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Happy New Year to all Poets Corner residents! We hope you had a lovely Christmas. The years seem to go by so quickly and January is here again with many of us making New Year’s resolutions.

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A busy year in Stoneham Park

If your resolution is to do more exercise, why not join the Friends of Stoneham Park, who have regular tidy-ups? This month’s Poets Person, Claire Lee, can also help us get more exercise. She teaches Pilates in Westbourne Street. If you’ve ever wondered what Pilates is, she explains it for us.

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Poets Person...Claire Lee

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Roll up! Roll up!

We also have an article on Table Talk, a great new scheme to get people talking at cafés, which is being supported in Poets Corner by Troy Coffee in Portland Road.

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Investment Planning

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Where in Poets Corner?

Happy New Year!

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Christmas Tree Collection

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News from the West Hove Forum

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Local Business – Sussex Funerals

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News from the Friends of Stoneham Park...

A busy year in Stoneham Park There was a lot of activity in 2018 by a small dedicated number of FoSP volunteers to improve and maintain Stoneham Park, put on events for everyone to enjoy and raise vital funds. We really hope that as a regular user of the park you have noticed the impact and changes. We were proud to have retained our Green Flag Award again and built a strong relationship with Cityparks. What improvements would you have seen in 2018? Greening up the park • Spring bulb planting (Nov) – c600 bulbs of native daffodils and crocus - great for emerging bees and pollinators as well as pretty colours for you to enjoy in 2019. • Bee-friendly planter added (Apr) - a joint collaboration with the Bee Friendly Trust to provide colourful pollinator-friendly plants in the park. • Wild life garden planting (Apr) - planted up a newly cleared area including a new Malus tree. Tidying up the park • The big Autumn Park Tidy (Sept) and Summer Park Tidy (June). A big thank you to everyone who came to help. • Assisted local group, 6th Hove Beavers, with advice and equipment for litter picking session (Sept). • Helped reunite many items of lost property throughout the year. • Reporting fly tipping to Cityclean. • Asking local artist Fek to paint the wall murals following graffiti. These designs are now regularly updated with different images and graffiti removed. Fixing the park - Reported/requested through Cityparks • Repair of the stepping stone balance play equipment. • Playground benches repainted in bright colours. • New No Smoking and No Dogs signage requested and installed. • Junior playground bucket swing reported and replaced. • Holes around roundabout reported and repaired. • Sandpit refilled with new sand in the toddler playground. Community & fundraising events

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• Midsummer Fair (23 June) - Inaugural midsummer event with stalls, music, entertainment and bouncy castle. Plus, you can now find us on social media for the latest news and information. Like us at: Facebook.com/ FriendsOfStonehamPark. New Year, New Resolution? Come and join us. We are a small friendly committee of local residents who use the park, some retired and some with young children. However much or little time you can offer will be welcomed.

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Meet a local Pilates instructor...

Poets Person...Claire Lee Claire Lee teaches Pilates at Masons Yard in Westbourne Street. Do you live in Poets Corner? My family and I have just recently moved out of the area but yes, I lived in Poets Corner for over 17 years. I’ve seen Poets Corner and the surrounding area change so much over that time and now we have great local independent shops, cafés, gastro pubs and facilities for young families. The area creates a great lifestyle and community for all. How did you become a Pilates instructor? When I first moved to Poets Corner, it was due to its convenient location to Hove and Aldrington Railway Stations. I commuted to London on a daily basis. I first found Pilates classes at a local gym and was hooked straight away! I then looked into Pilates studios in Hove; there was only one at that time. This style of exercise made sense to me; I was stiff and inflexible. In 2003 I took voluntary redundancy and embarked on my training to become a Pilates teacher. In 2004 I started teaching classes in local church halls. I am now happily based in my own studio, at Masons Yard on Westbourne Street, where I teach all my mat based classes and equipment sessions for both group and private clients. What is Pilates? Pilates is a low impact method of exercise, concentrating on increasing strength and flexibility. It is a mind and body workout where we are predominantly interested in strengthening the core muscles that help us to maintain a balanced body and good posture. Breathing and concentration is all part of the method and post workout you should feel relaxed and connected. Joseph Pilates developed the method in the 1920s. He was a great inventor and designed all the apparatus that you will see in the studio today.

