Tag Archives: Brighton and Hove City Council

Ways to avoid homelessness conflict with a Royal Wedding


The flurry of social media concerns about homeless people on the Streets near where Princess Eugenie and her fiancé will get married reminds me of two conversations that took place in Brighton and Hove several years ago. When David Panter … Continue reading

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Brighton & Hove Council need to do better


A few days ago I received an invitation to respond to a consultation on a cultural framework for the city. The email related to a consultation which was scheduled to take two weeks. This seems a rather short period for … Continue reading

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The impact of GDPR on the World Wide Web


Over the next few days there is a significant change that will impact many users of the internet along with people in receipt of printed correspondence. The GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation is something that most users of the … Continue reading

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The seeds of social breakdown?


The fact that whenever someone speaks legitimately in our Parliament, that their words are recorded and often captured in sound or on video for broadcast purposes is for ‘good’ reason. These men and women are the democratic ‘leaders’ of our … Continue reading

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Cross party cooperation is vital for the sake of young people


In the last few days I have read some inspiring news via national news sources of cross party cooperation at work here in Brighton & Hove City Council. The theme of the story was youth work which is a vital … 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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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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Creative thinking produces results


Last night in Brighton and Hove the Council managed to pass the budget for the next financial year on its second attempt. One of the areas which has suffered, but thankfully not as much as could easily have been the … Continue reading

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The challenge of inflexible budgets


I spent yesterday at an event which was focused on the nighttime economy in Brighton & Hove and how the infrastructure in the City which is provided by the statutory agencies is supported and extended by volunteers and services provided … Continue reading

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