SUMMER 2014 NEWSLETTER

SUMMER 2014 NEWSLETTER

Kemp Town Society

Company Limited by Guarantee No. 7734051

Registered Charity No.1146155

www.kemptown-society.org.uk

KEMP TOWN SOCIETY COMMTTEE MEMBERS

Our committee now consists of eight full members and one co-opted member:

Paul Phillips                           Chairman

Tony Hadley                         Vice Chairman and Deputy KTS representative on CAG

Jill Sewell                               Hon Secretary

Joan Griffiths                        Hon Treasurer/Membership Secretary

Derek de Young                   KTS Representative on CAG

David Gort                            Fundraising events organizer

Vanessa Minns                     History of houses in Kemp Town Estate organizer

Vaughan Rees OBE              Newly elected Committee member

Simon Smith                         Newly Co-opted Committee member

LATEST NEWS ON THE DEVELOPMENT IN BRIGHTON MARINA    

Jill Sewell 25.06.14

As you will know from the appeal letter Kemp Town Society sent to you all, we have been key in collecting money from the local community to fund Judicial Review proceedings to try and halt the commencement of the development of the Outer Harbour of the Marina which was granted Planning Permission in 2006.  This permission has been kept alive, by those opposing the development would claim very artificial means and has been altered, to the detriment of the local community, by so-called 73 minor amendments which have been entirely for the benefit of the Developer. By reason of being so-called minor amendments, they have not been widely advertised or consulted on and have mainly been applied for just before Bank Holidays to cut down the available time for response.  Now the crane is up, we all have a visual indicator of the height of one of the lower proposed towers.

We thank all our members and others who responded to our appeal for funds.  Also the hard work put into fundraising by the Roedean Residents Association, Robert Powell in Marine Gate and Bill Impey in Courcelles.  Together we have raised a sum sufficient that the contingency element in the fees of the Solicitors representing Robert against the development is smaller than we had dared to hope it would be.

However most of all we need to thank the tireless efforts of Robert Powell and John Watts for all their work in preparing the case. Robert put forward at the Judicial Review proceedings on 17th June.  We do not yet have the verdict but are optimistic that the case against the development was well made and we hope for a favourable outcome.  We anticipate we will have the result in the next week or so.  Once we have a result it will be on the KS website.       Jill 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE                           

Joan Griffiths    (joan@rottingdean.me)   Tel: 625130                                               

We now have 226 members but do still need to receive over 100 completed Gift Aid Forms so that we may claim back 25p of tax on every £1 that is given to Kemp Town Society.  If you have not yet completed the form there is a copy below which I do hope you are able to submit.  If you are not sure if you have done so already you can certainly check with me by email or leave a message on my ‘phone.  Should there be a duplication, I will just tear up the second form.

A few of you have ‘lapsed’ so there will be a reminder enclosed for you with this Newsletter.  Please do send a cheque for £10 to ensure you receive future Kemp Town Society updates.

We would like to be able to reach all the Kemp Town residents in order to gain more support for our conservation and preservation aims and, therefore, ask that if you have new neighbours whom you feel would like to join Kemp Town Society please direct them to our website www.kemptown-society.org.uk which has our latest news or you can give them my email details.

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PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO KEMP TOWN SOCIETY,

C/O 4 SUSSEX SQUARE, BRIGHTON BN2 1FJ

GIFT AID DECLARATION     for past, present and future donations 

Name of Charity: KEMP TOWN SOCIETY, Charity Number 1146155 

Please treat as Gift Aid donation all qualifying gifts of money made (please tick) : today…., in the past 4 years….,  in the future….

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs), that I donate to, will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year.  I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.  I understand the charity will claim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008

 

DONOR’S DETAILS:

Title………First Name……..……………….…..……

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Full address…………………………………….………………………………………

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Post code…….……….…………  Date………..……………..……

Signature…………………………….………………………………………………………..

Tel No……………………………….…….. Email address…………………..…………

(for our records only)

 

CALENDAR OF FUND RAISING EVENTS TO THE END OF 2014

We have six events planned to take us from July through to December and hope that they appeal to you.  Please use the booking form on page 2 and post to David so that he may ensure you have a place.  We do actually need further bookings for the 16 July Chichester Theatre trip.

WEDNESDAY 16 JULY MATINEE: CHICHESTER MINERVA THEATRE: MISS JULIE/BLACK COMEDY/Strindberg/Shaffer. This double bill, premiered at Chichester (1965) with Maggie Smith/Albert Finney whose lead roles in both will be played by Shaun Evans (title role on TV  in Endeavour – say no more and not to be missed!) and Rosalie Craig (TV, Spooks, Doctors; Theatre: National, Regents Park, Chocolate Factory – like Shaun a much nominated and super singing actress).  Then there’s Marcia Warren (a great stalwart with vast West End theatre experience and TV: Vicious, Keeping Up Appearances and so much more including radio and films).  Director – Jamie Glover.  Miss Julie is a very strong drama, not without humour, paired with probably one of the finest short plays based round a very original conceit.  A great afternoon’s entertainment so please book!