Is it suitable for anyone? Yes, Pilates is suitable for all, from children up to adults of all ages. It ranges from helping people to rehabilitate from injury or illness to assisting athletes to reach their full potential. If you have a medical condition or recent injury then it is always advisable to get permission from your GP before exercising. What do you like to do when you’re not working? We own a campervan and love getting away and enjoying the simple things in life, both in this country and abroad. Our Golden Doodle, who is a new addition to the family, keeps us fit with daily walks on the beach and local parks. For more information, visit www.hovepilates.com, email claire@hovepilates.com or phone 07973 719363.

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Portland Road The western end of Portland Road between Worcester Villas and Leicester Villas, photographed in 1926-27. The road still had a semi-rural appearance, the first building on the north side being Aldrington Barn.

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Local history from West Hove resident Rachel Bridgeman...

Roll up! Roll up! From the 1860s until the Great War, children from Poets Corner would be transported to a magic world by the thrill of a special spectacle. Engines, pulling up to 70 trucks, would puff into the station, and down would descend a pageant of jaw-dropping proportions – a troupe of up to 1,200 circus folk together with a menagerie of wild and wonderful beasts. Children would flock down to watch the big top being pitched in fields just a few minutes’ walk away. By midday, the whole troupe would be dressed and ready for the magnificent procession around the town. And what a parade! The Ring Master would lead a cavalcade of dazzling and dangerous acts from across the globe – dozens of tumbling clowns; exquisitely gilded vans drawn by teams of horses; cages of lions, tigers, leopards, panthers and bears; caravans of camels; chariots drawn by zebras; a troupe of 20 performing elephants; Cinderella’s coach; Wild West floats; acrobats, contortionists and jugglers. Meanwhile, the school authorities grumbled about the empty desks as the classroom proved unable to compete with the dazzling display; some schools,

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This article is by local financial adviser David Lewis...

Investment Planning Whether you want to invest money to help your loved ones later in their lives, for financial security, to minimise the tax liability for yourself or the inheritance tax liability on the estate you leave to your family or to take a regular income from your investments, it is important to plan your investments in a way that maximises your chances of achieving these goals. Firstly, you need to establish how much you would like to invest and what kind of time frame you would like to invest it over. When doing this, it is vital to take your lifestyle, employment status and family into consideration to avoid tying up money you might need urgently. Also consider how much risk you are willing to tolerate so you can devise an appropriate strategy. Pensions, ISAs and even some investment portfolios are fairly easy to set up yourself online with a bit of research but putting all the elements together to try to best suit your requirements and circumstances can be a time-consuming and complicated job. The marketplace is huge and finding out what is available and which schemes or investments would be the most appropriate to help you achieve your goals can be very difficult. This is why Financial Advisors spend so much time training and updating their knowledge to navigate this

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Our local quiz...

Where in Poets Corner? These photos were taken by Richard Hearnden. Do you know where?

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We are Brighton & Hove’s oldest independent family Funeral Directors Dedicated caring service from Richard Whittle & Ben Day Richard Whittle is the great, great grandson of the founder and Managing Director of Bungard Funeral Directors.

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A great new project from One Church Brighton to get people talking...

Recycle your Christmas tree for charity...

Table Talk Brighton

Christmas Tree Collection

TABLE TALK has been launched. The mission is to make Brighton even more friendly by offering opportunities to talk to new people. The simple idea is that cafés have an assigned table, marked with a TABLE TALK BRIGHTON stand, where people sit if they’re happy to talk to other customers. It’s for everyone, alone, with a friend, child or carer. We want people to TAKE TIME TO TALK.

What will you do with your dead Christmas tree in January?

