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Brighton Journal | 7th April 2020

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Council asks residents to think twice before having fires

3rd April 2020 |

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

Will Brighton and Hove be car free by 2023?

17th January 2020 |

A proposal for a car free city centre by 2023 in Brighton and Hove made by Amy Heley, Green Party Councillor for Preston Park, will be debated and voted on this month.

On January 21, Brighton & Hove City Council … Read More

Budget crisis looms as schools struggle to fill classes

14th January 2020 |

Greens have called on the Labour Council to make long term plans in preparation for the looming school funding crisis.

The council has estimated that in September 2022, there will be 600 unfilled reception class places if there is no … Read More

Council Warns Against Taking Part In Brighton’s Christmas Sea Swim Tradition

20th December 2019 |

A tradition that will see its 159th anniversary on Christmas Day this year is again raising major safety concerns with the Brighton & Hove City Council.

People head into the sea each year on December 25th for an ice … Read More

Cash Machine Fees in Residential Areas Hitting Low Income Families

6th December 2019 |

Those living in the more residential parts of Brighton have a higher chance of being forced to pay a fee for withdrawing money. In the heart of the city, cash machines rarely charge for withdrawal, with the extra fees mostly … Read More