Housing campaigners call for urgent review of rent costs for council tenants

Housing campaigners are calling for an urgent review of rent costs for council tenants. The request, by members of Brighton Housing Coalition, is due to be made at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Committee on Wednesday (17 November). Jim Deans, from Sussex...

Government ‘docks council funding’ for scrapping Hove cycle lane

The scrapping of the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane has prompted the government to dock funding allocated to Brighton and Hove City Council, the ruling Greens said today (Friday 12 November). The party said: “The government has today confirmed that Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 12 Nov 2021 at 5:18 pm

Man arrested in Brighton on suspicion of raping three women

A man has been arrested in Brighton on suspicion of raping three women, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 12 November). The force said: “Detectives in Brighton investigating a number of recently reported sexual offences against women have arrested a man. “The 22-year-old...
Posted On 12 Nov 2021 at 4:52 pm

Police step up search for suspect after serious attack in Southwick

Police have stepped up their search for the man suspected of carrying out a serious attack in Southwick in September. The “completely senseless” assault left the 49-year-old victim, a local man, bleeding heavily and semi-conscious, with head injuries and several broken bones in...
Posted On 12 Nov 2021 at 4:38 pm

Brighton primary school given good rating by official watchdog

A Brighton primary school has been given a “good” rating – again – by the official education watchdog Ofsted. Carden Nursery and Primary School, in County Oak Avenue, was inspected over two days at the end of September. Ofsted said in its report published this week: “The head...
Posted On 12 Nov 2021 at 4:02 pm

Gove rejects Brighton Marina’s ‘Poundshop Dubai’ plans

A £350 million housing development dubbed “Poundland Dubai” has been refused by planning inspectors. The Outer Harbour Development Company’s scheme for Brighton Marina included nine blocks containing a thousand flats in total. The tallest of the tower blocks...

Neighbours of fly-tipped communal bins finally win consultation on their future

People living near communal bins which are regularly overflowing and fly-tipped have finally won the chance to get rid of them. The massive general refuse bins were trialled in Washington Street in 2012 – along with some in Coleman Street and Park Crescent Road. But the...

Next big playground revamp begins

A major playground revamp has started in Preston Park, the latest in a £3 million playground refurb across the city. Reaction to the first large playground to get a makeover – Hove Park – was mixed, with some parents criticising a lack of equipment for older children,...
Posted On 12 Nov 2021 at 11:36 am

Councillors to debate £70m Brighton housing scheme

Plans to build more than 200 homes and a “neighbourhood hub” with a doctors’ surgery, library and youth centre are taking shape, according to a new report. And now council officials are asking councillors to authorise the submission of a planning application to build the £70...