Council announce £23 million worth of savings in annual budget

Brighton and Hove City Council have confirmed the key outcomes from yesterday’s lengthy, and somewhat controversial, budget meeting. A statement on the council website reads: Last night, the Full Council approved the city’s 2011/12 budget. The approved budget makes savings of £23.2m. The final budget features a freeze on council tax and on the cost [...]

Profile: Coldean

Coldean, from ‘Cold Dean’ (Dean meaning ‘valley’) is a small, self-contained area in the north of Brighton, between Stanmer and Hollingbury. Its oldest building is an 18th Century flint building which now houses the St Mary Magdalene church. Coldean also has a community centre, a primary school, and a library built in 2008.

Coldean residents reveal student housing concerns


Residents of Coldean have criticised plans to double the number of students living in the area. Brighton and Hove City Council have recommended approval of a £33 million housing project that will see a 564-bed development introduced to replace the current Varley Halls site. However, the move will see student numbers double, something which several [...]