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


The dates of upcoming meetings are: 12th Sept 2017, 10th October, 14th November, 12th December. We meet in the Gates room of Calvary Church, Viaduct Road, by kind permission of the Trustees.

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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.

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.

  • How can I raise an issue? Just come along, meetings are open to anyone living or working in the area. You can email in if you like.
  • Where in Brighton? 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).
  • Where do you meet? Meetings are held at the Calvary Church ,Viaduct Road (next to the firestation at Preston Circus) on – usually, in 2017 – the second Tuesday of each month (not August) at 6.30pm.
  • Who chairs? The LAT is currently chaired by local resident Rev. Philip Wells. He can be contacted by email philipwells@btinternet.com.
  • 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).


Further information and other local groups

LAT Chairs’ Forum #Brighton – 13th July 2017

15 or so LAT Chairs gathered at Hove Town Hall from all over Brighton and Hove to share concerns and  successes, and hear about items of common interest. Police, Council Officers and Councillors were in attendance.

Items of concern included – speeding traffic, drug dealing and alcohol-related disorder.

We heard about “Operation Rattle” – aimed at stopping the abuse of young people who are drawn into drug dealing for the financial benefit of older people who exploit them.

We also heard about City-wide Connect – aimed at helping lonely people have a better quality of life.

Official minutes will be issued in due course.



HMO consultation #Brighton – please respond by 10th September!


From Martin Reid, Head of Housing Strategy, Property & Investment

Improving housing quality in privately rented homes

The city has a growing private rented sector providing an important source of accommodation in the city. It can provide people with flexible, accessible and good quality homes. However, management and maintenance of the city’s private rented homes is inconsistent.

Consultation on the two schemes is taking place over the summer and closes at midnight on Sunday 10 September 2017. During that time we would like to give the opportunity for as many groups and individuals as possible to share their views.


The two proposed schemes are:
  • Additional Licensing Scheme: This would cover smaller Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) – that is properties of two or more storeys occupied by three or more people who are not from the same family and who share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet. The proposed area covers the whole city.
  • Selective Licensing Scheme: This would cover non-HMO private rented sector homes in 12 wards of the city where evidence demonstrates a clear link between poor property conditions, anti-social behaviour and private rented properties.

The wards covered in this proposal are:

  • Brunswick & Adelaide
  • Central Hove
  • East Brighton
  • Hanover & Elm Grove
  • Hollingdean & Stanmer
  • Moulsecoomb & Bevendean
  • Preston Park
  • Queens Park
  • Regency
  • South Portslade
  • St Peter’s & North Laine
  • Westbourne

For more information please go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/prs-licensing-consultation where you will be able to find out more and complete the online consultation questionnaire.  Alternatively if you have any queries please email PrsLicensingConsultation@brighton-hove.govuk or call (01273) 293164.

Agenda for meeting 11th July 2017 18:15 for 18:30 London Road LAT #Brighton

  1. Welcome and apologies and introductions
  2. Minutes and date of next meeting – no meeting in August
  3. Policing and Licensing.
    1. There are concerns about what appears to be a pattern of drug-dealing and associated behaviour in –  the area behind Circus Parade, Stanley Road, Oxford Street
    2. Planning and HMOs if any
  4. Updates:
    1. Viaduct Road Bins – we look forward to Tracy telling us about this
    2. Business Improvement District – a meeting was called 10th July with attendance from some keen and positive local traders – a promotional week is suggested for September
    3. Newsletter – a draft has been prepared and a couple of items are awaited. Plans for production and distribution.
  5. AOB – please notify before the meeting starts

Agenda for 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