Pandemic response costs Brighton’s high street traders six months of lost income

The coronavirus restrictions have cost high street traders in Brighton and Hove the equivalent of more than six months’ worth of lost income. The estimate appears in a new report published by a policy and research institute called the Centre for Cities today (Monday 24 January)....
Posted On 24 Jan 2022 at 12:01 am

What Labour is doing to shape the council’s budget

We are building up to the Annual Budget Council meeting in February when your councillors will have to make some difficult decisions around increasing fees and charges – as well as making cuts to services. This is because of 11 years of underfunding from the Conservative...
Posted On 23 Jan 2022 at 4:28 pm

Number of new covid cases drops by a third in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases has dropped by a third in Brighton and Hove in a week, according to new figures. There were 2,499 new cases of covid-19 in the seven days to last Monday (17 January) compared with 3,796 in the previous seven days. The weekly rate for Brighton...
Posted On 23 Jan 2022 at 1:45 am

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in crash in Hangleton

A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash in Hangleton this morning (Saturday 22 January). The crash happened in Buckley Close – and Sussex Police closed Chichester Close between Hangleton Way and Buckley Close. The force said: “Just after 11.25am police...
Posted On 22 Jan 2022 at 2:07 pm

Hove MP reselected by Labour

The Labour MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, has been reselected by his party to stand at the next general election. All five branches in Hove gave the sitting MP their overwhelming backing last Saturday (15 January). They accounted for half the votes in the party’s electoral college for...
Posted On 22 Jan 2022 at 1:45 pm

Royal Mail plans to close Brighton and Hove sites and move out of town

The Royal Mail plans to close its two delivery offices in Brighton and North and open a new base at a disused farm in Patcham. The company is preparing to hold two online consultation meetings in the coming week having held talks with Brighton and Hove City Council about the...
Posted On 22 Jan 2022 at 12:32 am

More council services to go digital

Senior council officials have promised to remember people who do not use the internet as more services move online. Brighton and Hove City Council’s parking services are already online and other council services are shifting to digital – or sometimes phone – as council offices...

Covid grant schemes approved by councillors

Councillors have agreed to develop a scheme to support businesses affected by the “plan B” covid restrictions after the government announced a new round of grants. Brighton and Hove City Council has almost £7 million to offer business rate relief this financial year. The Covid-19...

Man charged with firearm offence in Brighton

A man has been charged with having an imitation firearm at The Level in Brighton. The incident happened last week, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 21 January). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was arrested for possession of an imitation...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 8:46 pm

Tower blocks and 553 homes planned for Brighton gasworks site

A developer has submitted plans to build 553 homes on the former Brighton gasworks site just north of the Marina. But the prospect of 11 tower blocks – up to 12 storeys high – has drawn hundreds of objections from neighbours and civic societies. One group which was set up to...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 8:14 pm