Supper in The Ship will follow and the coach departs from Sussex Square bus stop at 12 noon.  Total cost is £64.

TUESDAY 29 JULY EVENING: CHICHESTER THEATRE: AMADEUS/Shaffer and starring Rupert Everett and Joshua McGuire, a RADA (my old alma mater!) trained actor from National, Globe, West End with a great supporting company.   A Chichester premier of a great National Theatre success and an equally great film.  Pre-theatre supper at The Ship, making another fine afternoon into evening outing! The coach leaves Sussex Square bus stop at 3.30 pm.  Total cost is £68.

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER : ANNUAL KEMP TOWN SOCIETY GARDEN PARTY – North Garden 12 noon – 4 pm with Jugs of Pimms, wine, soft drinks at the bar, along with the usual finger food (do please provide a plate as ever),  music by Johnny Moxon and his band, along with a raffle, cake and jam stall etc –

see Ann Wroe’s item – SCROLL BELOW.

SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER: GLYNDEBOURNE: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA – now fully booked!  An early departure allows time for a picnic or snack as the performance starts at 4.00 pm.  Total price £86.  Now waiting list only.

TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER: CHICHESTER THEATRE: GYPSY.  This is the great musical created by Styne/Sondheim/Laurents based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.  Leading roles Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver and Kevin Whately and directed by Jonathan Kent. The coach leaves Sussex Square bus stop at 3.30 pm for the pre-performance supper, full details of which to be arranged) Total price £68. ONLY TWO SEATS LEFT.

SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER: ST MARY’S BRAMBER: CHRISTMAS CRACKER – A very popular venue with our members and the Music Room is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season (no, not carols!) on the Feast of St Nicholas.  There will be a plated tea in the interval. The coach leaves Sussex Square bus stop at 1.00 pm.  Total price £40.

BOOKING FORM FOR THEATRE EVENTS LISTED ON BACK PAGE)

Please send with cheques  to David Gort, Flat 1A, 4 Belgrave Place, Brighton, BN2 1EL

From Name:………………………………….………  Email or phone…………………………………

Address……………………………………………………………………………………….……………

WEDNESDAY 16 JULY MATINEE: CHICHESTER MINERVA DOUBLE BILL…..@ £64 = ……

TUESDAY 29 JULY EVENING: CHICHESTER THEATRE: AMADEUS ……………..@ £68   = ……

SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER: GLYNDEBOURNE, LA TRAVIATA ……………………………… (£86 Sold out so Waiting list only)  

TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER: CHICHESTER THEATRE: GYPSY ……………………….  (£64 Waiting list after final 2 sold)                

SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER: ST MARY’S: CHRISTMAS CRACKER ……………………..         @ £40  = …….

May we please remind members that a full refund will only be applicable if your seat can be resold to any other members on the waiting list and preferably given sufficient notice?

 

 

THE KEMP TOWN SOCIETY ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 : 12 NOON  – 4 PM

SAVE THE DATE! 

An appeal from Ann Wroe on behalf of the Garden Party sub-committee.

You may have heard rumours that the Garden Party was not happening this year. They are false! A garden party sub-committee had been sought to ensure that it may continue. So basically,  I, along with support from Joan Griffiths, have ridden to the rescue, so that all will happen  and we hope as wonderfully as usual—but — WITH your help.

The date is later, but early September is often lovely, and it will be a great antidote to those ‘Back to school and work’ blues. The theme is ‘Indian Summer’—a chance to flaunt all those gorgeous outfits you rashly bought in Rajasthan!

The Rock, as usual, will provide the bar, with jugs of Pimms available, and Johnny Moxon and his band will provide their inimitable blend of jazz and summer swing.

There will be a raffle, with splendid prizes, and a cake and jam table for your delicious home productions. There will also be the usual Food Stall; please continue to bring a plate of food for it, preferably finger food to reduce the need for cutlery etc, but any delicious concoction is welcome—the Indian theme should inspire you!). Salad items and fresh fruit are also extremely popular.

All profits raised will go to the best and most urgent cause of all: fighting off the monstrous development whose cranes are already looming over the Marina and threatening to ruin our beautiful views. Let’s all join together to send them packing!

Thank you to those of you who have offered to help already, running the raffle, manning the gate and designing the posters. …. But we need plenty more volunteers! YOU could help by;

— providing a gazebo. Two more are needed; do you have one you could lend?

—-putting up tents, gazebos etc on the Friday, and taking down afterwards.

If you are young and beefy and keen to show it, or a whiz at deducing which pole fits where, this is the job for you.

—baking a cake, or making preserves, for the cake table.( NB, large cutting cakes only, to be sold; small cakes will go on the food stall and will be free).

—-selling raffle tickets

Please send all offers of help to Joan (joan@rottingdean.me) or to Ann Wroe (annwroe@economist.com).

With many thanks, Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
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