Brighton listed building owner told to remove plastic doors and windows

The owner of a listed building in Brighton has been ordered to replace plastic window and door frames with timber. The move comes after the owner lost a planning appeal. An independent government planning inspector agreed with the verdict of Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 24 May 2012 at 4:23 pm

Southern Water reports record sales of water butts

Southern Water said that customers were buying discounted water butts in record numbers in response to the drought. Customers bought 2,000 water butts across Sussex, Kent and Hampshire last month (April) which the company said would help save thousands of litres of water in the...
Posted On 24 May 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hove MP raised squatting at Prime Minister’s Questions

Hove MP Mike Weatherley criticised the Squatters Network of Brighton (and Hove Actually) at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 23 May). The Conservative MP said: “Last weekend the Squatters Network of Brighton and Hove invited its anarchist...
Posted On 23 May 2012 at 11:06 pm

More staffies dumped on streets of Brighton and Hove

A steady stream of young Staffordshire bull terriers are being abandoned on the streets of Brighton and Hove, the council said today (Wednesday 23 May). Animal welfare officers from Brighton and Hove City Council are continuing to pick up the abandoned dogs and kennels are...
Posted On 23 May 2012 at 7:00 pm

BBC to broadcast Sunday service from Brighton church

The Sunday morning service at one of Brighton’s most popular churches will be broadcast on BBC Television on Sunday (27 May). The live broadcast from the Church of Christ the King is due to start at 10am and last for just under an hour. Joel Virgo, the senior pastor at the church...
Posted On 23 May 2012 at 6:33 pm

Brighton and Hove branches survive Clinton Cards cull

Forty-four Clinton Cards and Birthdays stores are to close by the end of May but the three branches in Brighton and Hove will keep trading. Their future is not completely safe but they were not included in the current round of closures, affecting mostly branches of Birthdays....
Posted On 23 May 2012 at 6:15 pm

Brighton primary school head quits

The popular head teacher of a Brighton primary school announced his departure this afternoon (Wednesday 23 May). Daniel Weiner is leaving his post at Whitehawk Primary School after the school received a poor inspection report and was placed in special measures. It was graded...
Posted On 23 May 2012 at 5:24 pm

Long-serving Brighton and Hove police officers given reprieve

Brighton and Hove police officers have had the threat of forced retirement after 30 years’ service lifted. Peter Jones, a member of Sussex Police Authority who hopes to run for the newly created role of police and crime commissioner, claimed the credit. Councillor Jones, who is...
Posted On 23 May 2012 at 1:42 am

Hove developer says Portzed will be smaller

Portzed developer Colin Brace spelt out proposed changes to his plans at the annual meeting of a Hove residents group set up to fight the scheme. He told the Kingsway and West Hove Residents Association (KAWHRA) that his new scheme would not include the wind turbines that he had...
Posted On 22 May 2012 at 9:07 pm

Community triggers to be tested in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is one three places to pilot a new policy intended to help tackle anti-social behaviour. The pilot was officially announced today (Tuesday 22 May) by the Home Secretary Theresa May as she published a white paper called “Putting victims first – more...
Posted On 22 May 2012 at 7:56 pm