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!

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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/

Level #Brighton policing update – Operation Bolero 28 July 2016

From Insp Brian McCarthy by email:

Level policing update – 28th July 2016
OpERATION Bolero

Five males were arrested on the level for conspiring to supply Class B Drugs. This has occurred in the skate park area one of which is wanted on warrant in London for failing to appear. Class B and Class A Drugs were found at the scene and on some of the males. This has occurred at a time when children are on school holidays. Post arrest users of the skate Park have thanked police for the arrests commenting that it has been creating a bad atmosphere in the park.

One male is still in custody the others have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

——– thanks for working to keep the Level a safe place for young people, families and the whole community P.W.

A new “myth” for London Road #Brighton – a stone circle

Five student members of “The Brighton School” have created a new “myth” for London Road in the form of a mysterious stone circle.

The 40 stones have been implanted in the London Road area in various places many of which are visible to curious passers-by.

The stones were orginally unused stone slabs adjacent to St Peter’s church, near the taxi rank. They were about to be thrown away – but have now been reused for this new idea.

Where stones have been re-sited on private land the landowner is under no obligation to display the stones, or to keep them permanently – but we hope that many of the them will endure to form a long-term and intriguing monument.

Perhaps not as long-lasting as stone henge though.

It’s a bit different to the usual public art!

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The students sent out an explanation to all the people whose land would be involved, see below:

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The project was Funded partly by European money – via Recreate by INTERREG, the European Regional Development Fund plus Section 106 money from local development.

More details at www.brightonsch.tumblr.com or www.spacemakers.info

Some current works on London Road #Brighton – June 2015

People have asked about the works on the pedestrian crossing traversing London Road between Ann Street and Oxford Street.

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This was flagged up in the consultation of August 2014 and came third. Initially we were told that there was not money available for this project, but in fact we were told that money had been found for this project.

If we can find a drawing for the shape of the intended scheme we’ll post it here.

In the meanwhile here is a closer shot showing the pedestrian “build-out” taking shape.

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The consultation data is found here.

 

Wetherspoons planning application was refused 22nd May 2015

The details can be seen on the council website – the first paragraphs of which are cut and pasted below

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Application number: BH2015/00676

To view additional details or documents or to make online representations/comments, please click the appropriate tab below (registered applications only).
Guide to measuring/scaling from plans

This application is subject to conditions or refusal reasons.

Address: 94-103 London Road Brighton
Description: Change of use of unit from retail (A1) to public house (A4).
Application type: full planning
Development type: change of use
Received date: 26 February 2015
Valid date: 30 March 2015
Registered date: 9 April 2015
Ward: St. Peters And North Lane
Status: DECIDED
Decision date: 22 May 2015
Decision: REFUSED
Applicant: J D Wetherspoon PLC
The Wethercentre
Reeds Crescent
Watford
WD24 4QL
Agent: K D Paine & Associates Ltd
Adur Business Centre
Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 5EG