Brighton and Hove’s Chinese community celebrates new year

Brighton and Hove’s Chinese community marked the new year with a spectacular showcase of song and dance but started their celebrations with a health warning. As coronavirus claims more lives, Dr Aijan Wang, who works in Brighton, urged anyone who had come to Britain from Hubei...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020 at 2:41 pm

Safety concerns remain over home to school transport for vulnerable children

Some of Brighton and Hove’s most vulnerable children are still being taken to school without vital safety information being shared with drivers and escorts. Separately, Brighton and Hove City Council told a taxi firm to take some children to and from school using escorts who had...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020 at 2:26 pm

Proposed price rises for parking permits rejected

Drivers are being “taxed to death” one councillor said as a raft of proposed parking charge rises in Brighton and Hove were rejected by a council committee. Conservative councillor Lee Wares said that the proposal – to put up the price of parking permits – was a “charge sheet for...

Brighton rat-run to close after neighbours’ campaign

Neighbours who wanted their road closed – to stop drivers using it as a rat-run – look having their wish granted. Councillors have approved an “experimental traffic order” to close the southern end of Temple Street – at Western Road – and to monitor the effect on the surrounding...

Brighton and Hove may host a hydrogen fuel hub

A hydrogen hub providing clean fuel for Brighton and Hove could be in the pipeline. Green councillor Jamie Lloyd won unanimous support as he called for a feasibility study into Brighton and Hove City Council setting up its own green energy company. He championed using hydrogen...

Brighton seafront chippie faces opposition to alcohol licence application

A new seafront fish and chip shop faces opposition to its plan to be able to sell alcoholic drinks. Manpreet Sandhu submitted a licence application to Brighton and Hove City Council for Captains, on the Lower Promenade, in Madeira Drive, Brighton. The application is for alcohol...

Brighton embarks on journey to a car-free future

Councillors steered Brighton a step closer to being car-free in the centre at a meeting this afternoon (Tuesday 21 January). They voted unanimously for an official report on how to create a car-free city centre within three years. A Green motion, backed by the ruling Labour group...

Dozens of homes planned for Brighton farmyard

A developer wants to build 72 houses in a farmyard on the edge of Saltdean and has applied for planning permission to Brighton and Hove City Council. Gold (Saltdean) Ltd, owned by property developer Bradley Gold, from Kent, has submitted a scheme that includes 29 affordable homes...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020 at 4:59 pm

Home to school transport panel to meet in public

A panel of councillors looking at problems with home to school transport in Brighton and Hove is to meet in public for the first time. The panel will be made up of six councillors – two each from Labour, the Greens and the Conservatives – with Green councillor Hannah Clare in the...

Student exemption from council tax forecast to cost £9.8 million next year

The number of student houses and flats – exempt from council tax – has risen for the third year in a row in Brighton and Hove. The figure has gone up from just under 6,700 to an estimate of just over 6,900 in the coming financial year, starting in April. The “student exemption”...