South South East in Bloom 2015 – Brighton & Hove City Winners

 

SMALL PARK CATEGORY

Slide10                       Brighton - Old Steine

 

SMALL PARK CATEGORY

Slide09                  Brighton - The Rookery

 

LARGE CEMETERY CATEGORY

Slide08          Brighton - Woodvale Crematorium

 

LARGE CONSERVATION AREA – Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, Rottingdean

HERITAGE PARKS & GARDENS – The Grange Rottingdean

CHURCHYARD – St. Margaret’s Church Grounds, Rottingdean

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS AWARD – Juliette Hunting

IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Friends of Hove Park, Establishing

Friends of Brunswick Square & Terrace, Improving

Lansdowne Place , Developing

Farman Street Garden, Thriving

Waterloo Street Arch, Thriving

Gardening week 2015

IMG_1325In celebration of Gardening week 2015 Brighton & Hove City in Bloom and Brighton Lanes Traders joined forces to plant up an unsightly bed outside Brighton Town Hall with culinary herbs.

 

Hove Carnival 2015

Sunny Whit Monday at Hove Carnival

Sunny Whit Monday at Hove Carnival

2015 Launch of competitions

Gardening competitions launch 2015 Jubilee Library

Gardening competitions launch 2015 Jubilee Library

The Level Community Day 14th June 2014

A great Question time was presented by Jean Griffin of Radio Sussex “Dig It” programme, along with Gary Murdock and Pete Taylor of Vegetablism and Rob Dumbrill of CityParks

Jean Griffin "Dig It", Rob, Dumbrill CityParks, Gabrielle Villermet North Laine Community Ass (Committee member BHCIB)

Jean Griffin “Dig It”, Rob, Dumbrill CityParks, Gabrielle Villermet North Laine Community Ass (Committee member BHCIB)

Stanmer House Consultation

BRIGHTON AND HOVE CITY COUNCIL 27 March 2014

Stanmer Park Consultation

 

Residents are being invited by the council to have their say on a master plan for restoring Brighton’s Stanmer Park estate to its former historic glory.

Among proposals are renovating more than a dozen listed buildings – and finding new uses for them.

An historic walled kitchen garden would be brought back into use and the estate’s listed 18th Century parkland recreated, including planting clumps of trees.

Part of the plan is to ensure Stanmer becomes a key gateway into the South Downs National Park.  It would entail better sustainable transport links to Stanmer.  On-site parking and traffic management would be improved.

The project is jointly managed with the South Downs National Park Authority, which is co-funding the scheme.

A series of staffed exhibitions are being held at Stanmer Park and other city locations during April, as follows:

Sunday April 13, 2-4pm at Stanmer Church

Saturday April 19, 10am-4pm at Stanmer House

Tuesday April 22, 2-5pm at The Level

Friday April 25, 10am-5pm at Jubilee Library.

People can also get information and gives views at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/stanmerplan

Following public consultation last summer, a draft master plan has been drawn up, which residents are now being invited to comment on.

Biodiversity, sustainability and access would be improved along with more opportunities for education and community involvement.

A new Greenway path for cyclists and pedestrians would be created.  A visitor information centre would include toilets and cycle hire.

Stanmer’s 485-hectare estate boasts a nationally-significant Grade 2 listed landscape and stable block plus 16 Grade 2 listed buildings.  Located within the South Downs National Park, it provides a setting for the Grade 1 listed Stanmer House.

As well as being jointly managed by the South Downs National Park Authority partners helping the project include local Food Partnership, and Stanmer Preservation Society.

Chair of the council’s environment committee Councillor Pete West said:  “The council has done a fantastic job restoring The Level and we’re looking for a project of that quality at Stanmer Park.  It’s amazing what can be done and we think there’s great potential to restore Stanmer’s landscape and buildings to their former glory.

“This plan will help us preserve, and bring back into use, the wonderful listed buildings for future generations to enjoy. It will also improve public access, promote understanding of the park’s history, increase volunteering and learning opportunities, better manage traffic and restore the setting of Home Farm as the heart of the park.”

A National Lottery grant or other forms of external funding would be sought to implement the master plan.

 

Brighton & Hove City In Bloom gardening competitions launch 2014

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©Tony Mould: My Brighton and Hove

The Right Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Denise Cobb attended Jubilee Library on Monday 24th March to launch this year’s gardening competitions. She told those present that it has been proven that these competitions promote a sense of pride and bring together diverse sections of the community. That the objective of BHCIB however, continues to go beyond just gardening competitions. That attention is also drawn to unsightly areas and they work towards improving the appearance of localities, which also promotes community spirit and increases civic pride. She thanked sponsors and local businesses who acknowledge the importance of endorsing  groups like this.

Competition Forms are available now at libraries and entry on-line will shortly be available..

Stanmer Estate Restoration Project

 

Stanmer Estate photo

Brighton & Hove City Council is developing a long term Master Plan for Stanmer park and estate with the aim of restoring and protecting its historic buildings and landscape, enhancing its natural features and improving the environment, and making it more accessible to all.

How to find out more:- Complete the online questionnaire at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/stanmerplan by Friday 2 May 2014

The Mayor Welcomes London Road Station Partnership

The Mayor invited London road Station Partnership  to her parlour for tea and cake in honour of them winning The Ed Furey Cup. This is presented by Brighton & Hove City in Bloom annually for  "Community Spirit " award. We were all given a great talk about our city heritage and got learn the history behind the gold chain and various other memorabilia. (26th November 2013)

The Mayor invited London Road Station Partnership to her parlour for tea and cake in honour of them winning The Ed Furey Cup. This is a “Community Spirit” award presented annually by Brighton & Hove City in Bloom.
We were all given an interesting talk about our city heritage and got to learn the history behind the gold chain and various other memorabilia.We are grateful to the Mayor for hosting the event.
(26th November 2013)

 

 

The Mayor accepts a cheque from BHCIB for her chosen charities

Brighton & Hove City in Bloom present the Mayor Denise Cobb with a cheque for £220 for her chosen charities. The money was raised at the award ceremony in September. (26th November 2013)

Brighton & Hove City in Bloom present the Mayor Denise Cobb with a cheque for £220 for her chosen charities. The money was raised at the award ceremony in September.
(26th November 2013)