...so we bid for King Alfred? But what if we win...?
Residents from Brighton and Hove have been patient. There have been several attempts to redevelop the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove over recent decades – without success. (read more...)
Not so little then...
The MV Royal Daffodil (1939) was one of the "Little Ships". According to the list of particiipating vessels on Wikipedia, it evacuated a total of 7461 people over 5 crossings. (read more...)
As one Journey ends, another begins...
When Dorothy returns to the Wizard of Oz, she discovers that everything she's been working for is a charade. There's no magic wizard, just a guy who knows how to pull a few levers to give the right impression. (read more...)
The Circumlocution Office
The Circumlocution Office as imagined by Dickens in "Little Dorrit" is so enjoyed by many because the parody is rooted in reality. (read more...)
A life on the rolling waves?
One of the thorniest issues facing the Little Ships idea is what to do when the 'owners' of the publicly owned land don't want to sell their land (to us or anyone). For years, I've kicked this problem around until the solution came to me in a WW2 film recently. (read more...)
What have these four got in common?
Apart from the Y-chromosome and neck-tie, there's a few pairings: Charles and Boris are both public school educated, Ken and Peter (Peter Kyle, local MP) are both state school educated. Ken and Boris are both ex-London mayors, Charles and Peter are known for their advocacy of the environment. (read more...)
Which way now, Brighton and Hove?
Two of your biggest recent residential schemes in the Coldean countryside and Sackville industrial estate tell me you might be lost. (read more...)
Curiouser and Curiouser...
PR said not to blog too much. (Twice a year OK, Jo? :-) So, we think an entire blog post dedicated to administration. is what you all need. Summary of what's been happening in 2019 so far:
It took a mighty 5 months to get the CIC formed. Long and boring story. (read more...)
First day at work
Little Ships' first day at work hasn't actually happened yet as this would require paid staff. Here are some random notes on recent events:
Been hunting for a key worker union rep re. Target project no. 1. One phone call and already deep in the Gilliam-esque world of this very very large public institution. (read more...)