Joint Labour Group leader and Westbourne Councillor Carmen Appich writes in Brighton and Hove News.
“I met a resident who walked me around Old Steine last week. He pointed out lots of issues which we surely need to address as a city.”
“I will take this up with the administration and council staff and I hope that we can see some improvement soon.”
“I also attended the Police Panel to ask questions of the police and crime commissioner. This quarter’s focus was on community issues, particularly violence against women and girls.”
“Last Saturday (25 September) I was at the consultation event for the Western Seafront – a great initiative trying to work out a coherent strategy for the green spaces on the Western Esplanade.”
“Councillor Chris Henry and I have been working hard to get to this stage, engaging an excellent firm of landscape architects, to take the ideas of the West Hove Seafront Action Group and other residents forward.”
“You can still have your say until tomorrow (Sunday 3 October). Here’s the link.”
“In between, I attended meetings to pin down implementation of the decisions we made at the council’s Policy and Resources Committee meeting in July.”
To date we have agreed the following to begin shortly:
- A park and ride feasibility study
- Electric vehicle car share pilot
- Weeding initiatives
- Supporting the tidy up team to deliver more community initiatives
- Money to support low traffic and 20-minutes neighbourhood initiatives
- A new education centre at Black Rock
To read councillor Appich’s full column, click here.
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