and visitors, in the most sustainable way.”

Work is currently underway on the first two phases of the project, from St Peter’s Church to Edward Street, and is on track to be completed in two years. Phase 3 of the Valley Gardens scheme, which focuses on the Old Steine to Palace Pier area, is a continuation of Phases 1 and 2 and the council say it is vital to achieving a co-ordinated and well-planned set of new gardens, paths and road links down to the sea. The council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee approved the final preliminary design of the Phase 3 scheme in February. Revisions have been made to take into account feedback submitted during the latest public consultation. The revised proposals include: • •

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The creation of a dedicated southbound priority lane for buses, taxis and coaches Improved junction alignments to provide direct, convenient connections and more space for pedestrians and cyclists on the seafront promenade Improved north-south connections for cyclists and the realignment of the new north-south cycle lane

Footpaths to create more direct links with North Street, The Lanes, St James’s Street and the seafront across the Steine Gardens More parking bays for blue badge holders, doctors’ parking bays and loading bays.

Officers will now proceed to the detailed design stage, with further public consultation due to take place as plans develop.

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28 Dog lovers wanted: “Pleeease can I come to stay?”

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A real pleasure doing business with this company. Without exception every one of the team was friendly, helpful and professional. The standard of workmanship is outstanding, and my new doors are beautiful! Review of Countryman Improvements by local resident

Liam did a great job with the windows in our terraced house. All of them had broken sashes, damaged frames and rotting wood, and Liam's work was quick, high quality, and he was considerate of our son's asthma when it came to tidying. Top work. Review of Sashes & Sills by local resident

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You can read reviews of advertisers with the Trusted and Local logo on their adverts at Mac Marchant has repaired three roofs on our property over the years. We wouldn’t ask anyone else. Job is done quickly, efficiently and reasonably priced. Would recommend. Review of M.Marchant Lead roofing by C. Radvan to advertise, please call

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