Monthly Archives: June 2016

Reported Crime Statistics and Map for May 2016

Sussex Police have released the latest reported crime statistics for May 2016, the latest figures available.

Click on the map for detailed information.

Crime map May 2016
















Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

April 2016

May 2016

All crime



Anti-social behaviour



Bicycle theft






Criminal damage and arson






Other crime



Other theft



Possession of weapons



Public order









Theft from the person



Vehicle crime



Violence and sexual offences



Please visit for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

City Plan Part Two

From Brighton & Hove Council

City Plan Part Two – Scoping Consultation

I am writing to advise you that Brighton & Hove City Council has started work on Part Two of the City Plan and has published a Scoping Paper for consultation. 

The City Plan Part Two will identify and protect smaller development sites for housing and other uses such as community facilities. The Plan will also include detailed planning policies which will be used to assess planning applications, in line with the overall approach set out in the recently adopted City Plan Part One. 

The Scoping consultation is an important early stage in preparing the plan. You are invited to comment on the matters you think should be included in the City Plan Part Two and to also let us know if you have any sites you wish us to consider allocating for development in the Plan.

The Scoping Paper and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report are available to view and download from the Council’s website at: where the formal notification of the start of the preparation of the City Plan Part Two, further information and a summary of the Scoping Paper can also be found.

We recommend that you make your comments using the council’s online consultation portal: This will help us handle your comments quickly and efficiently.

Responses can also be submitted:

By email to 

By post to Planning Policy Team, Brighton & Hove City Council, Room 201 Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 2LS

The City Plan Part Two Scoping Document and accompanying consultation documents are also available to view at the customer service centres at Hove Town Hall and Bartholomew House, Brighton and at all city libraries*, during normal opening hours.

All comments must be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Thursday 22 September.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Planning Policy Team

Preston and Patcham Society respond to planned scheme for Anston House

From Civic Brighton & Hove


Dear Editor

The planned scheme for the Anston House site includes a series of towers around 12 storeys high (Argus 28 June). The image in the Argus is misleading, it shows a ground floor of so-called co-working space as well as a cafe. It does not show the 12 storeys of flats above, and this would then be 13 storeys in all.

First Base, the developer, claims it has carried out ‘a huge amount of public consultation which included included writing to 3,000 residents’. What was the result of these letters to local residents? I suspect that they would be more accurately described as ‘information’ rather than ‘consultation’. I cannot believe that this revealed a welcome to towers 13 storeys high. I cannot believe that it revealed the overshadowing of the narrowest part of the Preston Park with the Rotunda and the rose garden. Roses need sunshine to flower.

People enjoy sitting outside the Rotunda for much of the year, if this development goes ahead this would only be possible for a short time of the year, mostly in the shade.

The Preston & Patcham Society will be watching the Brighton Society’s accurate plans showing the area of overshadowing of the park at different times of the year.

Selma Montford : Hon Secretary
Preston & Patcham Society, 10 Clermont Road Brighton BN1 6SG

Brighton & Hove Fairness Commission


The Fairness Commission was set up to find out how to make Brighton & Hove a fairer and more equal place to live and work. Launched in September 2015, it was set up by the council as an independent body.

The 12 commissioners on the Fairness Commission explored issues that cause inequality and listened to the concerns of residents, community organisations and businesses across the city.

The report

The Fairness Commission released their report on 27 June 2016. The report provides recommendations to the council and its partners to increase opportunities for the city’s residents. The findings will inform the council’s budgets and make sure resources are being used to tackle inequality.

Cleaner neighbourhoods through community-led partnerships


From My Community

This thematic case study is about how community engagement and preventative measures can be taken in partnership to support cleaner neighbourhoods.

It draws on the experiences of four community groups, statutory services and local businesses working together to deal with fly-tipping and littering in their localities. Neighbourhood outdoor spaces are the responsibility of a combination of:

  • District, County and Unitary authorities, and Town and Parish Councils
  • Road, rail and waterway agencies
  • Housing providers
  • Private landowners
  • Businesses
  • Community organisations
  • Local residents.

In this case study we look at four examples of when local residents, councils and businesses have worked together to make neighbourhoods cleaner. It is early days for all of these examples, but they are all pioneering in their employment of an inclusive partnership approach to tackle a priority issue. It should be of interest and inspiration to other communities, councils and partners who have prioritised environmental and street scene concerns.

Cleaner neighbourhoods through community-led partnerships (PDF 849kb)

Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive.

Find out more about Locality and what we do.