Why not let Hove Soiree Rotary Club TABLE TALK has been supported enthusiastically by people collect and recycle it for you on Sunday January of all ages and by the leader of Brighton & Hove City 6th 2019 from 11am Council. Already participating are cafés in different areas onwards, from any of the city, including independents, cafés within stores, street within the Poets Starbucks, the two main hospital cafés and community Pages area. All we ask for is a minimum donation of cafés. £3.00, which will only be used for local charities. Please The idea developed when sadly there were accounts of leave your tree outside, together with your donation people going for days without speaking to anyone. We in a sealed envelope attached to the tree. To prebook want an assigned table to become the norm in city cafés for a collection, send an email to trees@hove-soiree.co.uk everyone to enjoy. Some cafés will offer TABLE TALK all the with the subject ‘Xmas Trees 2019’, and your name and time whilst others on a specific day or time. Details are on address. the website www.tabletalkbrighton.org or Facebook.com/ tabletalkbrighton. Why not give this a try as the new year starts? Do encourage others to join in and TAKE TIME TO TALK. We’d love to hear of your experiences - email tabletalk@ onechurchbrighton.org You can find Table Talk tables locally at: Troy Coffee, 81 Portland Road (Mon-Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 9am-4pm); Café Domenica, Hove Library (Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm); and Drury, 197 Church Road (daily 9am-3pm).

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Update from your Local Action Team...

News from the West Hove Forum Public Meeting on Seafront Strategy: In March this year, a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is to be introduced on new building developments, to replace Section 106 Developer Contributions. 15% of this levy will be a neighbourhood portion and the designated neighbourhood forum will work with the council to decide how it should be spent. The West Hove Forum has therefore set up a West Hove Seafront Action Group of stakeholders to speak on behalf of the local community and to produce a framework to identify priorities for improvements to the West Hove seafront. The group comprises representatives of local community groups in the seafront area, such as the Friends of Hove Lagoon and the Hove Seafront Residents’ Association, as well as other stakeholders such as the bowling, tennis and croquet clubs, local businesses such as The Venue and local councillors. The group proposes to hold a public meeting on Wednesday 30th January at 7.15pm at The Venue Beach Bar (Western Esplanade, BN3 4FA) to present its proposals to local residents, club members and businesses.

Winter Opening Hours Monday Closed Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 4.00 Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 3.30 Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, healthy 2019! Closed for Christmas 23 December 2018, reopening 3 January 2019

The council’s new Field Officer team

Healthy Neighbourhood Fund Grants: Grants from the 2018 fund have been awarded to: the Friends of Davis Park for a planting project; the Friends of Stoneham Park to set up a community gardening group; the Secret Garden Group to encourage more children into the garden; Stoneham Bakehouse to continue their Bread Shed baking group for older people; the Vallance Community Centre to continue their cookery group for isolated older people; and Say Aphasia to pay for an outing for members of their group, many of whom are isolated and have difficulty communicating following a stroke. Field Officers: The council has appointed a new team of Field Officers who act as trouble-shooters to deliver effective enforcement across a number of council services, including environmental health, housing, planning enforcement, community safety, seafront services and parks. They work between 12 noon and 8pm seven days a week, allowing them to visit residents at home to discuss complaints and identify quick solutions. One of the duties the team have taken over is a new weekend out-of-hours noise nuisance service – call 01273 293541 or email outofhoursnoise@brightonhove.gov.uk, from 5pm on a Friday through to 9am on Monday morning. The next West Hove Forum meeting will be at 7pm on Tuesday 29 January at Lawrence Art Studio, 14-16 Kingsthorpe Road. Our guest speaker will be Rachel Chasseaud, Assistant Director City Environment. If you would like to attend on behalf of a group or business, please email westhoveforum@gmail.com.

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Meet a couple who run a local funeral service...

Local Business... Sussex Funerals Sussex Funeral Services are owned and operated by husband and wife team Philip and Sallie Evans and have been on Portland Road since 2011. How did you become funeral directors? Philip began as a funeral director in 2010, after the death of his brother. That was the catalyst and, having spent previous years as a police officer and in other professional roles, he realised that he could use his skills to begin a new vocation. When Sallie joined him, her personality and experiences complemented Philip’s, so much so that we have since married and now operate the business as a successful husband and wife team. What are the benefits of using an independent funeral director? When you use any independent business, you are more likely to receive services that go above and beyond, with

