Council sacks its litter cops

The city council is set to end its litter enforcement contract with controversial company 3GS and bring the service ‘in-house’ after the contractors demanded all the money from fines. Since the so-called litter cops hit the streets in February 2016, they have come under fire for...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018 at 12:48 pm

Brighton health chiefs prepare for big push to tackle HIV

Brighton health chiefs are preparing for a big push to tackle the high rate of HIV infections in the city. A report went before Brighton and Hove City Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board saying that Brighton and Hove had the seventh highest level of people with HIV out of all...

As homeless people die, council to set up support team – three years after similar team was scrapped

A new homeless support team is to be set up after a spate of deaths at at an emergency accommodation block. The move almost three years after warnings that scrapping a similar service could expose vulnerable people to harm. Brighton and Hove City Council made its six-strong...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 10:07 pm

Instagram and Snapchat blamed for increase in graffiti

A big rise in the amount of graffiti in Brighton and Hove has been blamed on social media. Graffiti artists are spraying their designs and taking pictures of their “tags” to post on the likes of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. And in a move that could prove...

Knife-edge vote dashes Brighton family’s hopes of a dream home

A family’s plan for their dream home was dashed on the casting vote of the chair of the council’s Planning Committee. Mark Knight told the committee that his family were outgrowing their small bungalow in The Park, Rottingdean. He applied to Brighton and Hove City...

Former council leader defends plan to build low-cost homes in Brighton

Plans for more than 200 low-cost homes in Whitehawk have been defended by the former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Warren Morgan, who represents the East Brighton ward, which includes Whitehawk, spoke out after the plans were criticised by fellow East...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 8:57 pm

Brighton councillor sets out opposition to new homes

A Brighton councillor has spoken out about plans to build truly affordable homes for the working poor in the ward that she represents. Councillor Nancy Platts said that the plans for 217 one and two-bedroom homes at the top end of Whitehawk would have an adverse impact on the...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 6:37 pm

Help us as we do more to help rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove

Tory austerity policies are causing people to be made homeless around the country, and in our city as well. As fast as we help people off the streets, new people become homeless. So as a Labour council we are tackling this crisis head on – and with our new services we have...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 6:36 pm

What price to pay for living in Brighton and Hove?

Although my recent experience of renting in the private rented sector has been a good one, for too many, renting still means poor conditions, insecurity and rising rents. From the landlords who’ve refused to instal smoke alarms to the estate agents overcharging tenants for...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:53 pm

A shameful episode in our history – and the inspiring response of young people

I’m on my way back to England after visiting Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where over a million innocent people were murdered during the Second World War. I was asked to join 220 students from the south east of England under the stewardship of the Holocaust Educational Trust....
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:12 pm