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Welcome to Poets Pages... Contents Our July issue features an interview with one of the new councillors for Westbourne ward, Chris Henry, who tells us what he hopes to achieve in the area. We also hear from Wish ward councillor Robert Nemeth on how honey bees are thriving in West Hove. There’s news of the unveiling of a centenary stained glass window at St Peter’s Church, an article on the Battle of Britain from local historian Rachel Bridgeman and advice from the West Hove Forum on who to contact if you’ve noticed any pavement issues. We didn’t quite get the weather most of us wanted in June... Here’s to a sunny July! The Poets Pages Team info@poetspages.co.uk www.poetspages.co.uk Cover picture: St Peter’s Church by Jane Galvin Publisher: Sussex Magazines Ltd. Printer: Gemini The views expressed by individuals in any letter or article included at the discretion of the publishers are not necessarily the views of the Editor. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this magazine and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, the publishers of this publication will not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracies. Inclusion of advertisers in this magazine is not necessarily a recommendation but we do hope they give a good quality service. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publishers and contributors. We take complaints you make about our advertisers seriously. We have the following policy on this: First complaint about an advertiser is logged here in our offices, if we receive another complaint we write to the advertiser concerned and notify them we have had two complaints and if we receive another complaint we will no longer accept their adverts.

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News from the Friends of Stoneham Park... Stoneham Park’s big Midsummer Fair took place on the closest Saturday to the summer solstice, as always. This year it was held on Saturday 22 June. As this is after Poets Pages goes to press, we won’t be able to report back until August’s issue. But if you liked it, and want to help us with next year’s event, then please do get in touch. A good time to introduce yourself to the Friends of Stoneham Park is at our Annual General Meeting. This year it will be on 11 July. We always have AGMs in the park itself, if the weather permits it. These meetings are the perfect time to celebrate the achievements of the Friends and to pitch ideas for future projects. We try to serve some Pimm’s and have a chat, too. Our last regular, ordinary meeting was in May at the Holy Cross Church. A number of projects were discussed and decided upon. First, we have committed to spending big on a new garden in the north-east corner of the park, just by the toilets. The plan is to build some serious raised flower beds out of railway sleepers, which will be populated with shrubs and other hardy flowering plants. This feature, executed by our Gardening Group, will run alongside the railings facing Tamworth Road. There will be a smaller garden just opposite, by the café itself. It’s

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An interview with one of the new councillors for Westbourne ward...

Meet Westbourne Councillor Chris Henry... Chris Henry was elected in May as a Labour councillor for Westbourne. Do you live in West Hove? Tell us about your background... I’ve lived in Hove for 25 years and came to the City to teach English GCSE in Portslade. I still live and work in Hove, only now I work for Peter Kyle, our MP. What made you want to become a councillor? I’ve been active in our community for 10 years, particularly campaigning for changes in the private rented sector, such as abolishing agency fees and clamping down on rogue landlords. Working for Peter Kyle means that I’ve become even more involved in helping people solve their problems and I wanted to continue this work as a councillor. Now I hope I can offer residents a powerful package of councillor and MP so that we can all achieve some great things together. What do you hope to achieve in the Westbourne area? I’m extremely keen to ensure that the West Hove seafront is shown some love and I would be so happy if I could play a part in making it more family friendly. Our area has lost two play facilities recently and I think the West Hove seafront could play a part in replacing them so that our children have plenty to do and can keep fit and have fun. I would also like to play a part in increasing recycling and tackling the problem of single-use plastics. There is a real desire from people to do more in this area and I want the council to help enable people to achieve this better. Finally, I’d like to ensure that the friendly, local feel to the Westbourne neighbourhood is protected. Turning houses into flats, AirBnB, party houses and bad landlords will all potentially impact our beautiful area for the worse if we’re not careful.

What are your interests outside politics? Politics is very demanding and has taken over my life! However, we’re lucky to live in a City with the sea to the south and the South Downs National Park to the north so when I’m not at work I’m usually found in one of those places. How can we contact you? I’m easy to contact at Christopher.henry@ brighton-hove.gov.uk or 07395 282745.