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professionals who are more likely to go that extra mile, to ensure that you receive the very best of services. And that is exactly what you’ll receive from us. That combined with the fact that we are the decision makers and can therefore do almost anything that a client wants, within reason and so long as it’s legal! How do you think funerals have changed over the years? Well firstly, to mention the cost of funerals, there is a lot of bad press recently, scaremongering about how funeral costs have risen dramatically; only yesterday a representative of the council suggested that funeral costs have tripled. That just isn’t true. It’s in their interest to scare the public into buying their funeral plans. Since 2011, our traditional funeral costs have risen by 20%, that’s almost 2% annual increase over the last 10 years, less than annual inflation rises. My strongest advice is to consider getting quotes from at least three funeral directors, which might include a Dignity branch, a Co-op branch and an independent. Secondly, over the last decade people’s attitudes to funerals have changed so much. The word ‘contemporary’ has hit the ground running big time, with more and more clients choosing to go down the road of something less traditional, something less black, so to speak. With an emphasis more on ‘celebrating the life of’, maybe including some colour, maybe taking the service away from the crematorium scene, and maybe even taking a leaf out of David Bowie’s book and not having a funeral service at all – but rather consider the less pricey option of a ‘direct cremation’ followed by a memorial service later on. How about a themed funeral? Here at

Sussex Funerals we can advise, suggest and tailor anything to your wishes. For more information, visit www.sussexfunerals.com or phone 01273 736469.

SUSSEX FUNERAL SERVICES INDEPENDENT FUNERAL DIRECTORS ‘For caring, compassion and choice’ www.sussexfunerals.com Proprietors: Phil and Sallie

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What’s On...

We try and ensure the listings are correct BUT please check with the organisers of activities when attending for the first time. Some classes are term-time only.

Monday Playtime Imaginative play for children age 1-7 9am-10.30am 11am-12.30pm 1pm-2.30pm Hove Methodist Church www.playtimesussex.co.uk 07784 849268 office@playtimesussex.com Pilates 9.30am-12.30pm Hove Methodist Church 07970 047799 helsdouglas@hotmail.com Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park, Free for all 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Monday Guild Fellowship and friendship 2.30pm Hove Methodist Church Jittabugs Classical Ballet Class 4-5pm Hove Methodist Church Contact Emily Dauris: 07837 162901 Beavers 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church enquiries@6thhove.org.uk

Brighton Theatre of the Air Radio Drama Meetup group 8pm Goldstone Ex Service Club, 20 Shirley Street btota.co.uk; 07818 118062

Tuesday Badaboum! French music playgroup Drop-in; £5; term-time only 9.30-10.30am, The Snug 07917 282679 badaboum@talktalk.net Get Active for Older Adults Age 50+; 10.30am; £5; St Barnabas Church Contact suzy.hawker @ntlworld.com 01273 726507 to reserve a place Yoga with/avec Isabelle Yoga class with French for adults Tuesday 11am-12 noon, £10 drop in Contact Isabelle on 07492 448044 www.yogawithavecisabelle.com Food & Friendship Lunch Club 12.30pm Three courses for £2 Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office)

Holistic Yoga 6-7.15pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Neela on 07796 562494 or info@yogashanta.com

Singing for Pleasure 2pm, Hove Methodist Church Contact: Corinne 01273 565130 Singingforpleasure @hotmail.co.uk

Pilates Mat Classes Beginners Plus: 6.30pm-7.25pm Int/Adv: 7.30pm-8.25pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street - 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com

Well Balanced Kids Yoga Ages 5-11; 3.45-4.30pm (term-time) The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact info@wellbalancedkids. co.uk

Fitbandz Resistance band workout 7-8pm, Studio Plus Coffee, 211 Portland Road Sara: 07812093378

Young Actors Group Ages 5-7; 4pm-5pm Hove Methodist Church info@theyoungactorsgroup. com

5 Hove Guides 7pm-9pm Hove Methodist Church 5thhoveguides@gmail.com

Brighton & Hove Camera Club 7-9.30pm, Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office)

