Portslade Community Forum

Home Page of the PCF.

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St. Nicolas Church
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Welcome to the website of the Portslade Community Forum

Miss Lorette Mackie

It is with sadness that we who are the PCF have received the following from Lorette, via the TDC.

"After a period of ill health and through mutual agreement with TDC, I am leaving my position as CDW for Portslade and West Hove as of 28/02/15.

After 10 years in this job it has been a difficult decision to make but I am sure it is the right one for myself, TDC and the communities I have worked in.

I leave hoping that I have made a positive difference to the communities of Portslade and Portland Road.

Over the years, I have met and worked with some wonderful people – residents, local councillors, service providers and staff at TDC – all of whom I will not forget. I would like to thank you all for making my job so rewarding.

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As the Editor of these pages it has been my priviledge to have worked with Lorette for nearly all of the 10 years which she spent amongst us.

It was a pity that her enthusiasm for any particular project on which was working wasn't always matched by those of our community on whose behalf she carried out her work.

I worked on many different projects with Lorette, including the setting up of this website and was aware of how much of her own time she devoted to her work, even after her hours had been reduced, due to cuts in funding.

Thank you Lorette, I hope you soon regain your health. We will miss you and please don't forget us here in Portslade.

Robin

PCF Flyer

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PCF Meetings

The AGM and Open Day will be on
Saturday March 7th at Mile Oak Community Centre from 11.00 - 3.00
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The other regular Meetings are on
Monday 20th April 2015
at The Village Centre
at 7.00 for 7.30 start.
followed by
Monday 15th June
" 17th August
" 19th October
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LAT Meetings

Monday 9th March
11th May (AGM)
13th July
14th Sept.
9th November
All to be held in the Village Centre
at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. start

Food Bank

If you are a resident of Portslade and West Hove and are having trouble with putting food on your table, the Food Bank is here to help you, subject to a referral.
The Food Bank is open every Friday
from Noon until 2.00 p.m.
from the kitchen area at the rear of Portslade Town Hall.

To view the Food Bank Page,
click on THIS LINK
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Portslade Community Forum

Who are we?
We are a group of local residents whose aim is to represent the views of local people in order to improve the lives, opportunities and the environment in Portslade.
We want to increase community involvement in local decision making and build upon the great community spirit that already exists here!

What do we do?
• We hold public meetings bi monthly to discuss local issues.
• We work in partnership with Service Providers (e.g BHCC, The Police, Youth Services).
• We are a platform for consultation on issues that affect Portslade and its residents.
• We provide up to date information to residents and local community groups.
• We actively seek funding for local projects and to distribute to local community groups.

What have we achieved? (2010 to 2011)
• We distributed around £3500 of Healthy Neighbourhood funding to Community groups.
• We organised community events including Marafun, Festive Frolic and Get Active, Get Involved Week.
• We held consultation meetings regarding Portslade Community College becoming an academy and the development of Shoreham Harbour.
• We have developed a website that is a central point of information with up to date news about events, activities, community groups and local issues. www.portslade.webeden.co.uk

What can you do?
You could become actively involved in Portslade Community Forum by:
• Joining our organising committee
• Attending meetings
• Getting involved in organising and volunteering for community events
• Providing us with details of your group, project or event so that we can promote them to the wider community.
• Contact Us
• Visit our website – www.portslade.webeden.co.uk
• E mail Robin at PortsladeCF@aol.com for website enquiries or if you have any items you wish to be considered for inclusion on this site
• Contact Lorette Mackie, Community Development Worker on 01273 430176, 07856977088 or e mail lorettemackie@trustdevcom.org.uk

,At the AGM of the Forum, held on the 23th June '14, the following were elected to serve on the Committee

Chair. Penny Gilbey
Secretary. Position is at present vacant
Treasurer. Jacqui O'Rouke

Members:-
Alan Robins
Julie Parker
Robin Hurst
Ann Pissaridou
Terry Hart

Cattle Arch 3
Portslade Station-North Side
Mile Oak Farm
Old Village

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