Meet The Team
Meet The Trustees
Hello! I'm Benjamin, a paramedic by professsion and dedicated volunteer with Belta for several years now. The transformation of the Community Centre from a defunct space into the hub of activity has been a rewarding experience, and I'm grateful to have contributed to its development. I have no intention of slowing down; there's still much more we can do to make Belta even better in making a lasting impact in our community.
Hi! I’m Jackie, an artist studio tenant on the Bristol Estate. My focus is on organising access to creative activities for the community. Working with fellow artists and Trustees, we will introduce an annual programme of activities and create a platform to showcase resident art through an open studio at the community hub, using the knowledge and skills from my experience as co-founder of a gallery in London, and as a former Senior Manager at Brighton SU.
Hi! I am Louisa, a local artist and art teacher. I have been volunteering as a BELTA trustee for a few years, where I work as part of the finance team. I am excited to be working with the other trustees to continue to develop arts opportunities on the estate.
Hi, I'm Sophie! As a trustee, my goal is that green-fingered activities can assist in improving residents wellbeing and biodiversity on the estate. I also raise awareness of the challenges that come with being neurodiverse and having disabilities as a young person. You'll usually find me cooking for the community meal on Thursday at BELTA, as I'm also a part of the Sussex Surplus team.
Hello, my name is Ingrid and I am Head Chef at Sussex Surplus and am thrilled to have been made a Trustee of our lovely community centre. I have lived, worked, and raised my children in East Brighton and am keen to highlight the accomplishments and diversity of our community whilst supporting our most vulnerable. I believe we can create long lasting improvements by working and eating together, one delicious community meal at a time.
Hi, my name’s Tyler. I have just moved to the area from Kent. I am a paramedic and work for both South East Coast Ambulance Service, and look after events such Motocross. Working for the ambulance service, I see a lot of people at their worst, especially struggling with mental health at the time. Being able to work with a project, such as BELTA, allows me to see some of the great work that goes on in my new local community and allows me to help in other ways outside of the ambulance service.
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