Sam’s Fight for Life and Living Appeal

samMany of you may have heard by now of the efforts by our community to raise £100,000 for possible life saving treatment for local young woman and mother of two, Sam Beaven. So far enough money has been raised to get Sam out to Mexico to start an 8 week course of treatment not available in the UK on the NHS. Sam has had 10 days treatment so far consisting of many immune boosting IVs and a vaccine made from her own blood. Relatives estimate that another £35-45,000 is needed to complete the 8 weeks of hospital treatment and the follow up treatment at home.

The PARC Charity Shop recently donated £1,000 to the appeal and cash donations can be made in the charity shop.

You can donate via the crowd funding site – www.kapipal.com/fightforlifeandliving

Come Spring into Summer with The Kipling Festival’s May Fundraiser

Spring Fling with logoIt’s a Ceilidh Barn Dance with local band ‘Lonewood Corner’ and caller Tony Dunn – no experience required – learn a few simple steps and enjoy the music and merrymaking. (Children over 10 also welcome)

Where: Village Public Hall, Park Rd. Rottingdean
When: Sunday, May 3rd from 2 to 5pm.

Tickets £10: info@kiplingfestivalrottingdean.co.uk or visit www.kiplingfestivalrottingdean.co.uk

Tickets are also now on sale at MadWax Candles on the High St.

2015 is the 150th anniversary of Kipling’s birth and the theme of this year’s Festival is “Kipling in India”. Be sure to pick up a brochure to get a preview of our exciting new program, which runs from June 25 to July 5.

Events include:

  • The Fever Trees, a new play about young Kipling and his sister Trix,
  • Artwork “Inspired by Kipling in India” in The Grange Gallery,
  • Workshops and readings by poets Annie Freud and Daljit Nagra,
  • Talks on colonial life in India,
  • Appearances by Geoff Hutchinson as Kipling himself,
  • Guided walks in the Gardens, Village and Downs,
  • Readings by The Rottingdean Writers Group,
  • and a brand new child-centered production of Rikki Tikki Tavi created and presented by local youngsters.

SAS Big Spring Beach Clean Rottingdean

Following on from last year’s successful BSBC which saw over 3250 volunteers remove over 35 tonnes from 135 beaches SAS are once again calling for volunteers to take part in SAS Big Spring Beach Cleans 2015 on the 27th, 28th and 29th March.

Rottingdean Beach needs your helping hands on the Sunday 29th March, join SAS and your local community for a beach clean from 11am – 1pm as part of the biggest Big Spring Beach Clean ever.

Brighton Half Marathon comes to Rottingdean – well almost!

On 22 February the 25th VITALITY Brighton Half Marathon 2015 will be coming along the coast road towards Rottingdean. You can see the route they’ll run on race day in a Go Pro course video on the race website.

The actual race begins at 9:00am but road closures will start from 8:15am.

It’s a major charity event that promises to be an exciting one, with many thousands of spectators lining the route to cheer competitors on.

Support for is always appreciated, particularly as two of our local charities are listed: The Martlets as “Deck Chair Charity Partners”, and the Blind Veterans UK as “Beach Ball Charity Partners”.

For more detailed information about the event, timings, road closures and travel arrangements, visit their website: http://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/race-day/the-course/

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre Table-Top Sale

TABLE-TOP SALE 28 Feb 2015A new venture for the Whiteway Centre, and a hint of Spring!

On Saturday 28 February 10.00am – 4.00pm we’re holding a Table-Top Sale, where you can sell goods for yourself or your favourite charity. Refreshments will also be available.

Tables cost just £10 each, with access to the Centre from 8.00am.

Call Sally Prince on 01273 302 387 to book, or for further information.

Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions Club Charity Race Night

horses-380406_1280Race Night. Saturday 7th March 2015, at the Village Hall, Rottingdean.

Tickets are only £5 each , with accompanying children FREE.

Why not name your own horse? Details of the name and owner will be printed on the race card.

All winning owners will receive a bottle of champagne! (So you don’t have to be there on the night to win!) Owning a horse costs £5.

Each race can be sponsored and named after businesses or individuals. Just £25 per race.

To sponsor a race, name a horse or purchase tickets please contact Geoff on 07767 665 895

Doors open 7.00pm ** Licenced Bar ** First race 7.30pm

[Have Your Say] – Proposed Development At St Aubyns

Have Your SayThis is a significant development – probably the biggest in the village’s history. This proposal for the former St Aubyns School which occupies a large site in the centre of Rottingdean will affect everyone in the village in one way or another.

In addition to the display of their initial proposals in the public exhibition at the Whiteway Centre on 22nd January, the developer, Linden Homes, has already prepared a website and leafleted the village. You can download a PDF of the proposed development HERE.

They intend to submit a planning application for St Aubyns in March, following a review of the feedback obtained from local residents and liaison with Brighton and Hove City Council officers. Linden Homes are also inviting you to “Have Your Say” about the proposal via their website.

During the statutory consultation period there will also be an opportunity for you to provide comments to the Council.

Now is the chance for YOU to Have Your Say below in the comments.

The Deans GRAB Volunteers 2015 beach clean dates

GRAB's grabber bin on the pebbles Saltdean 4 Jan 2015Our beaches need you. The Deans GRAB Volunteers beach cleans are on the 1st Sunday of every month. All events start at 11am and run for 1 hour. Check their Facebook page for all event info, up to date weather reports & cancellations. Come and join in on the feel good factor:

  • 1st Feb – Rottingdean
  • 1st Mar – Ovingdean
  • 29th Mar – Rottingdean (SAS Spring Beach Clean)
  • 5th April – Saltdean
  • 26th April – Ovingdean (MCS Beachwatch Big Beach Clean Up)
  • 3rd May – Rottingdean
  • 7th June – Ovingdean
  • 27th June – Rottingdean (Summer Smugglers Tidy Up)
  • 5th July – Saltdean
  • 6th Sept – Rottingdean
  • 20th Sept – Ovingdean (MCS Beachwatch Big Weekend)
  • 4th Oct – Ovingdean
  • 18th Oct – Rottingdean (SAS Autumn Beach Clean Series)
  • 1st Nov – Saltdean
  • 6th Dec – Rottingdean (Smugglers Night Tidy Up)

…see you on the beach!

Redevelopment Proposals For St Aubyns – A Public Consultation

Brighton and Hove City Council has plans to deliver at least 13,200 new homes by 2030. St Aubyns has been identified for future development and a Planing Brief is being prepared by the Local Planning Authority.

Linden Homes and the site owners, the Cothill Education Trust (CET) are committed to engaging with the local community and are pleased to invite residents and local businesses to a public exhibition of its early proposals for the redevelopment of the former St Aubyns School, Rottingdean.

Hopefully as many people as possible will be able to go:

Venue – Main Hall, Rottingdean Whiteway Centre, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, BN2 7HB
On – Thursday 22nd Jan 2015
Between – 3pm – 8pm

For more details see the full invite here – Linden Homes exhibition invite