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Hove Zen & Mindfulness Sangha Soto Zen group: sitting, walking, chanting 7.30-9pm, Hove Methodist Church Dheeresh: 07758 574567 Ageless wisdom for the new age 7.30pm; 01273 731161 Antenatal classes 6.45pm, Holy Cross Church To pre-book call 07494 002577 or visit www.babies.uk.com Pilates Mat Classes Gentle Beginners: 9.4510.40am Beginners: 10.45-11.40am Beginners Plus: 11.45am12.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com 3 Tuesday of the month Hove WI 9am to 12 noon Hove Methodist Church rd

Wednesday Playtime Imaginative play for children age 1-7 9am-10.30am 11am-12.30pm 1pm-2.30pm 3pm-4.30pm Hove Methodist Church www.playtimesussex.co.uk 07784 849268 office@playtimesussex.com Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park - Free for all 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David Taggart: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk Jumping Beans All preschool children 10-11.30am, Holy Cross Church 01273 230899 The Creation Station Pre-school creative sessions Age 15 months to 5 years £7; booking essential 10.30-11.15am (term-time) The Snug jenelfverson@ thecreationstation.co.uk 07902 967709

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Music with Mike 1.15-1.45pm & 2-2.30pm The Snug, Stoneham Park musicwithmike.co.uk Off The Blocks – Christian Club Primary school age 3.45-5pm, Holy Cross Church 01273 230899 Rainbows 4pm-5pm Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Sama Karate 5-7pm Hove Methodist Church samtsama@gmail.com Pilates Contigo 6.15-7.15pm, The Snug 07875 634801 or pilates@contigo.org.uk Holistic Yoga 7.30-8.45pm, The Snug 07796 562494 or info@yogashanta.com General Level Pilates 6-7pm Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily to book: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk Yoga 7.30-8.30pm Hove Methodist Church DoYourOMThing@outlook.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 6.45-7.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street - 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Last Wednesday of the month 50+ Discussion Group Guest speakers, refreshments & advice 2pm-4pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court For further information call Steve: 07480 113773

Thursday Young Storytellers Age 2½ to 5 9.30-10.15am, term time only The Snug Contact Jude for free trial Jude@speakingworks.co.uk 07900301375 Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk


27 Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 11-11.55am Intermediate: 10-10.55am Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Body Control Pilates 11am-12 noon, The Snug rachelnessmartin@gmail.com Beginners Pilates 11am-12 noon Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily to book: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk Food & Friendship Lunch Club For people with learning disabilities and over-50s (term-time only) 12.30pm, Hove Methodist Church cookingcaroline@outlook.com Physiotone Pilates Mum and Baby: 12-12.55pm Adults: 1-2pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Emma Bradley: Physiotone@gmail.com 07545445656 Recorder Group University of the Third Age 2-4pm, Hove Methodist Church www.brightonandhoveu3a.org Social Club Quizzes, games, friendly banter and refreshments 4.30-6.30pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court Speech & Drama Class with LAMDA Preparation 5-8 years 4-5pm (term-time), The Snug jude@speakingworks.co.uk 07900 301375 Slimming World 5-8.30pm, Hove Methodist Church Contact Sarah-Jane 01903 530645 Pilates with Emily 6.15pm Improver Pilates 7.30pm Intermediate Pilates Hove Methodist Church info@pilateswithemily.co.uk or 07709 357622

Friday Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park Free for all 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks

Playtime Imaginative play for children age 1-7 9am-10.30am 11am-12.30pm Hove Methodist Church www.playtimesussex.co.uk 07784 849268 office@playtimesussex.com Slimming World 9.30-11.30am Hove Methodist Church Sarah-Jane: 01903 530645 Friday Support Group Drop-in tea and chat for people with isolation or bereavement issues 10-11.30am Hove Methodist Church Howl Child-friendly choir 10.30-11.30am (term-time only) Central United Reformed Church Blatchington Road www.howl.org.uk Tamar: 07960 245564 Polka Tots Parents & Toddlers 2pm; 0-5 years Hove Methodist Church Chi Gong 9.30-10.30am; The Snug Dheeresh: 07758 574567 or dervish.terminal@gmail.com Mindful Body Yoga with Charlie Nash 10.30–11.30am Drop in; pay by donation; all levels The Snug, Stoneham Park info@mindfulbodyyoga.co.uk 07920403657 General Level Pilates 12.15pm Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk IT Group for Older People Drop in; 2pm-4pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court Sackville Road 07934 351867 Vital Danza Dance for health and happiness 8.15-9.45pm; £10 The Float Spa, Third Avenue www.helenthatcher.com

