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WEST HOVE December 2018 ISSUE 88

DIRECTORY

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE IN WEST HOVE!

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Contents...

It’s hard to believe it’s December already, but Christmas is fast approaching.

Page 5 Final Year for the Beyond Beach Hut Advent Calendar

Our December edition is packed with details of Christmas events to help you get into the festive spirit. Sadly it’s the last year for the wonderful Beach Hut Advent Calendar, unless someone else is willing to run it. No-one should be alone at Christmas, unless they want to be, so if any of you would like some company on Christmas Day, contact Hove Methodist Church, who are running their annual free Christmas lunch with entertainment. They can even provide transport if you live in BN3 or BN41. Where you can, please try and use our wonderful local 3 businesses for your Christmas shopping. We wish you all a peaceful and happy festive period! The West Hove Directory Team info@westhovedirectory.co.uk www.westhovedirectory.co.uk

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Schermuly Rocket Machine

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Christmas Events

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The Secret Garden Christmas Event 2018

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Hove Lagoon Water Pump

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Where in West Hove? and Councillor Details

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Local Business – Sussex Funerals

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The Shackles of Aldrington

Cover picture: Beach Hut Advent Calendar by Martin Poole of Beyond Church

Page 26/27 What’s On In West Hove… Page 29

More Presents or More Presence?

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Davis Park – A Hidden Gem

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New Café in Hove Library

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Christmas at St Leonard’s Church

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Brighton Lions Club - Project Wenceslas

Publisher: Sussex Magazines Ltd.Ltd. 10 Hollingbury Road, BN1 7JA info@westhovedirectory.co.uk Printer: Gemini Distributors: Kempster 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. If and when a third complaint arrives we will verify that all complaints received were genuine and inform the advertiser that we will no longer be promoting their business and inform them why.

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A last chance to visit this lovely event...

FINAL YEAR FOR THE BEYOND BEACH HUT ADVENT CALENDAR... Having run the Beach Hut Advent Calendar since 2008, the small team from BEYOND have decided that 2018 will be their last year running this unique Hove seafront experience. Created to remind people of the Christian roots of the season of Advent, this popular community arts event has attracted hundreds of people to the seafront each night in December for 11 years to see the beach hut art installations created around a Nativity theme. This simple concept involves one hut each night in Advent opening up to showcase an art installation from 5.30pm-6.30pm, just like a giant Advent calendar.5Only one hut is open each night and there are free mince pies and warming drinks on offer. The art is created by individual artists; beach hut owners; community groups; schools and churches; and the last ten years have seen an extraordinary range of different creative approaches. These have included live donkeys, laser shows, ice sculptures, contemporary dance, poetry, Morris dancing, spacemen, crib scenes and lots of angels and stars. The founder of the event and principal organiser since 2008, Revd Martin Poole, commented: “It has been a

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wonderful experience creating this event and seeing it develop over the last 11 years. I am grateful for all the people who’ve contributed in all weathers and for the relationships that have formed through doing this. I hope we’ve helped to remind people of the true meaning of Advent and Christmas, and been able to offer a pause for thought away from the busyness and commercialism of the season.” The Beyond team will now focus on developing other creative projects but are open to others taking on the Beach Hut Advent Calendar mantle if they would like the event to continue. Email info@beyondchurch.co.uk if you are interested.

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A collage of old photos from one of our readers...

SCHERMULY ROCKET MACHINE In the September issue of the West Hove Directory there was a picture from my great-grandfather’s photo album (Harold Octavius Daniel – he was an eighth child!). The pictures were taken on Hove Lagoon at the end of the street I now live in. These pictures were of the Brighton Coastguard, where my great-grandfather was Inspecting Officer, undertaking ‘Life Saving Drills’ on Hove Lagoon in May 1914, three months before the outbreak of WW1.

during the drill, and the bottom left picture is of my great-grandfather demonstrating life-saving skills to the assembled company, and in front of a couple of friends of mygreat-grandmother, apparently!

