Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

On the face of it, bad news for Brighton & Hove


One of the strengths of the way in which MPs are entitled to ask questions in the House of Commons is that where the data exists it gets published in an open manner, however sometimes the failure to then explain … Continue reading

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It is time for a statement, Cllr


My blog back on 24th September raised a suggestion that Brighton & Hove Council publish a statement regarding the apparent overspend of £300,000 by one of the sub-contractors employed by Mears.  The Council Audit and Standards Committee was due to examine … Continue reading

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The consequences of tough words


The announcement by the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove Council, Warren Morgan that he may ban future Labour Party conferences from the city following what has been described as an anti-semitic comment in a public meeting held in a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Brighton & Hove


Today is the start of term at both Brighton and Sussex Universities which means that Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings have had the privilege over the last few days of welcoming many thousands of students to enjoy the opportunity of living … Continue reading

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Why has this taken so long?


The apparent loss or waste of £300,000 of public money is no small matter even in the context of a Council the size of Brighton and Hove which has an annual budget of £756m. The money is claimed to have … Continue reading

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We need a renewable energy focal point


It is clear from my recent visits to the sea front and views from various parts of the Downs that the Rampion windfarm is fast developing, with apparently over half the turbines already in place. Last weekend I visited Lancing … Continue reading

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A great day out on Hove Lawns


As a Brighton resident throughout my entire adult life, one of my ongoing frustrations over many years has been the extent to which our political structures create an artificial barrier between the city and the rest of Sussex. This was … Continue reading

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