Already running in parts of east Brighton, we are very pleased to have been awarded Big Lottery funding to reach more people and expand what we do into Woodingdean, Ovingdean, Rottingdean and Saltdean.
Do you have a few hours spare to accompany an older person to their GP?
You could join our HealthLink scheme and accompany older people to GP surgeries, hospital appointments, dentists, health screenings and other important routine health appointments. HealthLink isn’t a transport scheme but your company and support can make getting to appointments much less stressful for older people.
“Without a HealthLink volunteer they probably wouldn’t have gone.”
If you are 18+ and would like to volunteer and are looking for something that doesn’t require a regular weekly commitment, then the HealthLink volunteer role could be just right for you! Please contact us for more information.
or call: Jo Eve or Joanna Harper on 0300 303 3224
Have you got a skill or hobby you would like to share? As a volunteer-led project specifically for older people, our activities are organised by volunteers aged 50 or over. If you have a skill or hobby you would like to share, we can help you run an activity in your local area. We’ll give you the training and support you need. We have supported activities including computer lessons, ballroom dancing and meditation – creating a vibrant mix of volunteering opportunities and activities for older people.
As a volunteer, we’ll give you the training and support you need to get involved, help isolated and vulnerable older people be more active and get more out of life.
Call: Jo Eve or Joanna Harper on 0300 303 3224
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calls to 0300 cost the same amount as a landline call to an 01 or 02 number. The price is the same for calls from mobiles.
The council is running a consultation exercise about cutting the budgets for parks and play area and other open spaces. They want to talk about the future of our parks and open spaces and they need us to join in the conversation. Our feedback will help them understand what is important and help inform their new open spaces strategy.
Please visit this website and send them your feedback:
This is really urgent and the deadline is 28th October 2016. They say the response from Rottingdean has been very low so if we don’t defend it we could lose it! e.g. recreation ground, play area, tennis courts etc
These five delightful short plays feature Brighton-based actors Margot Jobbins, Gwen Holmes, Owen Bleach and stage and TV favourite Paul Moriarty (EastEnders, Casualty, Wycliffe,The Bill, Doctors, Ashes to Ashes, A Touch of Frost, Pride and Prejudice and many more.)
For an unforgettable autumn treat, relax and enjoy the show with your favourite tipple upstairs at the friendly Coach House, 24 High St. Rottingdean.
Four nights only: October 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8pm.
Just £5 (Book early, come early – seating is limited)
Tickets are now on sale Online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mdr or in person at MadWax Candles on Rottingdean High St.
We look forward to welcoming you,
Christine Foster and the Cliffhanger Team
Your Parish Council are pleased to say that the work that they contracted to paint the posts around our Village Pond has now been completed.
Breaking news …. Work started today on re-painting the white posts around the pond. The painting is due to be completed by the end of this week. The work has been commissioned and financed by Rottingdean Parish Council.
Rottingdean Parish Council
The Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Engravers was founded in 1924, around the time that the Bloomsbury Group began, and their first exhibition was in 1925 at Worthing Museum of Art. And it was in the same gallery that they celebrated their 90th anniversary with an exhibition in 2014.
The SSP have frequently exhibited at The Grange Art Gallery, and in November they will present a diverse range of work from fifteen to twenty Sussex artists, each contributing up to five pieces of work.
“There is no ‘house style’ in the SSP,” says Barry Hinchliff, the society’s president, “but perhaps because of our proximity to London or even Ditchling and Charleston, together with an excellent College of Art in Brighton, the work of members has always been fresh, lively and contemporary.” He explains that the title of the society covers the disciplines in most of their exhibitions; incorporating abstract and mixed media painting, oils, acrylics,water colour, print-making and sculpture in various media.
Barry has had a long association with the Grange Art Gallery. In 1993 when The Rottingdean Preservation Society took over running the Grange, Barry was co-opted onto their team to be the gallery’s first curator. A role he had for eighteen years. And although he is still painting he is now retiring as the SSP President. “I would like to hand over the mahl stick to someone else.”
For information on SSP membership, contact Helen Armstrong on
01273 881304: or email email@example.com
Our village did extremely well when the results of the South & South East in Bloom awards were announced, to an audience of some 400 delegates at the presentation in Fareham, held on Wednesday 14th September, which were as follows: –
Large Conservation area
Beacon Hill Nature Reserve – Gold
Heritage Park & Gardens
The Grange – Silver Gilt (Out of 200 points we were just 2 short of Gold)
St. Margaret’s Parish Church – Silver Gilt and Category Winner (Out of 200 points we were just 3 short of Gold)
Then on the following afternoon the Brighton & Hove City in Bloom awards were held and our two entries won first prizes throughout the entire City namely: –
The Best Street Urban Area
Rottingdean High Street (Joint First)
Best Community Garden
It is a family run gallery which showcases an eclectic collection of Art from Africa. Our mantra is Ubuntu, an old African saying that encapsulates the need for community. “I am because you are.”
A saying which is indicative of how interwoven all our lives are and how a tapestry of connections allow us to love, respect and rely on our neighbours.
Having chosen Rottingdean as the place to establish our gallery, we value our community both here and in Saltdean.
We have, already, as we’re adjacent to the Martlets Hospice charity shop completed a 24 hour painting challenge where we painted non stop in a bid to raise funds for this community charity. We exceeded our target of £300.
The JaxMar gallery has also redecorated the Saltdean community hall behind the lido with a fresh lick of paint and spanking new curtains in an effort to create a welcoming clean fresh place for the community to enjoy.
At our gallery we want to make Art accessible to all where it can be appreciated but not in an intimidating environment.
Our collection is affordable yet showcases contemporary artists whose work are showcased in other galleries in South Africa and some of whom have had international exhibitions.
We celebrate African culture and community with our vibrant works and through this are able to increase our philanthropic efforts via our family based philanthropic establishment, The Wheatfield Estate Foundation Trust (WEFT) which has ploughed thousands of pounds into educating disadvantaged students in South Africa, taken a keen interest in feeding the hungry and homeless and also assisting in small ways with the elderly.
The gallery also exhibits handmade beadwork ranging from necklaces and bracelets to a full-sized lion affectionately named Simba.
The artisans who produce this work are supported by the gallery via WEFT and we endeavour to educate them or their families via the proceeds generated from sales.
We celebrate the attention to detail by the artisans and all the quirky attributes that are indicative of handmade goods. We also showcase recycled goods and have a majestic animal Springbok head made from up cycled coke cans.
Please pop in and meet Jax and Michael the owners or any one of our daughters, Gemma and Isabella or our sons George and Alfie.