Amazingly, the whole process is shown, from firing the rocket, rescuing a man on the wire, to demonstrating These pictures from the album show a ‘Rocket Machine’ life-saving by my great-grandfather, all within a stone’s (top two pictures). It is a Schermuly Rocket, invented in throw of where I now live and I had no idea my great1897 for the purpose of firing from a sinking ship to land, grandparents had ever been to Hove! or vice versa, a rope from which sailors could be rescued. 7 The second two pictures are of a sailor being ‘rescued’ Geoff Pike

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A few family events for the festive season...…

CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2018... COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Sat 15, Sun 16 & Sat 22 December, 10am-3pm Portslade United Reformed Church, Station Road Come and vote for your favourite tree. Free entry, with refreshments and stalls.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Tues 4 December, 5-7.30pm Hove Park School, Valley Campus, Hangleton Way Hove Park School are holding a Christmas Market to raise funds for a Christmas Day Dinner at the school for 60 people who would otherwise be on their own (with 9 local charity Time to Talk Befriending). Come along and grab a few bargains! Admission 30p (adults); children free.

CITY CHARITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Thurs 7 December, 7pm, All Saints Church, The Drive Festive concert in aid of The Martlets hospice and the Argus Appeal, with music from Hangleton Band and Brighton Orpheus Choir. Tickets £10 and £5 from Martlets shops or from www.themartlets.org.uk.

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Brighton Orpheus Choir at the City Charity Christmas Concert.

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13-16 December, The Old Market theatre, Upper Market Street A show for young children (recommended age 2-7), from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, about a cat and his best friend. Tickets £10 at theoldmarket.com.

MISCHIEF AND MYSTERY IN MOOMIN VALLEY

Fri 14 & Sat 15 December, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church, Waterloo Street Resound (a male voice choir) and Rebelles (a nine-piece female vocal group) revel in an Evergreen Evening of Song. Tickets £14 from www.resoundmalevoices.org

20-31 December, The Old Market theatre, Upper Market Street For younger theatre-goers (age 3-7) - a journey to Moomin Valley, with magical puppetry, music and interactive play - expect snow, surprises and plenty of mischief! Tickets £8.50 at theoldmarket.com.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

15 & 23 December, 1pm, The Brunswick Pub, Holland Road Join Mrs Cookson and Tomboy as they battle against the big baddie Chip O’Larta whose mission is to ruin Christmas. Full of songs, dancing, chases and cheers. Tickets from www.wegottickets.com.

20-29 December, Hilton Brighton Metropole, King’s Road If you’re looking for a traditional pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk will be at the Hilton Brighton Metropole and promises a West End cast, lavish costumes and dazzling special effects. More information and tickets (from £18) at www.jackinbrighton.com.

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WOODFLOORS City Wood Floors have been trading since 2001, supplying retail and trade customers across Sussex and the home counties from our showroom along Portland Road in Hove. City Wood Floors has the largest stocks and showroom in Sussex.

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A lovely community event...

THE SECRET GARDEN CHRISTMAS EVENT 2018 If you don’t already know about the Secret Garden it is a community garden open to all and situated behind St Leonard’s Church, New Church Road, and accessed through the churchyard. We have workdays on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11am until 2pm. We have use of the church toilets and a large potting shed that we have named the Haven. You can visit any time and if you want to volunteer just turn up on one of our workdays or email secretgarden730@ gmail.com. We hold events throughout the year and our next one is to celebrate Christmas and is on Saturday 15th December, 1pm until 2pm. We will have mince pies, 11 roasted chestnuts, singing and maybe Santa for the children to visit. It is free to attend, but we ask for donations if possible. We are very proud of our achievements to date – in just five years we have transformed a wilderness area full of weeds into a magical retreat, winning awards in Brighton in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. Joi Jones Secret Garden Group, Volunteer Coordinator

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WESTBOURNE PARKING SURVEY Do you live in Hogarth, Reynolds, Titian, Raphael, Modena, Lawrence or Richardson Road? If you live within these roads there are currently three separate parking schemes. Some residents have contacted us seeking alternative parking measures since the ‘light touch’ parking scheme in West Hove has settled down from its inception in March 2018. To gauge public opinion we have set up a survey. (It will only take two minutes to complete - via the link below.) https://bit.ly/2CLQMlV If you would prefer a paper survey - this can be delivered. Please contact Ivan Lyons ivan.lyons1@ virginmedia.com or tel: 07827779591. Ivan Lyons & Cllr Denise Cobb Westbourne Conservative Team

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Wish ward councillor Robert Nemeth updates us on what’s happening at Hove Lagoon...

