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Including: Fizz on arrival, 3 course meal, Half bottle of wine per guest, Coffee, Live entertainment from the Soul Fresh Band plus DJ, Win a 4K TV, Raffle with excellent prizes
£60 per person and on sale now at PARC Charity and Arthropod arts
Dress Code – Smart evening dress
Bespoke Sound & Vision
Doctor Tech IT
The Grand Hotel
Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs
Gary Moore Racing
Apparatus for the new school playground opening the start of Autumn Term – Let us make our playground amazing for all of our children.
Once again, Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, St. Margaret’s Parish Church and The Grange have all re-entered the South & South East in Bloom competitions and let’s hope that they will all be as successful as hitherto – if not more so. Conversely, the ‘Brighton in Bloom’ awards scheme has been terminated on account of the City’s austerity programme.
Having been in the ‘Hot Seat’ for some 12 years; I have reluctantly decided to stand down, which equally applies to Valerie, who has done much of the RIB’s clerical work behind the scenes and therefore, an extraordinary AGM has been arranged for Thursday 28th September in the Whiteway Centre at 7.15pm.
Apart from the election of officers, there is to be an in depth discussion, as to our future commitments and this will be an open meeting for all in the village to attend, in the hope that we will be able to attract some more willing helpers in order to cope with the extra number of planting locations inherited from the B & HCC.
On a more positive note we must congratulate Declan & John in Ye Olde Black Horse for their outstanding floral display, together with Juliet in the Open Art Café for the abundance of planted containers that adorn the outside of her premises. Also the response for sponsorships of the hanging baskets is greatly appreciated and we must voice our thanks for the many donations received from our village residents, not to mention the generous support from the Parish Council and B & HCC’s Community Fund.
Visit Rottingdean was formed following the demise of the Business Association, due largely to the diminishing retail membership and the increase of corporate businesses that had little or no interest in what was going on locally. It also had a consequential bearing on the reduced footfall around the village and the fact that residents were more inclined to shop elsewhere or make their purchases on line. Notwithstanding there is still a variety of innovative shops, including second-hand clothing, antique and collectables to browse around, not to mention our huge variety of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms where one can just sit and relax.
Therefore, ways and means had to be found to redress the situation and hence this new body was drawn from like minded individuals representing other organisations, that would also benefit from the influx of cursory visitors or tourists, in the hope that all of our attributes could be exploited, whereby the village would continue to flourish. Thus, in addition to the business sector there is representation from the Parish Council, the Preservation Society, Beacon Hub, SAFE, Smugglers and Rottingdean in Bloom with Associate membership consisting of Rottingdean Arts, The Whiteway Centre and our Web Site, together with Brighton & Hove Tourism Alliance and B & HCC Marketing Department.
Our first task was the revision of the Rottingdean Tourist Guide, making it a fivefold leaflet with an extra leaf for “Where to Eat, Drink and Stay” and another for “Gifts, Antiques and Collectibles”. The current project is the renewal of the 200 Club Monthly Prize Draw, which yields surplus funds for any local charitable causes or events. The next is the bi-annual revision of the village Telephone Directory, whereby each household in and around the neighbourhood is able to have one at its fingertips and whilst commercial entries are paid for, all the social clubs, societies, village institutions, national organisations and sports clubs are included free of charge.
Naturally, all the accrued residual income will not only be used on things like the village Christmas Tree and decorations, with contributions toward Smugglers Night and Rottingdean in Bloom, but local publicity such as the Brighton and Hove 60 page pocket guide “Where to Shop, Eat and Drink”, the regional “Sussex Top Attractions”, “Sussex Gardens” and the “Brighton Visitor” plus others that are of a lesser priority.
Then there is the free coverage in the various City Maps, indicating that we now have our own Visitor Information Point (VIP) in The Grange, the Family Grapevine where individual attractions such as Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, Kipling Gardens, The Grange Museum and Art Gallery are able to take their own lineage, not forgetting of course Rottingdean Arts with their own Spring and Summer performances.
Finally, there is the road signage where we must ensure that we have the up to date facilities illustrated underneath our three “Welcome to Historic Rottingdean” entry signs and to redress the lack of directional signs in Newhaven, as if we never existed. If we can sufficiently cover much of the above, then hopefully we will have put Rottingdean well and truly on the map.
Ben Nazarko Photography – a very talented amateur photographer has kindly donated this image as a print for a raffle prize for the friends of beacon hill fundraising raffle at the village fair on saturday the 6th of August. Come along and get a ticket for the chance to win this or one other of the amazing prizes!!!!
A night to support MIND.
Mark will be singing songs from classic movies, theatre and Opera with special guests Hayden Cheyne and Lamiah Davey.
There will be a charity raffle sponsored by local businesses and the event is sponsored by Mishon Mackay.
This is a ‘Bring your own’ drinks night and glasses will be provided so search out those 3 for 2 offers!
Tickets are £6 available from email@example.com or 07930812531 or MadWaxCandles in Rottingdean High street.
I’ve been in the industry since ’94 and I’ve appeared with the Royal National Theatre as ‘Launce’, along side my dog Norm as ‘Crab’ in ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’.and since 2000 I have sung all over the world to such far flung places as Dubai, New York, the Seychelles, South Africa to Royalty, stars and celebs of all types, such as Rod Stewarts wedding to Penny Lancaster, UAE Royal family and most of Coronation Street and Man Utd!
Most recently I have just returned from the 20th Anniversary Cruise performing on the SAGA Saphire cruise ship to 640 Diamond Members who know how to party!
With over 17 years experience as a Singing Master of Ceremonies organising Weddings, Parties, Corporate events with my Wife Jane and Father Christmas (Singing or not) through Hire Santa UK, I know every event has it’s own special moments and so I’m looking forward the night of the 22nd July!
MIND is the our charity of choice after meeting with volunteers who told me of their breadth of work especially with dementia and its many guises and their support for sufferers to help them face a scary and uncertain future.
Jane and I took the funds raised from last Saturdays evening at Rottingdean Village Hall to the MIND office this morning. We met with Shirley Gray, the Well Being Services Manager, and handed over the dosh.
I’m very gratified to announce we raised a whopping £275.89!
FOBH will be manning a stall at the Rottingdean Village Fair, Saturday 5th August, and were wondering if anybody would be in a position to offer up raffle prizes. Last year we had an amazing response to our fundraising from the raffle, along with 15 bird box sponsorships. These bird boxes will be available for sponsorship during the 2017-2018 season and we are still awaiting confirmation that another 10 boxes are being donated.
We have already received a donation of a “Friends of the Forest Quilt”, a couple of bottles of plonk and will also be selling specially designed oven gloves but need more goodies.
With your help last year we raised enough to replace the David Christie bench and erect the new bench that is on the St Dunstans path. This year we are raising funds for new noticeboards around the Nature Reserve.
Thank you for your continued support.
Friends of Beacon Hill Committee