Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee




3 November 2022




Hove Town Hall - Council Chamber


Osborne (Joint Chair), Powell (Joint Chair), Rainey (Deputy Chair), Evans (Opposition Spokesperson), Grimshaw (Opposition Spokesperson), Bagaeen (Group Spokesperson), Ebel, Littman, Robins and Simson


Lola Banjoko (B&H - CCG), Joanna Martindale (Community Voluntary Sector), Justin Burtenshaw (Sussex Police) and Stephanie Prior


Thomas Bald

Democratic Services Officer



























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This agenda and all accompanying reports are printed on recycled paper



















26       Procedural Business



(a)         Declarations of Substitutes:  Where councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same political group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.

(b)         Declarations of Interest: 

(a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)      Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


In each case, you need to declare

(i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)      the nature of the interest; and

(iii)     whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.

(c)          Exclusion of Press and Public:  To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.

Note:  Any item appearing in Part Two of the agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the press and public. A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls and on-line in the Constitution at part 7.1.





27       Minutes

7 - 18


To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2022.



Contact Officer:

Thomas Bald

Tel: 01273 295709





28       Chairs Communications





29       Call Over



(a)          Items 33 -  41 will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for consideration.


(b)          Those items not reserved will be taken as having been received and the reports’ recommendations agreed.





30       Public Involvement



To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:


(a)          Petitions: To receive any petitions presented by members of the public notified by the due date of 26 October 2022;


(b)         Written Questions: To receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 28 October 2022;


(c)          Deputations: To receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 28 October 2022.





31       Items referred from Council



Items referred from the last meeting of Full Council held on 20 October 2022.





32       Member Involvement

19 - 28


To consider the following matters raised by Members:


(d)         Petitions: To receive any petitions;


(e)         Written Questions: To consider any written questions;


i.              Councillor Grimshaw - Limit on Number of Days for Public Events

ii.            Councillor Grimshaw – Outdoor Events Strategy

iii.           Councillor Grimshaw – Outdoor Events Policy

iv.           Councillor Bagaeen – Lighting Public Spaces for Community Safety

v.            Councillor Simson – Drink Spiking in the City and Community Safety


(f)           Letters: To consider any letters;


i.              Councillor Simson - Contributions held - Unspent Section 106 agreement and Community Infrastructure Levy funding

ii.            Councillor Bagaeen – Council’s reputation for holding events

(g)         Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion submitted directly to the Committee.


i.              Conservative Group - PSPOs

ii.            Conservative Group – Field Officers





33       Impact of COVID on LGBTQ+ Communities Update

29 - 58


A presentation from the Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard.





34       Anti Racism Pledge Update

59 - 64


Report of the Executive Director Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities.



Contact Officer:

Jamarl Billy




Ward Affected:

All Wards






35       Volks Railway Accessible Carriage

65 - 72


Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, & Culture.



Contact Officer:

Amber Georgeson




Ward Affected:

All Wards






36       Beach Access Update 2022

73 - 98


Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, & Culture.



Contact Officer:

Toni Manuel




Ward Affected:

All Wards






37       New Beach Chalets

99 - 156


Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, & Culture.



Contact Officer:

Amber Georgeson




Ward Affected:

All Wards






38       Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement - 2021/22

157 - 190


Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, & Culture.



Contact Officer:

Simon Barrett




Ward Affected:

All Wards






39       Freedom Leisure Contract - Response to Increased Energy Costs

191 - 220


Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, & Culture.



Contact Officer:

Mark Fisher




Ward Affected:

All Wards






40       Outdoor Events - Parks and Open Spaces 2023

221 - 234


Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, & Culture.



Contact Officer:

Mark Fisher




Ward Affected:

All Wards







41       Outdoor Events - Madeira Drive Closures 2023

235 - 242


Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, & Culture.



Contact Officer:

Ian Baird




Ward Affected:

East Brighton; Queen's Park






42       Items referred for Full Council



To consider items to be submitted to the 15 December 2022 Council meeting for information.

In accordance with Procedure Rule 24.3a, the Committee may determine that any item is to be included in its report to Council. In addition, any Group may specify one further item to be included by notifying the Chief Executive no later than 10am on the eighth working day before the Council meeting at which the report is to be made, or if the Committee meeting take place after this deadline, immediately at the conclusion of the Committee meeting






Part Two



43       Part Two Proceedings



To consider whether the items listed in Part Two of the agenda and decisions thereon should remain exempt from disclosure to the press and public.





44       Freedom Leisure Contract - Response to Increased Energy Costs Part 2

243 - 250


Contact Officer:

Mark Fisher, Kerry Taylor








Date of Publication - Wednesday, 26 October 2022


















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·         You should proceed calmly; do not run and do not use the lifts;

·         Do not stop to collect personal belongings;

·         Once you are outside, please do not wait immediately next to the building, but move some distance away and await further instructions; and

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