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If anybody has any Christmas trees and/or small LED lights they would like to donate to the event, they would be gratefully received. We would only need them from Saturday 30/11 until Sunday 2/12. If you can help, please email email@example.com thank you.
The National Best New Business Awards supports industrious, hardworking and enterprising small and medium enterprises nationally. Each application is scored by up to four different judges from a panel of up to 30 judges.
FSB member Clive Bonny of Strategic Management Partners and Mark Pellant of Koru Architects had set up a joint venture Passiv Pod in Brighton. They attended the awards ceremony in London and were delighted to receive the coveted title of Construction Business of the Year.
But the accolades didn’t end there. PassivPod also won the prestigious Overall Winner award, beating competition from all other industries – and 68 other new businesses and award finalists – represented at the ceremony.
Clive Bonny, said: “The construction industry needs much more focus on sustainability and environmental protection, and this national award supports our mission.”
The two awards will join PassivPod’s ever-growing trophy cabinet alongside its recent Innovation in Sustainable Accommodation award from the 2017/2018 Corporate LiveWire Technology Awards.
The company will shortly be launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund the construction of a PassivPod showroom to demonstrate eco design with healthy biophilic properties. Shares in the business will be offered to private equity investors and to the public for less than £100.
Mark Pellant said: “We’re delighted to have won Construction Business of the Year and are especially proud to win such a highly competitive title as Overall Winner of the best new business nationally.
“Having worked as an architect specialising in sustainable design for the past two decades, it’s very encouraging to see the growing interest in sustainable construction and awareness of the problems associated with traditional construction practices.
“With three national awards under our belt in the last six months, we’re very positive about PassivPod’s continued success and excited for what the rest of 2018 brings.”
Beyond the primary goal of designing high-quality PassivPod designs, PassivPod promotes a wider vision for a sustainable society. Housing, leisure and education (among other sectors) need to drastically change course in order to provide a high quality of life within the planet’s limits.
Turtle Teachers are revolutionising the way we teach our children! Local primary school teachers, Anita Garai and Karen Russell are on a mission. With 33 years of teaching experience between them, they have decided to do something about the way our children are being educated.
Turtle Alternative Learning is a brand new learning community for 8+ year olds, set up by teachers Anita Garai and Karen Russell. The curriculum at Turtle is personalised to every child that attends, designed around their interests and curiosities, as well as inspired by the environment and spontaneous happenings.
Children attend TAL for three full days a week, Monday to Wednesday, with the Autumn term beginning this September. The location for the learning community is easily accessible by bus and car, in Saltdean/Rottingdean on the eastern edge of Brighton and Hove in the East Sussex countryside. If you are interested in your child joining Turtle Alternative Learning and want to know more, email Anita and Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rottingdean Parish Council are seeking a replacement Parish Clerk to start on 1 October 2018. The post is p/time, suitable for someone working from home. Good admin skills and computer literacy, excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. A knowledge of local government is highly desirable. Possession of CILCA or equivalent would be advantageous.
The winner of the Seahaven Award for Environmental Business of the Year has been announced. There were 600 nominations for the annual awards programme. Judges included 2 Members of Parliament and 3 Chamber of Commerce Presidents who scored applicants across several measurable criteria for success.
The Environmental business winner Strategic Management Partners was founded by Clive Bonny with his wife Sue in 1990 providing support for business sustainability. SMP’s activities include conservation education in schools enabling primary and secondary students to remake and recycle clothes. As a result over 500 students have developed entrepreneurship skills and improved their employability.
Clive co-founded Rottingdean charity Beacon Hub which has converted 20 acres of unused public space into a free public nature reserve for community health, recreation and environmental education, enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities every single day.
Partnering with Green Growth Platform SMP has helped support their development of 200 East Sussex eco-innovation companies. These firms have created 200 full time jobs in environmental products and services. One of them Passiv Pod has just won the UK award for Innovation in Sustainable Accommodation and is now offering shares to the public. Their zero carbon offsite buildings offer 80% less construction waste, 80% less time to build and 80% lower energy costs.
Below event organiser and Judge Julia Johnson MD of Fine Marketing with Clive Bonny
Over the last year the Neighbourhood Policing Team from East Brighton, now known as ‘East Prevention’ has been working to prevent heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using the B2123 at Rottingdean as a cut through between the A259 and the A27.
The priority was set up due to a number of incidents where articulated lorries attempting to drive through the village were colliding with scaffolding or becoming stuck in the tight corner where Vicarage Lane meets High Street.
A number of days of action were organised to complete stop checks on vehicles along with the assistance of road policing units. During these we stopped several vehicles, the largest being 40 tonnes. Traffic Offence Reports were issued, leading to fixed penalty notices to all that contravened the 7.5 tonne weight limit that were not delivering to the local area.
East Prevention often patrol High Street in Rottingdean recording details of vehicles which cut through and then contact the offending companies’ directors advising them to take responsibility for their drivers who continue to ignore the road regulations. We have had some fantastic support from many of the companies who have been contacted, with them looking into why this has happened and making adjustments to route plans for example to prevent this from continuing.
Because of how successful this approach has been we are hoping to utilise our close connection with the local neighbourhood watch organisation to arrange for residents who will be able to assist Sussex Police in documenting details of HGVs which continue to cause distress along High Street. Please contact your local NHW Scheme either by phone or email; 01273 306441 or email@example.com for further details if you would like join in and support. We are looking forward to working closely with the residents of Rottingdean too and continuing our success in bringing this anti-social behaviour to a close.
PCSO Zack Price – East Brighton Prevention Team – Sussex Police
Winter Smugglers Night, held on the first Saturday of December for the past 5 years has become one of the major highlights in the Rottingdean calendar. Attracting between 3,000-6,000 visitors on the night and culminating in a spectacular display of fireworks. This event has always been free to attend for everyone.
Its aim is to spark (excuse the pun) interest in the rich history of the village from the 13th century when French pirates sacked the village on their way to Lewes and set light to the villagers taking shelter in the church tower to the centuries of the illegal smuggling trade which thrived here.
Organising this event and complying with the very strict health and safety requirements necessary to keep everyone safe costs a great deal of money which is raised annually by the hard working committee. Security alone costs over £10,000 and that is before the cost of the fireworks and other entertainments. The overall event costs stand at approximately £18,000.
This year we have lost 2 of the larger funders of the event, including the City Council leaving us with a large shortfall for this year’s event. Despite our efforts to attract new funds we have not been able to close the gap.
Taking everything into account we have made the decision to cancel this year’s event while we begin the process of becoming a charitable organisation to widen the sources of funding we can apply for and to strengthen our personnel resources. This is with the view to putting on the event in December 2018 with sufficient funds and resources in place so that the event lives up to popular expectation.
Smugglers will continue to need those individuals and businesses that have contributed financially and we are very grateful to them. We will also be encouraging other businesses and concerns to support an event which brings an unprecedented level of footfall to Rottingdean.
Smugglers would also like to hear from people willing to join and strengthen the management of the event. You can reach us via our website www.rottingdeansmugglers.co.uk
We are determined to put on a show next year and with your help we will make sure it lives up to expectations