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Viva Vinyl Snailspace Arrives It’s time for most people to go back to work or school (although there are Let’s Get Physical some of us who haven’t been away!) There’s plenty going on in September if Old Photo you do have some free time, though. Problems With The Prostate It’s the end of the season at the Brighton Open Air Theatre; there are also and the PSA Test two weekends of Heritage Open Days, the start of the annual Older PeoPage 15 Sophie Sheinwald Photography ple’s Festival, the first ever LagoonFest and the Brighton & Hove Triathlon, Page 19 Dormouse News so make the most of the last days of the mild weather. Page 21 Hove Park Café This month we have details of free PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests Page 22 “In A Country Of Mothers” for men at Bishop Hannington Church – a great opportunity for men Page 25 Proposals For Shirley Drive to get themselves checked out. You do need to book an appointment though. There’s also exciting news about the arrival of giant snails on Flats Rejected our streets. Congratulations to Viva Vinyl café and record store, who are Page 27 Heritage Open Days celebrating their first anniversary. Page 29 September At The Brighton Happy reading! Open Air Theatre The Hove Park Living Team Page 31 Lagoonfest info@hoveparkliving.co.uk Page 33 Community Consultation on www.hoveparkliving.co.uk City Plan Part 2 Cover picture: Nelson By Sophie Sheinwald. See page 15 Page 5 Page 7 Page 9 Page 10 Page 13

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HOVE PARK Anniversary celebrations at Viva Vinyl...

LOCAL CAFÉ AND RECORD STORE... VIVA VINYL Viva Vinyl has just celebrated its first birthday. Maître d’ Julie Rosehill told us more.

Tell us, what is Viva Vinyl? Viva Vinyl is a record store, café and pop-up restaurant on Queen Victoria Avenue near Hove Park. We combine a traditional coffeeshop with a vinyl record store, creating a community hub for people to meet, eat and socialise. How did the idea come about? With all the main high street music stores dying out we spotted a gap in the market. Viva Vinyl aims to make music buying a social activity once again! People can enjoy a coffee and a crepe while browsing through the formidable collection of classic records, listen before they buy on a selection of portable record players, and liaise with like-minded peers for recommendations. How did you get your hands on so many vintage vinyl records? My husband, Brian, had amassed a 10,000-strong collection that was sitting in a storage unit! Brian has


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suffered from Parkinson’s disease for the last 26 years which stripped him of his independence but never his love of music. So when the opportunity became available to open his own record store, just 50m from home, and share his passion for vinyl, it was a no brainer. Now, with classic albums adorning the walls, quirky hand-rippled vinyl lampshades, and an unrivalled selection of psychedelic, progressive and blues rock, his dream has come true. You double up as a pop-up restaurant too? Absolutely. Enlisting the services of Julien Beuriot, former head chef at Le Nantais, the store doubles into a pop-up restaurant at weekends, offering themed evenings with set menus ranging from Moroccan tajines to Sunday roasts. Jules’ cooking is out of this world with only 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and we recently developed our kitchen to give him more space to work his magic. Have you got anything special planned for September? Well it’s been a difficult year for us. Just after we opened, Brian suffered a nasty fall delivering flyers and required a serious back operation. Fortunately, being the fighter he is, he has improved immeasurably over the last 12 months and to celebrate we’re having an anniversary party on the weekend of Friday 21st September. We will be holding a combined music quiz comedy evening and book launch on the Friday night with charity auction hosted by Graham Jones, author of Last Shop Standing, and Italian food freshly prepared by Jules. On the Saturday we’re having a valuation day for people to have their vinyl collections expertly valued, whilst also hosting a showcase for young, local singersongwriter talent. Oh, and of course a 20% sale on all our stock!

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HOVE PARK Look out for a snail near you...

