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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL HOVE PARK RESIDENTS!

Page 5 Hove Park Person...Karen Ormerod

We hope you had a relaxing Christmas and are looking forward to the new decade.

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This month The Friends of Hove Park look back at another eventful year in the park and forward to 2020. We also hear from the volunteers who run Hove Park’s miniature railway and we feature local resident Karen Ormerod, who runs Elite Tutors Sussex, providing one-to-one home tuition. We love to hear from you about what’s going on in the Hove Park area and if you have any ideas for articles, do get in touch – we’d be particularly interested in anything Brighton & Hove Albion-related. We wish you a very happy new year!

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Page 7 Run A Marathon for Martlets Page 7 Election Results Page 8 lookafteryourdog.com Page 9 Health Tips Page 13 Friends of Hove Park Page 19 Hove Park Miniature Railway Page 21 Cameo Programme Page 21 Free Concert Page 23 The Two Cornered Copse Page 25 Alfred Huberman Award Page 27 Al-Anon Family Groups Page 28 Weeding

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HOVE PARK Meet a local resident who provides home tutors for children...

HOVE PARK PERSON...KAREN ORMEROD Karen Ormerod lives on Old Shoreham Road. She runs Elite Tutors Sussex, which provides one-to-one home tuition for children. How long have you lived in the Hove Park area? I have lived in Hove Park for about 18 months now. I returned to the UK four years ago, after working in some top international schools in both Singapore and Hong Kong. I have always considered Brighton and Hove to be home, no matter where I have been in the world. What do you like about the area? Everyone is friendly and it is a peaceful place to live. Hove Park is a lovely place and great for dog walks. There is a wonderful community feel to our area too. How did you come to start Elite Tutors Sussex? During my time as a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), I realized that I could help more young people if I were to step outside of schools. I am a passionate educator and have 22 years of experience in education at different levels and in different countries.

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HOVE PARK Set a New Year goal to help change lives...

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MP FOR HOVE Peter Kyle was re-elected on 12th December as the Labour MP for Hove.

Martlets has London and Brighton Marathons and Brighton Half Marathon places available for runners keen to set a New Year goal for themselves and help raise funds to change lives for local people living with terminal illness and their families. Now is the time to step up training and join #TeamMartlets by taking a place to run one of three high profile spring marathons. Running a marathon is a huge accomplishment and signing up to fundraise for a charity can help runners to stay motivated.  Martlets will be there to support its runners every step of the way including providing fundraising help and a branded sports vest to wear. Martlets places are available for the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd February and the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 19th April.  Limited places for the London Marathon on 26th April are available and runners will need to apply to enter the Martlets ballot and will be notified if a place comes available. If you’ve already got your place and would like to be a part of #TeamMartlets, then please get in touch by emailing clem. hunnisett@martlets.org.uk or ringing 01273 747455. With the Brighton Half Marathon less than two months away, there’s no better time to set yourself a goal that is truly life-changing.  For further details please visit www.themartlets.org.uk/events.

RESULTS Party/Candidate/ Votes Labour/Peter Kyle/32,876 Conservative/Robert Nemeth/15,832 Liberal Dems/Beatrice Bass/3,731 Green Party/Ollie Sykes/2,496 Brexit Party/Angela Hancock/1,111 Monster Raving Loony Party/Dame Dixon/195 Independent/Charlotte Sabel/150 You can email Peter at peter.kyle.mp@parliament.uk, or email hove.portslade@parliament.uk to make an appointment to see him. Telephone: 01273 933380 Website: www.peterkyle.co.uk

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HOVE PARK We’re talking to Mark Dalton of lookafteryourdog.co.uk.

