11:15pm Monday 21st October 2013
23rd October 2013 7 pm Salvation Army Hall Leybourne Road Lower Bevendean
4:31pm Tuesday 20th August 2013
It seems a long while since our last meeting, which sadly had to be cancelled because Ken Finn, of the Salvation Army had some complications following heart surgery. Thankfully Ken is now recovering and our best wishes are with him. Meanwhile, we need a new date, and possibly location, for our next meeting which should also be our AGM. We did OK in the Estate Development Bids (EDB), you never come away with all the funding for all the projects on the ‘wish list’ and we were not after as much funding as in previous years. We can only bid for suggested projects and not many people came through, before the deadline, with bids for fencing. If you require fencing, or can think of any other projects where EDB funding might help, then let us know by the end of the year so that they can be put forward in our 2014 bid. I’ve attended a few other meetings recently. The City Assembly was held at Hove Town Hall in May. This is a twice yearly event and open for anyone to attend. One of the major topics was benefit changes and the ‘bedroom tax’. We would be interested to hear if anyone on the estate has been affected as we might be able to point you towards help & advice. I also attended the Lewes Road Consortium, which is a forum for tenants groups from Bevendean, Moulsecoomb, Coldean, & Bates Estate. We were advised that, by the end of 2013, all Council Homes (in Bevendean) should have been surveyed in regards to new door requirements. I imagine most of the estate have already had this done but, also starting in 2013, is a 3 year plan to survey all properties and install WHERE REQUIRED, replacement windows. Community funding (EDB) has been granted for a Boxing Gym near the 67 Centre in Moulsecoomb and this project will also be open to youngsters from Bevendean. The Council’s Illegal Money Lending Team has had rumours of money lenders/loan sharks in the area. If you are, or know of a victim, of loan sharks then please report this to the Hotline number of 0300 555 2222, or report it to your local housing Office or your PCSO. Credit Unions are available, to lend at very low rates, and offer a much safer option. Finally, please come along to our AGM and we also have the Brighton & Hove Standard survey form available for completion.
4:28pm Tuesday 20th August 2013
IMPORTANT NEWS I would like to stress that I have been made aware through word of mouth of further Vehicle Crime incidents that have occurred this month but have not been reported as nothing was taken. This however is still a crime and MUST be reported to the Police officially. If incidents such as these are not reported to us, then we are not receiving an accurate figure of how many occurrences there have been and also, if we don’t know about it - there is nothing we can do!
4:23pm Tuesday 20th August 2013
The steering group has been working hard to make the possibility of a Community Centre for Bevendean a reality – and we may be closer than we realised! Unfortunately, it has taken a long time for the transfer of the original lease from the “Holy Nativity Church” to the “Holy Nativity Community Centre Management Committee, (HNCCMC)”. (I bet you didn’t even know there was one!) The lease has to be re-written and agreed between the Church Solicitor and the “Community” Solicitor (TDC). Until this is completed we are unable to fundraise for major projects.
4:15pm Tuesday 20th August 2013
"Bevendean Women's Institute“ meets on the 4th Monday of every month in the Hall of the Holy Nativity Community Centre at 7pm. We are a group of women of all ages and interests who get together to socialise, learn, be creative, try out new skills and activities, explore new ideas and issues - and have fun! We are always looking for new members and offer a warm welcome to all women who wish to attend. Why not check out our notice board for forthcoming events; come along for a free taster session (first 3 meetings are free);