Hove burglary suspect bailed by court

A man charged with burgling a flat in Hove has appeared in court in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “A man has been charged with committing a burglary, theft from motor vehicles and fraud in the Hove area. “Ashley Gartell, 26, of no fixed address, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’...
Posted On 23 Jul 2020 at 9:29 pm

Greens fill top jobs on council

It is the second time that the Green Party has been in power in Brighton and Hove, having run the council from May 2011 to May 2015. The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Phélim Mac Cafferty, was first elected when his party took office in 2011. He was re-elected in...

Cabbies hit by extra cost of protecting vulnerable children from coronavirus

Taxi drivers with council contracts to take hundreds of the most vulnerable children to and from school in Brighton and Hove face extra costs because of the coronavirus crisis. One taxi firm boss estimated that the bill for personal protective equipment (PPE) would be abou...

Brighton and Hove’s new Green council leader sets out his stall

The new Green leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Phélim Mac Cafferty, set out his stall at a “virtual” meeting of the full council this afternoon (Thursday 23 July). Councillor Mac Cafferty spoke shortly before being voted into office in a meeting that was delayed because...
Posted On 23 Jul 2020 at 6:13 pm

Greens formally take over running of Brighton and Hove City Council

The Greens have formally taken charge of Brighton and Hove City Council at a “virtual” meeting of the full council this afternoon (Thursday 23 July). Labour supported the handover of power after two party members resigned on Monday (20 July). But the Conservatives voted against...
Posted On 23 Jul 2020 at 5:56 pm

Outgoing Labour council leader reflects on achievements

The outgoing Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Nancy Platts, has spoken about her year at the helm as she handed over to the Greens. Councillor Platts congratulated Green convenor Phélim Mac Cafferty on taking charge and pledged to work constructively as Labour...
Posted On 23 Jul 2020 at 5:37 pm