Remember local government as the election approaches

Councils are on the front line of delivery on social care, housing, the environment, economic growth, community cohesion and doorstep issues that matter most to voters. What local government does impacts on all of us, every day. Local government should not be forgotten in the...
Posted On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:49 am

Albion promotion is not life or death – it’s much more important than that!

There can only be one story on people’s minds this week and, no, it isn’t the general election. Even those not normally followers of local sport will have been caught up in the Easter weekend excitement as the Albion secured promotion to the Premier League. Fans like me were of...
Posted On 21 Apr 2017 at 7:31 am

A marathon effort brings economic benefits to Brighton and Hove

It is easy to forget that the Brighton Marathon has been running for less than a decade. The scale of the operation, size of the crowds and speed of the clean-up each suggest an event that has been going for much longer, such as Pride which has been going for around 30 years. As...
Posted On 15 Apr 2017 at 8:06 pm

Life’s a beach in Brighton and Hove – and we need to look after ours

After warm weather granted me my first sea swim of 2017, I was pleased to join fantastic campaign group Surfers Against Sewage as they kick-started the great beach spring clean on our shoreline. The group is taking on the estimated eight tonnes of plastic, sewage and other debris...
Posted On 15 Apr 2017 at 4:37 pm

‘Southern Accelerator’ will make Greater Brighton even greater

We are launching a vision for a “Southern Accelerator” to drive growth in the local economy. This innovative idea for our area will run along the same lines as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine initiatives. The term Southern Accelerator, which I proposed, will be put to...
Posted On 15 Apr 2017 at 4:18 pm

Guest column – Time for an Epiphany in the UK

Friday was the Twelfth Day of Christmas, the day when, traditionally, trees and decorations are taken down. Some people take their decorations down before new year or at least before they return to work. The photo below is of me dropping our tree off at the recycling point on The...
Posted On 08 Jan 2017 at 12:17 pm

Why we can look forward to 2017 with hope – by Warren Morgan

Last week I wrote about many of the positive achievements we have made in Brighton and Hove over the past 12 months. This week I want to look ahead to a few of the positive things happening in 2017. We will continue to focus on getting the basics right, the services you use and...
Posted On 24 Dec 2016 at 12:28 pm

Despite the cuts we’ve achieved plenty, says Warren Morgan

This year has been a year memorable for many of the wrong reasons. Here in Brighton and Hove though there has been a lot that has been positive. Here are just some of the things your council has achieved despite huge cuts from government. On housing, we approved last week our...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016 at 10:54 am

Higher prices for Pavilion and museums will put off visitors, says Brighton and Hove opposition leader

Much of the success of Brighton and Hove over the last few years can be attributed to its ever-increasing popularity as a tourist destination, both for UK residents and foreign visitors alike. Every year over 8.5 million people visit our city contributing an estimated £780...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016 at 6:00 pm

Facing hard budget cuts together – Brighton and Hove council leader issues a call for help

There is no sugaring the pill, no sweetening the message, no avoiding the truth. Your council budget in the spring will contain cuts to services and jobs unlike any seen so far. We are likely to have to make savings of tens of millions in the coming years, on top of the £100...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016 at 3:14 pm