Next meeting London Road Area LAT #Brighton Tuesday 11th Sept 18:30

To be held in the Gates Room, Calvary Church, Viaduct Road, Brighton.

 Main items

– Longley Development (old Master Tiles) – see extract photo from pre-planning application stage.

City Plan draft consultation

 

P.W. 18/08/18

 

 

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

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The dates of upcoming meetings are: 11th Sept 2018 . 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 2018 – 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

Petition about car parking in zone J south of the railway line

Since it first started between Ditchling Rise and Viaduct Road, Zone J has increased in area hugely and now people from far away can park their cars in local streets in order to visit the cinema, or pub, or leave their car for long periods while they fly away on holiday. This prevents locals from parking in their own streets overnight. This was not the original deal.

There is a petition to complain about this – if you agree please sign here before noon on 26th June 2018 when the complaint with be brought to the Council Environment Committee.

The petition says (in summary):

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to make it so that residents in Zone J south of the railway line are once again able to park our cars near our homes at night. e.g. by dividing the zone at the boundary of the railway line

Graffiti concern – open letter to Cllr Emma Daniel – 24th April 2018

To Brighton City Council via Cllr Emma Daniel,
Major concern regarding exponential growth of graffiti across our City

Chairpersons representing a wide variety of community groups across the city wish to voice their concern regarding the massive increase of graffiti and tagging across the city, particularly over the last twelve months. We are requesting leadership and urgent action from our elected representatives to address this issue.

‘Tagging’ alongside unwelcome ‘commissioned’ graffiti on public, private and even architecturally significant properties, has reached alarming levels. It is rarely painted out by the council or by property owners and, based on feedback from residents, our police service no longer respond to reports of active tagging. It seems clear to us that if there is an existing BHCC strategy regarding reducing and removing graffiti, it is failing. The result is that our historic and attractive city is becoming an eyesore as more and more areas become ugly, feel unwelcoming and even threatening.

It is unclear from the council’s constitution and committee structure where the responsibility for this area lies and what role the police should play. We therefore request that the Chairs of the three committees where leadership on this issue would possibly best reside, meet to agree who will take the initial lead.

Namely;
Cllr Gill Mitchell: Environment
Cllr Emma Daniel: Neighbourhoods
Cllr Alan Robins: Tourism

We do recognise the severe financial constraints that the council is working within, however this cannot release the council from its leadership role in coordinating action and finding a resolution to this ever- growing problem which is fouling our city. Graffiti deters visitors, distresses residents and creates unsettling ‘no go’ areas where antisocial behaviour grows. It costs local businesses income and reduces the quality of life of Brighton & Hove residents.
We feel sure that a creative strategy can be developed.

This ought to be
· via leadership from the Council
· developed with communities
· on a city-wide basis
· enlisting cross-party support
· encouraging local people to play an active part
· setting out clearly the boundaries of what is acceptable for our city
· persuading property owners of their responsibility
· with strong city-wide publicity
· and a clear line on enforcement

We feel that this sort of approach can halt the graffiti scourge.
We look forward to hearing your response

Signed/Community group:

Philip Wells Chair, London Road Area Local Action Team
Maureen Winder Chair, Triangle Community Group
Annie Rimington Chair, Round Hill Society
Sandy Crowhurst Chair, Environment, North Laine Community Assn

24/4/18

London Road LAT # Brighton – Agenda 8th May 2018

Draft Agenda 8th May 2018
  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Minutes and date of next meeting – 12th June
  3. Graffiti
    1. Cllr Emma Daniel is our star guest
  4. Policing and Licensing
    1. Update on Police attendance – there is a new Chief Inspector
    2. Planning application – “Leyland Paints/ Tile Shop” – consultation update
  5. Parking in zone J – a petition was suggested – we haven’t got very far yet
  6. Updates (if any)
    1. Fire service bollards
    2. Oxford Street Alley – funding – via Inspector Paul Ransome
    3. Viaduct Road/ Beaconsfield Road communal bins – dates have been sent
    4. loss of bins near London Road station – reply received
    5. pavement parking on Baker Street – reply received
    6. Francis Street (if any)
  7. Any other business (please notify before the start of the meeting)

 

Chichester dealt with its graffiti problem — Southdown Rise Residents Association

From The Brighton Society – Almost three years ago, Chichester District Council invited the Brighton Society to meet the Council’s Community Development Officer to see what lessons could be learnt from Chichester’s experience of dealing with its graffiti problem. Chichester Council’s campaign against graffiti began over fifteen years ago in response to quite severe graffiti problems […]

via Graffiti Case Study – how Chichester dealt with its graffiti problem — Southdown Rise Residents Association