From all of us here at the Rottingdean Village website, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2016.
A big congratulations to PARC who won charity of the year at the Argus Community Stars Awards.
Play Area in Rottingdean Committee raised £85,000 to build Connor’s Court in 2014.
PARC also raised £19,000 the same year to build Owen’s Shelter in Saltdean Oval Park in memory of Owen Bergin. This is next to the Skate Park we funded in 2004.
Don’t forget that we also built the Play Area in Ovingdean as well as the Rottingdean Play Area and toilets – all adding up to just under half a million pounds invested over twenty years in the local community.
All of this is made possible by the terrific support of our loyal volunteers, our generous customers and donors to the Charity Shop and large funders such as the Argus Appeal, Lloyds Bank and Rottingdean Parish Council.
Currently we are looking to mark the 20th anniversary in 2016 of the first Play Area being built at Rottingdean Recreation Ground by giving it a facelift and replacing some of the older pieces of equipment.
If you and your family use the play area please let PARC know what sort of improvements you would like to see.
Contact PARC on Facebook or email: email@example.com
You may have seen that a Defibrillator is now operational in a cabinet on the front wall of the Village Public Hall, Park Road in Rottingdean. This was a collaborative project funded by contributions from the Rottingdean Parish Council, Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions and the Village Fair.
The procedure for use is that anyone with a person who is suspected of having a heart attack should immediately ring the Ambulance service on 999. They should describe the symptoms and ask for an ambulance/paramedic. The ambulance service will direct them to the Defibrillator and also provide the code to open the Defibrillator cabinet. The code needs to be entered on the keypad of the cabinet as shown on the front of the cabinet. The instructions printed on the cabinet should be followed and then when the Defibrillator machine is switched on, follow the directions given by the Defibrillator.
The machine will “speak” to you and the instructions given are simple. It will detect whether the patient is having a heart attack and should this prove not to be so, it will not produce a shock. Once the ambulance arrives care should be passed to the paramedic. The use of the Defibrillator can save valuable time for a patient and save lives.
On behalf of the Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions, we would like to thank all involved in providing this life saving facility.
The Stones of Sussex Churches – Exploring the geology and building stones of our local churches – A Whiteway Study Day with David Bone, M.Phil, FGS Geologist and Building Stones expert on Saturday, 21st November, 1000 – 1600
The day will focus on looking at the identification and origin of the building stones in this area and what we can learn from their use. The varied geology of Sussex makes this particularly interesting, especially with reference to the churches of the district. There is no doubt that after attending you will look at our churches and houses in a new light!
Fee: £30 (includes a light lunch)
To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01273 304180
Rottingdean Whiteway Centre,
Rottingdean BN2 7HB
Our Lady of Lourdes School would be enormously grateful for our communities support, We have been nominated in the OneFamily Community awards for an amount of £25,000 to resurface our very poor playgrounds. We need to obtain the most votes to win, we currently have 163 votes, with the leaders with over 1000 and there is only 12 days left to vote
Please could you take a couple of minutes to register and vote for us, we are in urgent need of more votes!
Thank you from Our Lady Of Lourdes School, Rottingdean
The Argus has published its article on the Camra Good Beer Guide 2016 and came to interview our very own Queen Vic who have made it into the guide for the third year running.
You can read the full article here – More than 100 Sussex pubs in Good Beer Guide
Landlords Philip Rees and Ian Wilson took over the lease on the Queen Victoria in Rottingdean in 2012 and have since featured in the guide for three consecutive years.
The pub, in High Street, offers a range of ales, three regionally sourced changing beers, and a well stocked back bar, including more than 30 gins. Food is cooked on the premises using local meat, fish and vegetables wherever possible.
Mr Reese said: “It was a rather sad and unloved pub with minimal ale sales when we took it. In the last three years with a great team of staff and suppliers, we have managed to completely turn the pub around and it is now a lively but traditional pub.
“We want to say an enormous ‘thank you’ to all those of you that brew our ales – without you all making such good ale, we wouldn’t be able to get a great pint in front of our customers and find ourselves yet again in the Good Beer Guide.
“A particular ‘thank you’ to the teams at brewers of our house ales – Harveys Sussex Best Bitter and Long Man Long Blonde as well as all the others we buy and ciders. Those two form the foundation of our success with ales.”
He also thanked customers who were “brave enough” to keep coming back for more and the Brighton and South Downs branch of CAMRA for the support.
He added: “This all compensates for the fact that we are no longer named after the longest reigning monarch now that our present Queen has beaten Queen Victoria.”