SNAILSPACE ARRIVES... The Snailspace art installation will be coming to the streets of Brighton & Hove from 15th September until 18th November. 50 giant snails, individually decorated by different artists, and over 50 junior snails painted by local schoolchildren, will be located all over the city, sponsored by local businesses. #BeMoreSnail is the motto of Snailspace, which is being organised by Martlets Hospice in conjunction with Wild in Art. The idea behind #BeMoreSnail is to encourage people to slow down, enjoy the moment and spend more time with the people they love. It resonates with the philosophy behind the life-changing care provided by the hospice, and, at the end of the event, the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for it. The event has the backing of some of the city’s celebrities. Superstar DJ Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim, will have his very own snail designed by street artist Cassette Lord. Best-selling crime author Peter James will have a snail based on his highly acclaimed Roy Grace series and popular vlogger and boyfriend of Zoella, Alfie Deyes, will also have a giant snail on the route. A comprehensive map and an interactive app will also support the sculpture hunt. The app will encourage visitors to ‘bag’ as many sculptures as possible by tracking how many snails they have found, enable them to vote for their favourites, and unlock special rewards each time a sculpture is found. The map will be available on the Snailspace website, at Martlets shops across the city and at Churchill Square. There will also be a series of special events during the nine weeks. On Friday 12th October Martlets are

organising a Snailway Safari, a sponsored walk with a difference. For one night only the Snailway will become an evening spectacular, with sights, surprises and entertainment along the way. Then, on Oct 19th there will be a citywide #BeMoreSnail day, when Martlets will challenge people to do something which resonates with the idea of being more mindful. Snails will be placed at some of the locations used for the Snowdogs, and a few new locations have been added, including Stoneham Park and George Street. All will be revealed on 15th September! For more information and to keep up to date with all details of the campaign, visit www.snailspacebrighton. co.uk or follow @snailspacebh on social media.

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

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“HOVA” TANK A photograph of the arrival of the tank “Hova” in Hove Park, on 23 September 1919. Technically known as a Mark IV Female, it was in action at Messines and Arras, and was presented to the town by the Army Council. It stayed in the park for 18 years, being disposed of as scrap metal in 1937. 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 Free PSA tests are being organised by Brighton Lions Club and the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation...

PROBLEMS WITH THE PROSTATE AND THE PSA TEST One in every two men will have a health problem with their prostate at some stage of their lives. It could be an infection, enlargement or cancer. One in every eight men will develop prostate cancer and those of African-Caribbean origin and those with a family history of the disease are two to three times more at risk. PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen; it is a simple blood test that measures the amount of antigen, produced by the prostate, entering the blood. It is not a direct test for cancer; a moderately raised reading can be an indicator of a prostate problem, a high reading should trigger further tests to determine if there is a need for any treatment. Some leading clinicians believe all men over 50 should know their PSA and have regular yearly tests. Swedish researchers say PSA testing every man aged 45 – 49 would predict nearly half of all prostate cancer deaths. Without screening, around 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. It is now the leading cancer found in men. Around 11,800 men die of this disease annually, one every 48 minutes. Caught in the early stages, cure rates are dramatically improved with over 80% success. General symptoms of problems with the prostate are frequent need to urinate especially at

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HOVE PARK Sophie Sheinwald tells us about her passion for photographing dogs...

SOPHIE SHEINWALD PHOTOGRAPHY What do you most like about living in Hove? What I love is that there’s about two degrees of separation when I meet people out and about. Despite being a city, Brighton & Hove offers a real sense of connection and community. We see you are a photographer specialising in dog photography... what do you like most about working with dogs? I’ve been an established photographer since 2011, but those who know me know I’m mad about dogs. My obsession became greater recently since borrowing dogs, so I decided to officially offer dog photography services. I plan to create tangible artwork for people to celebrate this unique fluffy relationship. Dogs play a vital role in people’s lives. I love how their unconditional love provides a much needed connection with humans. I started a ‘Street Dog’ photography project in Manhattan nine years ago which rolled out a series of exhibitions called ‘8 Reasons I Ought to Get a Dog’ - it was a giggle and I may do it again. What is the biggest challenge when photographing dogs? With many dogs it’s their unpredictability. For a photo shoot, it’s ideal for me to know about the dog’s personality and characteristics. I’ve been getting a bit of help from dog trainer Lorna of Eli Manoeuvres. She helps me tap into the human-canine relationship. What would a typical shoot consist of? Initially, I like to establish the lifestyle and interests of the dog and family, this directs the style and location of the shoot. The relationship people have with their pets is unique, so there is no typical shoot - it’s a

collaboration of ideas worked out with the owners. A shoot can go from artistically dramatic - the studio setting - to casual and fun out and about. I’m all about the visual story and I’ve decided to offer some packages with a dog story book - I’m excited about that! The relationship with pets is a treasured one, having that encapsulated with photography is wonderful. You said you borrow dogs but will you ever get a dog of your own? One day I’ll probably get a dog but in the meantime I’m happy to play aunty! Is there somewhere we can see your work? Yes, my website sophiesheinwald.com with my dog gallery and sophie_snap on Instagram. Also I have recently brought back to life my ‘8 Reasons Why I Ought to get a Dog’ Facebook page and invite all dog lovers to contribute their dog stories. Thank you Sophie!