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Centenary Window Unveiled at St Peter’s Church... A beautiful new stained glass window was unveiled at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Portland Road on 1st June at a special mass in front of a packed congregation. The stained glass rose window was commissioned in 2015 to celebrate the centenary of the church and replaces a plain window above the main entrance of the Grade II listed building in Tamworth Road. Parishioners raised money for the window with donations and activities such as mud runs and tabletop sales. The unveiling service was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Alan Robins, and led by Father Jerry O’Brien, who retired from St Peter’s in 2018. Father Jerry told the congregation that the parish had chosen the design of Peter and Andrew, based on the Bible story of the miraculous catch of fish, which was a very powerful message not to lose hope. The window was designed by Debbie Burgess. Debbie said: “The 100 fish swirling around the edge represent the centenary of the church - hopefully all recognisable fish: plaice, cod, sardines and bream amongst them. There are also three fish in the net including the haddock which is said to have the fingerprint of St Peter on its

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This article is by Wish ward councillor Robert Nemeth, who is also a beekeeper...

Honey bees are thriving in West Hove... There has been a high number of swarms of honey bees this year. This is wonderful news for our area and for the wellbeing of bees locally. At the time of writing, I have collected 18 swarms this year from all sorts of weird and wonderful places such as the top of a tree, the underside of a trampoline, a conservatory window, and above the water on the eastern arm of Brighton Marina. Every single one has been different. Also different has been the way in which residents have responded generally to swarms of bees since I first started beekeeping five years ago. I recall a lot more alarm and distress in past years. These days people seem a lot more willing to share photographs and videos online to track down a beekeeper, rather than call a pest-controller. People now seem to be fully behind the bee cause, and even gather in groups to watch a swarm collection, and then cheer if/when it goes well. Kids especially seem to be clued-up. The questions that I got asked when I gave a talk at my niece’s school locally were phenomenal. They seem to be growing up loving nature which is exactly as it should be.

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Great activities for the summer...

School holiday adventures Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) - one of the fastest growing water sports in the world - is taking the UK by storm. Calum, co-director at Bike SUP Brighton (an adventure sports company based in Brighton), outlines why mountain biking and SUP combine to make the perfect adventure experience: “SUP has similarities to surfing or kayaking, but it is much more accessible than either. Beginners can achieve a basic level of competence relatively quickly and it is suitable for a wide variety of ages. Mountain biking offers more of an adrenaline rush by exploring and navigating flowing trails. Both activities give people the opportunity to invest in both their physical and mental wellbeing.” If you have tried SUPing you’ll appreciate the physical benefits - although it looks quite sedate you’ll still probably discover muscles you never knew you had! As a BSUPA instructor, Calum adds that “once you have got to grips with the basic paddle technique, SUPing can be a fantastic way to unwind, engage your core and

escape the urban jungle.” There is an abundance of inland SUP venues in Sussex. First-timers will appreciate the accessibility, safety and views of the meanders at Cuckmere Haven, whereas more experienced paddlers can enjoy the fast-flowing fun of the rivers Adur and Arun. Mountain bikers are also spoilt for choice in the Sussex area, with great riding to be had at Friston and Bedgebury forest. Calum notes that new paddlers should have a good understanding of the potential hazards, including wind and tides, and should consider doing a ‘ready to ride’ course with a BSUPA-recognised school. Bike SUP Brighton offer Paddle Board and Bike Adventure Days over the school holidays for 12-15 year olds as well as Paddle Board lessons for all ages and adventure days for groups. For more information visit www.bikesupbrighton.com

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Update from your Local Action Team...

