Brighton and Hove elects youngest ever mayor

Brighton and Hove has its youngest ever mayor after councillors elected 33-year-old Green councillor Alex Phillips. She took up the chains of office at Brighton Town Hall with her 19-month-old son on her lap and her husband, fellow Green councillor Tom Druitt, appointed as her...

Brighton and Hove’s outgoing mayor looks back on her year

After a year in office Councillor Dee Simson is stepping down as mayor. It was a busy time for the Woodingdean councillor who carried out more than 500 engagements. Her highlights were the Remembrance Day commemorations, the Children’s Parade, citizenship ceremonies, Pride,...

Brighton’s newly elected Independent councillor takes her seat

Councillor Bridget Fishleigh took her seat today (Wednesday 22 May) after becoming only the second Independent to have been elected in the 25 years since Brighton and Hove merged. Councillor Fishleigh stormed through to win the largest share of the vote in the Rottingdean Coastal...

Campaigners look to mediation to resolve row over Old Steine revamp in Brighton

Campaigners calling for a fresh consultation into a major traffic project hope that they have support from the people holding the purse strings. Members of the Valley Gardens Forum, which includes representatives from businesses, residents, the tourism industry and entertainment...

Neighbours oppose ‘truly affordable’ flats for working Brighton families

Neighbours are objecting to plans to build four blocks of flats which would be truly affordable to working people on low wages from the local area. The plans have been submitted by the joint venture between Brighton and Hove City Council and Hyde Housing. The joint venture, known...

Party at Airbnb property in Brighton left neighbours in fear

Neighbours were left with nowhere to turn after a party got out of hand at a Brighton property let through Airbnb. Dozens of young people flooded out of the large house in Stanley Road, Brighton, and fights started in the street after it was let for a party. People from Stanley...

Labour and the Greens agree to work together on key issues in Brighton and Hove

The Labour and Green groups have agreed to work together on key issues as the dust settles after the Brighton and Hove City Council elections. In a joint statement they said: “The Labour administration and Green opposition agree to work together to tackle key issues affecting the...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 11:04 am

Planning inspector overrules council on seven shared houses in Brighton

Neighbours objected and the council said no – but seven more Brighton properties can be used as shared houses after planning permission was granted on appeal. All seven are in wards where Brighton and Hove City Council restricts the conversion of family homes into houses in...

Health commissioners bring in jobs freeze and share cost-cutting merger plans

Health commissioners have brought in a jobs freeze as they prepare to decide on a series of mergers aimed in part at cutting running costs. The mergers are expected to reduce the number of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sussex from seven to three. The Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 20 May 2019 at 1:28 pm

We will support what is right for the city

As we see the dust settle from the local elections in Brighton and Hove, none of the parties saw the results we were all hoping for. Labour didn’t become the majority administration. The Greens didn’t become the minority administration. The Conservatives didn’t even remain the...
Posted On 18 May 2019 at 7:22 pm