Welcome to London Road Area LAT – Brighton, Sussex, UK


The Local Action Team (LAT) is a voluntary community group which was formed in late 2008 after heart-felt public expressions of concern about the state of London Road, Brighton. Since then London Road has “been on the up” and has changed hugely for the better.

Without trying to claim all the credit it would fair to say that the LAT has been a major partner in these improvements and has had some sort of involvement with virtually all the successful contributory projects.

The LAT brings together traders and residents, ward Councillors, the neighbourhood policing team, council officers, and representatives of local residents’ and traders’ groups. The aim is to work for agreed goals in partnership, and provide a forum for viewpoints to be aired and debated.

  • Meetings are open to anyone living or working in the area.
  • The London Road LAT is in the St Peters and North Laine ward, and covers the northern end of the ward. The boundaries are; Ditchling Rise to the north, Ditchling Road and the Level to the east , St Peters Church to the south and the New England Quarter to the west. (see map).
  • Meetings are held at the Calvary Church on Viaduct Road (next to the firestation at Preston Circus) on – usually, in 2017 – the second Tuesday of each month (not August) at 6.30pm.
  • The LAT is currently chaired by local resident Rev. Philip Wells. He can be contacted by email philipwells@btinternet.com.

Next meeting: please see side panel – minutes of previous meetings are available from the menu above, agenda for the upcoming meeting is to be found below (usually a few days before the meeting).

Dates for your diary 2017:     11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July

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Agenda items for next meeting – 13th June 18:30 Calvary Church, Viaduct Road, #Brighton 18:30

Agenda items for next meeting – 13th June 18:30 Calvary Church, Viaduct Road, Brighton

  1. Welcome and apologies and introductions
  2. Minutes and date of next meeting
  3. Policing and Licensing
    1. there was an attack by an individual on 2 cafes and their windows were broken – an arrest was made
  4. Updates:
    1. Planning and HMOs – if anything
    2. Viaduct Road Bins – an update has been requested, no reply at time of writing
    3. Business Improvement District – a meeting was called (12th June) and 3 traders attended – there will be a repeat effort
    4. interest from Indy (Air Quality) and Argus (ASB)
  5. Newsletter – a draft has been prepared and a couple of items are awaited. Plans for production and distribution.
  6. AOB – please notify before the meeting starts

Quick updates from London Road LAT meeting 7/3/2017 #Brighton

We had a very productive meeting despite the one-off change of date from 2nd Tuesday to 1st Tuesday.

Some info was promised for the website – see below:


i.e. https://heglat.wordpress.com/meetings/lat-meetings-2017/minutes-of-the-meeting-6th-february-2017/


  • From Katy Bourne – Police and Crime Commissioner:

I am pleased to invite you to attend my first Crime Summit on Fraud and Elder Exploitation being held at the Brighton Jubilee Library, 18.00 – 20.30 on Thursday 23 March. The event will be covered by the BBC. Part of my new ‘Listen Live’ programme this is the first of four Summits based on the key priorities within my Police & Crime Plan. This event aims to bring together a panel of representatives from policing, charity, government, banking and Neighbourhood Watch, chaired by the BBC’s Danny Pike, to propose solutions to the very real problems of fraud and elder exploitation here in Sussex.

Agenda18.00 – 18.30: Exhibition stands from partners/ tea and coffee served

18.30 – 18.35: Introductory video

18.35 – 18.50: Chair and panel introductions

18.50 – 19.30: Panel debate led by the Chair

19.30 – 19.50: Audience questions from the room and Facebook Live

19.50 – 20.00: Audience votes on key actions

20.00 – 20.30: Networking

Members of the public will also be welcome to attend both in person and online, where the event will be broadcast via Facebook Live, making this a truly innovative event focused on listening to the opinions of both experts and members of the public and forming solutions in direct response.

If you would like to attend please reserve your free ticket(s) using Event Brite.  Prior to the panel debate we will also be giving attendees the opportunity to have an exhibition stand to provide information to key partners and members of the public. If you are interested in exhibiting please contact Sammi Carwardine in my office by emailing sammi.carwardine@sussex-pcc.gov.uk.  I look forward to seeing you there.


London Road LAT #Brighton Agenda for meeting 7th March 18.15 for 18.30


  1. Welcome, apologies, introduction
    1. future dates and meetings – next meeting April 11th
    2. We hope to welcome developer James Delicata to tell us about plans in Circus Parade
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Community Safety issues, policing and licensing
    1. policing update – Level, London Road, Winchester Street
    2. Update from LAT chairs meeting  (January)- N.B. Police website has removed all reference to LATs, a new, unfinished draft “service arrangement” sheet has been circulated to LAT chairs – reply from PCC Katy Bourne
    3. Licensing – see letter from Cath Prenton regarding HMO in Beaconsfield Road
  4. Special Item – Viaduct Road progress: Tracy Phipps ,Head of Business Support & Projects, Cityclean and Cityparks, Brighton & Hove City Council
  5. Plans for publicity and funding – to note
  6. News and Updates
    1. parking in zone J – if any
    2. Lucy asked us about residents meeting students at UOS
    3. Business Improvement District progress – current state of play
    4. Level Communities Forum matters (if any)
  7. Any other business – please notify before the beginning of the meeting.