Ditchling Rise Area Residents Association AGM – date to be announced. Refreshments will be provided. All residents welcome!
PROPOSED PARKING SCHEME – Consultation closed – we await the outcome!
The proposal is to split Zone J into two, north and south of the railway line. Information and the online survey to capture the views of local residents can be found here:
Area J Review – Brighton & Hove City Council – Citizen Space (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
The consultation closes on Monday 6 September. The DRARA committee support the proposal as we think that splitting the current Area J into two zones will limit the number of cars in our congested area south of the railway. Whatever your views, please use the link above to complete the survey.
The council have said that letters have been sent to all addresses within the Zone J area about the consultation.
The next London Road LAT is on Tue May 9th at 6.30, Calvary Church, Viaduct Road.
Guest speaker Sam Rouse of Brighton and Hove City Council will speak on air quality and health. Air pollution affects health of everyone across Brighton:
“Public Health England has estimated whole population exposure to fine particulate matter across Brighton & Hove contributes 5 to 6% to all causes of annual mortality …. More recent research suggests that the impact of Nitrogen Dioxide may also contribute close to 6% of mortality with a 33 % overlap with particles. In Brighton & Hove this is a strong influence on 175 deaths brought forward each year” – Brighton and Hove Air Quality Action Plan 2013
Other items on the agenda include an update on drug dealing around Winchester Street, communal bins and planning issues.
The first Drara meeting of the year is on January the 12th. Start off 2016 by meeting neighbours to find out what’s going on in the neighbourhood. This includes an update on recent transport survey looking at traffic flows in the area, community safety and any planning issues. Come along if there is anything you want to share – and get in touch with agenda items. Its also a chance to meet your councillors who often attend. Look forward to seeing you there.
7.30, 147 Ditchling Rise (lower door) – all neighbours welcome
It might be a long way off but once the holiday season is over don’t despair – it’ll be time for the next Drara meeting. Following our enjoyable AGM in the station, we’re back up the road in Ditchling Rise. All neighbours are welcome for a catch up on current goings on around the hood. If you are riled by rubbish, pleased about parking or want to meet neighbours, our local councillors and air any issues – good or bad – come along.
Tuesday 15th September, 7.30 pm, 147 Ditchling Rise – add the date to your diary, electronic calendar or comit to memory. We look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, enjoy August.
Once again London Road Station ticket hall and meeting room are opening their doors of an evening to welcome neighbours for our summer social and AGM. Come along for a chat with neighbours, meet recently elected local councillors and find out what Drara have achieved over the last year.
Light refreshments will be available and a chance to chat. The ‘business’ bit of the meeting will be brief – covering a report on the year in our area, approval of accounts and election of a committee and officers for the association. Don’t be shy – nominations welcome. We’ll also talk about plans and issues for the forthcoming year, so please do bring ideas, concerns, points to raise. We’ll also be welcoming some of our recently elected local Councillors and a representative from Southern Rail.
In summary its been an active year. We’ve had a lot of discussions with Brighton and Hove City Council, been involved in initiatives and consulted planning issues. Come along to find out more. If you’d like to get more involved, why not put yourself forward for the Committee? That simply means attending regular meetings and taking an active part in discussions.
Our next business meeting is on Tuesday, 21st April at 7.30 pm. Come along to meet neighbours and chat about issues in the area – including planning, community safety, refurb if the area outside the Duke of Yorks – and more.
Meeting starts at 7.30, 147 Ditchling Rise, and lasts about an hour and a half.
Draft Agenda 21-04-2015 DRARA-FEB Meeting-minutes-2015