Monthly Archives: February 2016

SRRA Meeting Wednesday 24th February.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th February  at the One Church, Florence Road from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. All members are welcome.


Welcome and apologies

Last meeting minutes and resignations

Updates from subgroups:

Streets in Bloom and Environment

Outreach – socials



Priorities for 2016


Next meeting date.

If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion please let us know in a comment on this post.

Minutes of the January Committee meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Preston Fiveways Ewatch Newsletter

From PCSO Simon Turvey

Tel 101 Ext 558114. 

Mobile 077693 63213.

Welcome to your Preston ewatch newsletter for February 2016.

We aim to keep you informed about current issues in your area and the latest crime figures.

If you know of anyone that would like to be added to the scheme, please get them to send us an email.

Technology to support wardens in Zone J parking trial

From The Argus

Parking wardens are taking up their crackdown on illegally parked motorists a gear or two by swapping two feet for four wheels.

Wardens will be patrolling Brighton roads in a camera car fitted with automatic number plate recognition technology during a two-week trial.

The new technology will be used to assist NSL wardens on foot to locate vehicles using out-of-date or fake parking permits as well as drivers who have over-stayed their tickets.

Parking wardens will use the information to check vehicles and issue a penalty charge notices.

The cameras also have the capability to identify untaxed cars but a council spokeswoman said that would not be included in the two-week trial.

The trial is being carried out in streets around Preston Park within the Area J residents’ parking scheme although council officers said there was no particular reason for choosing this area.

Motorists are being warned of the trial through signs in the streets.

The trial is being carried out by NSL at no cost to the council.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the city’s environment and transport committee, said: “NSL asked us if we would host a short trial to see whether this technology could help our on-street parking and ensure a proper use of spaces.

“The technology will support, not replace parking attendants.”

First glimpse of plans for new King Alfred leisure centre

From Brighton & Hove News

Pictures and video of plans for a new multi-million pound public sports centre and hundreds of homes on Hove’s King Alfred site have been released today.


The council and developers have also been speaking publicly for the first time since Crest Nicholson and the Starr Trust were selected to deliver the project, just over 10 days ago.

Under the plans, the current 1930s sports centre would be demolished and replaced with modern public sports facilities. The new sports centre is part of a comprehensive redevelopment of the site. It would include 560 flats, which would largely fund the sports centre. Twenty per cent of them would be affordable homes aimed at alleviating the city’s housing shortage. There would also be community facilities and commercial space.

Images have been released of the overall development – the council says these are indicative at this stage. More detailed plans will be worked up as part of public consultation, ahead of a planning application.

For full story click here.

The Whistler – February 2016

The Whistler

Brighton Science Festival 2 - 28 February Brighton Science Festival 2 – 28 February

West Hill let its hair down at the sold-out WHCA Social held at the Hall in early December. Ticket-holders were expertly seated by our Chair and Host-with-the- Most, Vinod Mashru, and while Meena, Mel, Laura, Sarah and Colette organised the serving of 100 meals, party-goers were delighted by Candide, a local duo who played an eclectic mix of music. West Hill Street resident, Didier and his musical partner, Dr Pangloss, serenaded diners and then a select group of entertainers answered our call for local talent to shine. Thanks to Kate for her Kate Bush song; 15-year old Loli, and her friend Berry, who performed ‘Love Yourself’; little Ruby who sang, ‘Shake it off’; and a special mention goes to 13-year old Magda, who wowed the audience with her rendition of ‘Santa Baby’ accompanied by Candide. The evening was an opportunity to meet old…

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