Issues the council can not afford to ignore

The Green group of councillors has approached the annual budget in the context of three events that have rocked local government in the last year.

Unions and campaigners outside Hove Town hall before the Brighton and Hove City Council budget meeting on Thursday afternoon

‘Magenta alliance’ approves budget and council tax rise

A ‘magenta alliance’ of Labour and Tories passed a budget including a 5.99 per cent council tax rise last night (Thursday February 22).

Councillor Warren Morgan

Two "Business for good" aspirations

We have been setting out budget for the coming year, and in doing so I have reflected on the many challenges we have faced as a Labour council and on our achievements so far.

Current Brighton and Hove constiuencies (Credit: Boundary Commission) SUS-171018-104018001

‘Give MPs a vote now on boundary review’

Fresh calls to give Parliament an early vote on changes to constituency boundaries have been supported by Brighton and Hove’s MPs.

Cllr Tony Janio, leader of the Conservatives on Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-180215-140221001

Tony Janio: We are reluctantly backing Labour’s budget for the city

If you ever find yourself sitting next to a six-year-old as they browse the telly for ‘Peppa Pig’, detail the intricacies of ‘Mindcraft’ and explain the circumstances when a ‘tablet’ needs a ‘reboot’ you, like me, might feel a twinge of inadequacy.

David Gibson, Brighton and Hove Green councillor

David Gibson: The council is borrowing money for housing – so why not spend it?

There is a housing crisis in our city. Rough sleeping in Brighton and Hove has more than doubled in the last two years. According to Shelter one in 69 households in the city are homeless. Local reports show that almost half of all those in temporary accommodation in our city are pregnant or have dependent children; 12 per cent were fleeing domestic violence.

Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-170126-092210001

Warren Morgan: We’ll deliver affordable homes in our city

Every day the council I lead delivers services to the 280,000 residents of Brighton and Hove.

Dominic Raab. housing minister

Cash injection for housing projects in Brighton and Hove

Three projects to build homes on council land in Brighton and Hove will receive a funding boost from the Government, it was announced today (February 16).

Hove Town Hall

Countdown to bankruptcy? Council leader’s warning over city’s finances

The leader of the council has warned that the local authority could go bust in a few years if government cuts continue.

Councillor Anne Meadows, chair of the housing and new homes committee, marks the start of work on new homes in Kensington Street

A dozen homes to cover graffiti site

Work has started on a graffiti site which will be covered to make way for 12 new council homes in the city centre.

Warren Morgan is the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

‘We have our hands tied behind our backs’ – council tax hike on the cards

Proposals for a six per cent council tax increase and savings of £13m will go before councillors next Thursday (February 22).

Royal Pavilion

Council postpones cultural trust move for talks with union

The GMB union ‘cautiously’ welcomed the move by the council to postpone moving the Royal Pavilion and Museums into a Trust with the Brighton Dome.

Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

Hove MP Peter Kyle

Peter Kyle MP: A word on Oxfam

I’ve spoken a lot in the media these past few days because there’s a lot I wanted to say about aid and development. Most of you know that I was an aid worker myself for almost a decade, and then completed a doctorate on development at Sussex University. It’s something a care a lot about.

Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Cuts mean dirty streets and rampant graffiti

Watching Northamptonshire County Council go bankrupt last weekend the Labour leader of the council suddenly found his voice to oppose Tory austerity.

Cllr Emma Daniel

Emma Daniel: New troubleshooters will aid residents’ harmony

As lead member for our neighbourhoods, I was very pleased that last week council discussed our plans to establish a new role of “community troubleshooter” across the city.

The East Brighton by-election candidates (from top left clockwise: Ed Baker, Edward Wilson, Nancy Platts and George Taylor)

Results of East Brighton by-election revealed

A new councillor has been elected to Brighton and Hove City Council after a by-election in East Brighton yesterday (February 8).
A film showing at Fabrica

Campaign to keep art gallery open in the face of cuts

A Brighton arts charity is to launch a crowdfunding campaign to keep Fabrica, an art gallery in an old church, open to the public.
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