NEW BUSINESS COMES TO BRIGHTON IF YOU LOVE DOGS READ ON... Mark, I hear you’re bringing a new business to Brighton that will interest pet owners and particularly dog lovers. Tell us more. Yes, my brother has been running a successful dog boarding business in the Midlands for some years. Living locally, I know there are so many dog owners around Brighton & Hove who want to lead a more flexible life and need a trusted home for their precious pet while they’re away. Does that mean you will be looking for people to host these dogs in their own homes? Yes, we are keen to hear from people who have a secure home with space, and most importantly, love dogs. What sort of person would fit the bill? You may be retired or working from home, and you may already have a sociable or good natured dog who would enjoy the company. Pet lovers who’ve had a dog in the past often, in our experience, enjoy the chance to host a dog on a flexible basis. What would potential home boarders need to do? Firstly, get in touch with us and we can answer your questions. Depending on how many dogs you look after, you may need a licence. We are experienced in working with the Councils and will guide all dog boarders through the regulatory process. The website and contact details are below and you are free to call any time with questions

to building up the business in Sussex. We also plan to add dog walking and home visits for cat feeding in the future. Thanks and good luck with the venture. www.lookafteryourdog.co.uk Steve: 07814 245595 or Steve@lookafteryourdog.co.uk Mark: 07985 087771 or Mark@lookafteryourdog.co.uk

And finally, a bit about you and the team? Well, my brother Steve is a retired police dog handler, hugely experienced in all dog management. Me and my partner Suzy live in Brighton and are dedicating ourselves

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Our regular healthy living article from Mary Henderson, a doctoral researcher in gut health...

DIET RESOLUTIONS...PAUSE FOR THOUGHT I’ll start with these few statements that easily get lost in diet debates. Eating more vegetables is generally good for you. Eating less meat is generally good for you. Eating too much or too little of anything is generally bad for you. There’s no such thing as a detox bar not consuming so many toxins for your liver to get rid of. If you’re embarking on a new year regime, think ‘what do you want to get out of it?’ To shift Christmas excesses? To lose some longer-term weight gain? Or to make some lasting health improvements? Here’s some points to bear in mind. • Check labels for nutritional content. ‘Vegan’ and ‘free from’ doesn’t automatically make it healthy. Action on Sugar and Action on Salt have lots of useful resources. • Check diet claims. For example, that humans were designed to eat only plants or only meat. These are largely theories. Humans ate whatever they could find in order to survive and have guts and teeth for both. Life is very different now. • Beware absolute statements. If you’re quitting ‘sugar’, what does that mean? Added sugars? Snacks and ultra-processed foods? There are naturally occurring sugars in many wholesome foods. Sugar isn’t toxic.

Check labels for nutritional content

• Are you cutting out a food group? Why? Will you replace key nutrients? • Gluten isn’t toxic to over 90% of the population. • Yo-yo dieting has been found to encourage weight gain long-term. New habits can take 12 weeks to form. Success means thinking longer term. • And finally, always use authoritative sources such as the British Nutrition Foundation, the British Dietetic Association or the Vegan Society.

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TONGDEAN VALLEY This photograph was taken in January 1904 from a spot near the junction of the present Woodland Drive and Nevill Road. On the right can be seen the wall surrounding Goldstone Waterworks, and the right of way footpath leading to the Three Cornered Copse. Beyond the trees are the buildings of lower Tongdean Farm. The iron railings on each side of the path acted as a dividing line between Tongdean Farm and Court Farm, West Blatchington. Thanks to the Regency Society for this image from their photographic archives, The James Gray Collection. You can see thousands more historic pictures of Brighton and Hove at: www.regencysociety-jamesgray.com

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HOVE PARK News from the Friends of Hove Park...

HAPPY NEW DECADE The start of the Twenties is a good time to reflect on some of the changes (for better or worse) in the park in the last decade and look forward to the future. Due to financial cutbacks there are unfortunately fewer gardeners and most of the flowerbeds have been grassed over. Despite this the park has continued to retain its Green Flag and it was good to see some new planting last year. The miniature railway is always a great attraction and benefits from its smart new tunnel. The popular cafe looks forward to being re-invented. Of course the bilingual school at the edge of the park was a major change. There have been many changes on the sports and fitness front, mostly improvements. The bowling green and pavilion closed, remaining empty and forlorn until Riptide Health and Fitness took over and turned them into a hive of activity. The smart new 3G football pitch and upgraded remaining tennis courts are well used and the organisations now running them have put their futures on a sound footing.