News from the West Hove Forum... Pavements: At the West Hove Forum’s meeting in June, we discussed the state of pavements in West Hove. Many paving slabs are broken and repairs are often made with asphalt. These asphalt surfaces can become very uneven when tree roots surface and become serious trip hazards. The council has been trialling permeable paving in Central Hove, in places where tree roots are pushing up. It’s a spongy material and moves with the tree roots. It’s been successful but costs more than ordinary tarmac. The council will spend a million pounds on pavement repairs in the next year and we are hoping to get some of that spent in West Hove. You can report pavement issues through a form at: bit.ly/pavementreporting. Pavement parking is also a continuing issue and damages pavements. It is illegal in London but not in other parts of the country, although Wish ward councillors last year successfully got it banned in part of Portland Road through a Traffic Regulation Order. The Government is currently deciding whether to enable councils outside London to prohibit pavement parking citywide. If you see a vehicle parked where you think it should not be, you can report it to the council by phone – 0345 603 5469 option 2 (answerphone service) – or through the council website: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/ parking-and-travel/parking/reporting-a-vehicleparked-where-it-should-not-be. Where it’s not specifically prohibited, parking a vehicle on the pavement could still be an offence of obstruction (for example if a wheelchair can’t get through). It is also an offence to drive across the pavement, to park on the pavement by the side of yellow lines, or to park a heavy goods vehicle on the pavement. Reports can be made to police via www. operationcrackdown.org for a variety of different types of antisocial driving or abandoned vehicles. They might contact the Road Policing Unit or send a letter to the offender. Should they keep receiving reports about the same vehicle, they will task a frontline officer to take action or give advice.

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Never was so much owed by so many to so few... (British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940) From 10 July to 31 October 1940, local school children were first-hand witnesses of history in the making as the Battle of Britain took place in the skies above Hove. In July 1940, Hitler had ordered his armed forces to prepare for Operation Sealion - the invasion of Britain and his generals and some 100,000 troops were poised on the north coast of France just waiting for the green light to go ahead. However, in order for the invasion to proceed, the German Luftwaffe had to first destroy the RAF and dominate the skies of southern England. For 112 days, the conflict raged in the skies over the south coast; its inhabitants eyewitness to dog-fights, as the ‘Few’ struck back at the Luftwaffe who were attempting to clear the way for the invading forces. Today it’s hard to imagine how close to the battle people came. Pupils at Hove County Grammar School – later named Blatchington Mill School - remember having a grandstand view from the classroom windows as they

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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

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; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Monday Guild Fellowship and friendship 2.30pm, Hove Methodist Church Beavers 4.30-6.30pm, Hove Methodist Church enquiries@6thhove.org.uk Holistic Yoga 6-7.45pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Neela on 07796 562494 or info@yogashanta.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners Plus: 6.30pm-7.25pm Int/Adv: 7.30pm-8.25pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street, 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com 5th Hove Guides 7pm-9pm Hove Methodist Church 5thhoveguides@gmail.com 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

Food & Friendship Lunch Club 12.30pm; £4 Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Singing for Pleasure 2pm, Hove Methodist Church Contact: Corinne 01273 565130 Singingforpleasure@hotmail.co.uk Young Actors Group Ages 5-7; 4pm-5pm Hove Methodist Church info@theyoungactorsgroup.com Hatha Yoga with Isabelle 5.30-6.30pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact Isabelle 07492 448044 Beginners Yoga 7-8pm, The Snug, Stoneham Park, Contact Charlie Nash info@yogafrogs.com Brighton & Hove Camera Club 7-9.30pm, Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Hove Zen & Mindfulness Sangha Soto Zen group: sitting, walking, chanting 7.30-9pm, Hove Methodist Church Dheeresh: 07758 574567 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: 6-6.55pm Beginners Plus: 11.45am12.40pm , Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com 3rd Tuesday of the month Hove WI 10am to 12 noon Hove Methodist Church

Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David Taggart: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk

Pilates with Emily Gentle Pilates 9.45-10.45am Tree of Life Centre To book: 07709 357622 or www.pilateswithemily.co.uk

Jumping Beans Preschool children 10-11.30am, Holy Cross Church 01273 230899

Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk

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: 9.45-10.40am and 6.45-7.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com 17th July Morris Men at The George Payne, Free entry 7.30-10.30pm 18 Payne Avenue

Wednesday Thursday Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park, Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks

Hola! Pre-school Spanish class 9.30-10.15am The Snug, Stoneham Park cortellmaria4@gmail.com