Saturday Yoga Frogs with Charlie Nash Age 5-11; 10am-11am; £7 The Snug, Stoneham Park Single classes £7 or 5-class pass for £30 Booking essential: info@yogafrogs.co.uk or 07920403657 Gentle Exercise Class for older or unfit people, followed by tea and a chat 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church 2nd Saturday of the month Councillors’ Surgery for Wish Ward 11am-12 noon The Snug, Stoneham Park 2nd Saturday of the month Playtime Imaginative play for children age 1-7, 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm Hove Methodist Church www.playtimesussex.co.uk 07784 849268 office@playtimesussex.com 12th January Mince Pie Moment Get-together – all welcome 2pm Hove Methodist Church

26th January Fermented Foods Workshop 12-2.30pm - The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact: Olivia wildculturesworkshops@gmail.com

Sunday

Diving into Story Monthly Writing Workshops, 1.30-4.30pm Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Sandra 07551 772129 www.sandrajensen.net 13th January Fermented Foods Workshop 10am-12.30pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact Olivia wildculturesworkshops @gmail.com PLEASE SEND YOUR LOCAL EVENTS AND CLASSES TO info@poetspages.co.uk IMPORTANT NOTE... We will update this list as soon as we receive information, but we strongly recommend phoning ahead to check when attending an activity for the first time. Some classes may be term-time only.

YOGA SHANTA UNITING PEACE OF BODY AND MIND

WEEKLY CLASSES: Holistic Yoga

Monday 6-7.15pm & Wednesday 7.30-8.45pm The Snug Cafe, Stoneham Park, Hove

Mindful Yoga

Friday 9.30-10.45am Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic, Brighton

WORKSHOPS AND PRIVATE THERAPEUTIC YOGA SESSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE Run by Neela Masani, Registered Yoga Therapist and Teacher

For class info and bookings, call 07796 562494

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2nd Friday of the month Councillors’ Surgery for Westbourne Ward 4pm-5pm: Cllr Tom Bewick 5pm-6pm: Cllr Denise Cobb Hove Museum

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If cutting down on plastic use is one of your New Year resolutions, read on...

Plastic-free shopping at Harriet’s of Hove A new shop that’s completely free of plastic packaging has opened in Blatchington Road. Harriet’s of Hove is run by Harriet Dean-Orange and her partner Mhiran Patel. We asked them more about it. How did you come to start up the shop? We started up the shop after attempting ‘Plastic Free July’ earlier this year and finding it extremely difficult. We wanted to create somewhere that would facilitate people being able to shop plastic free, without travelling to Brighton, and that didn’t break the bank. What can we buy from you? At Harriet’s of Hove customers can buy dried pantry goods such as pasta, rice, lentils and chickpeas. There are also snacks such as a Bombay mix and chocolate buttons available. There is a wide selection of bathroom and kitchen cleaning products as refills. Customers are encouraged to bring their own jars, bags or bottles to pay for their products by weight. We also offer baking products, tea and coffee, herbs and spices, dried fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh bread,

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oils and a wide selection of non-plastic items (such as wax wraps and None sponges) to remove the need for plastics in the home. How is it going so far? It has been an amazing journey and a big adventure for us so far. As a nurse and a dentist, we know how to work hard, but of course running a retail shop is a completely different skill set. We are really enjoying it and very much spurred on by the pressing need for the planet to be more sustainable and the amazingly kind words of our supporters and customers. What’s your most popular product? The most popular products have to be refills of pasta, chocolate buttons and washing up liquid. Our beautiful Chilly’s drinking bottles sell well too. They really are eyecatching! Do you plan any new productsin 2019? New products to stock for the new year include biodegradable glitter, plastic-free cat litter, nutritional yeast and reusable nappies. What a collection! Harriet’s of Hove is at 48 Blatchington Road. For more information, visit harrietsofhove.com

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