Tag Archives: Hollingdean

Hollingdean Community Information Evening

Community Info evening. Come along and find what is happening in Hollingdean – road safety, improvement to the park and skatepark, Popup café plus lots more info.

6.00 for nibbles and start at 6.30.

It will be helpful if you can let me know if you are coming – wouldn’t want to run out of nibbles and wine. elizabethlee@trustdevcom.org.uk



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

Free Dr Bike at Hollingdean Community Centre, Thurs 8 Oct 1-3 pm

From Simon Hickmott

In support of the wonderful volunteers of the Real Junk Food Project and their regular 1-2 pm lunch for everyone at Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road, on Thursdays, we are offering a free ‘Dr Bike’ session 1-3 pm on 8 Oct.  Extra volunteers very welcome 9-3 pm, says volunteer Jess; contact her at realjunkfood@gmail.com.

Bring your bike for free advice on what needs doing to it, how much serious fixes would cost and for minor maintenance done there and then by professionals ‘Bike for Life South’.

There will also be free energy advice here on 8 Oct:- how much you can save by switching, how to switch suppliers and energy tips.

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

Hollingdean Coachwerks Bike Night – 1 July

The Handle Bar: Monthly bike night at Coachwerks. Wednesday 1st July, 7.30 – 10.00

Come along and socialise, this month we’ll have a talk and discussion with Mike Aitken on cycling cultures in Mexico.

What’s it like campaigning for bikes in other places? What can we learn and what can we share?

Mike Aiken spent two years in Mexico, researching community participation and civil society groups.

Bring your own tortillas and chillies for a short talk, photos from the front line, and contrast our achievements and problems.

Coachwerks are also setting up a bike-fixing workshop so that you can come and maintain your bike with their tools and help.

At Coachwerks, 19a Hollingdean Terrace … thecoachwerks.wordpress.cominfo@bartlebysbrewery.com.


Hollingdean Lucky Dip Sat. 6th June.

Hollingdean Lucky Dip

Come to the Fruitiest, Luckiest, most in the Middle of the Road Fair you’ll find down The Dip this summer.

Live music and dance – including Front Room Folk and The Likely Dads
Samba workshop
Veg and herb plants – strawberry plants too of course.
Face painting
Indian and Caribbean food
Strawberry Cream teas
Smoothie bike
Loads of stalls selling hand-made loveliness
Kids’ games and lots of other stuff.

The Women’s Institute will be here to judge our Strawberry themed bake-off – free entry – great prizes.
And Brighton legend that is Jane Bom Bane will judge our Fruity Hat competition -wearing her fabulous must-see mechanical hat. More great prizes. Free entry too.
Age categories for both competitions under 8s; 8 -12s; 13-17s; adults.

There’ll be plenty of seating and tables to hang-out at in glorious sunshine. Probably.

Click here for more information.

Childrens’ centres under threat of closure

From The Argus and Brighton and Hove City Council. –

Four children’s centres are under threat of closure as Brighton and Hove City Council launches a consultation on plans to merge services and cut 12 main sites to eight.

The budget of £2,471,000 could slip to £1,692,000 in 2015 to 2016.

Children’s centres Hollingbury and Patcham, in County Oak Avenue, City View, in Elm Grove, Cornerstone, in Church Road, and West Hove, in Portland Road, could all close.

Centre staff jobs are also under threat and volunteer funding could be cut as part of the plans.

The council is proposing to merge Cornerstone and City View with Tarner children’s centre, in Ivory Place, combine Hollingbury and Patcham with the Hollingdean centre in Brentwood Road, and West Hove would have to join with Conway Court in Clarendon Road if the plan is adopted.

Advice groups could merge, while baby and toddler groups and the time families “without additional needs” can attend could be limited and booking systems introduced.

Parents with babies would have to attend an eight-week course instead of regular groups.

Groups in Moulsecoomb, Whitehawk, Coldean, Woodingdean and Rottingdean libraries and the Meadowview Community Centre would be stopped.

Funding for childcare places at playgroups and nurseries would be reduced, home visits cut back and parents told to attend centres for support instead.

Subsidies for nursery open hours, staffing and running costs could also come under threat early next year.

The council’s consultation report said: “Some families will need to travel further. We will continue to offer home visits to parents who need it most.”

The council’s budget

The budget over the next five years will be challenging:

  • Costs will increase due to inflation, population change and rising demand for services.
  • Funding from central government will be severely reduced.

This will result in a funding gap of £100 million in five years’ time.


A final decision will be made in a meeting on February 26.

To submit your views and read the report click here.

Vogue Gyratory to be closed for five nights

Click here for the Lewes Road Local Sustainable Transport Fund Newsletter

From The Argus

Vogue Gyratory 3


The Vogue Gyratory in Lewes Road, Brighton, will be shut to southbound traffic between Monday December 2 and Friday December 5, from 8 pm until 6 am.

It is one of the final steps in works since July to redesign the junction, which have caused heavy delays. Southbound traffic heading for the city centre will be diverted up Coldean Lane and down Ditchling Road. There will be access-only arrangements as far south as Coombe Road.

There will be no access in or out of Hollingdean Road, Bear Road or Upper Lewes Road. For the first three nights, there will no vehicle access in or out of the Sainsbury’s car park after 8pm. The store will be open as usual until 10pm.

There will be no changes to northbound traffic. New traffic lights are due to be installed the week after the resurfacing, the final stage in the improvements to the scheme.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said the resurfacing would have been needed regardless of the changes to the gyratory.

The authority has written to 1,000 local addresses about the plans and has also been talking with local businesses, a spokesman said.

Lead councillor for transport Ian Davey apologised for the disruption but said once finished the junction would be “safer” and “more pleasant.”