Mayor lights city Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Monday 25th November

Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.  The Mayor with the Rotary Club choir               Monday 25th November

Brighton & Hove City in Bloom supported Brunswick In Bloom with the lighting of the city Christmas Tree. Carols were sung in St.John The Baptist’s Church by children from Davigdor Infants School with the Mayor. Drinks were provided by Starbucks. Everyone then walked over the road to the Square being safely marshalled by police and other volunteers. Jim Alison and Rob Dumbrill from City Parks were waiting to assist the Mayor in lighting the tree. She used a magic wand and the tree magically lit up with The Rotary Club singing to a large crowd.

 

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting 2013

We are holding our AGM at the Thistle Hotel Noblesse Room at 4pm on Friday 29th November.

Everyone is welcome. Please let us know if you would like to attend at cityinbloomgroup@gmail.com

Jean Griffin of Dig It radio Sussex will be our speaker.

Jean Griffin of Dig It Radio Sussex

Jean Griffin of Dig It Radio Sussex

Annual General Meeting 2013

We are holding our AGM at the Thistle Hotel Noblesse Room on 29th November at 4pm.

Everyone is invited – please let us know if you wish to attend cityinbloom@gmail.com.

Jean Griffin of DIG IT Radio Sussex will be our Speaker.

Jean Griffin of Dig It Radio Sussex

Jean Griffin of Dig It Radio Sussex

Lighting of Brighton & Hove Annual Christmas Tree – Palmeira Square

Floral Clock Christmas Tree poster

Floral Clock Christmas Tree poster

 

 

 

 

Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Project

Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Project is a small award winning charity that packs a big punch in East Brighton.

Our community gardens are a melting pot of people and our work targets some of the cities most troubled youngsters. We’ve been going nearly 20 years and have got an impressive track record. Now we are beginning to be able to offer pupils the chance to get qualifications, our work has become even more important. 

So we are asking if you can help make us as sustainable as the fruit and vegetables we grow.

We currently raise £130 a month through our Friends of the Forest Garden fund where people make monthly standing orders. We would love to get this to £500 before Christmas.

So could you afford £2 or more a month and save us from endless grant applications so we can get on with the job that we are good at.

£2 a month will buy all our broad bean seeds for the year 
£5 a month will buy us a new wheelbarrow and fork
£10 a month will buy us all our seed potatoes for the year

We aren’t a big charity. None of us are on a big wage. We don’t have an office. Our overheads are low. Our advertising budget is zero. We rely on goodwill and freebies and some fantastic volunteers to get by. That’s not to say we aren’t professional!

We do charge schools for our services and self-generate 35% of our funds. 

If you become a Friend not only will you get that warm feeling of making a big difference, but you will be the first to find out details of our events and get an invite to our Christmas party where it always snows!

http://moulsecoombforestgarden.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/join-500-club.html

http://www.seedybusiness.org/

People’ Health Trust – funding programme

People’s Health Trust is an independent charity which funds local groups with great ideas in order to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age. Their funding newsflash can be seen at this link, and tells you all you need to know about Active Communities. The Guidance Notes can also be found at www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk.

They have just opened ‘Active Communities’ in South East England, a funding programme which may be of interest to groups and charities in your area. They are offering grants of between £5,000-£50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The programme closes for applications on Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 12pm.

Applying couldn’t be easier – the form is online, and there is detailed guidance to support applicants through each step.

contact  Susan Brown or Will Steadman on 0207 697 4023.

George Tyson Media Officer T: 0207 697 4017 E: george.tyson@peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

W: www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

The Argus at Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony The Argus 3rd Oct. 2013

Award Ceremony The Argus 3rd Oct. 2013

Community Pictures in The Argus

Awards The Argus 5th October 2013

Awards The Argus 5th October 2013

Award Ceremony press coverage

Latest Homes at Award Ceremony

Latest Homes at Award Ceremony October 2013

Tackling civic pride

Argus letter Oct.16th 2013

Argus letter Oct.16th 2013