Police commissioner backs scheme to steer youngsters in Hove away from drugs

A scheme to help steer young people away from drugs in Hove has been given a funding boost by the Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne. A “Safer in Sussex” grant of £4,570 has been awarded to Change Up – a project being run by the Hangleton and Knoll Project....
Posted On 20 Jan 2017 at 12:04 am

Youth service protesters invited to Downing Street by Brighton and Hove council leader and Hove MP

Council leader Warren Morgan and Hove MP Peter Kyle have invited four youth service protesters to 10 Downing Street to share their concerns about spending cuts. Councillor Morgan made the offer as he answered questions from the four at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting at...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 10:57 pm

Brighton MP arranges for BML2 team to meet Transport Secretary

The campaigners pushing for a second Brighton main line (BML2) are to meet the Transport Secretary at the end of the month. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby wrote to Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, before Christmas, asking him to meet the BML2 consortium. Mr Grayling has...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 12:58 pm

Rents cut for 11,000 Brighton and Hove council tenants

Rents are to be cut by 1 per cent for more than 11,000 council tenants in Brighton and Hove, with identical cuts to follow for the three years after. And almost 2,000 tenants will have cheaper gas bills as the price drops for those with communal heating. More than 800 older...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 12:01 pm

Council urges workers to get on their bike

A competition has been launched to see which Brighton and Hove business can get the most staff cycling this spring. Brighton and Hove City Council has teamed up with Love to Ride and Sustrans to launch the Brighton and Hove Cycle Challenge which will run throughout March....
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 11:22 am

Pride for Brighton and Hove police chief over LGBT champion award

Brighton and Hove’s former police commander Nev Kemp has been recognised for his work as an “LGBT equality champion”. Chief Superintendent Kemp has been named as Stonewall’s Senior Champion of the Year in its 2017 Workplace Equality Index. He said that he was overwhelmed and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 4:09 am

Fire deaths cited as safety rules updated by Brighton and Hove councillors

Safety rules have been tightened by councillors after they were told that fires had killed five people in Brighton and Hove over the past six years. Although not all of those fires were in council-owned homes, council officials and fire chiefs prepared an updated policy...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:46 pm

Proposed youth service cuts – Council chiefs urge young people from Brighton and Hove to respond to consultation

The council is urging young people to respond to a consultation about proposed cuts to youth services in Brighton and Hove City Council’s budget for the coming financial year. The council said: “Public consultation has started on proposals by Brighton and Hove City Council to...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 8:05 pm

Brighton and Hove tennis clubs given reassurance after petitioning council about Parks League proposal

Tennis players in Brighton and Hove were given a reassurance about the future of 68 local courts by a senior councillor yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 17 January). Gill Mitchell, the deputy leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, spoke in response to a petition from almost 2,000...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 2:56 pm

Armed thieves steal computers from Hove shop

Thieves believed to be armed with a knife or screwdriver walked into a computer store and brazenly fled with three computers. The theft happened at 5.15pm on Tuesday (10 January), at Solutions Inc in Old Shoreham Road, Hove. The two thieves ran from the shop after the security...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 10:31 am
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