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car club and logoThe Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) Team, based at Hollingdean Community Centre, have some free one-year City Car Club Membership Vouchers, plus £10.00 free drive time, to give away to residents who would be interested in giving City Car Club a go.

For more details please contact Stephen Kelly, PTP: stephen.kelly@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk , telephone 290561 or pop in to the Community Centre in Thompson Road.

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A chance for you to have your say and help make where you live a better place to be.

As part of the Off The Ground project, the Trust for Developing Communities are hosting a public meeting called “Include – Inspire – Involve” on Tuesday 26th February 7-9pm at Hollingdean Community Centre.  More information is available on the community centre website.

About half the traffic collisions in the Lewes Road area are caused by “failure to look properly”. This is higher than the average for the rest of the city.  The council’s “Share the Roads, Share the Responsibility” campaign has been run a couple of times in the area – focussing on phone and MP3 player distraction. Evaluation of the campaign has shown some improvement in awareness of the risk involved in using mobiles/MP3s when crossing the road or cycling or driving.

Share The Roads advert

The council are looking to relaunch the campaign – with local radio adverts and visual images.  If you have any ideas about engaging with the community to promote the “look properly and make sure you can be seen” message to all road users – particularly the 18-35yr old population, please contact: keith.baldock@brighton-hove.gov.uk

The next joint Local Action Team (LAT) and Tenants’ meeting is on Wednesday 11th January, 7.00pm at Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road.

Over £4million has been won by the city council to improve one of Brighton’s busiest roads and cut congestion. Lewes Road is also amongst the worst areas for air quality in the city. The funding will enable the council to tackle some of the difficulties experienced by those using this route in and out of the city.

There will be an exhibition about proposed transport improvements in the area held at the Hollingdean Community Centre for the week commencing 7 November.  Council staff will be on site on Friday 11 November 2pm – 8pm and Saturday 12 November 10am -4pm to talk with people about their views on proposals.

You can download an overview statement (PDF).

Further details can be found at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/lewesroad.  Alternatively you can contact the LSTF Project manager Robin Reed at robin.reed@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Local Councillors, Pat Hawkes, Christine Simpson and Jeane Lepper report:

We have asked Council transport officers to assess road safety in many parts of Hollingdean following concerns raised by local residents.

Highlighted by residents and Councillors in need of investigation are-

Pedestrian safety in Hollingbury Place ( The Dip) where re assessment is needed of the effectiveness now of measures put in place some years ago, including build outs, to deal with speeding cars.

Residential roads on the 50 bus route  including Davey Drive, The Crestway and Brentwood Road, passing St. Joseph’s School and the Hollingdean Sure Start Centre, Stanmer Villas and Roedale Road.   Some residents have raised the need for a crossing near St. Joseph’s.   The Local Action Team, chaired by Jeane, has asked for Hollingdean to be considered by the Council as a 20mph residential area pilot scheme.

These matters were raised at the last Council meeting.

Local residents have started a petition asking for Brighton & Hove City Council to review the traffic calming measures in the area, to improve road safety, stop cars racing through the Dip and  to make it easier to access shops.  They have lots of signatures and have had positive feedback and comment from local residents – but they need more for the council to take real notice. They need more signatures by 10 March!  Please sign up to make the Dip a safer place to walk and shop.
Sign the e-petition here – it only takes a minute.

A 5-storey residential development on the site of the old Esso petrol station on Hollingdean Road has been approved by the council.

Redevelopment of the site provides for the erection of a part 2, 3, 4 and 5 storey building comprising 24 residential units and associated external amenity space.

Plans and supporting documents can be found at the council’s website – proposal number BH2010/00498.

More information and comment can be found at The Roundhill Association website.

Brighton and Hove City Council is undertaking a review to investigate the effects of reducing the speed limit in some residential and built-up areas of the city to 20 mph.

They want to hear from a wide variety of residents, community groups and organisations in the city. So this is your opportunity to have your say about Hollingdean.

Just fill in the attached comments form (Word DOC) and return completed forms either by email to: elizabethlee@trustdevcom.org.uk or by post to: Liz Lee, Trust for Developing Communities, Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road, Brighton BN1 7BH.  Comments need to be returned by 18 January 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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