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HOVE LAGOON WATER PUMP Cllr Garry Peltzer Dunn and I were flooded with questions about the large pumping units that suddenly appeared on the promenade near Hove Lagoon several months back. It turned out that the sea water pump at the Lagoon had broken and a replacement was on order. Whilst the pumping equipment with associated pipes was unsightly, it was to be in place just temporarily. Garry and I realised that something was wrong when Lagoon Watersports received news from the 13 Council that the temporary pumps were to be switched off before a new pump was in place. Without the daily pumping taking place, the Lagoon would empty and business would be affected. We queried this with the Council and discovered that a pumping contractor, Sykes, was charging £2,000 per week for temporary pumps whilst NOT actually fixing the broken pump – a huge conflict of interest. Something like

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£50,000 was spent whilst awaiting a fairly minor repair. To add insult to injury, Sykes said that several further months would be required to undertake the then-diagnosed problem. Garry and I ensured that Sykes were let go and introduced a new firm, Maydean, following an approach from owner Simon Maynard and a number of unprompted recommendations from local businesses. The Henfieldbased engineering firm diagnosed the problem in minutes rather than the months that Sykes took. As I write, the smaller of the two pools is completely empty and the larger is getting close. Each is starting to smell. There is an opportunity to do some cleaning which is a helpful aside but, ultimately, they should be full and in use. Not wishing to get my own hopes up too much, I am confident that the new pump will be up and running by the time that this piece goes to print. This follows an assurance that I have received personally from Simon Maynard. His firm will also recondition the old pump so that a spare is ready should any further problems arise. It is our hope now that the Council pursues Sykes for the return of the cash that was spent on temporary pumps. £50,000 is a huge waste of money that could go on all manner of essential local services. It takes three weeks to refill the Lagoon which gives some idea as to how much work the pumps must do. Cllr Robert Nemeth - Wish Ward Brighton & Hove City Council @robert_nemeth

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Where in West Hove were these photos taken?

WHERE IN WEST HOVE?

Answers for last month’s pictures: 1. Hove Lagoon Pitch and Putt 2. Jaipur Gate at Hove Museum 3. St Leonard’s Church

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The Conservative councillors for Wish ward, Garry Peltzer Dunn and Robert Nemeth, hold an advice surgery on Saturday 8th December (the second Saturday in the month) as follows: 9am-10am:

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11am-12 noon: The Hive café, Stoneham Park No appointments are required and if anyone is unable to get to the surgery venues the councillors are very happy to visit your home. You can also email them at garry.peltzerdunn@brightonhove.gov.uk or robert.nemeth@brighton-hove.gov.uk. The Westbourne councillors hold a surgery on Friday 14th December (the second Friday of each month) at Hove Museum: 4pm-5pm

: Cllr Tom Bewick (Labour)

5pm-6pm

: Cllr Denise Cobb (Conservative)

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A funeral plan from Bungard Funeral Directors makes perfect sense. Dedicated caring service from Richard Whittle & Ben Day

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Richard Whittle is the great, great grandson of the founder and Managing Director of Bungard Funeral Directors. Richard and his wife have recently had a son whom he hopes will one day join the family business.

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WEST HOVE 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 19 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. How will your family be celebrating Christmas? We’re off to Scotland, hoping to catch some snow up in the Highlands, to recharge our batteries and come back for the New Year refreshed and ready to be there for those who’ll be needing our support. For more information, visit www.sussexfunerals.com or phone 01273 736469.

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A local history article by West Hove resident Rachel Bridgeman...