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The Brighton BikeShare Hub has been another addition to the park encouraging an active lifestyle. Outdoor table tennis tables have increased the free facilities for all ages. Vandalism is an issue but the children’s playground is currently looking in good shape and the broken metal outdoor gym apparatus has been removed with some new wooden equipment installed. As well as organised events including Healthwalks and the ever popular parkrun (and new junior parkrun), the park is busy all year with people engaged in different active pursuits (see 2018 wintry photo). The Friends of Hove Park didn’t exist ten years ago but since its formation in 2013 has been instrumental in various planting around the park such as the wildflower mound, Purple4Polio crocuses, wildlife whips and apple trees, and in inaugurating several community events. In 2020 the Friends will be holding another Art Festival on June 20th (Midsummer’s Day) and 21st. As dusk is later there will be a children’s parade early Saturday evening instead of the torchlight procession. The Friends are also planning to hold another Easter Egg Trail and Easter Bonnet Competition and autumn Fun Palace. So best wishes to all for the new decade. It will be interesting to see what it brings for the park. Hopefully, whatever challenges may arise, with the support of the community the park can go from strength to strength. Friends of Hove Park

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A two-day showcase at the Brighton Waldorf School in Roedean Road...

BRIGHTON WALDORF SCHOOL SHOWCASE CELEBRATES PUPILS’ SUCCESSES Helping to create and nurture inspiring futures is the message from the Brighton Waldorf School as it opens its doors to prospective parents and pupils at its inaugural two-day Showcase of Pupil Performance and Academic Achievements on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th January between 1pm and 4pm. Following the success of this year’s great GCSE results and recognition for the positive Ofsted improvements, the school is hosting the interactive Showcase to give pupils and staff a platform to demonstrate, exhibit and celebrate the strong improvements, new classes, initiatives and creative channels that have grown and excelled over the last year.

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School Director Damian Mooncie said: “The Showcase will be a mix of original pupil performances of poems, songs and drama, plus Curriculum Exhibitions alongside bookable ‘live’ Classroom Tours. We believe the event will be the perfect way for the school - its teachers and pupils - to share their Waldorf education experiences and give visitors an opportunity to see the flow of intellectual and creative stimulation and enrichment within our school and its curriculum.” Each day Damian will be delivering a ‘Discover Waldorf Education’ Talk and Q&A session. There will also be two special performances at the end of each day - The Crucible (Thursday) and A Christmas Carol (Friday). Damian added: “Through the Showcase, we hope visitors, prospective parents and pupils see how happy, enthusiastic and animated our pupils are at sharing their school experiences and educational journeys - and at showing their school and talents at their absolute best.” To find out more about The Brighton Waldorf School, get more details on the Showcase and its activities, to book on to a ‘live’ Classroom Tour during the Showcase or to arrange a general visit, please contact: The Reception Team on tel: 01273 386300, visit www.brightonwaldorfschool.org/contact-us or email: enquiries@brightonwaldorfschool.org

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A local group run by enthusiastic volunteers...

HOVE PARK MINIATURE RAILWAY

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Regular users of the north end of Hove Park will know that it houses a loop of narrow gauge train track, and that on weekends between March and October, a range of miniature engines chug around the circuit, sometimes carrying passengers for a token fare.

The club that operates Hove Park Railway today is officially known as the Brighton & Hove Society of Miniature Locomotive Engineers and was formed in 1962 and there has been a track in the park for nearly 70 years. Originally a single, short up and down section running from the current station site towards Woodland Drive, the track has gradually been extended over time into a circuit measuring over 600 metres. Sections were completely destroyed in the hurricane that devastated much of the park in October 1987. Members of the club worked tirelessly over the following winter to reopen a limited operation by the following Easter and subsequently devoted thousands of hours to restoring the railway to its full glory. Eagle-eyed passers-by might notice that each section of restored track houses a plaque naming supporters who contributed towards the costly restoration. They may also walk past and think that, at this time of year, the club has closed until the Spring, but they couldn’t be more wrong. To operate club and public track days successfully during the warmer months, a significant amount of maintenance is required during the rest of the year. Buildings, equipment, track and rolling stock all need thorough attention so there are regular working parties on site, tackling a range of projects in all weathers, getting everything ready for the first track day of the new season. But it’s not all work and no play over the winter... There are also regular social gatherings and presentations on a

