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Reported Crime Statistics October 2017

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for October 2017, the latest figures available.

Click on the map for detailed information:

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

September 2017 October 2017
All crime 68 112
Anti-social behaviour 18 36
Bicycle theft 4 13
Burglary 2 7
Criminal damage and arson 3 6
Drugs 1 2
Other crime 0 1
Other theft 7 10
Possession of weapons 0 3
Public order 5 4
Robbery 0 1
Shoplifting 1 1
Theft from the person 0 0
Vehicle crime 7 11
Violence and sexual offences 20 17

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

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HMO consultation #Brighton – please respond by 10th September!

London Road Area Local Action Team

CONSULTATION ON NEW HMO regulation

From Martin Reid, Head of Housing Strategy, Property & Investment

Improving housing quality in privately rented homes

The city has a growing private rented sector providing an important source of accommodation in the city. It can provide people with flexible, accessible and good quality homes. However, management and maintenance of the city’s private rented homes is inconsistent.

Consultation on the two schemes is taking place over the summer and closes at midnight on Sunday 10 September 2017. During that time we would like to give the opportunity for as many groups and individuals as possible to share their views.

The two proposed schemes are:
  • Additional Licensing Scheme: This would cover smaller Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) – that is properties of two or more storeys occupied by three or more people who are not from the same family and who share a kitchen, bathroom or…

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Spring – renewing, restoring

London Road Station Partnership Blog

It’s almost the end of March, the evenings are lighter, the days are warmer. Finally, we’ve had some dry sunny days to clear up, renew and restore the gardens at London Rd station.

The trees pits and platform planters have been really beautiful this year. Bulbs we planted last year have flowered well again, and the polyanthus have been going almost all year round.

The platform planters – particularly the middle one – are brimming with spring blooms, and the scent from the skimmia japonica we planted last year is beguiling. Unfortunately, the poor skimmia keeps getting sat on and uprooted … and we’ve had to work hard on several occasions to revive it and settle it back in the soil.

A couple of weeks back, we planted lots of new polyanthus and pansies in the shady plot and in gaps in the tree pits and platform planters. So far, we’ve managed to protect…

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Neighbourhood Watch in Springfield Road?

A member has expressed a desire to extend the Southdown Avenue Neighbourhood Watch
scheme to cover Springfield Road.
It’s an informal group, we don’t have meetings but do circulate emails with information on local
crime from Sussex Police and national Neighbourhood watch relevant to our neighbourhood
security.
If you live in Springfield Road and would be interested in joining the group please email
gren.nation@gmail.com with your name, address  and email address. These details will be held
in strict confidence and will not be shared with any organisation.
Thank you
Gren Nation
NW local coordinator.

Cup for ‘community spirit’

London Road Station Partnership Blog

imageWe were so pleased to be shortlisted again for Brighton and Hove City in Bloom Best Community Garden at this year’s awards on 15 September. We’ve been in the top three each year ever since we first entered in 2013. And this year, we gained third prize again, with our neighbours, Stanford Avenue Community Garden, coming second. Well done, all of us!

But we were perhaps even more chuffed by the accolade to our ‘community spirit’. Much to our surprise, we were awarded the Edward Furey Cup again for the garden showing the best community spirit. We won it previously in 2013 and there are so many great community gardens in Brighton and Hove, we really were taken aback. It’ll be on the table again with us when we have our annual harvest supper in October.

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