THE SHACKLES OF ALDRINGTON The feast day of St Leonard was celebrated last month on the 6th November. Not only is the original parish church of Aldrington dedicated to this 5th century French saint, but his name is remembered throughout Sussex in the names of churches, streets, towns and a forest. So, who was he and what miracles did he perform to merit these accolades? After the local ruling French noble, Clovis I, granted him the right to liberate any prisoner whom he found worthy, he was hailed as the patron saint of prisoners. Later, whilst living as a hermit, he was joined by a number of followers; prisoners who on invoking him in their prison cells had seen their chains break before their very eyes. They came to him in homage dragging their heavy chains 21 and irons behind them as an offering. Over the years and centuries, his fame spread; Richard The Lionheart made a pilgrimage to his shrine at Noblac, and crusaders who fought in the Holy Land believed he protected them from captivity. It may be from returning crusaders that his story arrived in the south of England, where over 100 churches are named after him. According to local Sussex legend, St Leonard spent some time in St Leonard’s Forest, near Horsham, where he slayed the last dragon of England. Injured in the battle, lilies of the valley grew where his blood fell – today an area of the forest is still called The Lily Beds. In 1893 when Aldrington amalgamated with Hove, the new coat of arms celebrated the union by including the cross of St Andrew to represent the parish of Hove and the shackles of St Leonard to represent the parish of Aldrington. It was not until 1997, when Hove and Brighton formed a unitary authority, that the updated design for the coat of arms lost the reference to Aldrington and St Leonard. To learn more about the history of West Hove, come on an historical guided walking tour led by a local historian and tour guide. Hove Actually Walking Tours are fun, informative, informal and best suited to the incurably curious. Whether it’s your first visit or you have lived here your whole life, the tours are a great way to discover, uncover and experience the area.

Saint Leonard by Albrecht Dürer To receive more information about the programme of walks, email hoveactuallywalks@gmail.com or visit Facebook “Hove Actually Walking Tours”. Rachel Bridgeman (local historian and tour guide)

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WHAT’S ON IN WEST HOVE… Magical Story Land Festive display of paper sculptures 10am-5pm (Sundays 2-5pm) Daily, except Wednesdays Hove Museum 19 New Church Road

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Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Speech & Drama LAMDA Classes Age 5-12; 4.30 & 5.30pm (term time) - All Saints Church jude@speakingworks.co.uk 07900 301375 Pilates Mat Classes Beginners Plus: 6.30pm-7.25pm Int/Adv: 7.30pm-8.25pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Holistic Yoga 6-7.15pm; The Snug, Stoneham Park info@yogashanta.com Brighton Theatre of the Air Radio Drama Meetup group 8pm; Goldstone Ex Service Club, 20 Shirley Street btota.co.uk / 07818 118062 Beginners Flamenco Dance 7.30-8.30pm The Dance Station, 57 North Street, Portslade Ana: 07939 938565 www.flamencodance.co.uk Hove Museum Minis Fun with craft and story-telling Age 2-5; £2 per child; drop-in 10am-12 noon (term-time only) Hove Museum 3rd December Portslade & West Hove Carers Afternoon Tea 2-3.30pm, The Railway Inn For more information, contact Pam on 01273 746222 Christmas Eve Crib Service 5pm - St Leonard’s Church

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Badaboum! French music playgroup Drop-in; £5; term-time only

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9.30-10.30am The Snug, Stoneham Park 07917 282679 badaboum@talktalk.net Music for Aardvarks 6 months to 5 years 10am; Glebe Villas Hall emily@uk-aardvarks.co.uk Get Active for Older Adults (age 50+) 10.30-11.30am; £5 St Barnabas Church Contact suzy.hawker@ntlworld.com 01273 726507 to reserve a place Pilates Mat Classes Gentle Beginners: 9.45-10.40am Beginners: 10.45-11.40am Beginners Plus: 11.45am-12.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com NEW!!!! 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; £2 Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Singing for Pleasure 2pm; (Taster £3.50) Hove Methodist Church Corinne 01273 565130 Singingforpleasure@hotmail.co.uk Well Balanced Kids Yoga Ages 5-11; 3.45-4.30pm Term-time only The Snug, Stoneham Park info@wellbalancedkids.co.uk Antenatal classes 6.45pm Holy Cross Church, Tamworth Road To pre-book call 07494002577 or visit www.babies.uk.com

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

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Ladies’ Exercise Class Drop in for a 30 min session between 9.30-10.30am (please arrive by 10am) United Reformed Church Hall Eire: 07928 463279 Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David Taggart: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk Music with Mike 1.15-1.45pm & 2-2.30pm The Snug, Stoneham Park musicwithmike.co.uk General Level Pilates 6-7pm Tree of Life Centre, Portland Road Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk Holistic Yoga 7.30-8.45pm The Snug, Stoneham Park info@yogashanta.com Fun Cake Decorating for all 7-9pm; 49 Langdale Road Pat Ashby 01273 736722 Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 6.45-7.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com The Creation Station Age 15 months to 5 years £7; booking essential 10.30-11.15am (term-time) The Snug, Stoneham Park jenelfverson@ thecreationstation.co.uk 07902 967709

