When communities work with each other and with local services, there are more opportunities to listen, understand each other and shape services that work. It builds skills which can lead to volunteering or employment and creates a greater sense of belonging across communities and neighbourhoods.
Supporting communities to develop networks with friends and neighbours creates more community activities, reducing social isolation, improving wellbeing, and reducing the need for more specialist services.
The council’s Community Equality & Third Sector Team, along with our commissioned community development organisations, have been working with communities in East Brighton, Hangleton & Knoll and Moulsecoomb & Bevendean to produce Neighbourhood Action Plans (NAPs).
Each NAP aims to fulfil the commitment within the Brighton & Hove Collaboration Framework to work collaboratively to improve and develop the neighbourhoods and are based on a range of information that has come from engagement events, meetings and conversations with the residents within each neighbourhood over a period of time.
There has been real desire from communities to participate and residents have had great ideas and shared local knowledge to help improve local areas and to set up, run and deliver activities and services through support from community groups and organisations.
Follow the links below to view the NAPs for East Brighton, Hangleton & Knoll,Moulsecoomb & Bevendean and Portslade:
The NAPs for Queens Park and Hanover & Elm Grove are currently being worked on.