Council halves £600k monthly bill for PPE

Council spending on personal protective equipment (PPE) has halved from more than £600,000 a month to less than £300,000. The bill has come down since the government’s PPE “Portal”, initially known as the Clipper system, started operating on Monday 8 June after a two-month delay....

Businesses accused of exploiting Brighton and Hove parks

Councillors are concerned that a growing number of businesses are operating in local parks without paying for the use of public land. Green councillors Hannah Clare and Phélim Mac Cafferty are bringing up the issue at the next meeting Brighton and Hove City Council’s Policy and...

Hove offices could become home to more flats

A developer wants to build on top of an existing office block in Hove to make room for more flats. The developer, Stonegate Homes, already has planning permission to convert Palmer and Harvey House in Davigdor Road into dozens of flats. Now the company has applied to Brighton and...

Reclaimed road space will benefit business as much as pedestrians and cyclists

During lockdown, while we adapted almost every part of our lives, it was virtually impossible not to notice the sudden drop in traffic levels and pollution. In Brighton and Hove, we saw a 70 per cent drop in traffic. Roads that were once a polluted gridlock became free for...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020 at 3:01 pm

Mums doing lion’s share of lockdown childcare

Mothers have been doing more childcare than fathers during lockdown, Brighton researchers have found. University of Sussex psychologists have been asking 2,000 mothers who have a male partner about how the lockdown has affected them and their child. Three in four mums say that...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020 at 2:57 pm

Private test result publication sees official Brighton and Hove coronavirus cases rise by 50%

The publication of private coronavirus test results for the first time has raised the number of official cases in Brighton and Hove by more than 55%. Yesterday afternoon, the official number of cases in the city since the outbreak started was 490 – but after private test...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020 at 1:46 pm

Concerns remain about home to school transport despite progress and reassurances

Time is running short to prepare the home to school transport service for the new school year, councillors and officials were told yesterday (Thursday 2 July). Work is well under way to try to ensure that the council-run service, supporting hundreds of the most vulnerable...

Decision due on £25m Hove flats scheme

The fate of a £25 million scheme to build flats, shops and offices in Hove is due to be decided by councillors next week. The plans involve demolishing three buildings made up of six semi-detached houses in Portland Road, Hove, between the corner of Olive Road and the Portland...

Brighton & Hove event industry join ‘Light It In Red’

In collaboration with Brighton and Hove Council and many of the city’s event venues, The Brighton Event Professionals Independent Committee (EPIC) has joined the Light It In Red Campaign on Monday 6th July. At 9pm on this day, many of the city’s venues and outdoor event spaces...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 5:12 pm

Brighton and Hove covid data to be published

The council is to publish a public coronavirus data dashboard so people can see how infections are rising or falling. Brighton and Hove City Council has just published its Covid-19 outbreak plan, which says access to accurate and timely data will be a priority. It says access to...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 4:42 pm