Kemp Town

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 [...]

Kemptown MP Simon Kirby backs Cameron’s stance on Europe

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, expressed his support of Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to veto a new EU treaty at a summit in Brussels. Mr. Kirby said: “David Cameron has always been clear that his priority is to protect the UK’s national interest. Last night our Government attempted to [...]

Elderly man robbed and kept prisoner in own Kemp Town home

Elderly man robbed and kept prisoner in own home in Brighton

An 82-year-old man was robbed and kept prisoner in his Kemp Town home after inviting a man he met at a Brighton gay venue to stay at his property. The elderly male was beaten up and robbed in his own home by his attacker on Monday 5 December. The victim, who suffered cuts and bruises, [...]

Brighton MP welcomes NHS action to support LGBT patients

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, welcomed news that the NHS has published guidance for health service professionals on treating LGBT patients. Mr. Kirby was also advised that LGBT staff in the NHS have been able to join a leadership programme, run by Stonewall, which will help provide a group of [...]

Brighton sea quality drops for the first time in four years

Brighton sea quality drops for the first time in four years

The quality of water on Brighton seafront has dropped to a ‘basic pass’ level, according to the Good Beach Guide from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The beach at Brighton Palace Pier and Brighton Kemptown now meets the European minimum standard for water quality and contains waterborne pathogens known to cause illness. Since 2008, the [...]

Unmissable award winning comedy theatre

Last Tango In Littlehampton by award-winning writer Claire Booker centres on Richard a neurotic husband who convinces best friend and “babe-magnet” Dan to put his wife to the test. Throw in an eccentric aunt and a bunch of French mobsters and you have a good old carry-on, laugh out loud comedy. Upstairs at Three and [...]

Sussex Police express opposition to St James Street Sainsbury’s licence application

Alcohol

Sussex Police have weighed into the debate over the Sainsbury’s store on St James Street – placing an objection against the granting of a new premises licence in support of the council’s Licensing Policy. The objection has been raised as Sussex Police are concerned at the growing number of premises selling alcohol across a relatively [...]

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 [...]

Taj occupiers continue anti-Sainsburys stance in Kemptown

The occupiers of the former Taj premises on St James St are continuing their protest against the potential opening of a Sainsbury’s supermarket on the site, releasing the following press release: As you may be aware, Sainsbury’s have applied to the council for permission to open a new supermarket on the site of the old [...]

Charity shops sells Elton John memorabilia

Elton John

Music fans heading into Brighton this weekend will have the chance to secure some of Elton John’s designer clothes at the Sussex Beacon charity shop. John and his partner David Furnish have donated several clothes and shoes to the store, which is located on St James Street. Canny buyers may be able to get their [...]

All-night off license plans for Kemp Town scrapped

St James

Following strong opposition from Kemp Town residents, controversial plans to open up a 24 hour off license in St James’s  Street have been shelved. The application included a request to sell alcohol for 22 hours of the day from 6am all the way through to 4am. Local opposition to the plans has been intense, however, [...]