Brighton and Hove councillors fail to set budget and council tax

Brighton and Hove City Council members failed to set a budget this evening and will reconvene on Tuesday (3 March). The meeting at Hove Town Hall today was an echo of last year’s proceedings when it proved impossible to broker a compromise at the first attempt. At just after...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 10:38 pm

Labour makes case for 2 per cent rise in council tax for Brighton and Hove

Labour set out its stall in the annual Brighton and Hove City Council budget and council tax debate at Hove Town Hall this evening (Thursday 26 February). The opposition Labour group leader Warren Morgan argued for a 2 per cent rise in council tax in the year from April....
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 9:47 pm

Old brothel clients confused by new Brighton bakery

Clients of a former Brighton brothel have been disappointed to find it is being turned into a bakery. Most residents are thrilled at the news that artisan bakery The Flour Pot is opening on Elm Grove at the end of next week. But builders busy carrying out its refit have been...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 9:29 pm

Conservatives make case for council tax freeze in Brighton and Hove at annual budget meeting

Two leading Conservatives made the case for a council tax freeze at the annual budget meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council today (Thursday 26 February). Councillor Ann Norman paid tribute to Green council leader Jason Kitcat and wished him well after he steps down in May....
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 8:03 pm

Greens make case for 5.9 per cent rise in Brighton and Hove’s council tax

The Greens have made their case for a 5.9 per cent rise in council tax in Brighton and Hove in the annual budget debate. Council leader Jason Kitcat, proposing the rise, said that demand for services was growing as was the population, especially the number of over 85s. Councillor...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 6:24 pm

Kitchen store to take second London Road Co-Op unit

Another unit of the former Co-Op in Brighton’s London Road is to be a kitchen equipment shop. Nisbets will be opened next Friday, 6 March at 11.30am by Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Henry. She will also be signing copies of the latest Great British Bake Off book...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 5:36 pm

Brighton’s sewers get a lick of paint

The hosts of Southern Water’s world-famous Sewer Tours are giving parts of Brighton’s Victorian sewers a fresh lick of white paint. Stuart Slark and his fellow tour guides will spend the next few weeks refreshing the main areas of the sewers ready for this year’s tours, which...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 4:26 pm

Brighton and Hove 2015 budget in tweets

This year’s budget is probably the most complicated and fought over in the city’s history. At stake are cuts to children’s centres, public toilets, bus routes, social services – and possibly the whole budget itself. For a guide to the ins and outs of the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 4:17 pm

Health Secretary agrees extra £60m for Brighton hospital modernisation

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton this afternoon (Thursday 26 February) to announce an extra £60 million towards an eight-year modernisation project. He accepted that inflation in construction costs meant that the bill had gone...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 3:40 pm

Valley Gardens revamp would see Mazda fountain removed

The Mazda fountain in Victoria Gardens would not survive a £20m reworking of Valley Gardens. The ambitious plans, which were this week given £8m of funding by the Local Transport Board, would see the road layouts changed from St Peter’s to the Aquarium roundabout. But while...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015 at 2:14 pm
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