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Young Storytellers (age 2½ to 5) 9.30-10.15am, term time only The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact Jude for free trial Jude@speakingworks.co.uk 07900301375 Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David Taggart: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk Body Control Pilates 11am-12 noon The Snug, Stoneham Park rachelnessmartin@gmail.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 11-11.55am

Intermediate: 10-10.55am Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Beginners Pilates 11am-12 noon Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk Mum & Baby Physio-Led Pilates 12-12.45pm Physio-Led Pilates 12.55-1.55pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Emma: 07545445656 physiotone@gmail.com

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Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Ladies’ Exercise Class Drop in for a 30 min session Between 8.30-10.30am (please arrive by 10am)

United Reformed Church Hall Eire: 07928 463279 Chi Gong 9.30-10.30am The Hive, Stoneham Park dervish.terminal@gmail.com Mindful Body Yoga 10.30-11.30am Drop in; pay by donation The Snug, Stoneham Park info@mindfulbodyyoga.co.uk General Level Pilates 12.15pm Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk Friday Fun and Toy Swap Term time 3.45–5.30pm; £3 Shoreham Port Soul Kitchen Baltic Wharf, Wellington Road Enquiries 07814 736486 Vital Danza 8.15-9.45pm; £10 The Float Spa, Third Avenue www.helenthatcher.com

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1st December Christmas Fair 11am-2pm St Philip’s Church

1st December Christmas Market Friends of Stoneham Park 11am-3pm Stoneham Park & Holy Cross Church Hall 1st December A Concert with Naked Voices Including refreshments and a carol sing-along Free - 3pm St Leonard’s Church 15th December Christmas Craft Day Free family activities 10am-5pm Hove Museum 15th December Secret Garden Christmas Event 1pm-2pm Behind St Leonard’s Church Sat 15th, Sun 16th & Sat 22nd December Community Christmas Tree Festival Free entry; 10am-3pm Portslade United Reformed Church, Station Road

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2nd December Lagoon Clean-Up Wear wellies! 10am-12 noon Hove Lagoon

Fitbods Fit Camp Outdoor circuits/HIIT class 10-11am Wish Park Tel Sara: 07812 093378

9th December Christingle Service 4pm - St Leonard’s Church

YogaFrogs Age 5-11; 10am-11am; £7 The Snug, Stoneham Park Booking essential: info@yogafrogs.co.uk or 07920403657

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Gentle Exercise Class for older or unfit people 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church

16th December Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – White Christmas Ball Dance to music from the 30s, 40s and 50s with DJ Jivin’ Jim Dandy 4-7pm; free entry; The Railway Inn, 2 Station Road

1st Saturday of the month Vestry Café 10.30am-12.30pm Vestry, St Philip’s Church 1st, 8th and 15th December Arty Crafty Club £6.50 per child; drop-in; 8-12 years 2-4pm (term-time only) Hove Museum

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MORE PRESENTS OR MORE PRESENCE? As the end of the year approaches and all the festivities preceding it – I thought I’d help you end the year gently lifted and feeling more peaceful in yourself. I’m often asked: “What’s the most common thing you say to your clients?” Surprisingly, it’s NOT about what to eat or eliminate because of intolerances. It’s NOT about supplements or exercise to get rid of bloat and lose some weight. It’s ALL about how you are when you eat. So here are some tips to help ease you into the festive meals, celebrations and potential overindulgences: Take stock. Use this time to stop and take a look at your year. What’s worked - what hasn’t – health-wise and in any area that affects your joy of life. Write it all down. 29 Slow down. Everything: your breathing, eating, chewing, even thinking. Just BE in the present, in your body, the room you are in. Slow time down. Assess every action with the question: “Do I really have to…”..go to the supermarket for that extra bag of sprouts? Will anyone notice or care? Breathe deeply. There’s no better way to bring your spinning head back into your body, your environment and the present moment. Appreciate – what you have – write three gratitudes a day.

