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Welcome to Queen’s Park Living!

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Contents Page 5

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Page 6 Orchard day nursery is expanding

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Local Person...Gary Marsden

The days are getting shorter and pre-Christmas events are already fast approaching, including the annual Christmas Artists Open Houses festival, which starts on 23rd November. St Luke’s Church also have their Winter Fair on 23rd November – another good place to start your Christmas shopping. Our featured local person is travel counsellor Gary Marsden who can make sure you have a stress-free holiday and the Friends of Whitehawk Hill tell us about their newly reformed community group for all locals who use the hill. Have a great November!

The Queen’s Park Living Team

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Cover photo: Orchard Day Nursery (former Methodist church)

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Eastern Road View eastwards along Eastern Road on 2 July 1967, showing the start of the demolitions, which cleared all these buildings on the south side of the road, including All Souls’ Church which backed onto Hereford Street.

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Exciting news from a local nursery...

Orchard day nursery is expanding!

New site opens January 2020!

We are absolutely delighted to be expanding our wonderful nursery to the vicarage hall at St Luke’s Church. The space, formerly used by the much-loved St Luke’s Pre-School, is currently being renovated and updated by us and we are looking forward to welcoming pre-school aged children from early January. We absolutely love the space which is ideal for children and with the lovely outside play area will provide a fantastic outcome for learning for the children both indoors and outdoors. Orchard day nursery on Queens Park Road opened in May 1991 and is now in its 28th year of caring for the children within the Hanover and Queens Park community. We are delighted to be able to continue and expand. We have an amazing staff team of all ages and genders who are committed to providing the best of care and education for children. We are extremely proud of our Ofsted outstanding rating. In our nursery we offer a home from home atmosphere with a qualified and nurturing staff team.

We love to go out and have daily trips to Queens Park, weekly excursions to the beach, the library and bigger excursions to garden centres and farms. We are lucky to have a range of outside teachers who come in weekly to teach music, dancing and yoga. We also run forest school sessions in Queens Park led by our qualified forest school leader. Lots and lots going on! We have spaces available for children from 20 months to 5 years and we are booking baby spaces now for July 2020. Please contact us on 01273 622883 or email orchardday@yahoo.co.uk - website www.orcharddaynursery.co.uk - if you would like to visit.

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Meet someone who can help you organise your holiday...

Local Person...Gary Marsden

Gary Marsden of Dawson Terrace has recently become a Travel Counsellor in the Queen’s Park area. How long have you lived in this area?

Since April 2015. If you measure that in dogs I’ve stopped to pet in Queens Park then that’s a very long time! How did you become a Travel Counsellor?

I know a couple of people who have been doing the same for a couple of years now and love it, so I decided it was time to do the same following the sale of my old flat in Petworth… It gives me the ability to be able to properly devote my time to every single client and still maintain a favourable work/life balance at the same time. What does a Travel Counsellor do?

Consider a Travel Counsellor to be your one-stopshop for any and all things travel-related! I organise and manage every element of my clients’ trips so they have nothing to worry about except packing;

that includes all the boring stuff such as inputting APIS details as well… I can even sort out UK breaks and attractions! Most importantly though, it’s about getting to know my clients so I can not only make sure they have a memorable holiday tailored specifically to their needs, but also surprise and delight them along the way! What are the most popular destinations for summer holidays at the moment?

That’s a tough one to nail down! For short-haul, summer makes for a great time to visit culturerich cities such as Hamburg and Krakow whilst the weather is generally hot so you can tie-in all the attractions whilst still finding the time to enjoy a bit of sun. If we’re venturing a bit further afield then my favourite grouping of islands in Thailand see some of their best weather during our summer months – Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao… perfect for divers or keen snorkellers! What is your own favourite place to visit for a holiday?

As touched on above I adore Thailand! But that carries through to anywhere in Asia to be honest; I love the food, the people are wonderful, there’s a fascinating array of wildlife and it doesn’t cost the earth either! However I’m pretty sure I could bob about in the beautiful crystal waters of the Maldivian ocean indefinitely forever… somewhere, someone must have a video of me diving into the water over and over again set to the Benny Hill theme tune! To find out more, visit www.travelcounsellors. co.uk/gary.marsden or call 01273 317058. Please send your local articles to editorial@queensparkliving.co.uk or call 01273 551021

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The family pantomime is coming back to the Windmill Theatre this year...

