A new start at Hartington Road

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29c Hartington Road is a residential housing development adjacent to St Martins School. The block itself is not new, having formed variously student accommodation and social housing over the years, but it is about to embark upon a new chapter.

In January 2020, Housing Committee approved a proposal to buy the block of 38 flats and to use the properties to provide temporary homes for people in housing need, and following improvement works and refurbishment, the first tenants moved in late last year.

The property has previously been known as Gladstone Court, but as part of its renewal and re purposing, the council would like to rename it. For more about the reasons behind the re-naming, look in the 'Background Documents' section on the right of this page.

As a part of the council anti-racist strategy it is looking for opportunities to better reflect our diverse communities and the contributions made to our city, its history and its heritage by people of colour, and for this reason the theme for the renaming will be "Celebrating Brighton's Black History"

We would like your help to suggest ideas for the new name using the ideas board below. The BHCC Housing Management Board will draw up a shortlist of suggestion, and a community panel made up of local residents and students from St Martins School will make the final suggestion.

To give information and help inspire your choices, there a resources to the right of this page giving links and background information. The closing date for suggestions will be Sunday October 31st and the chosen name will be announced the following week.

Everyone submitting an idea will be entered into a Prize Draw with the chance to win one of five £10 book tokens for Afrori Books - a shop for books of Black origin shortly to open their first shop in Brighton

Submit your ideas below....Thank you for your participation!

29c Hartington Road is a residential housing development adjacent to St Martins School. The block itself is not new, having formed variously student accommodation and social housing over the years, but it is about to embark upon a new chapter.

In January 2020, Housing Committee approved a proposal to buy the block of 38 flats and to use the properties to provide temporary homes for people in housing need, and following improvement works and refurbishment, the first tenants moved in late last year.

The property has previously been known as Gladstone Court, but as part of its renewal and re purposing, the council would like to rename it. For more about the reasons behind the re-naming, look in the 'Background Documents' section on the right of this page.

As a part of the council anti-racist strategy it is looking for opportunities to better reflect our diverse communities and the contributions made to our city, its history and its heritage by people of colour, and for this reason the theme for the renaming will be "Celebrating Brighton's Black History"

We would like your help to suggest ideas for the new name using the ideas board below. The BHCC Housing Management Board will draw up a shortlist of suggestion, and a community panel made up of local residents and students from St Martins School will make the final suggestion.

To give information and help inspire your choices, there a resources to the right of this page giving links and background information. The closing date for suggestions will be Sunday October 31st and the chosen name will be announced the following week.

Everyone submitting an idea will be entered into a Prize Draw with the chance to win one of five £10 book tokens for Afrori Books - a shop for books of Black origin shortly to open their first shop in Brighton

Submit your ideas below....Thank you for your participation!

Page last updated: 01 November 2021, 10:06