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Update from the Friends of Davis Park...

DAVIS PARK – A HIDDEN GEM The Friends of Davis Park have had a fantastic 2018. Since our inaugural meeting in March our committee and members have been hard at work.

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Tucked away just off St Heliers Avenue, Davis Park is a hidden gem. The wide range of trees, shrubs and flowers delight our local green-fingered residents, while the secret pathways and newly created wildlife corner are loved by younger visitors. With lawns enjoyed by picnickers and four-legged friends alike, the park truly has something for everyone.

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Whilst the council does an excellent job maintaining the park on limited funding (special mentions must go to Gerald, Steve and Sally), there is lots more that can be done to improve the park for the benefit of all the community. This year we have had great turn-out of volunteers for our three work days and have cleared weeds, cut back shrubs and planted some bulbs for spring colour. We’ve also been tackling the perennial park problems of dog mess and anti-social behaviour. We’ve even had a go at running an event, with a charming family Shadow Puppet workshop and show held in July. We have been fundraising for the park through cake, plant and book sales. The children have loved setting up street stalls selling their wares to passers-by. Thank you to all members of the local community who have generously supported us this year. We’ve got lots of ideas for 2019 which we discussed with our members in our recent meeting in November. Areas we will be looking at include: - further improvements to the wildlife corner - a stepping stone log trail for children - planting projects and more work days - repainting the park gates If you’d like to get involved with our group we’d love to hear from you. Please email us on Friendsofdavispk@ gmail.com or search for our Friends of Davis Park page on Facebook. Erika, Olivia and the Friends of Davis Park Committee

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NEW CAFÉ IN HOVE LIBRARY Café Domenica, a café run by local charity Team Domenica, has opened on the ground floor of Hove Library. Rosa Monckton, whose younger daughter, Domenica, has Down’s syndrome, set up Team Domenica to help young adults with learning disabilities find and retain meaningful employment. The charity’s cafés not only help young adults develop skills and build confidence, but also bring people in the community together. The café at Hove Library is the second Café Domenica. The other café is in Preston Road. Customers are able to take drinks away to other areas of the library where they may be reading or studying. However, drinks are not permitted in the Wolseley Room on the upper floor due to the sensitive archival materials handled in that room. The café is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

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FRIENDS OF STONEHAM PARK By the time you read this we may already have put on (on 1st December) what we hope will be a successful and fun Christmas Market for the second year running in its new format. We have got some new trees coming and over 600 bulbs were planted this autumn, ready to make the park beautiful in the spring. We are setting up a gardening club, we hope, in the new year, which is an exciting development that has been talked about for a long time. From the Friends of Stoneham Park, I hope you have a happy and peaceful Christmas. Richard Hearnden

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Here are a few Christmas events at our local churches...

CHRISTMAS AT ST LEONARD’S CHURCH Saturday 1st December 3pm: Christmas Concert by acapella group Naked Voices. A programme of Christmas songs through the ages, followed by well-known carols and Christmas songs for the audience to join in. There will be an interval with cake and refreshments. Free entry, with donations to Brighton Housing Trust.

Sunday 9th December

4pm: Christingle Service for all the family to raise money for the Children’s Society. Christingles provided.

Christmas Eve 5pm: Crib Service – a retelling of the Christmas story, 37 with carols. If you’d like to join in with the acting, please come to a rehearsal on Saturday 15th December at 10am (children and adults welcome). 11pm: Midnight Communion

Christmas Day 9.30am: Communion Service

CHRISTMAS AT ST PHILIP’S CHURCH Saturday 1st December 11am-2pm: Christmas Fair

Sunday 16th December 3pm: Carol Service

Sunday 23rd December 4pm: Nativity and Christingle

Christmas Eve 11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 11am: Service

CHRISTMAS AT HOVE METHODIST CHURCH Sunday 16th December 6pm: Carol Service (arrive at 5.15pm for a mince pie tea)

Monday 24th December

3pm: Christmas Eve Family Service

Christmas Day 10am: Christmas Day Service 12 noon onwards: Christmas Lunch Hove Methodist Church are holding a free Christmas lunch on Christmas Day for people who would otherwise be on their own. The hall will be open from 12 noon until 4pm, with lunch served at 1pm, followed by entertainment, a cup of tea and Christmas cake. Transport, if needed, is provided by volunteers within the BN3 and BN41 postcodes. The lunch is supported by generous donations from local business and charities, organised by the church and delivered by volunteers from the church, the Food and Friendship lunch club and the local community. There are already enough volunteers for the meal, but drivers are still needed to ferry guests and deliver take-out meals. If you would like to attend, please book your place in advance. Contact Elin at the church office on 01273 324600 or email office@hovemethodistchurch.co.uk.

