Action Points arising out of 29 January public meeting
From the comments at the meeting there appears to be support for a number of initiatives to help keep the field as a green space, open to all:
1. Apply for Village Green status
2. Look into protecting rights of way across the field
3. Look into making BHASVIC Field Brighton and Hove’s first “Local Green Space”
4. Work with Cardinal Newman School, BHASVIC and Brighton and Hove Council to see how Cardinal Newman School’s concerns regarding the field can be addressed by less drastic measures than a 3m fence.
5. Respond to any Planning Application put forward by Cardinal Newman School
In the coming few weeks we will be focussing on the Village Green application. The most important part of this is collecting evidence that local residents have been using the field continuously and informally in the last 20 years (and longer). More on this in a few days.
Also, please do keep emailing local Councillors and MP with your concerns:
Conservative MP for Hove: Mike Weatherley email@example.com
Ruth Buckley Ruth.Buckley@brighton-hove.gov.uk>
Rob Jarrett firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Phillips email@example.com
Ania Kitkat firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Kit Kat email@example.com
St Peters and North Laine
Ian Davey firstname.lastname@example.org
Lizzie Deane email@example.com
Pete West firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Jones email@example.com
Amy Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo Littman email@example.com
Write to The Argus
They are very interested in the field issue and the more people who write, the better the publicity! The address is firstname.lastname@example.org
With so many ways forward, we’d love to hear from you if you would like to help with any aspect of the campaign, or have any specific experience or interests*. For example, we may need to set ourselves up as a “Constituted Group” – does anyone have experience of this? Does anyone have experience of establishing Rights of Way? Similarly – if anyone has legal knowledge / planning experience etc we really need your help.
We are trying to keep costs as low as possible but printing and copying posters and leaflets does add up. If anyone has access to free or low cost photocopying please get in touch. We’d really like to get to know you!
Ideas and volunteers needed