variety of railway-related topics, which are held at West Blatchington Windmill. Today, Hove Park Railway is run by more than 70 enthusiastic volunteers aged between 11 and 90! Several young members have joined in recent years and they are now learning about every aspect of club activity from their more experienced colleagues, getting ready to run the club for future generations. And while the club is thriving, we would welcome more new members. The club reopens to the public on Saturday 21st March 2020. For more information including all our 2020 running dates and details on how to join, go to our new website www.hoveparkrailway.com.

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CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) is an over-50s group which meets at Bishop Hannington Church Hall, Nevill Avenue, every Thursday from 10am-12 noon.

1.10pm, Friday 24th January St Peter’s Church West Blatchington (by the windmill) invite you to a free jazz and blues concert by The Boat Band. Refreshments are provided, with donations gratefully received towards choir funds.

We have tea/coffee and chat for an hour, followed by entertainment. Entrance costs £1.50. Here is the programme of events for January and February: 9th January Welcome to 2020 – coffee, cake and games 16th January After-Christmas Swap Shop 23rd January Drop of a Hat   30th January Mercy Ships with Jonathan Longstaff 6th February Ask the Panel 13th February Singalong with John Beever

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HOVE PARK News from the Friends of Three Cornered Copse...

THE TWO CORNERED COPSE At the end of November last year, more planning detail from the Toads Hole developers was published on the council planning website, including how the surrounding road networks would affect Three Cornered Copse. As we feared, the proposals are to take the edge of the corner off the North West of Three Cornered Copse to accommodate a 4.3m wide pedestrian and cycleway. This would remove a strip of dense vegetation at the top of the corner of King George VI Avenue and Dyke Road Avenue. If the council decide to grant the request to donate this land free of charge, as is proposed, then this part of the Woodland Drive Conservation Area would lose a part of our valuable habitat for insects, birds and wildlife, and the copse would lose a part of one of its corners. Only a year ago, the council declared a “Climate Emergency” in response

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to the International Panel on Climate Change report, and passed a motion to “strengthen local protection and enhancement of habitats”, among other measures. The prospect of the same council approving a plan to do the exact opposite of this seems incongruous at the very least. There is still time to register comments on the planning site. (Link at the end of this article.) In the meantime the work goes on. The Park Rangers, assisted by the City Parks Ranger Volunteers, picked a wet muddy day in December to plant 130 Stanmergrown trees in an area at the top of the lawn. This area had been taken over by brambles and nettles, had become unusable, and was rapidly taking over the top of the grassy area. The Rangers cut back the vegetation, and the area now hosts native species of hedge whips, plus three elm saplings which had been planted earlier. On our last work day we also cleared the area near the coronation stone to restore the pathway that was intended to pass through the small copse of silver and copper birches. The paths are often muddy at this time of year, so a pile of woodchips was scattered across the worst parts to provide a bit of relief for walkers. It’s a quiet time for work days, due to the winter weather, but we’ll be scheduling more shortly. Until then, have a Happy New Year, from the Friends of Three Cornered Copse. To comment on the planning: https://planningapps.brighton-hove.gov.uk/onlineapplications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage Please mention Hove Park Living when responding to adverts

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HOVE PARK A writing competition for children and young people…

