The next meeting of the Brunswick and Adelaide Local Action team takes place on Tuesday 10th September at 7.15pm at the Cornerstone Community Centre.
Representatives from Sussex Police and the field officers will be present – and there will be a chance to discuss some of the issues that have arisen in the area over the last few months, including Hove Lawns.
This morning I met with Sheila Peters, Chris Hall and Caterina Willmott from the city council along with Sgt Simon Renouf from Sussex Police. We met on the Lawns.
There was agreement among all of us that the council apply
for a Section
61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, at the earliest time
possible. This would in effect instruct those on the land to leave forthwith.
The city council is now drawing up the order, and agreeing it with Sussex
Police who then enforce it, if necessary. When we spoke we were hoping to have
this operational from this afternoon- preferably as soon as possible. Sheila
will provide an update for me which I will share with you. We have already
agreed with Cityclean that there will be a tidy up of the lawns when the
traveller vehicles leave the site. A statement
to this effect was published by the city council earlier.
This follows Hannah and I raising
the issue almost as soon as we heard about it over the weekend and weekend monitoring from
different council teams with the statement being circulated. “The traveller
encampment that arrived yesterday is one of the largest the seafront have seen
in a while and it requires to be dealt with by those who have been specially
trained, especially when they are on the scale that this one is. The Traveller
liaison team will be there tomorrow and the emergency planning are aware of the
situation. The site is being monitored. We can keep you up to day tomorrow when
we know more.”
We will be discussing the issue including future prevention of land incursion at the next meeting of the Local Action Team on Tuesday September 10th. We are aware this has caused distress to some of you and has been reported by some of the media in a sensationalist fashion. We are committed to doing what we can on this which is why we have pushed for the strongest and fastest action possible. We are happy to help if we can with any further queries.
In a separate move further to a court ruling this morning, the tent occupants must move by Thursday or eviction will take place.
Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty
I wanted to post to let you know that there will be no councillor surgery during August – so we will not be at the Cornerstone on the last Weds of the month (next Weds) as usual.
We will next be holding a surgery in September (25th) at 7.15pm at the Cornerstone.
If you have any issues you want to discuss before then, please do email is. I’m on email@example.com or Phélim is at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Hannah Clare
As councillors, we are concerned to have received multiple reports regarding a spate of break ins to businesses in the Brunswick and Adelaide area.
Please find below and attached our letter sent to Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council asking for answers on the matter.
Councillors Phélim Mac Cafferty and Hannah Clare
Please join us for a picnic in Brunswick Square on Saturday
27th from 1.30pm
We will be on the grass at the top East side above the
copse. The current forecast is warm with sun but in the event of rain the
picnic will of course be cancelled.
Please bring a picnic with a little extra to share,
something to sit on (rug or portable chair etc). If you have any extra
easily portable chairs I’m sure some older people would appreciate it if you
could bring those too.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Catherine (a resident of our ward) is organising a beach clean up on Sunday 4th August the day after Pride.
The beach clean up will be meeting at 9am on Sunday 4th August at the beach end of Brunswick Square. Please contact email@example.com if you can attend so enough materials will be provided for everyone.
City residents and
businesses will have eight weeks to feedback on the changes being proposed to
charges to be brought in under a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which
allows local councils to raise funds from new building developments in their
Putting in place a
Community Infrastructure Levy will mean that developers will have to pay a
financial contribution to the Council when they build new homes, shops or
student accommodation, depending on the size of the development. CIL
payments can then be spent on supporting infrastructure in need of extra
cash including schools, roads, parks, flood defences, health and other
The charges set out
in the Draft Charging Schedule range from £50 per square metre for shopping
unit developments to £175 per square metre for purpose built student
accommodation and new housing coming forward in central Brighton & Hove.
The main modifications to be consulted on:
- Clarify a number of strategic development sites to be nil rated for CIL due to viability considerations;
- Clarify the CIL charging rates for residential development including reduced or nil charge for some forms of older persons housing; and
- Clarify the supporting notes to the schedule to aid implementation.
At this stage in the process, the CIL Examiner will only
consider representations made on the main modifications only. The modifications
can be viewed by following the link below:
Further information regarding how to make a representation
is available on the Council’s Consultation Portal:
commence 17th July and run for eight weeks to 12 noon 11th
We now have a Facebook Group set up for our Local Action Team, where you can discuss issues between meetings.
As ever, the best way to raise things to us as Cllrs is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Ahead of Brunswick in Bloom judging next week, two community tidy ups are being held this weekend
Saturday 13th July
Lansdowne Area Residents Association are meeting outside Starbucks for their tidy up. More details will be published on their Facebook page here.
Sunday 14th July
Friends of Palmeira and Adelaide will be holding a tidy up in their gardens on Sunday, starting at 9.30am. Details can be found on their website.
The next Community Tidy Up organised by your councillors takes place on Saturday 7th September
Meet at Waterloo Street community garden from 11am as we play our part in tackling graffiti and tagging.
Paint and materials will be provided by the City Council.
For more details email Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org