Category Archives: Play Streets

Street Play Volunteers Needed!

Important – please spread the word!

After three years Jenny and Sally, for personal reasons, are unable to continue organising the SRRA Street Play events. Many thanks go to them for the enormous time and effort they have put in.

In order for the Street Play to continue we need volunteers to help organise the events in advance and to steward on the days. It’s great fun and very rewarding.

If you can help please email southdownrise@gmail.com, please also spread the word amongst your neighbours, especially those with children.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Christmas Party

We all had a great time at our Christmas party on Saturday 12th, kids and adults together.

It was good to see old friends and make some new ones from this and surrounding areas.

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Many thanks to Ben of One Church for the use of the hall and running the bar, Sue and John Garrett for their generous donation, Annie and Rob for the splendid cake competition and The Aftershave for the great music.

Playstreet Stewards Needed

We need volunteers to steward the Playstreet element of the Xmas Party on Saturday 12th December, it’s fun and rewarding.

The time slots are – 

11.45 – 12.30
12.30 – 1.15
1.15 – 2.00
2.00 – 2.45
2.45 – 3.30
3.30 – 4.15.

If you can help with one or more of these slots please contact Jenny Staff at jen.staff@me.com. Thanks.

No Ball Games signs replaced with Please Play Here on Brighton estate

From Brighton & Hove News

No Ball Games signs on one Brighton estate have been replaced with new notices encouraging play instead.

Please Play Here

Hyde Housing put up the Please Play Here signs on the Phoenix estate at the bottom of Albion Hill on Saturday during a play day.

They are part of a new approach from the group to encourage playtime and promote childrens’ health, well-being and happiness.

For full story click here.

Playbus under threat from looming council cuts

From Brighton and Hove News

Brighton and Hove’s popular Playbus could be permanently cut after Christmas as it becomes the latest potential victim of the city council’s cuts.

The council's Playbus team

The council’s Playbus team

The bus’s Facebook page announced the plans, which it expects to be decided at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting in November.

Now, scores of people have signed a petition started by Hangleton ward’s Conservative councillors Dawn Barnett, Nick Jewry and Tony Janio.

Brighton dad David Allen commented on Facebook: “If Playbus goes it will be a disaster as it really is a unique service and will hit areas of the city where it is needed most.”

And Brighton mum Gemma Trilochun added: “I really hope this can not and will not happen. I can not imagine a school holiday without you all on the Playbus and watching my girls enjoying the freedom to play safe outside.”

The Playbus is one of many council services under threat of cutbacks as a result of an expected 40% decrease in the city’s Government grant over the next four years, totalling £100m or £25m a year.

Free Dr Bike and Playing Out chat

From Simon Hickmott

We’ve our last, free ‘Dr Bike’ session on Saturday 24th October 11.00 – 1.00pm at Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road.  Bring your bike for advice on any problems and get some light maintenance by the professionals “Bike For Life South”.  Free hi-viz vests too to help you be seen in the dark, as the clocks go back.

On 19 Nov at 3.15 -4.00pm, at Moulsecoomb Primary School there’s chat about how to set up ‘Playing Out’ in your street, with a local mum who has organised these informal play sessions with temporary street closures.

Best wishes

Simon Hickmott
Transport Planning Officer – Personalised Travel Plans
Transport Planning, Brighton & Hove City Council
Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road
Hollingdean, Brighton BN1 7BH
Email: Simon.Hickmott@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Tel: 01273 290498 Mobile: 07876 394 865
www.brighton-hove.gov.uk