New mayor of Brighton and Hove promises to get on his bike and back more charities

The new mayor of Brighton and Hove Pete West aims to cycle and walk to as many mayoral engagements as possible and to back more charities. Councillor West, the first Green to win a seat in Brighton and Hove 20 years ago, said that he was conscious of trying to maintain the...
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 6:21 pm

Mayor of Brighton and Hove bows out with thanks – and £60k raised for charity

The mayor of Brighton and Hove bowed out this afternoon (Thursday 12 May) having represented the city and the council for the past 12 months and having raised £60,000 for charity. Councillor Lynda Hyde returns to the Conservative benches, with Councillor Pete West taking over the...
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 5:58 pm

Dog group, library markets, HMO landlord awards and a give button triumph at council innovation awards

A clutch of novel ways of making Brighton and Hove a better place to live – and saving the council some money at the same time – have been recognised at the inaugural city innovation awards. The city council’s call for ideas for new ways to run services and...
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 2:57 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens pick leader for the year ahead

The Green Party has chosen the team to lead its group of councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council for the coming year. Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty has been re-elected unopposed as the convenor – or leader – of the Green group. He previously served as a deputy....
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 11:29 am

Victorian Society commissions rival Madeira Terraces survey

The Victorian Society has persuaded Brighton and Hove City Council to allow independent consultants to carry out a survey on the Madeira Terraces, which it hopes will show they can be repaired rather than replaced. The terraces were named in the society’s top ten most...
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 9:40 am

Memorial for community activist Chris Cooke to be held next month

A memorial to community activist Chris Cooke, who perished in a fire at his Kemp Town flat, will be held at St Mary’s Church next month. Mr Cooke was involved in a wide variety of organisations around the neighbourhood during his time in Kemp Town, and his death shocked the...
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 8:24 am

Train strike day changes to next Wednesday

The date of next week’s rescheduled Southern train strike has again been switched from Friday to Wednesday. A bitter war of words between the RMT union, whose members are walking out in protest at plans to change the focus of conductor’s role from safety to customer...
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 8:07 am

i360 still on track for summer opening as test flights delayed

The i360 says it is still on track to open this summer despite a two month delay in its test flights starting. The attraction announced last month it was planning on attaching a spire to the top of the tower, which will make it the tallest observation tower outside London, with...
Posted On 12 May 2016 at 7:39 am