Seaside Community News

Find out all the latest news from Seaside Homes and our community of tenants. If you have any news or details of a story you would like to inform us about then please get in touch with us.

Free Swimming for under 16s

With the school holidays upon us, why not take advantage of this great offer Brighton & Hove Council fund free swimming in the city for all children aged 16 and under. Where can they swim? Children can swim for free at the King Alfred Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Swimming Complex and the St Luke’s Community Swimming…

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New Gas Repair Company for Tenants

Brighton and Hove Council have recently completed a retendering exercise for the servicing of gas appliances, gas and heating repairs and new boiler installations for Seaside Homes tenants. This means that from 1 April 2016, K&T Heating Services will take over responsibility for all gas servicing, repairs and installations for Seaside Homes tenants in the…

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Can housing companies help solve the housing crisis?

With access to housing reaching crisis point, housing companies can offer a credible alternative to deliver social housing. Many councils are interested in setting up housing companies A recent survey by a regeneration firm 3Fox International has revealed that over 50 councils in England had either set up or were thinking of setting up their…

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Seaside Homes raises another £2m to refurbish empty homes

Seaside Community Homes has raised another £2.27M for Brighton & Hove City Council to refurbish empty council homes. The funding is the latest tranche of money raised by the charity and will be used by the council to maintain Decent Homes standards in its housing stock. The latest round of funding brings the total raised…

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Who will house the poor?

Inside Housing, the leading weekly magazine for housing professionals in the UK, recently reported that another large social landlord was considering no longer building homes for social or affordable rent. Second association mulls ditching sub-market rent With some large housing associations withdrawing from the development of social housing at sub-market rents and moving to the…

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Seaside Homes Helps Residents Transform Their Garden

  Brighton’s only not-for-profit housing company, Seaside Homes, together with the tenants of a notorious former squat have built a garden that provides fresh fruit and vegetables, beautiful flowers and an area where the children can safely play. The £1m Victorian Villa stood empty for five years suffering from neglect and vandalism before local community…

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Any keen gardeners out there?

An Introduction to Horticulture – FREE course   Seaside Homes have been advised of a FREE horticulture course being offered by Plumpton College. This is a short 5 week course being run at Stanmer Park which is aimed at offering a practical introduction to horticulture. The course covers tree planting, seed sowing, pruning, soil cultivation,…

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Free Winter Advice Drop-In

Seaside Tenants are invited to join us on Tuesday 17th February between 12 – 4pm when we are holding a FREE Winter Advice Drop-In Session at: The Conference Room, Community Base, Queens Road, Brighton Advisors will be on hand to provide help with energy saving, reducing fuel bills, eating healthily on a budget, tenancy rights…

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£1,000,000 make-over for Victorian Property

A £1m Victorian Villa that stood empty for five years suffering from neglect and vandalism has been refurbished and brought back into use. The property was last used by Brighton & Hove City Council as Temporary Accommodation. Seaside Homes leased the property from the council in October last year and has converted it into 16…

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