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Update from the Friends of Three Cornered Copse...

DORMOUSE NEWS... Last month I mentioned that there has been a dormouse survey in progress in Three Cornered Copse, undertaken by Ecological Planning & Research, an organisation which works with developers to assess the ecological impact of new building projects. In this case the proposed development of Toad’s Hole Valley. Photo by Kevin Potter

Some of our group met with Jodie Southgate, a Senior Ecologist at EPR, who explained about the work they are doing. The intention is to reduce the impact of Toad’s Hole development on the threatened biodiversity of the area by enhancing the areas around, which includes Three Cornered Copse. This is funded by the developers to meet the planning specifications of the local council. By enhancing the habitat of the copse, and providing a favourable environment for dormice and other species - birds, bats and invertebrates - they would hope to encourage the dispersal of the animals between Toad’s Hole and Three Cornered Copse. The enhancements would include planting native shrubs and hedgerow, selective thinning (to encourage a denser understorey), and a plan for low intensity management (<10% per year), including coppicing. The nest tubes which have been found in the copse recently are to establish how large the dormice

population is at the moment. Some of the tubes have been “disturbed” over the summer, but are there to serve a well-intentioned purpose. And yes, they have found some dormice. The recent hot weather has taken its toll on the copse vegetation. An oak tree sapling we planted in the earlier wet spring seems to have succumbed to the heat and lack of water. Some other of the more mature trees in the copse have turned their leaves brown already, victims of the drought conditions and the persistent high air temperature. We know that climate change is bound to alter the population of our native woodlands over the years, and we can see these changes taking place in our local parks. A recent article in “nature communications” (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-054428) uses a forecast system to show that the next four years will show more extreme temperatures, a natural variation, around the general rise in warming. The article suggests that there will be a warm phase for the next 2-3 years. So be prepared for the warmer summers, and the changes which that will bring. We are planning our workdays for the autumn; the next one is on 1 September, then 27 October. As usual, more information is at http://www.threecorneredcopse.org.uk Simon Baxendale Please send your local articles to info@hoveparkliving.co.uk or call 01273 551021


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READER’S LETTER...HOVE PARK CAFÉ I have written a letter objecting to the ‘secret’ planning consent given to this café extension. Our local councillors knew nothing about this application for the café to be changed to a restaurant. As yet I have had no acknowledgement of my letter to Brighton & Hove Planning Department. I understand the application is for a licensed restaurant with opening hours till 10pm. There are three restauranttype facilities within five minutes’ walk of the park, namely Nando’s, Burger King and an Indian restaurant. A café in the park generally serves coffees,teas, cakes, sandwiches, soups, light snacks and ice creams.Its function is not as a restaurant. This is public open space given to the people of Hove for use as a park. In recent years the park has been franchised out to a gym, a football academy and now to a restaurant. The football academy serves a good purpose. However local residents have football, floodlights and the noise from footballers until 10pm. Was this agreed with local residents? It now appears they will also have the additional trade from the planned restaurant. PROPOSED ENTRANCE VIEW

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A sad case of local residents not being included in decision making in what is after all a public space. Meanwhile, the most used facility, the play area, is in desperate need of repair and renovation. Yours Chris Jones B A

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HOVE PARK Local news...

PROPOSALS FOR SHIRLEY DRIVE FLATS REJECTED Brighton & Hove City Council’s Planning Committee has rejected outline plans to demolish a detached house on the corner of Shirley Drive and The Droveway and replace it with ten flats and parking. The proposed building would have been the same height as the existing house. The planning officer had been minded to grant approval for the flats at 10 Shirley Drive. He said that, given that the proposed development would not be dissimilar in terms of footprint, scale and height to the existing building, it would be unlikely to cause significant harm to neighbours. However, the council received more than 200 objections. A spokesman for neighbours said that the application was out of character with the area and its bulk would dwarf nearby buildings. Ward councillor Vanessa Brown also objected to the scheme, saying it would set a precedent for more single occupant homes in the area to be converted into blocks of flats, which would completely change the character of the neighbourhood. The committee refused the application on the grounds that the development would be out of character with the area and result in an overdevelopment of the site, and also on the grounds of loss of amenity to 12 Shirley Drive due to car parking noise and disturbance.

