Useful Contacts

Web Master or phone 01273 697577 Letters to Coldean Community Forum c/o New Larchwood Café, Waldron Avenue, Coldean, Brighton, BN19EZ

Local Activities

Active @ 60 Outings
We go on various trips that are suggested by our members. Transport is provided. For more info; Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email:

Affordable Supper Club (£2.50)
We meet every Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm at New Larchwood café. Please call ahead to confirm your place. For more info;    Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email:

Art Group £1 per session
We meet every Monday 2pm-4pm at New Larchwood Café. Materials are paid for and we have a place to display our work in the café. For more info; Contact: Sarah or Steve Tel: 01273 676416

Book Club
We meet at 6:45pm on the third Thursday of each month at Coldean library. Books are provided free of charge by the library. For more info and to sign up, get in touch; Contact: Kalishia Le Coutre  – Community Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email:

Gentle Exercise Class (£2)
A gentle exercise group for residents of Coldean who may find it difficult to move about, this is tailored to what works for you. Every Tuesday afternoon. For more info; Contact: Donna Dearling Tel: 01273 889038 or 07843737189

Music Group (Free)
This group is a place to sing, and learn to play instruments. It is run by a music teacher. For more info; Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email:

Local Groups and Projects

Allotment Group
A community allotment for residents at varley halls site. We’re always looking for more people to get involved and help with growing. Contact: Ron Sutton Tel: 01273 676416 Email:

Coldean Community Forum
Local resident forum open to all residents who live in the Coldean area. We come together once a month to organise various community events throughout the year, identify local issues and help tackle them through community action and working with services. We meet every first Tuesday of the month. Also we publish a Newsletter  three times a year, to publish your article Contact: Chair Sue Harris Tel: 01273 705906, or Email also find us on facebook:

Coldean Community Stay & Play   Group. A local group for parents and carers of under 5’s. We take part in a variety of fun and educational activities. Held at st Mary Magdalen church hall, Coldean. Wednesday mornings 9am-11am and Thursday afternoons 1pm-3pm. £2 per adult (regardless of the number of children you bring). Tea, coffee biscuits (and sometimes cake) available for a small 50p donation. Contact: Chair Luci Carnall-Moore Tel: 01273 676416 Mob: Email: or find us on facebook:

Colts Football Club
A local football club for local children. Contact: Phillip Pilbeam Tel: 01273 685704, Mob: 07951 733729 Email:

Community Café
The café is open most mornings but could be open longer if there were enough volunteers to help out. If you are interested please get in touch. Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email:

Community Garden Project
A local green project where residents are getting together to redesign Haig Avenue Park to make it more welcoming and pretty that encourages local wildlife and is accessible to all. If you want to get involved or for more info: Contact: Chair Hannah James Tel: 01273 676416 Email:, or find us on facebook:

New Larchwood Activities Group
An umbrella organisation that supports various community projects and groups including the art group, gentle exercise, café group and the outings/trips group. Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email:

Tenants Association
This group is open to all tenant and lease holders living in Coldean. We discuss tenant and lease holder issues. Contact: Chair Heather Hayes Email:

Women’s Group
Open to all women living in Coldean this group takes part in discussions with health organisations, and various health activities. Contact: Kalishia Le Coutre  – Community Development Worker Tel: 01273 676416, Mob: 07411 251969 Email:, or find us on facebook:

Youth Project
Younger youth club – ages 9-12yrs every Monday. Older youth club – ages 13+ every Thursday. For more info; Contact: Chair Oshik Romem Tel: 01273 621381 or Contact: Claire Burchell -Community Worker with Young People. Mob: 07809 829 734 Email:

Brighton University Services

Brighton Uni Student Community Liaison & Housing Officer. Contact: Andrew Keefe. Tel: 01273 641894, Mob: 07956 492340, Email:

Varley Halls Security Office                Tel: 01273 684032.

