Volunteers spend hours planting trees in Wish Park

Sixteen new trees were planted in Wish Park last weekend, with the help of a digger and some elbow grease. Volunteers spent eight hours digging and planting on Saturday, with most of the saplings placed around the playground. Two of the trees were sponsored by local youth...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 2:52 pm
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Former Tory councillor had panic attack when breathalysed, court hears

A Conservative councillor had a panic attack after police pulled him over and breathalysed him, a court heard today. Joe Miller, 27, denies being over the limit when driving a black BMW 420 on the A27 at Hollingbury in September last year. His trial was due to begin at Brighton...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 1:58 pm

Porsche driver abandons car in busy road

A Porsche driver abandoned his car in the middle of a busy Brighton road yesterday. The driver of the Cayman S left the high performance car in the middle of a bus lane in Edward Street. It’s not clear why the driver left the car, but after police arrived shortly...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 1:50 pm

Refugee housing plans for Brighton pub abandoned after neighbours question owner’s motives

The owner of a pub who said he wanted to “donate” it to house refugees has said he has abandoned his scheme after neighbours questioned his motives. Charlie Southall bought the Montreal Arms in Hanover “on a whim” and days after getting the keys launched...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 12:44 pm

Rockwater promises council disabled lift will be complete by May

A swanky new seafront venue has promised the council it will install a disabled lift which helped secure it planning permission by the end of May – a year after it first opened. Rockwater, on Western Esplanade Hove, was granted planning permission despite officers...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 10:13 am

Why the case of Rockwater’s lift is so important for disability rights

When Rockwater opened their new Roof Terrace in early May last year, the only access was via a flight of stairs, and the lift which featured in the approved plans had not been installed. This is a breach of Building Regulations Part M Section 3, which comprehensively sets out...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 10:09 am

Councillors calls for better monitoring of missed bin collections

A councillor who has complained about missed bin collections in his ward is frustrated at the lack of monitoring. Labour councillor Gary Wilkinson has now asked for a more robust approach to working out when staff miss rubbish and recycling collections. The Central Hove...

Brighton Swimming School collects three tons of aid for Ukraine

Staff and volunteers at Brighton Swimming School have collected three tons of emergency aid for Ukraine since Russia invaded a month ago. They have sent supplies directly to Ukraine’s border with Poland as well as weekly truck-loads to a Polish community centre in London to send...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 12:05 am

Brighton college chiefs announce date for proposed merger

Formal plans to merge the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College and the Chichester College Group have been announced as a five-week public consultation starts today (Friday 25 March). The GB Met – with campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing – is proposing the merger with the...
Posted On 25 Mar 2022 at 12:01 am