A great way to get some exercise...

BRIGHTON & HOVE HEALTHWALKS Brighton & Hove Healthwalks hold free walks all over the city until October, led by trained volunteers.

Every Thursday at 10.15am and on the third Tuesday of the month at 2pm, there’s a 1.5 mile walk around Hove Park, meeting at the café. There’s also a more challenging Three Cornered Copse walk on the third Tuesday of the month at 2pm – meet at the bottom of the copse. On Thursday 7th September at 10.15am (meeting at the café), there’s a “Walk and Scoot” event in Hove Park. This is an opportunity for mobility scooter users to join the regular healthwalks. There will be spare scooters for those who would like to try them. There’s no need to book, but you should arrive early for your first walk to fill in a questionnaire. Find out more at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/ healthwalks (or phone 01273 292724). Please mention Hove Park Living when responding to adverts



THE ARTS SOCIETY EAST SUSSEX....UPCOMING LECTURES Join us for our monthly illustrated lectures from 6.45pm on the last Wednesday in the month, at the Boundary Rooms, Sussex County Cricket Ground and for our frequent Outings, Special events and Holidays. Annual Membership Fee £50 includes all nine ILLUSTRATED LECTURES... lectures, Guests are welcome to attend no more than two lectures at £5.00 per lecture. Wednesday 26th September The Arts Society Magazine , an Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Man of the Renaissance opportunity to expand your Guy Rooker MB BS FRCS Eng FRCS Ed (Orth) knowledge of Fine and Decorative Arts and meet new friends. Wednesday 31st October Contact our Membership Secretary for full details at jessica.rosenthal958@gmail.com or phone 01273 206456.

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Details of Lectures, special events, visits and holidays, booking and application forms are on our website.

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HOVE PARK A chance to visit new places...

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history for Heritage Open Days. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE. This year’s Heritage Open Days will be 6-9 and 13-16 September. Local places to visit this year include West Blatchington Windmill at 97 Holmes Avenue. It’s an unusual six-sided smock mill, built c1820 and sketched by John Constable in 1825. The windmill has been restored as a fascinating museum of milling and agricultural history; there are five floors to explore and many unique features to be seen. Open Sunday 9th September, 2pm-5pm, no booking required. On Saturday 8th September (10am-12pm) and Sunday 9th September (11.30am-1.30pm) you can take a guided tour of All Saints Church in The Drive, where British composer Vaughan Williams was married. It’s one of the finest churches of the 19th century Gothic Revival. Other local places to visit include 33 Palmeira Mansions and Embassy Court.

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Inside West Blatchington Windmill; photo by Stephen Batey

For further details, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk. A citywide event...

OLDER PEOPLE’S FESTIVAL 2018 Impact Initiatives is delighted to be putting together the very successful Older People’s Festival for the third year running, with over 100 events going on over two weeks all over Brighton & Hove, from 24th September to 7th October, celebrating people aged 50+. Please go to the website www.opf.org.uk for all of the event listings and details of where you can pick up the festival brochures. You can also attend the Festival Launch Event at the Hop50+ in Palmeira Square on Monday 24th September, 10.30am to 3.30pm, to celebrate the start of the festival with a glass of bubbly and light refreshments.

A local event...

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT 1.10pm, Friday 21st September St Peter’s Church West Blatchington (by the windmill) invite you to a free lunchtime concert by harpist Margaret Watson. Refreshments will be provided and donations collected in aid of the Choir Fund. stpeterswestblatchington.org.uk

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HOVE PARK This month at BOAT...

SEPTEMBER AT THE BRIGHTON OPEN AIR THEATRE There are a host of musical treats for you this month at the BOAT in Dyke Road Park. On Sunday 9th September The Vox Beatles take to the stage in Cavern to Imagine. They are one of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute bands – expect a set bursting with early days Cavern Club, Beatlemania, Sgt Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album and Rooftop eras. A week later on 16th September The Alter Eagles return with their authentic, two-hour Eagles tribute, including favourites such as Hotel California. If you enjoy folk music, there are two concerts for you: on 23rd September, in Joaquin & Gillian, Andrew Armfield and Fiona McGarvery improvise folk songs and tales of old, creating catchy tunes on the spot based on your suggestions. On 27th September, Leeds-based duo Skinner & T’Witch perform highly original folk, infused with flamenco and theatre-style songs.

