Please make every effort to be part of this consultation for another vast project which will have a big effect on London Road in lots of ways.
Thursday 20th September 16:00-19:30 – The Lounge, Clarendon Building, New England Street (aka “CCK”).
Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:
|June 2018||July 2018|
|Criminal damage and arson||0||5|
|Possession of weapons||0||0|
|Theft from the person||1||0|
|Violence and sexual offences||17||16|
Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.
We have met with the Council Arboriculturalist who confirmed that the survey of trees requiring protection and or replacement will take place in the near future and those sites for replanting will be protected. He also informed us that the area is in Tree Planting Zone Three which is scheduled for 2019/20.
This came as a surprise as we, and our councillors, had been led to believe that if the trees were privately funded the work would not be subject to the Council’s planting timetable.
We find this very disappointing and frustrating and are currently trying to clarify the situation. We are hoping to set up another meeting with Council officers and will report again as soon as we have any further information.
The Save the Trees Team
In the next eighteen months, Brighton & Hove City Council will be preparing the Urban Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document (UDF SPD).
This planning guidance will set out and provide examples of what features high-quality, accessible buildings and spaces should be included when new larger planning applications are put forward.
Local communities will have the opportunity to give their comments on the first ‘issues and options’ stage of the UDF SPD.
We are keen to gather your views and the Issues and Options paper which will be out for stakeholder consultation between 5 July and 13 September 2018.
View & comment online by visiting www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/udf. The deadline for stakeholder comments is midnight on 13 September 2018.
Having got the council to agree to begin the survey process that we hope will lead to an Article 4 Direction to restrict the spread of student HMOs in our area, we’re now asking for your support in our response to the council’s Draft City Plan Part Two.
The plan has a section dealing with future policies on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and the more of us who put forward our views, the more likely we are to influence what goes into the final version of the City Plan.
We have formulated the attached response – RESPONSE TO CITY PLAN 2.
Please find the time to read it and, if you feel you want to support it, just reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following content:
I support and endorse East Brighton Neighbours response to Draft City Plan Two.
That’s all you need to do. We will attach your email endorsements to the response and submit it to the council.
THE CONSULTATION PERIOD ENDS ON SEPT 13th, so please send us your email response as soon as possible.
Also feel free to pass on this email to anyone you think would also be interested in supporting our response to the Plan.
Many thanks for your support so far.
Louise, Michaela, Chris, Tony, Brian, Marlene, Claire, Paul, Pete. (East Brighton Neighbours)”
No – it’s a Superbin!
The first Superbin in Brighton & Hove will land in Preston Park on Thursday, and be unveiled by the Mayor Dee Simson.
The bin will be the star attraction at the annual Mayor’s Big Tidy Up, when council parks staff and dozens of volunteer litter pickers will be in action, rolling up their sleeves and sprucing up the popular park.
At first glance, the Superbin looks like a normal litter bin, but open the door at the back, and you’ll find a stash of litter picking equipment for use by volunteers.
The bin has been installed as part of the council’s Tidy Up Team project. Trained volunteers will be given a code to the bin store, where equipment including litter pickers, gloves and bags are kept, make litter picking events easy to arrange.
The council launched the Tidy Up Team last year in a bid to encourage local people to help keep their parks and green spaces tidy by taking part in, and organising litter picking events. The scheme is co-ordinated by Cityparks staff and supported by Cityclean and local community groups.
“The response has been better than we ever hoped with hundreds of local people coming forward to offer their help, and keen to organise and run their own community events,” said Park Ranger Garry Meyer.
The council runs monthly training courses for volunteers to become Tidy Up team members, so they can safely collect litter in their local parks and green spaces.
As a result, litter picking events are now taking place regularly across the city, run totally by volunteers.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee said: “It’s fantastic that so many residents are coming forward to sign up to the Tidy Up Team projects and help keep our city’s parks and open spaces looking lovely all year round.
“I’m looking forward to seeing our first city Superbin, which I hope will be a welcome addition to the park and its team of hard working volunteers.”
The new Superbin is unveiled at the Mayor’s Big Tidy up, on August 9 from 11am to 2pm. The bin will enable trained Preston Park Tidy Up Team volunteers to arrange events at short notice without waiting for equipment to be dropped off and picked up.
The event will also see the launch of the council’s BIG Tidy Up scheme and information pack, which will enable community groups, schools and businesses to organise their own litter pick events.