Month: August 2013

The Whistler – August 2013

WEST HILL NEWS The WHCA AGM was held on 28 May 2013, at which reports were received and the yearly accounts were adopted. All members of the committee stood down and were re-elected. Jim Gowans was re-appointed as the WHCA representative on the Conservation Advisory Council and he […]


Dear Whistler I read the last edition with interest about the neighbours dismayed at the work being started at Buckingham Lodge. We live right opposite so our view will be blocked and our privacy invaded. What I would like to know is how they got permission to do […]

Shipping containers

News you may have missed

HOMELESS CONTAINED An installation to house homeless people constructed from shipping containers with 3 to 5 storey blocks of self-contained residential units with internal shower rooms and balconies has been given planning permission. Brighton Housing Trust has teamed up with developer QED to erect 36 converted containers on […]

Scott Joplin

Piano in the Backroom

Peter Batten recalls the magic of … Ragtime. Does that word mean anything to you? Have you heard Alexander’s Ragtime Band? I mean the song, not the mythical band. That was just a joke, but my serious point is to ask “What do you know about the music […]