Parents call for Varndean Academy consultation

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Parent campaigners have been calling for proper consultation over plans for Varndean School to become an Academy. This call has been backed by Labour candidate for Hanover and Elm Grove, Tracey Hill. Ms Hill said: “It is a reasonable demand that there should be ballots for parents, prospective parents, students and staff before Varndean considers [...]

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: Hanover

This small, urban area of east-central Brighton was mostly built in the 19th Century. It includes Hanover Crescent, containing 24 Grade II listed buildings built by Henry Brooker in 1814. The area also hosts an annual celebration known as Hanover Day, a large street celebration featuring music. Regrettably this year’s event was cancelled “due to [...]

Parking scheme rejected in Hanover and Elm Grove


A controversial parking scheme proposed for Hanover and Elm Grove has been overwhelmingly rejected by local residents. The plans for a controlled parking zone have been halted after 75 per cent of residents in the area voted against the proposals. Local councillors will now consider alternative solutions to ease the major problems often caused by [...]