Rubbish tips and recycling sites to reopen in Brighton and Hove

The council is to reopen its two rubbish tips and recycling centres in Brighton and Hove from Monday 18 May. The news follows updated government guidance, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Wednesday 6 May). The council said: “The household waste recycling sites were...
Posted On 06 May 2020 at 11:04 pm

Struggling Cityclean to take over bulky waste collections service

The council plans to take over the collection of bulky waste – such as old mattresses, white goods and wardrobes – from the current contractor within months. The move has been agreed even though one councillor had reservations about what the changes would mean to the...

Neighbours raise concerns in aftermath of Hollingdean rubbish fire

Lessons were learnt from the waste station fire in Hollingdean – but residents want the depot moved. At a public meeting last night (Wednesday 26 February) for people living near the Veolia waste transfer station, in Upper Hollingdean Road, residents raised their concerns...

New checks for smouldering bbqs in litter bins to be implemented next month in light of Hollingdean blaze

New protocols for checking seafront litter bins for smouldering bbq embers are being drawn up in response to the blaze at the Hollingdean tip last year. A report published this week says the fire started in waste collected from standard litter bins along the beach from Madeira...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020 at 11:25 am

Neighbours air concerns over fire at Brighton waste transfer site

After two fires in a year at the household waste depot in Brighton, the council has been asked to looked at the safety and suitability of the site. The fire at the Veolia waste transfer site on Sunday 25 August followed a smaller blaze in September last year. Round Hill resident...

Disposable barbecue blamed for fire at Brighton tip

A disposable barbecue appears to have been the most likely cause of the fire at the rubbish tip in Brighton at the weekend, the fire service said today (Tuesday 27 August). A full investigation is under way into the fire and its cause but the fire service said that so much...
Posted On 27 Aug 2019 at 9:05 pm

Withdean candidate spotlight

In the 20th in a series of ward profiles ahead of the local elections next week, candidates explain why they want to be a councillor. They also answer questions sent in by the public via social media. Not your ward? Click here to find your neighbourhood on our interactive map....

Bevendean playground reopens after parents raise funds for £70k revamp

Bevendean families who spent months fundraising for a new playground saw their hard work pay off when it reopened last month. Local mother Jayne Van Rensburg formed the Friends of Farm Green three years ago, when the Farm Green Park playground was missing swings, benches were...
Posted On 16 Apr 2019 at 10:11 am

A Green future for Brighton and Hove

On Thursday 2 May, Brighton and Hove residents will have the opportunity to say who they want to represent them on the city council. The elections take place against Brexit chaos and the climate emergency while Tory austerity continues to fail our communities, with our city...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 12:03 am

Brighton and Hove Greens set out election manifesto

The Greens have published the manifesto that they hope will help the party return to power in Brighton and Hove. Councillor Phéllim Mac Cafferty, convenor of the Green group of councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council, set out his stall at an event on Tuesday evening. The...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019 at 1:05 pm