“IF I DON’T SPEAK, WHO WILL?” ALFRED HUBERMAN Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January 2020, marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Brighton & Hove resident for 65 years and Holocaust survivor Alfred Huberman dedicated his life to bearing witness to the Holocaust in the hope that his own harrowing story would help future generations learn from the lessons of the past, and to show how genocide is a process which starts with hatred, prejudice and discrimination. Hailing from a close-knit Polish-Jewish family of over 50 members, only Alfred and one sister survived the concentration camps. One of the child Holocaust survivors brought to Britain at the end of the war, by 1946 he was living in Hove. He worked as a master tailor in Brighton, married a local girl and had three children. Alfred died in 2011, but his legacy is The Alfred Huberman Award to encourage young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to ensure that its horrors should never be forgotten. The writing can take the form of a short essay, letter, poem or creative writing (max 500 words). Entries should demonstrate understanding of the Holocaust; how the story impacts on them; and the hopes they have for the future.

There are two categories: primary school children aged 8-11 years & secondary school children aged 11-18 years. Prizes are awarded for the most striking pieces of writing. Closing date 30 June 2020. Entries accepted from schools and individuals. Further information: http://alfredhuberman.com/ or email info@ldhp.org.uk

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COUNCIL CARBON EMISSIONS FALL Brighton & Hove City Council saw another big reduction in carbon emissions in 2018/19. Figures show the city council’s total carbon footprint was 21,793 tonnes CO2e compared with 24,965 in 2017/18, a fall of 12.7%. This exceeds a council target of a 4% reduction for the year. The figures look at emissions including electricity, gas and oil use in corporate buildings, schools and housing (communal supplies) as well as emissions from street lighting electricity and fuel usage from fleet vehicles. The council’s goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

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HOVE PARK Al-Anon provide support for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking…

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“When the children cried for his attention, he would put on earphones and turn the volume up. It was so awful that I began to realise I was happier when he wasn’t there, so finally I asked him to leave and he did! “With the help of Al-Anon meetings I am improving. I have begun detaching from responsibilities that are not mine. For almost 30 years I have carried the responsibility that it was my fault the children were not raised by a decent father. My children ended up having a good life, and that was thanks to me. It’s hard to feel comfortable with that, but it is necessary for me to let go of blame, both of him, and of myself.” A new Al-Anon group has recently begun meeting at St Philip’s Church, 71 New Church Road, Hove (in the Vestry), 7-8pm on Wednesdays, or find other meetings at www.al-anonuk.org.uk/find-a-meeting/. Contact enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk or call our free and confidential helpline on 0800 0086 811 (10am-10pm).

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COUNCIL TO CONTINUE WITH MANUAL WEEDING Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee agreed at its meeting on 26th November to end the use of glyphosate by its Environmental Management services with immediate effect, other than in exceptional cases to kill invasive plant species such as Japanese knotweed or to kill tree stumps. Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is the world’s most widely sold weed killer, but many experts believe it causes cancer in humans while destroying the environment and wildlife. The removal of weeds in parks and on hard surfaces will instead be undertaken manually and the committee will review this approach in autumn 2020.

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Cityclean have responsibility for removing weeds on hard surfaces. They have explored different options but the only effective and affordable method was manual removal. This will involve employing an additional six staff for six months during the growing season which will cost £70,000 a year, which is £33,000 more than it would cost with the use of glyphosate. A report to the council said that ending the use of pesticides on hard surfaces would be likely to mean that there will be more visible weeds for longer periods of time. However, weeds contribute to biodiversity by providing a habitat and source of food for insects. Cllr Pete West said that the Green Party had been calling for this policy for a number of years. However, he thought it was important that pavements remained weed-free to avoid trip hazards, so it was sensible to keep the new technique under review. Vanessa Brown, Conservative councillor for Hove Park, commented: “Residents like the idea of a pesticide-free city but they also don’t like to see all the weeds on the pavements. They are particularly bad in the outlying areas that have less footfall and this has been made

worse recently by the fact that all the leaves have been coming off the trees. They’ve all got caught up in the weeds and it has become a mess in some places right across the pavement and a trip hazard.” Rachel Chasseaud of City Environmental Management reported that the council had only carried out about six weeks of manual weed removal in 2019 as a test and in the winter the weeds would start to die off naturally. In 2020 the weed removal will be much better planned, using information from this year’s trial.

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