Yesterday morning, I attended a meeting of the Brighton & Hove Older Persons Council (OPC). It is now under threat of closure due to the Council’s budget crisis, with officers proposing it be replaced by a non-elected “consultative” committee.Read More →
A New Year, but sadly the same old story – developers have trashed another Greenfield site in Ovingdean.Read More →
Despite all the gruesome attempts at polluting the spirit of Xmas, it lives on. And I think it turns people’s attention to green and red – the beautiful colours themselves that still dominate Xmas festivities and the issues they represent.Read More →
Brighton & Hove Labour councillors have taken the extraordinary decision to join with the Tories to double the level of Council Tax paid by the poorest families in the City. For those in Band D properties it will mean an increase of £100 a year – almost £2 a week.Read More →
I spent another few hours this morning outside the Royal Sussex Hospital in Kemptown supporting NHS workers striking for fair pay.
It is extraordinary really that they are being denied a proper increase despite the fact that an independent pay review body has recommended it and staff have seen pay frozen for the past few years.Read More →