On the Queen Victoria, the guide said: “An atmospheric and welcoming pub which greets punters with jazz music and 1930s décor. Chandeliers, big tables, a real fire, a piano and a portrait of Queen Victoria add to the air of grandeur. It serves traditional homemade food and on Saturday afternoons hosts a regular live jazz and brunch event.”
Source – The Argus
An Open House event programme is inviting the public into the home of an award winning eco-architect. Brighton’s annual Eco Open House event offers 3 tours per day on October 17-18 to explore a unique zero carbon home in real life daily use. Each tour shows a combination of working features including a biomass boiler, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic panels, underfloor heating, natural materials and a solid timber frame construction.
The tours are being given free of charge by Mark Pellant founder of Koru Architects in Hove. AECB members Koru Architects in Hove have been awarded the RIBA Downland Prize 2011 for sustainability for their house/studio in Hove. The Downland Prize for Architects is awarded annually to a Chartered Architect based in south east England. It celebrates the added value that an architect brings to a project costing under £1.5 million, and the importance of ‘chemistry’ between architects, clients, contractors for completing successful buildings.
The house/studio project cleverly makes use of a constricted, sloping site through split-level design and creates a series of interesting, unique spaces. A top lit vertical circulation volume floods the house with daylight and acts as the ‘lungs’ by ventilating and cooling the spaces on warm days. Glazing to the south-facing rooms maximises passive solar gain, a roof-integrated solar pv provides electricity, thermal array provides the family’s hot water, the mains grid and a biomass boiler covers the shortfalls in winter.
Mark has also won the support of the national GrowthAccelerator programme to support sharing his unique designs more widely. His independent advisor Clive Bonny specialises in Responsible Business Standards. Clive says “Mark is passionate about sharing practical ways to resolve environmental problems. His own home is a testament to holistically merging the best technologies to create high quality sustainable living standards whilst saving significant costs in running a home.”
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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Beacon Hub Brighton’s first AGM to be held from 8pm – 9:30pm on Tuesday 20th October 2015 in Rottingdean Whiteway Centre’s main hall. Please join us for a short presentation on the project plus updates on our progress thus far and our next steps. Tea & Coffee will be served after a Q&A session to give everyone a chance to meet the whole team.
If you are able to join us please be so kind as to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org so we have an idea of numbers to cater for.
Would like to learn more about the internet and email?
Whether you’re 18 or over 80 our free help sessions offer one-to-one tuition with a volunteer and usually last 45 minutes. You can have up to 8 sessions with us to help you start:
- Surf the Internet
- Setting up an email account so you can keep up with friends and relatives overseas
- Researching and sourcing information for your interests and hobbies
- Finding out about Council services online
- Getting help with ipads/tablets or mobile phones
The sessions are tailored to each individual customer and are intended for those new to computers or who need extra help. The volunteer will help you determine whether you need further sessions.
To book a session, our volunteers will be available to help at the drop in sessions in Rottingdean Library on Thursdays 10am-1pm
Alternatively, contact Jubilee Library 01273 296961
If you would like to find out more about one to one computer training across the UK please visit the ukonline website.
Get online, Get connected… at your local library
The Good Beer Guide 2016 has been published and we have made it into the Guide for the third year running … In fact that makes it 3 out of 3 as we have only been here 3 years.
Ian and I took on the lease of the Queen Vic in 2012 – it was a rather sad and unloved pub with minimal ale sales. In the last three years with a great team of staff and suppliers, we have managed to completely turn the pub around and it is now a lively but traditional pub that sells a great selection of ales and also has an extremely well stocked back bar including over 30 gins! And, we also have a growing reputation for our food which is all freesh cooked on the premises using local meat, fish and vegetables wherever possible.
So … an enormous thankyou to all those of you that brew our ales – without you all making such good ale, we wouldn’t be able to get a great pint in front of our customers and find ourselves yet again in the Goood Beer Guide.
A particular thankyou to the brewers of our “house ales” – Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Miles, Edward, Simon and all the team there) and Long Man Long Blonde (Steve, Jamie and all the team there). Those two ales form the foundation of our success with ales.
But also a massive thankyou to all the other brewers whose ale we buy and who these days are far too numerous to name. Some of our more frequent and popular visitors include ales from: Adnams, Caledonian, St Austell, Goddards and Jennings … Not forgetting the cider makers either, particularly our friends at Lilleys Cider.
Last, but decidedly not least – our customers who drink the ale and seem to be brave enough to keep coming back for more. We should perhaps single out Camra and our local Brighton & South Downs Branch from whom we get such great support throughout the year.
This all compensates for the fact that we are no longer named after the longest reigning monarch now that our present Queen has beaten Queen Victoria!
Thankyou one and all …
Philip & Ian
Philip Rees & Ian Wilson
54 High Street
East Sussex, BN2 7HF