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I WAS BORN into a military family and had lived at 26 addresses by the time I was 21! I met my wife, Mo, in South Africa in 1983 and, on returning to the UK, we lived in Crowborough from where we often visited Brighton. When our son attended college in Brighton in 1998, we acquired a house in the Kemptown/Queens Park area although my wife and I moved to West London. (more…)

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AT THE SAME time as local residents were writing, recently, to The Whistler and their councillors to express concern at the increase in graffiti attacks in the West Hill area, Councillor Lizzie Deane was emailing people who, last year, volunteered to paint over graffiti
in the West Hill area. (more…)

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Unbeknownst to you, in our West Hill community, there is a body of local residents who offer daily prayers for our peace, protection and happiness. They are members of a lay Buddhist organisation called the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) which stands for “the international society for the creation of value”. (more…)

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Over the last few issues of The Whistler we have introduced the current members of the WHCA management committee (the Trustees) to give you a flavour of who they are, what they do and maybe to inspire you to become one yourself. We have illustrated that we are a mixed group of people of different ages, gender, background, and interests. The things we have in common are that we live and work in the West Hill area and we volunteer our time. (more…)

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Earlier this year, Caroline Lucas MP had discussions with Brighton Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney about her community policing role. CI Swinney said that a plan was being pulled together to help make it easier for officers to attend Local Action Teams regularly. While West Hill’s action team has lapsed since Cllr Lizzie Deane was no longer able to chair it, West Hill residents can make their concerns known directly to their MP or local councillors; write to The Whistler and we will collate and send them on; or via public meetings that WHCA will host if there are major concerns. (more…)

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Bloody Mary: In Service to the True God

Politics has never looked so disturbing…or has it?

Political [and religious] extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world’s ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains” John W. Gardner

Rape, burnings, beheadings and religious persecution run rife as England’s first Queen Regnant, newly reunited with a politicised Pope, tries to untangle service to God from service to the self. (more…)

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Shape Note Singing at West Hill Hall

Shape Note Singing at West Hill Hall

There’s a hollering happening at West Hill Hall every second Friday of the month: the Brighton shape note singers meet to sing from the Sacred Harp. (more…)

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