Three Brighton fire crews tackle blaze at Newhaven scrap metal site

Three fire crews from Brighton were sent to tackle a blaze at a scrap metal site in Newhaven yesterday (Monday 16 September). Firefighters from Preston Circus and Roedean joined colleagues from Newhaven and Lewes to deal with what was described as “a deep-seated fire”. The aerial...
Posted On 17 Sep 2019 at 9:17 am

Brighton venue’s neighbours complain about noise, fights and anti-social behaviour

A late-night venue in Brighton must wait to find out whether it can have a new premises licence after neighbours complained about noise, fights and anti-social behaviour. They also said that people had been seen urinating near No 32, formerly Havana, in Duke Street, Brighton, and...

Scrutiny report ruled out for school transport chaos

Parents and carers of children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) were given a full apology for the distress caused by the home to school transport chaos. Since the start of the new term, children attending some mainstream schools and two special schools –...

Revealed: Cost-cutting school transport consultants paid £75k in two months

Cost-cutting consultants were paid £75,000 within two months for their work on the new home to school transport contracts in Brighton and Hove. They are understood to be in line for further payments. The result of the new contracts has been described as “a fiasco” and “chaos”,...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 3:25 pm

School transport fiasco spurs parents to seek urgent answers from Brighton and Hove education chiefs

A parents and carers’ group has drawn up an urgent action plan to tackle the school transport chaos affecting some of the most vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove. The Parent Carers Council (PaCC) has urged Brighton and Hove City Council to address underlying problems too....
Posted On 16 Sep 2019 at 7:10 am

Original three train turret clock takes pride of place at Hanningtons

A 154-year-old mechanism which once powered the original Hanningtons clock has been returned close to its former home. The three train turret clock, designed by Victorian clockmaker Edward Funnell, was discovered by an employee of the Hanningtons Lane developers Redevco, in a...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019 at 3:51 pm

Council says sorry for school transport chaos and vows to fix it in four weeks

Brighton and Hove City Council has said sorry for the “distressing” school transport chaos and has promised to fix the problems within four weeks. The council said: “We are committed to investigating – urgently and forensically – what has happened and how it has happened. “We...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019 at 8:18 am

Assurances over Valley Gardens have been given by the council

There have been numerous letters in recent days and weeks in local papers about the Valley Gardens Phase 3 scheme. I have been reported as saying that reassurances needed to be given in writing on five key areas. These areas were 1) egress from Madeira Drive 2) additional tree...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019 at 12:20 am

Councillors gagged over Brighton and Hove school transport chaos

Two councillors said this evening that they had been gagged after finding out how much the council is paying cost-cutting consultants involved in chaotic new school transport contracts. Former council leader Mary Mears and fellow Conservative councillor Lee Wares said that they...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019 at 9:45 pm

Funders to decide future of controversial Brighton road layout scheme

The future of a controversial road layout scheme in the centre of Brighton is due to be decided tomorrow (Friday 13 September). A committee will decide whether to recommend £6 million funding for phase 3 of the Valley Gardens project. The scheme would see the Aquarium roundabout...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019 at 7:11 pm