Coronavirus crisis should spur better care for rough sleepers, say councillors

Two councillors are calling for financial support to move rough sleepers on to longer-term housing. During the coronavirus crisis, Brighton and Hove City Council has housed about 190 rough sleepers into hostels, bed and breakfasts and even university halls of residence. But Green...

Fire chiefs to consult on shake up despite coronavirus concerns

A public consultation on “drastic changes” to the fire service is to go ahead despite calls to defer the process until after the coronavirus crisis. At a virtual meeting yesterday (Thursday April 23), members of the East Sussex Fire Authority agreed to ask the public about the...

Dozens of drivers fined for flouting coronavirus lockdown rules

Dozens of drivers have been fined over the past week for flouting the coronavirus lockdown rules, Sussex Police said today (Friday 24 April). The force urged drivers and passengers to follow the rules and “stay home, protect our NHS and save lives”. Sussex Police said this...
Posted On 24 Apr 2020 at 5:52 pm

Pubs, shops and music venues offered protection from developers

Councillors have approved protections for the pubs, music venues and independent shops that give Brighton and Hove some of its character. The protections were put forward as part of the council’s planning blueprint for the next 10 years. They are intended to help independent...

Coronavirus crisis could cost council £30m

The coronavirus crisis is likely to cost Brighton and Hove City Council about £30 million. Council finance chiefs have been juggling millions of pounds of extra cash coming in from the government with an anticipated loss of income from things like parking charges. The extra...

Tougher rules to restrict spread of student houses in Brighton and Hove

Tougher city-wide restrictions on new shared houses are weeks away from coming into force in Brighton and Hove. The rule changes, which take effect in June, were flagged up as councillors debated a 10-year blueprint for homes, jobs and the environment at a “virtual” meeting. And...