CBN meeting March 2024

It was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces again at our latest CBN meeting, we were also joined by a representative from The Edge, attending their first CBN meeting. Our main topic for discussion was Martyn’s Law. We talked through the information we have so far, and discussed how we think it might … Read more

Next CBN meeting – Tues 12th March, 2pm-4pm

Our next CBN network meeting will be on Tuesday 12th March, 2pm-4pm at St Richard’s Community Centre, Egmont Road, Hove. The main topic for discussion will be Martyn’s Law. With the government consultation currently open for comment, we want to take this opportunity to talk about the draft proposals, think about how they might affect … Read more

Martyn’s Law – Government consultation launched

The consultation on Standard Tier requirments for Martyn’s Law has now been launched on the website. Standard Tier covers buildings with a capacity of 100-799. It appears that the requirements have been toned down as a result of earlier consultation, to reduce the impact on small buildings and voluntary organisations. Further information about the … Read more

Martyn’s Law

The Terrorism (Protection of premises) draft Bill, also known as Martyn’s Law, aims to improve public safety by ensuring there is better preparedness for, and protection from, terrorist attacks. It is named in tribute to Martyn Hett who was killed alongside 21 others in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in 2017. The Bill was included … Read more

CBN meeting November 2023

We had an excellent turnout for our November meeting, including representatives from Brighthelm, BMECP and Tarner who joined us for the first time. We were also joined by Hazel from Community Works, who also attends a similar meeting which covers the Worthing and Adur areas. We will be keeping in touch with Hazel to ensure … Read more

CPR & Defibrillator training

We welcomed James Aldcroft from Square Lemon Training, to deliver some basic CPR and Defibrillator training to a small group of CBN members last month. For some attendees it was their first introduction to these life-saving skills, for others it was the opportunity for a refresher. Attendees had the opportunity to try out CPR skills … Read more

Next CBN meeting – Tuesday 14th November 2023

The next CBN meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th November at 2pm, in South Wing room 3 at Community Base. We’ll be sharing knowledge on some of the common tasks required in community buildings, and hopefully picking up some useful hints and tips from each other. Topics will including fundraising, finance tasks, and recruitment … Read more

B&H Food Partnership Emergency Food Network Annual Report 2023

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership have recently issued their EFN Annual Report for 2023, which shows the results of their summer survey of the city’s emergency food providers. The report reveals more than 6,400 people rely on food banks, social supermarkets and community meal providers each week. This is a rise of 25% from the … Read more

Defibrillator training for CBN members

Coming soon … defibrillator training! Following our discussion at the last CBN meeting, we’ve arranged some half-day defibrillator training which CBN members can access free of charge. There will be a maximum of two places available per centre, the training will be held on Tuesday November 7th at a venue yet to be decided. There … Read more

CBN re-launch meeting August 2023 – welcome back!

We were delighted to bring some of our members together again in August – our first meeting for quite a while. We had an enjoyable and rewarding discussion, sharing post-Covid updates and talking about priorities and concerns for the winter ahead. Most centres have now returned to pre-Covid levels of bookings although it’s been a … Read more