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On the 18th July we had a fabulous meal at Days Restaurant. We filled our tummies until we could eat no more. Delicious. We think people will go again.
The BHIG group spent the day at The People's Festival on Hove Lawns on Sunday. What a great day we had talking to people and telling them about what we do. The BHIG Group (Being Heard in Government) meet regularly to learn about democracy and get more involved. We spoke to lots of people on Sunday and asked them to think about people with learning disabilities when they hear things about the impact of cuts to benefits and local services. If you want to keep in touch with what the BHIG group do, follow them on Twitter or Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are meeting on
Monday 18th July
1pm – 3pm
At Days Restaurant for a Buffet lunch.
A time to celebrate what we have enjoyed about Community Connecting.
You will need to bring money to pay for your lunch and drinks
To join us please call Sarah Coombes
Speakout East in Kemptown is a great place to meet people, hang out and try new things.
You can also get one to one advocacy for any issues you need support with
We meet every Thursday at St George’s Church cafe Kemptown from 11am until 1pm
A bit late, but congratulations and many thanks for all of those brave people who took part in the London2Brighton Challenge. Rose Atherton, Mandy Burneat, Jo Carden, Emma, Lopez, Ben Ranger (Sorry Ben, we have no photo of you!) and Dawn Thorpe. The weather was scorching and we sadly lost Rose at about 40k due to heat exhaustion, she battled on for 13k but had to pull out to receive medical attention. We lost Mandy at 77k due to severe blisters and shin splints, she too battled for at least 20k, determined to finish but once again had to retire for medical help. Everyone else crossed the finish line in good health. Well done to all. Thanks and remember, if you or anyone you know would like to do this challenge for us next year, get in touch.
The BHIG group have been asked to lead a discussion at Brighton Rocks/ Power Sucks:
'Inspired by the new democratic movements at home and abroad, from 'flat-pack democracy' in Frome to Podemos in Spain, this is a day of creative engagement aiming to develop a vision on how democracy can be extended, enriched and made fit for purpose in 21st century Brighton & Hove. Featuring a range of national and local speakers and community groups from the world of politics and beyond, this is your chance to participate in and influence the debate on the nature and role of local government.'
We are really looking forward to this event, please join us. You can buy your tickets here
Well done everyone. Another great day at Brighton Marathon. You are all fantastic. Much thanks from all of the Speak Out team.