Leading the way to a sustainable future for generations to come

One of my key pledges when I became leader of the council was to make our city carbon neutral by 2030. Ten years might seem a long way off, but that’s not long to tackle the climate emergency. It’s a huge task, but global climate chaos is a ticking time bomb that must be...
Posted On 17 Nov 2019 at 10:27 am

The rotten route to an apology

Everything rotten about party-political governance was on display at Hove Town Hall at the most recent meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council. As the tribes of Red, Green and Blue assembled for the full council session, I was there to cheer on an impassioned speech by my...
Posted On 16 Nov 2019 at 9:37 pm

Brighton Pride halves rubbish with help from reusable cups

Reusable cups may have helped to halve the amount of rubbish collected after Brighton Pride in Preston Park. An environmental sustainability report going before the council’s Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee said that last year more than 46 tonnes of...

Festival seeks new Brighton venue – away from helicopter landing site

The organisers of a dance music festival want to come back to Brighton but have asked for a new location away from a helicopter landing site. Land Beyond took place in East Brighton Park last summer but the first day of the weekender was a write-off after high winds damaged the...

Millions of pounds to be spent trying to tackle Brighton’s homeless problems

Millions of pounds will be spent trying to reduce the number of people sleeping rough in Brighton and Hove over the next few years after a series of votes by councillors. They want to improve and expand the services on offer to tackle homelessness, taking advantage of extra...

Nineteen candidates battle for three Brighton and Hove seats at general election

Nineteen candidates have put themselves forward for the three seats in Brighton and Hove at the general election next month. Five politicians will battle it out in Brighton Kemptown, including three current or former members of Brighton and Hove City Council. Seven candidates...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019 at 6:22 pm

Housing chiefs buying three sites in Brighton for council homes

Work is under way on buying three new sites for council homes in Brighton, councillors were told last night (Wednesday 13 November). Brighton and Hove City Council plans to buy three flats in Rugby Place from a private landlord and also wants to convert a commercial space under...

Pair arrested after car driven at two men on Brighton pavement

Two men have been arrested after a car was driven at speed at two other men on a pavement on Brighton seafront. Detectives are still looking for a third person who is believed to have been in the car – and they want the two men who were targeted to come forward. One of the men on...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019 at 4:44 pm

Defiant election candidate vows to carry on despite death threat

A defiant general election candidate has vowed to carry on despite receiving a death threat and having a tyre on his car slashed. Joe Miller, the Conservative candidate for Brighton Kemptown, said: “I will not be intimidated off the streets of the area in which I grew up.” The...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019 at 2:17 pm

Met Office issues another wet weather warning

The Met Office has issued another wet weather warning with about half an inch of rain expected to fall today (Thursday 14 November). Much of it came down overnight with more expected from late afternoon in the Brighton and Hove area. The official forecaster said: “Periods of rain...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019 at 9:06 am