Why I’m not guilty of bringing council into disrepute for highlighting homeless figures ‘deception’

This is an edited version of the speech by Councillor Robert Nemeth at a Brighton and Hove City Council standards panel on Monday (21 September). He was accused of making comments that brought the council into disrepute and brought his office as a councillor into disrepute – and...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 7:15 pm

Graffiti, litter and anti-social behaviour blight Brighton and Hove – but it doesn’t have to be this way

The city is not using key tools at its disposal to tackle anti-social behaviour If you talk to any long-standing resident of Brighton and Hove, the chances are they will mention the deteriorating state of the place. They will comment on worsening graffiti, litter and various...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 12:10 am

If Conservatives are serious about protecting urban fringe, they should lobby colleagues in Westminster

City Plan Part 2 is a blueprint for providing homes and jobs, protecting the environment and guiding local planning decisions for the next decade. Almost 90 per cent of the land allocated for development is on brownfield sites, with 180 identified which could provide 8,000 homes....
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 12:01 am

Brighton and Hove Lib Dem fears latest coronavirus measures will prove fatal for pubs

A senior Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrat has criticised the government’s latest coronavirus measures over fears that they could prove fatal for the pub trade and jobs in the wider hospitality sector. Ben Thomas, a pub landlord who speaks for the party in Brighton...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020 at 9:12 pm

We want to hear young people’s climate crisis solutions – join the Youth Assembly

This week, the Brighton and Hove Climate Assembly meets for the first time. We don’t know who the participants are – key to this process is the support from organisations Sortition and Ipsos Mori who have now identified 50 of the city’s residents to meet online to discuss how we...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020 at 6:34 pm

Councillor doubles down on controversial fake figures claim

A councillor accused of breaking a code of conduct by accusing officers of faking homeless figures doubled down on his claim during a hearing this week. Conservative councillor for Wish ward, Robert Nemeth, went before a Standards Panel of three councillors yesterday over...

Madeira Lift needed more than ever, says leading Conservative

The council should repair and reopen the Madeira Lift which is needed more than ever, according to a leading Conservative. Councillor Mary Mears said that, with Madeira Drive closed, reopening the lift would help with disabled access. The former leader of Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 11:40 am

Brighton MP welcomes purchase of Hippodrome by local family firm

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion has welcomed the purchase of the dilapidated Hippodrome by a local family firm. Caroline Lucas said that she was pleased to learn that the Lambor family have pledged to carry out immediate repairs to protect the fabric of the grade II* listed...
Posted On 20 Sep 2020 at 12:44 pm

Time is short to save Patcham’s precious urban fringe

What else does Brighton and Hove offer besides a beautiful seafront? In Patcham and Hollingbury, you will find stunning views of the South Downs, leafy parks and woodland. By 2030, the council plans to build 13,200 more homes in Brighton and Hove – and two idyllic locations in...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020 at 1:05 pm

Brighton’s new homes target ‘set to quadruple’

Brighton and Hove may have to build thousands more houses under government plans to quadruple its target for new homes. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, a new Government algorithm would increase Brighton and...