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dueeast summer festival 2015When? Saturday 18 July, 12.00-16.00

Where? St Cuthman’s Church, Whitehawk Way and the green spaces down to the Crew Club

What? Games, activities and stalls including a water slide, live music and dance, BBQ food and drink, horse and cart rides, crafts and local history, DueEast Brighton walking football cup, Secret Theatre.

BHESCo will be setting up an Energy Desk at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton on Saturday 17th January.

We will be giving expert advice about reducing energy costs, including cost effective ways to keep your home warm, checking whether you are on the right tarrif, and what support you can expect from your supplier.

Bring along your fuel bills so we can check them and see if you are paying a fair amount, and if not we will suggest ways to put this right.

repair cafe

Alongside our energy desk, in the next room, will be the Repair Cafe.  If you have something that needs repairing, such as clothing, equipment or bicycles, and you are thinking of throwing it away, bring it along and get help and advice about giving it a new lease of life.

BHESCo’s Energy Desk will run from 10am – 2pm. The Repair Cafe runs from 11.00 am – 1.00pm

The BevyBritain’s first ever community-owned pub on a housing estate is set to re-open after a 3-year campaign by local residents, and the party will kick off with a blessing from the local Vicar who has done so much to make the miracle happen.

Father John Wall, the Vicar of Moulsecoomb in Brighton, will be blessing the re-opening of The Bevy on Saturday 13th December 5.30pm.

The Bevy will be the first community-owned pub on a housing estate in the UK – but will be so much more than just a pub. Bucking the trend of 20 pubs closing a week, the Bevy will not just be serving beers, but be a much-needed family-oriented pub and café for the Bevendean and Moulsecoomb communities.

Formerly The Bevendean Hotel, it closed in 2010 leaving nearly 18,000 people miles away from a pub despite being part of one of Britain’s liveliest cities.  Residents fought to get the old pub re-opened and have raised much of the £200,000 needed themselves and regular ‘work-ins’ have seen volunteers give up their weekends to fit out the pub ahead of its grand opening.

More than 700 people have bought ‘community shares’ and are now owners of the pub – the most of any co-op pub in the country.


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