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Algorithms in the Air is a popular rock night with five extremely talented local bands playing live into the night, accompanied by a stunning digital visual display (28th September). Children’s shows this month include The Railway Children on 2nd September, staged by Heartbreak Productions, and The Princess and The Giant on 5th September. Too Many Cooks is a show for all the family, jampacked with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of silly sausages! It explores the boom in food-inspired TV shows, festivals and artisan culture in a fun and interactive way (7th and 8th September). Another family treat is a dress up and sing-along cinema showing of The Wizard of Oz on 29th September, with best costume prizes and free popcorn for all. Drama for September includes A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, Cry, Blueberry, Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Fagin? There’s also comedy with Hancock and Co. To round off the season, the Brighton Beach Boys are back with their now traditional family-friendly End of Summer Party, featuring the hits of The Beach Boys from Surfin’ Safari to God Only Knows. You can book tickets and find out about other shows at: www.brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk.

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HOVE PARK A big event coming up in Hove...

LAGOONFEST...8 SEPTEMBER, 11am-4pm Friends of Hove Lagoon’s (FoHL) first ever community festival is coming, after many months of hard work by volunteers, much advice from WishFest and generous support from sponsors. The event will be officially opened by Norman Cook and the Mayor will be starting the Paddle Board Race. The day will be crammed with activities for adults and children. There will be skateboard competitions, Cassette Lord, renowned local street artist, will be creating a mural on wood, there will be model yachts, pilates, tai chi, fitness and science taster sessions, theatre performances, face-painting and story-making with Abie Longstaff, successful local children’s author. There will be a dog show with a variety of categories, live bands and dancing with Jivin Jim Dandy, and food and drink from the Big Beach Café, Bus Stop, Curry Leaf, Old Port and the Bugbar. There will be stalls selling goods and promoting organisations, games for adults and children, and a tombola. Raffle tickets will be sold on the day for a wonderful list of donated prizes, including i360 flights, Zip Line and Lagoon pirate rides, Lagoon watersports lessons, vouchers for restaurants, spa treatments, swim lessons, sports goods, theatre tickets, hairdressers and John Lewis, signed Abie Longstaff children’s books and a

signed limited edition print of Shoreham. The purpose of LagoonFest is to provide a fun day out for users of Hove Lagoon and to raise funds for a planting scheme. For more information visit Lagoonfest2018 at Hove Lagoon on Facebook or @Lagoonhove on Twitter.

A great sporting event coming up...

BRIGHTON & HOVE TRIATHLON The Sebamed Brighton & Hove Triathlon is back for its third year on Sunday 16th September. There will be a new Event Village on Hove Lawns which is FREE to all and open from 10am-5pm on Saturday 15th and 8am-5pm on Sunday 16th September. Adult distances range from beginner level (Super Sprint: 400m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run) to a more experienced athlete distance (Olympic: 1.5km swim, 40k bike and 10k run), and there are children’s distances as well as a Scootathlon on the Saturday. For further information visit www.brightonandhovetriathlon.com Please mention Hove Park Living when responding to adverts



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HOVE PARK News from the council...

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ON CITY PLAN PART 2 Communities across Brighton & Hove now have a further opportunity to comment on the second part of the city’s local development plan.

City Plan Part 2 will sit alongside the adopted City Plan Part 1 to support the provision of more new low-cost homes, local jobs and transport, and health facilities over the next decade. Take part in the consultation online at www.brightonhove.gov.uk/cityplan-part2 City Plan Part 2 focuses on good management of development and ensuring good design, high quality and sustainable development. Its housing policies propose tougher controls on houses of multiple occupation (HMOs). The Plan ensures well designed, purpose-built student accommodation and identifies two further sites where it can be built. A total of 85% of housing sites will come forward on brownfield sites and some urban fringe sites have been identified to provide a positive opportunity to build family and affordable homes, as well as create improved and publicly accessible open space. Most of the urban fringe will however be protected as green space and there will be four new local green spaces. Encouraging new and safeguarding community facilities is also at the heart of City Plan Part 2. A new policy will help protect public houses as community benefit.

Important shopping parades that provide people with access to facilities like newsagents and pharmacies within walking distance of home are recognised. City Plan Part 2 identifies sites for 3,611 new homes to help meet the city’s housing target. When adopted, it will become part of the formal decision-making process of deciding planning applications.

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