Tag Archives: Street Pastors

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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The Challenge we all face


I have lived in Brighton since the late 1970s and the town and now city has always attracted men and occasionally women to find refuge on our beach or streets. This is not a challenge limited to Brighton & Hove, … Continue reading

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A man who has missed the point


At the recent Conservative Party Conference, the Institute of Economic Affairs, a rightwing pressure group hosted numerous fringe meetings within the steel cordon that keeps unwelcome visitors at bay. One of these meetings was on the theme of whether the state … Continue reading

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Dear Alison McGovern


I note from Hansard that on Wednesday you spoke up in Parliament as part of the debate on the budget as did my own MP, Caroline Lucas. Hansard lists your role as shadow Education Minister this suggests you are one of … Continue reading

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A great night out


As one of the Street Pastors in Brighton & Hove, the monthly opportunity to go clubbing on the outside of the various clubs and pubs, attempting with very modest resources to inject some friendly and welcoming words into the evening for … Continue reading

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Be a do gooder


According to twitter one of the items that has excited the Sun newspaper today is a critique of the Labour Party by the wife of one of its MPs, that the party has been “hijacked by middle class do gooders & career … Continue reading

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