A little less conversation, a little more action urged as councillors debate rough sleeping

Former council leader Mary Mears urged housing chiefs to spend less time on strategies for tackling rough sleeping and homelessness and more time taking action. Councillor Mears said that over the years she had seen so many strategies that she suspected there was a vault...

Plea to help people in temporary housing with bedding, laundry and wifi

People moving into temporary homes should be provided with basic kitchen equipment and bedding, according to councillors. Now the idea is being looked into by housing chiefs. The move comes after Green councillor Amy Heley and Labour’s Nichole Brennan asked Brighton and...

Ten self-build homes planned for Brighton cul de sac

A local self-build group looks likely to be offered two small plots of land for homes in Brighton. The Bunker Housing Co-op is expected to lease the sites in Dunster Close, Hollingdean, from Brighton and Hove City Council. The group has already drawn up a business plan aimed at...

Brighton and Hove council backs call to make pavement parking illegal

A proposed clampdown on pavement parking has been welcomed by Brighton and Hove City Council which said that it currently lacked the power to tackle the problem properly. The council said: “At present, it’s only illegal to park on pavements in London, with those caught being hit...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019 at 1:38 pm

Armed officers standing by for Labour Party conference duty in Brighton

Armed police are on standby for party conference duty in Brighton as Labour politicians and activists prepare for their annual get-together. Sussex Police said: “Armed officers, now a routine part of daily policing operations, will be deployed and police will again be making use...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019 at 5:37 pm

Labour accused of putting ‘fox in charge of chickens’ for inquiry into school transport chaos

Labour has been accused of putting the fox in charge of the chickens by allowing officials to commission an inquiry into the home to school transport fiasco. The claim was made by Conservative councillor Lee Wares who asked for a cross-party scrutiny panel made up three...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019 at 5:02 pm

Councillors praise Brighton’s first UN accredited ‘climate change’ teacher

A junior school teacher has been praised for becoming the first accredited “climate change” teacher in Brighton and Hove. Emily Defries, at Patcham Junior School, is to receive a formal letter of congratulations from Brighton and Hove City Council after taking the e-learning...

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