Voters agree Tories are out of ideas to deal with cost-of-living crisis

From buffets for mayors at food banks to cutting 90,000 civil service jobs to save on revenue, the Tories are out of touch and out of ideas on how to solve the cost-of-living crisis. And voters agree. Rottingdean Coastal, long a safe Tory seat, recently returned its first ever...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 12:30 am

Brighton and Hove ‘among Britain’s fastest-growing cities’

Brighton and Hove will be one of Britain’s fastest-growing cities by the end of next year, according to a report published today (Monday 16 May). But the city is not among the 10 locations tipped for the highest rates of job growth. Law firm Irwin Mitchell asked the Centre for...

Let’s set the record straight about the mayoral selection

I’d like to start this week by congratulating and welcoming Councillor Robert Mcintosh, who after his historic victory in the Rottingdean Coastal by-election last week, has become the first Labour councillor for the ward. On other matters, I wanted to address the unseemly rumours...
Posted On 15 May 2022 at 2:10 am

Frustrations shared over limits to support for Ukrainians fleeing war

Councillors and officials said that they were frustrated that government money for Ukrainian refugees was limited to those registered through the Homes for Ukraine scheme only. So far, Brighton and Hove has welcomed 146 Ukrainians, with more than 200 hosts now registered. The...

Changes to i360 loan terms on hold as councillors await more detail

More details should be made public about changes to the i360’s taxpayer-funded loans before councillors can sign them off, they said yesterday (Thursday 12 May). The seafront attraction is millions of pounds in arrears on the loans which were brokered by Brighton and Hove City...

Tenants complain about missed rubbish and recycling collections

Council tenants across Brighton and Hove have complained about the continued missed recycling and rubbish collections affecting homes in narrow roads. While bin lorry crews blamed parked cars for obstructing the roads, at least one resident said that they sometimes drove straight...

Neighbours object to drinks licence for new Hove deli

Neighbours have objected to a new deli owner’s application for a drinks licence. Jump’s Delicatessen, in Richardson Road, Hove, is due to open in the old Curiosity Kitchen premises, next to Drury Tea and Coffee. The owner, chef Vanessa Forder-Hogg, 53, of Langdale Road, Hove, has...

Tenant reps urge council to build more family homes

People are calling for more family homes to be built as they say that their area is being taken over by student housing. Tenant representatives said that most of the new homes being built were earmarked specifically for students. And they complained that this was having little...

Councillor sweeps into action to clear mess left after food festival

A councillor said that he cleared up mess left by those attending a food and music festival. Green councillor Jamie Lloyd said that he found the streets in the Preston Village area littered with rubbish after the Brighton Foodies Festival in Preston Park. Councillor Lloyd cleared...

Campaigners challenge council pension fund bosses

Campaigners fighting for Brighton and Hove City Council to be represented on East Sussex County Council’s Pension Committee submitted a petition yesterday (Tuesday 10 May) asking for support. Divest East Sussex campaigners presented a 13-metre long, 450-signature petition to the...