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Funding for community projects to reduce carbon

9th October 2020 | Comments Off on Funding for community projects to reduce carbon

Applications open from Monday 19 October for new Communities Fund grants for community-led projects to help reduce carbon in the city. A pot of £100,000 from the 2020-21 Communities Fund is being made available for innovative projects contribute to carbon reduction in the communities of Brighton & Hove. We’re looking to support projects that promote […]

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Madeira Terrace designs get the go ahead for next steps

8th October 2020 | Comments Off on Madeira Terrace designs get the go ahead for next steps

Concept design work for the Madeira Terrace restoration project was given the go ahead by Policy & Resources Committee on Thursday 8 October.  The project, which is sometimes called ‘MT30’, is the first stage of restoration and aims to restore at least 30 of the 151 arches that make up Madeira Terrace. Policy & Resources Committee […]

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Council backs local multicultural book project for schools

6th October 2020 | Comments Off on Council backs local multicultural book project for schools

Brighton & Hove City Council is contributing £1,000 to a local campaign that would see more books in the city’s schools by authors and featuring characters from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds. https://www.youtube.com/embed/prA9pmbNDGM The Multicultural School Book Fund is a fundraising campaign set up by local parent Lisa Haygarth. It aims to raise £64,000 […]

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Final few days to take advantage of discounted solar scheme

1st October 2020 | Comments Off on Final few days to take advantage of discounted solar scheme

Brighton & Hove residents have until midnight on 5 October to join the group of 3,000 households already registered for Solar Together Sussex.  Solar Together Sussex is an innovative group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage that aims to boost renewable energy capacity across the county and help residents make significant savings on solar […]

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A big thank you for the big tidy up

1st October 2020 | Comments Off on A big thank you for the big tidy up

Council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty has today thanked the hundreds of people who carried out community clean ups during the Keep Brighton & Hove Tidy fortnight. Businesses, community groups, tidy up teams, volunteers, councillors and council staff were all involved in helping keep the city clean. They carried out graffiti paint-outs, sticker removal, street jet […]

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Supporting a safe return to the classroom – School Streets needs you

1st October 2020 | Comments Off on Supporting a safe return to the classroom – School Streets needs you

We’re asking parents, carers and residents in Brighton & Hove if they could help support the safe travel of children into some of the city’s schools. A number are taking part in our School Streets project, which sees temporary timed closures of roads close to schools’ entrances during drop-off and pick-up times, during term time.  […]

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New council homes completed early

1st October 2020 | Comments Off on New council homes completed early

Thirty new council homes have been completed in Selsfield Drive, Brighton, the latest in the council’s New Homes for Neighbourhoods building programme. The development, called Hawkridge Court, is made up of 14 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom flats, including two wheelchair accessible homes. The properties are being let to people on the council’s housing register and […]

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Supporting everyone to travel in Brighton & Hove

1st October 2020 | Comments Off on Supporting everyone to travel in Brighton & Hove

Councillors have agreed a series of measures designed to support the safe travel of all residents in Brighton & Hove. At a meeting of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee on Tuesday 29 September, members voted for a number of recommendations to support active travel during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, influenced by feedback from […]

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Wake up to a new era for nature

29th September 2020 | Comments Off on Wake up to a new era for nature

On the eve of the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity, Brighton & Hove is supporting the call by UK nature charities to begin a ‘new era for nature.’ The RSPB has launched a campaign to draw attention to the worsening nature crisis. The State of Nature 2019 report revealed that 15% of all wildlife in the UK is now threatened […]

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Community creates ‘pop up’ outdoor space on little-used site in Hanover and Elm Grove

28th September 2020 | Comments Off on Community creates ‘pop up’ outdoor space on little-used site in Hanover and Elm Grove

Community creates ‘pop up’ outdoor space on little-used site in Hanover and Elm Grove Green councillors joined residents in Hanover and Elm Grove to create and relax in a ‘pop-up parklet’, a temporary mini-outdoor space with chairs, cushions, a rug, plants and decorations. All were invited to contribute to an ideas board, which asked: ‘what […]

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