Security Team Mobile: 07958 515473

Children & Family Services

Children’s Centre.                                     Tel: 01273 294917 Email:

Emergency Social Work Team.        Tel: 01273 295555 Weekends: 07699 391462

Coldean Primary School                           Tel: 01273 294914

Patcham High School                           Tel: 01273 503908

Monkey Puzzle Nursery                          Tel: 01273 271977

Falmer Academy                                    Tel: 01273 691191

Parent Line Plus                                         Tel: 08088 002222

School Admissions                               Tel: 01273 293653

Council Services

City Clean Refuse/ Recycling.                                                  Tel: 01273 292929

Community Resident Involvement Officer. Contact: Jane White.                     Tel: 01273 293870

Dog Warden & Animal Welfare Team. Tel: 01273 292446

Emergency Social Work Team Mon-Fri: 01273 295555                                              Weekends: 07699 391462

Environmental Health – Noise Nuisance. Tel: 01273 292867.                 Fri & Sat: 01273 293541

Housing Advice.                                          Tel: 01273 293157

Housing Officer                                          Contact: Mark Griffiths                           Tel: 01273 293171

Housing Repairs Line                                 Tel: 08000 526140

Housing Office – Selsfield Drive.      Tel: 01273 293171

Library – Coldean                                       Tel: 01273 296902

Neighbourhood Warden Contact: Kathy Boyce.                                                Tel: 01273 296752, Mob: 07748 788948

Bad Parking/ Parking Attendants                                                      Tel: 08456035469

Community Safety and Crime

PCSO Chris Murphy. Tel: 101 Ext: 26448, Mob: 07766 205041 or Email:

Crimestoppers. Tel: 0800 555111

Community Safety Team                            Tel: 01273 291099

Neighbourhood Watch                       Tel: 08456 070999 Ext. 25585

Non-Emergency Police Number                Tel: 101

Fire Brigade Fire Safety Advice        Tel: 08451 308855

Education and Employment Services (click on the name to be directed to the website)

Jobcentre Plus (Benefits & New Claims) Tel: 08000 556688

Jobcentre Plus (Info about Jobs)           Tel: 08456 060234


Community Learning  Tel: 01273 294287

Health Services

Brighton General Hospital                Tel: 01273 696011

Carers Centre                                                     Tel: 01273 234045

Children’s Hospital                               Tel: 01273 696955

Dentist – Newick Dental Practice, Moulsecoomb. Tel: 01273 693300

Disability Advice Centre                    Tel: 01302 310123

Doctor Surgery – New Larchwood        Tel: 01273 682682

NHS Direct (24hr helpline)               Tel: 111

Out of Hours Dental Services                 Tel: 03000 242548

Out of Hours GP Services                   Tel: 111

Out of Hours Mental Health Services.   Tel: 0845 4565420

Out of Hours Nursing Services          Tel: 111

Pharmacy – Beatty Avenue, Coldean.   Tel: 01273 605657

Sexual Health Direct                          Tel: 0845 122 8690

Help & Advice Lines

Childline. Tel: 0800 1111

Drugs Advice – Talk to Frank             Tel: 0800 776600

MIND Info Line (Mental Health Services). Tel: 08457 660163

National Domestic Violence Helpline. Tel: 0808 200 0247

NSPCC Helpline.                                      Tel: 0808 800 5000

Samaritans. Tel: 0845 790 9090

Tax Credit Helpline.                               Tel: 0845 300 3900

Women’s Refuge Project Domestic Violence Helpline. Tel: 01273 622822

Transport Services (click on the name to be directed to the website) 

Brighton & Hove Buses

First Capital Connect

Southern Railway

Streamline Taxi’s Brighton & Hove

City Cabs Brighton & Hove

Venues to Hire (Coldean Area)

St Mary Magdalen Church Hall
The church hall caters for meetings, parties and functions. Tel: 01273 277615

Hiring Community Café
The cafe caters for meetings, events and small functions. There is a charge for hiring the room, call for details. Contact: Malin Andersson Tel: 01273 623472

Hiring the Library IT Suite
The library caters for meetings and computer room hire. There are 12 computers in the computer room, a flat screen TV linked to an additional computer for presentations, facilities to make hot drinks, a printer and large tables and chairs. We take regular bookings or one off events. Tel: 01273 296902. Email:


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