We are growing The Heart of Newhaven Steering Committee have just had their 3rd meeting and things are beginning to happen.
At every important event in Newhaven you will now see this banner.
Here are some things to get involved in:
Our Environment - Join a team of planters around the Brewers Fayre area on Monday 20th May from 10am to 1pm “regreening the environment”. Bring gardening gloves and any tools you have – or just suitable clothes to get stuck in. firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Our History Also on Monday 20th at 2pm learn more about Newhaven by joining Mary Kemp Clarke on a free guided walk. Meet at the Habour – to be repeated so watch this space
Our Gala Newhaven’s big day– in which our children inspire us is on Saturday 1st June from 1.30pm with a procession from the Harbour to Victoria School and a fun packed afternoon. Why “Our”? Because all these events, as well as a growing number of organisations active with various interests in Culture and Heritage, Learning and Enterprise and Community Wellbeing all belong to us, which means you too if you are interested in showing that Newhaven is full of life.
The Heart of Newhaven is our umbrella organisation gathering all these things together in a focus on Victoria Primary School. The more we can show we are together in all these things the stronger will be the case we are building up to make sure VPS becomes The Heart of Newhaven Community when the children move into a future across the road into their new premises in Western Harbour in 2020.
We have started to obtain grants to help towards funding this but to get any assistance we have to say “Why?” and “Who?”. If you think we all have a right to this then you need to say so very loudly and clearly by becoming a member of The Heart of Newhaven Community. It’s very important and very, very easy – and costs nothing more than a few minutes. I’m told you can do it on your phone just like that. Or if you’re old fashioned like me, then find me at one of these events and I’ll give you a form and a pen! We already have over 200 members and we’d like to make it 2000 – or even 2020 before 2020.
Rodney Matthews (Vision Facilitator)