It has been another successful year for our ward in the Brighton & Hove City in Bloom and South & South East in Bloom awards.
Brunswick Town in Bloom received a Silver Gilt in the South & South East in Bloom in the Urban Community category. The report from the judging can be viewed here.
In the It’s Your Neighbourhoods categories of South & South East in Bloom, Lansdowne Street received advancing. Along with this, Friends of Brunswick Square and Terrace, Friends of Palmeria and Adelaide, Lansdowne Place North and South, Norfolk Square Group and Waterloo Street Arch Community Garden all received thriving.
The full results from across the South East can be downloaded here.
As the weather gets colder, the council begins it’s Winter Road Maintenance programme. We have been provided with the link below to share, which gives more information on what and when the council will grit roads and pavements.
Brighton and Hove City Council have today opened a consultation on Graffiti Removal. We know this is an issue which concerns our residents greatly, and as a result we have copied the information released by the council below.
Despite rumours that there was a strike, apparently the reason behind the current issues is that 3 of the 5 trucks needed to complete the rounds in the city are out of action. Yesterday 4 out of 5 were out of action. This means they have been unable to complete their rounds. The head of Cityclean, Rachel Chasseaud has published an open letter for residents giving more detail. https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/…/update-refuse-and-recycl…
Hannah and I have repeatedly raised the issues of the bad state the communal bins leave the streets and indeed the lack of bins in the first place to accommodate the rubbish. At the last meeting of full council both Hannah and I raised questions on this. Please find them attached.
See Appendix 2 for updates http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/…/$City%20Environment%2… The work proposed includes analysis of the location and condition of each communal bin and then a new communal bin system with a series of criteria. Apparently this will take some time to implement but Cityclean and the Labour administration hope it might offer some relief to the issues areas like ours which is now wholly reliant on communal bins continue to have.
The latest update earlier yesterday was that once a further truck came back into play they would be sorting communal bins in Hove but it’s clear from reports, our own photos and social media today that this is isn’t the case. Hannah has posted details of the current issues at https://brunswickandadelaideward.co.uk/waste-and-recycling-…
As ever we will carry on raising your issues and you can of course report bins to us, Rachel and cityclean. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.
Brighton & Hove City Council is launching a free identity checking service at Brighton Town Hall to help EU citizens complete their EU Settlement Scheme application.
EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland citizens need
to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if they want to continue living in the UK.
The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves
the EU without a deal.
Verify your identity for the EU Settlement Scheme
While most of the application can be done on any computer or
device with an internet connection, the first part requires EU citizens to
verify their identity using their European identity document.
You can do this by either downloading an app on a compatible
Android phone or by posting your passport or ID card to the Home Office.
If you don’t have an Android phone or don’t want to send your
documents in the post, you can use our drop-in ID document check service at
Brighton Town Hall to have your identity documents verified. This service is
The drop-in service is available:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday: 9.30am to 12 noon