Win tickets to see Dick Whittington Showtime Productions and Music Theatre 2000 are back with a traditional family pantomime at the Windmill Theatre in Nevill Avenue, Hove, performed by a first-rate cast of singing actors, dancers and a live band. Their production of Dick Whittington, in support of the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, promises to be an unmissable festive treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Join Dick (and his trusty cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness. Guided by the magical Fairy Bowbells, this exciting journey will whisk you away from the golden-paved streets of London on a perilous journey across the seven seas to the shores of Morocco!

Dick Whittington is on from 22nd to 29th December, with matinées and evening performances, and you can get tickets at ticketsource.co.uk/ showtimeproductions or call the box office on 01273 565130. Group discounts are available and early booking is advised. Early bird offer: no booking fees when ordering tickets before 30th November – quote “Dick” for this special offer.

COMPETITION

We have one prize of four tickets to give away. To enter, answer the following question: In which city did Dick Whittington seek his fortune?

Please email your answer to info@ queensparkliving.co.uk with your name, address and phone number. The winner will be selected at random.

Competition Terms & Conditions: Tickets are valid to see Dick Whittington at the Windmill Theatre. They are allocated subject to availability and are non-exchangeable. Closing date for entries is 20th November.

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Two concerts this month at St Luke’s Church…

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Music and Wine at St Luke’s

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On Friday November 15th cellist Ivana Peranic and pianist Rachel Fryer perform Debussy’s sonata for cello and piano alongside a wide variety of works by Sussex composers from the collective New Music Brighton.

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We are pleased to be in our new venue - the Church of the Annunciation, 89 Washington Street, BN2 9SR - where we have disabled access as well as kitchen facilities. We meet there again on Thursday 14th November, 7.30-9.30pm, when we look forward to a talk from local sculptor Hazel Reeves, whose statue of Emmeline Pankhurst was unveiled in Manchester last year.

Do come and join us for this if you’d like to - we really welcome new faces and potential new members. We’re not too traditional and like to have fun with a varied programme of activities. We enjoy supporting two local charities and recently had a great afternoon tour of the pier complete with carousel ride and tea in the Palm Court to raise funds for the hospital’s Small Acts of Friendship charity. We’re also looking forward to a visit to the Supreme Court later this month. Find us on Facebook or contact us on wihanoverqueens@gmail.com

And on Friday November 29th Mexican pianist and Bechstein scholar Juan Pablo Hinojosa makes his St Luke’s debut performing music by Russian masters including Scriabin and Medtner. Please contact us if you would like a copy of our next brochure.

The concerts take place at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZB, and start at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 / £5 under-25s / under-16s free. Disabled access. Wine and refreshments served. For more information, please visit www. musicandwineatstlukes.com or contact musicandwineatstlukes@gmail.com

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This article is from local charity Together Co Befriending...

Can you spare an hour to make someone’s week? Before her health deteriorated, Linda travelled the world and worked as a letting agent and holistic therapist. Since her disabilities developed, she can only leave the house once a week with assistance. A visit from Rebecca, a Together Co Befriending volunteer, makes a huge difference to Linda’s week.

Linda: “When I became housebound, my friendships slowly dissolved as we had less and less in common. My befriending volunteer, Bex, is great. She is the only person I see socially. My carers visit daily to help me with my daily routine, but there’s no time to chat. Together Co match you with someone who shares your interests. Even an hour a week of friendliness can make a lot of difference to my life.” Bex: “Popping round to Linda’s for a cup of tea and a catch-up is something I know we both look forward to each week. It’s a mutually beneficial connection.” About Together Co Befriending

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with people to create friendships that make life better. We’ve been doing so for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve seen loneliness eased and lives changed – all through the simple power of human connection. Please get in touch if you can spare an hour a week to visit a neighbour. Call us on 01273 775888 or email: sally.clarke@togetherco.org.uk

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Local News... News from the council...

