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Brighton Journal | 26th May 2020

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“A perfect storm is brewing”: Greens raise concerns over beach use on bank holiday weekend

21st May 2020 |

As the May bank holiday weekend approaches, Green Councillors representing city-centre seafront wards are raising concerns over the use of the beach as they anticipate a large number of visitors. 

Brunswick and Adelaide ward councillors have also emphasised that … Read More

Conservatives criticise Labour over £181K payout in home to school transport mess

20th May 2020 |

Documents retained by Conservative Councillors in a Freedom of Information request revealed that the Labour council entered into an early termination agreement with Edge Public Solutions LTD. This agreement allowed the consultancy to keep £181,000 despite their unsuccessful efforts.

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A new era for cyclists as government funding plans announced 

18th May 2020 |

There was some good news for cyclists recently, as the government and local authorities, including Brighton and Hove City Council, announced plans to invest heavily in infrastructure for cycling and walking. 

Written by Laura Ferguson 

The announcement was made by … Read More

Grants & retail relief available for small businesses

9th April 2020 |

Brighton & Hove City Council are offering grants and retail relief to small businesses across the city that have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. 

Council leader Nancy Platts said:

“I want to thank businesses in the city for the … Read More

Council asks residents to think twice before having fires

3rd April 2020 | 2

Brighton & Hove City Council has asked residents to rethink having open fires, bonfires, and using wood burning stoves during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Councillor Anne Pissaridou, chair of the council’s environment committee, said:

“At a time when millions of people … Read More

Council grants up to £5000 available for community & voluntary groups aiding in COVID-19 crisis

30th March 2020 |

Community and voluntary organisations working to support the most vulnerable residents of Brighton & Hove will receive help from the council’s new Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency fund.

A total of £150,000 has been put forward by the council in an effort … Read More

Council plans to make Brighton & Hove’s beaches more accessible

12th March 2020 |

Councillors from Brighton & Hove City Council and representatives from Scope, a disability equality charity, have been working together to find ways to improve access to beaches in Brighton & Hove.

This comes in response to a petition with … Read More

Greyhound racing: What’s the truth?

12th February 2020 |

There is an ongoing petition to end greyhound racing in the city by closing down Coral Brighton and Hove Greyhound Stadium. So far, there are over 6,200 signatures and the campaign’s next goal is to reach 7,500.

There were calls … Read More

Greens concerned about budget cuts impacting domestic and sexual violence services

3rd February 2020 |

The council’s new budget plans for the year involve cuts to domestic and sexual violence services, including the perpetrator programme. A £1.97m reduction in funding for community care services for people with learning disabilities has also been proposed, as well … Read More

Proposal for Further Scrutiny of Hollingbury Golf Course Plans Voted Down

25th January 2020 |

A decades-long contract for Hollingbury golf course has been signed by councillors from the Labour and Conservative parties, despite Greens appealing for further consultation regarding the future of the site.

Labour and Conservative councillors have agreed to lease the golf … Read More