Welcome to Moulsecoomb
Hello – my name is Tim Ovard, and I am your Local Editor. I’m 24 years old, have lived in Moulsecoomb for 23 years, and I am an East Brighton youth worker. I was born in Wild Park, North Moulsecoomb in a caravan, but we moved quite a few times after then. My parents and I moved into our first real home in the Oakendene flats in Moulsecoomb Way, which was a very small but cosy flat. Our next move was into another block of flats across the round called Hawthorn Bank; just like Oakendene, the flats were very small. Our next home was a house which was in Birdham Road and our last home was in Wheatfield Way. That is just off Staplefield Drive which is where my mum comes from. We had a lovely 4 bedroom bungalow with views of Wild Park, Bates Estate and Coldean; it was perfect.
I attended 3 schools in and near Moulsecoomb which were Coldean Nursery, Coldean Primary, Moulsecoomb Primary, and then ending my school years at Falmer High School which I left in 1998. I was a bit of a tearaway, getting into fights especially with people from Whitehawk which is our rival council estate. But I eventually grew out of that and looked for employment which started with Southern Railways. I went on to do various agency jobs till I got my youth work calling. I believe this was brought on by my community spirit and also by the fact that I miss Moulsecoomb so much now I’m living in the foyer.
My youth work
I do various things at Safe + Sorted which is a youth drop-in down Barcombe Road. I feel that I now found my dream job. Not only do I work in Moulsecoomb, but I also work in Whitehawk, Bevendean and other parts of East Brighton. I’ve been living in the foyer for 1 year now but I miss Moulsecoomb so much and I plan to move back there after my time at the foyer is over.