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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 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 and 1-1.55pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Emma Bradley: Physiotone@gmail.com 07545 445656 Social Club Quizzes, games and friendly banter, 4.30-6.30pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court Speech & Drama Class 5-8 years 4-5pm, 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 Improvers 7.30pm Intermediate Hove Methodist Church info@pilateswithemily.co.uk or 07709 357622 Wind-down Hatha Yoga 8-9pm, The Snug Anya Patterson: 07725 162831 or anyalily@hotmail.com


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Friday

Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks 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 Mindful Body Yoga 10.30–11.30am Drop in; pay by donation; all levels, The Snug, Stoneham Park info@mindfulbodyyoga.co.uk 07920 403657 General Level Pilates 12.15pm, Tree of Life Centre Contact Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk IT Group for Older People Drop in; 2pm-4pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court 07934 351867 Vital Danza 8.15-9.45pm; £10 The Float Spa, Third Avenue www.helenthatcher.com

Saturday

Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 9-9.55am High Intensity Power Pilates: 10-10.50am Masons Yard, Westbourne Street, 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com YogaFrogs 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 07920 403657

Gentle Exercise Class for older or unfit people, 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church 2nd Saturday of the month Councillors’ Surgery for Wish Ward 11am-12 noon The Snug, Stoneham Park 13th July Structural Editing Workshop Open to all; £3 non-members; 11am-1pm, Wolseley Room, Hove Library 182-186 Church Road thehatcherywritersgroup. wordpress.com 07818 118062 or hatchery. writers@gmail.com 13th July WishFest 12-6pm, Wish Park 20th July Soldiers, Saints, Celebrities & Saxons Guided historical walking tour of West Hove (Aldrington) 10.30am-12.30pm; £10 (£8) Email: hoveactuallywalks@ gmail.com, www.facebook. com/hoveactuallywalkingtours

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14th July Diving into Story Monthly Writing Workshops 1.30-4.30pm; £25 Tree of Life Centre Sandra: 07551 772129 www.sandrajensen.net 14th July Hidden Hove: the ancient village through the ages Guided historical walking tour 10.30- 12.30 pm; £10 (£8) Email: hoveactuallywalks@ gmail.com, www.facebook. com/hoveactuallywalkingtours 21st July Poets’ Corner and The Great War Guided historical walking tour 10.30am-12.30pm; £10 (£8) Email: hoveactuallywalks@ gmail.com, www.facebook. com/hoveactuallywalkingtours 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 termtime only.

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Paddle Round the Pier co-chair Rob Pelling tells us about the evolution of the festival…

Paddle Round the Pier... 6th & 7th July 2019 Since its inception in 1996 Paddle Round the Pier has grown into the largest FREE charity beach festival in Europe. The annual event is now a firm fixture on the Brighton & Hove events calendar, taking place on the beautiful Hove Lawns. The festival now features the very best in water, street and urban sports, live music and familyfocused entertainment. Over the years the organisation has raised over £300,000 for local causes and I am really excited to be a part of this dynamic volunteer-led team. Two years ago PRTP took the step to become a charity. This means we are now able to award grants to a greater number of organisations and groups. Our charitable aims are the promotion of and participation in safe, amateur water sports; and advancement and education in water safety and lifesaving techniques. The impact large events have on the environment is something that PRTP takes very seriously. Since 2012 PRTP has been trying to minimise the use of single-use plastics and we are pleased to say that last year’s festival was circa 95% single-use plastic free. We have also implemented a large-scale recycling programme across the site, alongside minimising the use of generators; having no additional lighting; and encouraging the use of public transport to further reduce the environmental impact of the event. This year we even have a designated bus route/stop for PRTP. New for 2019 we are excited to have exhibitors such as the Brighton Dolphin Project, Re-Plastic, Eco-Bricks and many more demonstrating ways to both reduce and remove plastic use. There are activities for all members of the family including our furry friends with the introduction of the Doggie Paddle last year. Whilst all this is going on within the Land Paddle Village, there are a host of water activities open to everyone, from Paddle Something Unusual to The Big Paddle, where we all grab our board, SUP, kayak, or other paddled craft and set off towards and around the West Pier. With the support of the watersports industry, Brighton & Hove City Council and many local businesses, #PRTP19 is set to be the biggest ever. For this or any of our other events, register now via our website: www.paddleroundthepier.com

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