It is a real honour to represent you as your local councillors and, since the elections last May, lead the City Council. Despite the huge financial challenges the council faces, we are still in a position to deliver the things that you have asked us to.
- We are building over a hundred new council homes in Whitehawk, to provide much needed housing for local families.
- We are taking action to make renting in the private sector fairer for tenants in Kemp Town.
- We are working to protect local bus services for residents in the Bristol Estate and the rest of East Brighton.
- We are ensuring that Craven Vale residents get a fair say in plans to tackle parking issues in their community.
We also announced last week plans to restore the Madeira Arches, part of a multi-million pound scheme to regenerate Kemp Town seafront that will bring a new swimming pool, concert arena, shops and cafes to East Brighton. That means more jobs and more local facilities for our communities.
We can only work for you if you give us your support. We will be asking for just ten minutes of your time in July to show your support when we elect a new ward councillor to help us help you.
Sadly, due to family caring responsibilities Cllr Maggie Barradell has reluctantly stepped down and will have to move away from the area. This will mean a resulting by-election that we hope you will be part of. Maggie has worked hard for our area in the last year, it has been a pleasure to work with her and it will be a sad loss to see her go. We will announce a new candidate to replace Maggie next week and we will make sure we come around to introduce them to you.
Cllr Barradell said: “I feel really sad to be leaving the city but I know it is the right thing to do. My father died before Christmas and I need to return to Suffolk to look after my mum.
I leave with many fond memories and have been privileged to be a part of some really exciting plans to move the city forward. We will of course be back as holidaymakers as we were before we moved here.”
Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group Councillor Warren Morgan said: “We will be very sorry to lose Maggie. Her contribution to the ward, to the Labour & Co-operative Group and to the city council has been immense even in a relatively short period. However family must come first, and I wish Maggie all the very best for the future.”
In the meantime, do contact either one of us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if we can take up an issue for you or our neighbourhood.