Dog walkers fight plans for skate park on wild patch

Seafront residents and dog walkers want to keep a wild space that would be concreted over under regeneration plans. The former pitch and putt course on Hove seafront is currently earmarked for a BMX pump track, skate park and roller rink as part of Brighton and Hove City...

Crime map reveals Brighton neighbourhood hotspots

A map of incident hotspots showing violent crime in a Brighton neighbourhood has been drawn up by Sussex Police as part of its bid to stop a takeaway opening late at night. Between 1 May 2021 and 30 April 2022, Sussex Police recorded 1,234 crimes in the London Road area of...

Councillors advised to approve homeless hostel plans

Controversial plans for a 50-bed hostel for the homeless in Hove go before councillors next week. The application by St Mungo’s for the Smart Sea View Hostel in St Catherine’s Terrace is recommended for approval when it goes before Brighton and Hove City...

Portslade primary requires improvement

Ofsted says a primary school requires improvement because of gaps in pupils’ knowledge. St Peter’s Community Primary School in St Pete’s Road, Portslade, was rated as good before the Ofsted visit in March 2022. The report by lead inspector Clare Haines and...

Warrant issued for suspected graffiti vandal

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man charged with spraying tags on buildings and a van in North Laine. Caine Greenfield, 27, of no fixed abode, failed to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court to answer four charges of criminal damage. Magistrates issued a warrant for...
Posted On 01 Jun 2022 at 9:33 am

Local politicians at odds over town hall decking plans

An MP and a councillor are at odds over plans to install two raised deck areas outside Hove Town Hall. Hove MP Peter Kyle supports Platform9’s plan to install two decks and planters on either side of its entrance outside Hove town Hall in Church Road. But Central Hove ward...

Officials object to plans for 24-hour drink delivery

Police, environmental health and licensing officers have all objected to plans for a 24-hour drink delivery service. GoSip has applied for a licence to deliver a wide range of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and pre-mixed cocktails from its premises at the Knoll Business Centre, in...

Health chiefs urge patients to order repeat prescriptions before Jubilee bank holidays closures

NHS chiefs are urging patients in Brighton and Hove who need regularly prescribed medication to order repeat prescriptions now – before the Platinum Jubilee bank holidays and weekend closures. Most pharmacies and doctors’ surgeries will be closed – or open for fewer hours – from...
Posted On 01 Jun 2022 at 8:04 am