Trio of charities unite to raise cash for extra activities in school holidays

Three Brighton-based charities are uniting to provide extra school holiday activities for low-income families. GladRags, Chomp Moulsecoomb and Chomp Bevendean have also started fundraising to pay for the extra sessions, with East Brighton Trust to match the total. Alongside the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 5:32 pm

Two Brighton and Hove charities awarded grants to help people stay warm

Two Brighton and Hove charities have been awarded grants from Southern Water to help provide places where people can stay warm this winter. The charities in Hangleton and Whitehawk have been awarded “community energy grants” of £1,000 each to go towards the bills and help them to...
Posted On 29 Jan 2023 at 3:27 pm

Royal Mail managers tell councillors service is returning to normal

Royal Mail managers say postal deliveries in Portslade are returning to normal, after concerns about staffing levels at its sorting office. Managers have apologised for disruptions to the delivery service in BN41 and BN42 postcodes. Portslade councillors met with them on Monday...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 1:03 pm

Portslade primary school maintains good Ofsted rating

A Portslade primary school has maintained its ‘good’ rating by Ofsted after its latest inspection. St Nicolas Church of England Primary School and Nursery was again rated good for all five areas of assessment by the school regulator. The report says the school is “moving from...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 12:12 pm

Green space site in Saltdean to be offered to community groups

Community groups have been given a head start to buy scrubland in Saltdean which they have fought to protect from development. Residents successfully applied for special protection for three green patches on The Mount Estate, known locally as The Greens, after its previous owners...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 11:54 am

Domino’s opens another branch in Brighton

Domino’s has opened its fifth branch in Brighton and Hove as it started trading in Moulsecoomb today (Wednesday 25 January). The pizza company said that its new Moulsecoomb Way branch had brought 25 new jobs to the area, including pizza chefs, in-store team members and delivery...
Posted On 25 Jan 2023 at 10:10 pm

Patcham Infant School slips from outstanding to good after first inspection in 14 years

Patcham Infant School has received an Ofsted rating of good, 14 years after its last inspection rated it as outstanding. The school on Highview Avenue South was inspected in November 2022 under a more rigorous framework than last time – which inspectors acknowledged, saying...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 3:26 pm

Post delays due to ‘disgraceful’ staffing levels, MP says

Chronic understaffing at the Portslade sorting office is causing ongoing delays to deliveries, with bills and NHS appointment letters among the post not arriving in time. Hove MP Peter Kyle says staff have told him Portslade is one of the ten worst performing sorting offices in...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 1:56 pm

Brighton’s only black-owned bookshop under threat from quadrupled rent

Brighton’s only black-owned bookshop is under threat of closure after the rent for its shop quadrupled. Carolynn Bain, who owns Afrori Books in Kensington Street, was given a year rent-free, and then a reduced rate for the following six months. But now, the rent is being...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 4:18 pm

Designs for new Saltdean beach chalets revealed

Detailed proposals for new beach chalets for the promenade at Saltdean have been submitted. Seven new prefabricated double beach chalets are planned for the site underneath the Whitecliffs Café, creating 14 units with access to electricity and a drinking water standpipe. They...
Posted On 19 Jan 2023 at 1:10 pm