Whitehawk, Manor Farm, Bristol Estate and Craven Vale.
Our work reaches across to the area known collectively as “East Brighton”. This is made up of the suburb of Whitehawk, a large modern housing estate located to the north of Brighton Marina, plus nearby Manor farm, Bristol Estate and Craven Vale. A busy and vibrant part of the city containing 3 schools, this area is home to over 14,000 people, including many young families.
70.3% of households in Whitehawk, Bristol Estate and Manor Farm are socially rented, 56.5% from the Council. Research shows that in this part of East Brighton, residents are falling behind in education, income, employment, health and wellbeing and housing compared with other parts of the city. 45% of children here are living in poverty
With a strong sense of pride and community spirit, local people are tackling this disparity - working collaboratively with the council to improve and develop the area through an East Brighton Neighbourhood Action Plan.
Due East Neighbourhood Council operates in the area - a group of passionate residents tackling exclusion and maximising resources available to local communities. Local community assets include St. Cuthman’s Church, The Whitehawk hub - which includes Hawks Community Café and Whitehawk library, The Manor Gym - a sports hall and recreation venue, The Crew Club youth centre and Whitehawk FC, the community-minded local football club.