Brighton’s i360 Viewing Tower development could be back on

Brighton’s i360 Viewing Tower development could be back on

Thanks to potential government and council loans totalling £17m, Brighton’s planned tourism magnet, the 175-metre i360 viewing tower, could be back on track. The new Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has just agreed a £3m loan to the project from its Growing Places Fund. The government set up the fund specifically to beat the [...]

Brighton and Hove Olympic Torch Relay celebration moved to Sussex Cricket Ground

Brighton and Hove Olympic Torch Relay celebration moved to Sussex Cricket Ground

The official evening celebration of the Olympic Torch Relay reaching Brighton and Hove has been moved from Hove Lawns to the Sussex County Cricket Club on Monday 16 July 2012. The Olympic Flame celebrations had originally been planned for Hove Lawns but has been moved “to ensure the welfare of everyone attending such a large [...]

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Brighton and Hove

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee throughout the extended bank holiday weekend: 2 – 5 June 2012. From tree planting to tea parties, Brighton and Hove has got celebrations and commemorations covered. So what can the good people of Brighton and Hove expect in the way of Diamond Jubilee [...]

Brighton to go greener after Lewes Road plans announced

Brighton to go greener after Lewes Road plans announced

One of Brighton’s busiest roads is set to go green after plans for major refurbishment were announced. Lewes Road will be transformed with new bus and cycle lanes, as well as upgrades to traffic signals and pedestrian walkways with improved links to the nearby South Down’s. The revamp will be funded in part by Brighton [...]

Drought advisory meeting for Brighton and Hove businesses

Drought advisory meeting for Brighton and Hove businesses

The hosepipe ban may only be currently affecting Brighton and Hove residents but businesses in the area have been warned that this could change if the situation continues to deteriorate. An open meeting to brief businesses in Brighton and Hove on how they can best operate during the drought is to be held on Thursday [...]

Brighton opinion: Busking banned in Pavilion Gardens? No!

Brighton Pavilion Gardens

“I bumped into an irate busker yesterday (Thursday 5 April 2012) in the North Laine. He told me that he had just been told he could no longer play his saxophone in Pavillion Gardens as all busking has beed banned by the council. He said he then went to the town hall to complain but [...]

Hove flats plan approved after four year battle

A four year planning permission battle ended yesterday (Wednesday 4 April 2012) when city councillors approved a plan by The Hyde Group to provide 71 new flats in Hove. The plans for the former Bellerby’s College site of Park House on Old Shoreham Road were denied in 2008 and 2009 after objections by local residents, [...]

Brighton and Hove City Council sign up to WWF pledge

Brighton and Hove City Council sign up to WWF pledge

Brighton and Hove City Council have pledged to make sure that all of the timber products they buy come from entirely legal sources. The WWF pledge that the authority signed up to has three levels – gold, silver and bronze, and the council has signed the gold WWF badge for wood procurement. The WWF initiative, [...]

Aung San Suu Kyi, Honorary Freewoman of Brighton and Hove, congratulated by Council Leader

Aung San Suu Kyi, Honorary Freewoman of Brighton and Hove, congratulated by Council Leader

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate and Honorary Freewoman of Brighton and Hove, has been warmly congratulated by Brighton and Hove City Council Leader Bill Randall after her historic victory in the Burmese Parliament elections. The National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party, claimed 43 of 44 seats in Sunday’s by-election [...]

Brighton residents to help decide St Bartholomew’s Church regeneration plans

Brighton residents to help decide St Bartholomew’s Church regeneration plans

Residents of Brighton and Hove are being given the opportunity to have their say about the regeneration plans to transform a street and small park in front of St Bartholomew’s Church. Brighton and Hove City Council has announced five short-listed designs for the trial scheme, known as the Lively Cities project, which aims to see [...]

Brighton and Hove to mark Earth Hour with torch lit seafront walk

Brighton and Hove to mark Earth Hour with torch lit seafront walk

The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) international Earth Hour will be marked in Brighton and Hove by a torch lit seafront walk on Saturday 31 March 2012. The walk, from the seafront bandstand to Brighton Pier and back, is being organised by the council as part of Earth Hour, which encourages people to turn [...]

Brighton’s North Laine cycling routes revamp on the cards

Brighton’s North Laine cycling routes revamp on the cards

Twelve one way streets in the North Laine area of Brighton could be opened up for cycling in both directions, Brighton and Hove City Council has said. The aim of the proposals, which are to be considered by the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Cabinet Member Meeting (CMM) on March 27, is to discourage cycling [...]

Plans unveiled for Brighton & Hove’s Olympic Torch Relay celebration

Plans unveiled for Brighton & Hove’s Olympic Torch Relay celebration

Brighton and Hove will welcome the Olympic Torch Relay on Monday 16 July – Day 59 of the Torch’s national journey. The street-by-street route of the London 2012 Olympic Torch through Brighton and Hove was unveiled yesterday (Monday 19 March 2012). The Olympic flame will stay overnight in Brighton and Hove on Monday 16 July [...]

61-year-old Portslade man given ASBO after racially motivated offences

61-year-old Portslade man given ASBO after racially motivated offences

A 61-year-old man from Portslade has been given a two year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) for a number of racially motivated public order offences and sexual harassment. On Wednesday 14 March Brighton Magistrate’s Court heard that Mr Phillip William’s anti-social behaviour pattern included a history of drunk and disorderly public order offences. The court also [...]

School children in Brighton and Hove create Olympics-inspired posters

School children in Brighton and Hove create Olympics-inspired posters

Over 100 children in Brighton and Hove have taken part in a competition in which they created posters celebrating different cultures, inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Twenty-one children were invited to take their poster designs – which aimed to illustrate the universal Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship and the Paralympic values [...]