Hundreds of flats planned for 18-storey block by Hove station

A developer plans to build more than 200 flats in an 18-storey block just west of Hove railway station. The £67 million “Hove Gardens” scheme would provide homes for about 500 people, jobs for more than 300 people and a makeover for a rundown plot opposite the 10-storey Clarendon...
Posted On 07 Apr 2020 at 8:51 am

Family homes and greenfield land at risk, warn Brighton and Hove Conservatives

Family homes and greenfield land across Brighton and Hove are at risk, local Conservatives have warned. They have come up with a series of proposals aimed at protecting traditional homes and saving green spaces. They said that they also wanted stronger measures to “deliver a...
Posted On 06 Apr 2020 at 4:16 pm

Covid-19: continuing to push for answers

A fortnight ago I wrote about the pandemic seeing the city’s biggest force for good – and communities have sprung into action across our city with an outstanding, heart-warming effort. The dedication and commitment of workers facing the coronavirus – from council staff to...
Posted On 05 Apr 2020 at 4:01 pm

A home for hope during the crisis

The covid-19 crisis we are facing is unprecedented and I am sure everyone wants to help those who are in need. As a council, we’re committed to preventing homelessness and supporting residents who may be struggling to pay their rent to keep their homes at this difficult time and...
Posted On 05 Apr 2020 at 3:28 pm

Self-employed ‘risk falling through the gaps’ in coronavirus financial safety net

Self-employed people are falling through the gaps when it comes to support from the government during the coronavirus crisis, according to people taking in an online business summit. Small businesses, freelancers and the self-employed can currently claim a variety of support...

Health chiefs in the spotlight over ‘do not resuscitate’ guidance for elderly coronavirus patients

Guidance from health chiefs in Brighton and Hove over whether care home residents with coronavirus should go to hospital have prompted a watchdog and an MP to raise concerns. The BBC reported that the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had sent the guidance to...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 9:43 pm

Council plans ‘virtual’ meetings during coronavirus lockdown

Councils can make decisions using “virtual” or “remote” meetings thanks to a temporary change in the law. New laws take effect tomorrow (Saturday 4 April) allowing councils in England to hold meetings using video or telephone conferencing technology....

Voucher scheme for poorer families excludes cheapest supermarkets

Free school meal vouchers issued to families across Brighton and Hove exclude some of the cheapest and easiest to reach supermarkets. A teacher processing the vouchers contacted the Local Democracy Reporting Service to say that the list did not include Lidl, Aldi and the Co-op....

Coronavirus case at Brighton care home prompts union to raise concerns

At least one resident has coronavirus at a Brighton care home, prompting union bosses to spell out health and safety concerns on behalf of staff and residents there. The GMB union said that there were three coronavirus cases at the Craven Vale Resource Centre but Brighton and...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020 at 11:49 pm

Farmer urges dog walkers not to trample crops

Dog walkers are reported to be damaging crops by walking across a farmer’s fields. Mile Oak Farm said on its Facebook page that people had been spotted people walking dogs “non-stop” across the fields every day since the coronavirus lockdown started. There are...