Your City

City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust team transforms Bevendean Community Garden

City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust team transforms Bevendean Community Garden

A group of young people from City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme recently helped transform Bevendean Community Garden by creating a new pathway, trimming the entire garden, designing and constructing a bench for the wildlife area and painting the community garden sign. The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development […]

Brighton event: Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club – Super Shelters@ Stanmer Park 15 August 2012

Brighton event Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club - Super Shelters@ Stanmer Park 15 August 2012

Wednesday 15 August 2012, 10:30 – 14:30 Build shelters with materials found in Stanmer Great Wood, learn how to put up a tarpaulin shelter, light a fire and toast marshmallows. Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch and drink and wear suitable […]

Saltdean Lido to be handed back to the council

Saltdean Lido to be handed back to the council

Saltdean Lido, the Grade 2-Star listed building, is set to be handed back to the council by the businessman who is currently leasing it. This move is coming after months of legal discussions between the lessee and the council, which owns the building. Today (May 30), a special policy and resources committee will be shown […]

Unlock your active beach life at Lagoon Watersports in Hove

Lagoon Watersports has launched some new membership packages for 2012 to give everyone the opportunity to get an active beach life, no matter what time or budget restraints might be. The new season started at the beginning of April and all the facilities at Hove Lagoon, one of their two sites, are open from April […]

Three motorbikes stolen in Brighton

Three motorbikes stolen in Brighton

Three pit bikes and four motorbike helmets have been stolen from a garage in the Whitehawk area of Brighton. The private garage which housed the three motorbikes and other motorbiking equipment, situated behind Henley Court on Henley Road, was broken into via the main door sometime between Sunday 25 March and Wednesday 28 March 2012. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Girl admits making up University of Sussex sex attack claim

Girl admits making up University of Sussex sex attack claim

A girl has admitted that she made up an allegation of sexual assault in Brighton in February. She admitted that an allegation of sexual assault on the University of Sussex campus in Falmer on 15 February 2012 was made up. Detective Inspector Mick Jones, who led the investigation into the alleged sex attack, said: “I […]

Palmeira Square community composting scheme begins

Palmeira Square community composting scheme begins

The latest community composting scheme in Brighton and Hove has been launched in Palmeira Square, Hove this weekend (Saturday 10 March 2012). Residents in Palmeira Square will now be able to compost their kitchen waste. The implementation of this community composting scheme by Brighton and Hove City Council follows the success of other schemes, such […]

Young people in East Brighton urged to reach £20,000 for youth projects

Young people in East Brighton urged to reach £20,000 for youth projects

Young people in East Brighton are being urged to bid for up to £20,000 to kick-start youth projects in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. The call also appeals to groups and organisations that involve young people as they have decided the criteria and process for projects bidding as well as local community organisations. Councillor Sue Shanks, Cabinet […]

Enjoy an egg hunt with a difference this weekend in Brighton and Hove

Enjoy an egg hunt with a difference this weekend in Brighton and Hove

People in Brighton and Hove are being asked to embark on an egg hunt with a difference this weekend: the hunt for the eggs of the elusive Brown Hairstreak butterfly. The Brown Hairstreak butterfly is a nationally scarce species and has suffered a dramatic decline over the last decade. However, it was last year spotting […]

Fire at La Tasca Brighton

Fire at La Tasca Brighton

Brighton firefighters tackled a fire at Brighton’s La Tasca tapas restaurant on Monday morning (30 January 2012). Staff of the restaurant and residents of the thirty flats above self-evacuated after the fire from the kitchen spread to an extraction chimney which ran up the full height of the six-storey building. A commercial fryer in the […]

Man injured in 30ft Brighton seafront fall

Man injured in 30ft Brighton seafront fall

A 21-year-old man is in a critical condition with multiple fractures after falling 30ft from railings on Brighton seafront. The man from Sidcup, Kent had been on a night out in Brighton on Saturday 28 January and climbed over railings on Brighton seafront, opposite the junction with West Street, shortly before 11pm. A friend was […]

Kirby welcomes new funding from the government to tackle homelessness

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has welcomed new funding from the government to tackle homelessness in his constituency. Brighton Housing Trust in Brighton and Hove is expected to receive £248,100 to adopt the ‘No Second Night Out initiative’, enabling the public to quickly identify people sleeping rough and provide them […]