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Could you be a school governor?

WEST HOVE INFANT SCHOOL SEEKS GOVERNORS FROM THE WIDER COMMUNITY West Hove Infant School is the largest infant school in the country; based on two sites at School Road and Connaught Road, the school has 610 children, 100 members of staff and an executive head (Wendy Harkness) who ensures the two sites are run as one school. Children spend three years at the school, starting in reception aged 4, and leave aged 7 ready for the more grown up world of junior school. The school prides itself in creating a community where children and their families feel welcome and valued. ‘A family of friends’ is the motto that appears on the children’s polo shirts and this sentiment of support and community is echoed throughout the school both 39 through formal teaching and the array of after school clubs the pupils can enjoy with their peers. Learning is approached creatively and whilst children might not realise they are learning the staff are ever mindful of the rigour required to ensure national targets are met. In its last Ofsted report the school was awarded Outstanding; this came only two years after the second site at Connaught Road was opened. Both school sites occupy mainly Victorian buildings, each with their own unique history. During WW1 the School Road site became part of the 2nd Eastern General Hospital, serving as a satellite to the Hove General Hospital. The Connaught site was designed by Victorian architect Thomas Simpson who designed thirteen schools across Brighton and Hove. It is rumoured that the actor Bernard Youens who played Stan Ogden in Coronation Street went to school at Connaught Road! The school relies on an army of volunteers to support the children and staff; this includes a board of governors who work behind the scenes to support the senior leadership team. This board is made up of parents, staff and members of the local community. Governors work as a team to support the development of teaching practices, school policies and the school’s finances. They also spend time with the pupils and teachers witnessing

the school in action. The school is seeking to recruit governors from the wider community. The position requires no previous experience as a governor. If you would like to find out more, please contact the Clerk of Governors Nikki Wheeler via email nikkiwheeler@westhove-inf.brighton-hove.sch.uk

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A campaign to help people in fuel poverty...

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Brighton Lions Club is launching Project Wenceslas, a campaign to help combat fuel poverty in the city of Brighton and Hove. People who receive the annual Winter Fuel Payment and feel they do not need it are invited to donate the amount to Brighton Lions, who can assure that every penny will go towards alleviating fuel poverty. Fuel poverty has increased mainly due to rising energy prices and more people die from cold housing than die on the roads each year. The main causes of excess winter deaths are heart attacks and strokes caused by increased blood pressure from living in a cold home, as well as respiratory and breathing infections. Donations can be made through Brighton Lions Club’s website at www.brightonlions.org.uk or cheques payable to Brighton Lions Club should be sent to the club at Lions Dene, The Deneway, Brighton, BN1 5AZ. People sending cheques are asked to confirm that their donations may be treated as Gift Aid so that the value of the donation can be increased by 25%.

Dare yourself, feel empowered and join the Martlets Firewalk at dusk on Saturday 9 February at The Venue, Western Esplanade, Kingsway. Martlets is taking fund-raising to a sizzling new level with a challenge that will inspire and give you a feel-good high. Clem Hunnisett from the Martlets said, “This is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities to prove to yourself that you can overcome your fears and do absolutely anything when you set your mind to it! We’ll be with you every step of the way to cheer you on. You can enter on your own, or perhaps get a brave group of friends or colleagues to take part together.” All funds raised will go towards helping Martlets to provide its life-changing care to local people who are living with terminal illness. The Firewalk costs £20 to register and entrants need to raise a minimum of £100 for Martlets to take part. To find out more please contact clem.hunnisett@martlets.org. uk or call: 01273 747455. Alternatively you can book online: www.themartlets.org.uk/Event/martlets-firewalk

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