Cllr Tracey Hill’s handout on checking and reporting HMOs #Brighton

At yesterday’s meeting there was a lot of interest in the good regulation and good behaviour of HMO residents and letting agents.

Cllr Tracey Hill’s handout on checking and reporting HMOs #Brighton is here

Many thanks to Cllr Tracey for all her good work on this.

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Next meeting London Road LAT #Brighton 14th Feb – Subject HMO’s

Our next meeting is Feb 14th 2017 18:15 for 18:30 at Calvary Church hall, Viaduct Road, Brighton.

We have a special guest speaker Cllr Tracey Hill. She has been doing excellent work by setting up a series of meetings co-ordinating community and Council responses to the issue of HMO’s (= houses in multiple occupation).

HMOs are both a blessing – to people needing affordable housing, and a problem – because they have a reputation for not promoting good neighbourliness and good standards of upkeep and householding. E.g Viaduct Road.

This also links up with issues of #studentification.

It will be a very interesting meeting #highlyrecommended

Draft Agenda 14th Feb 2017

  1. Welcome, apologies, introduction
    1. future dates and meetings
  2. Community Safety issues, policing and licensing
    1. – update on Level has been requested from Insp. McCarthy and Community Safety Team
    2. drug dealing in local residential streets – update requested
    3. 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
  3. Special Guest Speaker – Cllr Tracey Hill
  4. Plans for publicity and funding – to note
  5. News and Updates
    1. parking in zone J
    2. Viaduct Road progress
    3. Business Improvement District progress
    4. Level Communities Forum matters (if any)
  6. Any other business – please notify before the beginning of the meeting.

Happy Valentines day!

Notes from the Level Communities Forum #Brighton – from December 2016

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  • Level Communites Forum – Meeting Schedule

A number of meetings have been scheduled to be split between regular LCF meetings for Forum members and Community Interest meetings which will hopefully include interested parties from other local Community groups.

LCF Meetings    for Forum members, MacLaren Pavilion; 6 – 7.30pm

9th January, 23rd January, 6th February

The full text can be found at http://thelevelbrighton.org.uk/meeting-minutes/

A TV opportunity! – from John Cook – Patcham Community Action Team #Brighton

Dear [ community-representing]  Colleague,

I have been given the opportunity to help in the making and recording of a new video (title to be decided) of life in our local communities.

The production team are very experience – having created and made full length programmes for the major TV companies in the UK and abroad – they will bring a wealth of relevant experience to the making of the programme.

The theme of the programme will centre about what is good in our communities (as oppose to the much negative news one constantly hears about) while at the same time presenting a balance view of some of the challengers residents face in their daily lives.

It aims to show that despite the grind of daily life, our communities are full of many wonderful opportunities that help 1,000’s of our local residents find enjoyment and fulfilment within a short walk of their homes.

I am told that Patcham will be at the heart of the programme but will include the wider community across Brighton & Hove.

If this project is of interest to you and you feel you have a story to share and would like to meet members of the production team to discuss matters in detail, please email me your initial thoughts and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please share this email with as many of your colleagues as possible.

Many thanks,

Regards,

John W Cook – Hate Crime Ambassador & Community Advocate

Chairman – Patcham Community Action Team

john.cook@pcat.org.uk

Consultation on #Brighton updated Licensing Policy (e.g alcohol) closes 5/1/16

Please have your say!

From an email from the Licensing Department:

A copy of the draft updated Statement of Licensing Policy (SOLP) can be found on the council’s website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/licensingact as well as on the council’s consultation portal http://consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk/public/bhcc/ehl/statement_of_licensing_policy/statement_of_licensing_policy

Older people’s Council #Brighton

From Penny Morley

I mentioned the Older People’s Council meeting at the recent LAT but thought it might be of interest to any older people on your contact list to have written details  . A flier for the meeting is attached and will have speakers on the Fairness Commission & Care Act Implementation. Our website is www.olderpeoplescouncil.org which also has details of the meeting
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Valley gardens project – submission for funds gets go-ahead July 1st 2014

from Council website

Valley Gardens artists impression from Council website

At the meeting of the Environment Transport and Sustainability Committee it was agreed to bid for funds for implementation of the Valley Gardens project. In this case the sum sought is in the region of £8 million.

You can watch the action on the Council’s webcast site: http://www.brighton-hove.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/140435 – the LAT gets a respectful mention!

The bid will now be scrutinised. If successful things may start to happen in March 2015.

You may remember that when Jim Mayor came to present at the LAT in May 2014 he got a spontaneous round of applause.

The scheme retains the traffic capacity of the Valley Gardens road network (“traffic neutral”) but tidies up the lane configuration. This has the effect of making the green space tied in with the western side of the area e.g. linking King and Queen to the green space, likewise linking York Place to St Peters green area. The aim is vastly to improve the amenity value of the precious central area.

You can follow links from the Brighton and Hove Business Partnership pages – http://www.brightonbusiness.co.uk/htm/ni20130206.737701.htm

Or look directly on the Council website http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/travel-transport-and-road-safety/a-vision-valley-gardens