Public Consultation on Graffiti &Tagging Brighton & Hove City Council have launched a public consultation on their proposals to tackle graffiti and tagging.

At present the council are only responsible for removing graffiti and tagging from their own buildings and other equipment they own like bins, lamp posts and playpark equipment. They are not responsible for removing anything on private property or land, including graffiti on company buildings or belongings, unless it’s offensive.

Councillor Anne Pissaridou, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability committee, is urging people to complete the consultation. She also pledged and acknowledged that as part of the war on graffiti the council needs to clean up its own buildings and equipment. She said: “Some of the consultation is quite controversial as we’re asking people if they think businesses, private homeowners and landlords should remove graffiti from their buildings or pay the council to do so. But with the vast majority of graffiti and tagging on private property that we’re not responsible for, we need people’s views on tackling this growing and unsightly problem.” The consultation is open until 15 December and takes around 10 minutes to complete.

Councillor Pissaridou added: “We’re determined to stop graffiti and tagging in the city, so agreeing a majority way forward is extremely important. Graffiti is a terrible blight on our city and it must be erased for good.” The feedback will be considered and a final approach presented to a future meeting of the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability committee. You can find the consultation at: https:// consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/rubbishrecycling-and-streets/graffiti-removalenforcement-consultation/ Please send your local articles to editorial@queensparkliving.co.uk or call 01273 551021


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Some streets in the Queen’s Park area are moving towards full parking schemes...

Proposed Changes to Parking Schemes Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee agreed on 8th October to advertise Traffic Regulation Orders for changes to residents parking schemes in the top triangle area (not including Queen’s Park Road), Freshfield Street and Queen’s Park Rise.

A local event...

St Luke’s Church Winter Fair St Luke’s Church in Queen’s Park Road will be holding their Winter Fair on Saturday 23rd November, from 10am to 2pm.

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There will be lots of stalls selling homemade cakes, refreshments, bric-à-brac, jewellery, books, CDs and DVDs, plus a bouncy castle to keep the children entertained.

Residents of Freshfield Street and Queen’s Park Rise were consulted during the summer on whether they would like to join the Queen’s Park full parking scheme in Zone C or remain in the light touch Zone S. This is because they are now surrounded by roads with parking enforcement from 9am to 8pm. 52.5% of respondents supported the idea of joining Zone C, while 47.5% wanted to remain in their current zone, and it was recommended that both roads should proceed to the Traffic Regulation Order stage.

Residents of the top triangle area - Arnold Street, Baxter Street, Carlyle Street, Cromwell Street, Lynton Street and part of Queen’s Park Road - were consulted on whether they would like to join the Zone V full parking scheme. 51.1% of respondents supported the idea of joining Zone V, while 48.9% wanted to remain in Zone S. It was clear from the results that residents of Queen’s Park Road were not in favour of joining Zone V so it was proposed that they remain in Zone S. The remaining top triangle roads were 54% in favour of joining Zone V, so council officers recommended that these roads should proceed to the Traffic Regulation Order stage. Once a Traffic Regulation Order is published, there will be 21 days to comment or object to the proposals.

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Garden Services Affordable Drives & Landscapes..................................................... 11 Handyman Gavin Graham.............................................................................................4 Holiday Catalonia Unlocked............................................................................... 19 Job Opportunity Home Instead........................................................................................... 12 Kitchens Dream Doors............................................................................................ 10 Locksmiths Lee’s Locks................................................................................................ 18 Newsagents Mulberrys . ............................................................................................... 14 Nursery Orchard Day Nursery..............................................................................6 Painting and Decorating Queens Park Decorating.........................................................................5 Panto Dick Whittington.................................................................................... 16 Pet Services Dapper Dogs................................................................................................9 Plasterer Lewis Byard.............................................................................................. 17 Plumbing Services Plum Heating..............................................................................................4 Road Safety Road Safety .............................................................................................. 16 Roofing MB Roofing............................................................................................... 10 Affordable Roofing................................................................................ 14 Show Frankenstein...............................................................................................3

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