11 March 2021

Agenda Item 73(b)




Brighton & Hove City Council





A period of not more than fifteen minutes shall be allowed at each ordinary meeting for questions submitted by a member of the public.


The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


The following written questions have been received from members of the public:




(i)           Covid Memorial – Jay Butler


“I have designed and now seek permission to install a Covid Memorial set into existing concrete on the undercliff at Ovingdean. This would require incising the design approximately 4cm into the surface then infilling with white concrete incorporating shells from the local beach. I am consulting with local community leaders, including our local vicar, who is in favour. This would be a community project requiring no material, installation or ongoing maintenance costs on the part of the council. Further I intend full consultation on Risk Assessment/ Health & Safety with the relevant authority for the installation period, approximately four days.”


(ii)          Minutes at Previous TECC Meeting – Roy Pennington


“Given that the minutes of the TECC  19/11/2020 will be changed to reassure and respect tenants  with indefinite agreements  (see item 40 PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT (b) Written Questions (i) Beach Chalets Report Removal) and that the qualified decision made 14 January 2021 was thus made on inadequate and misleading data and must still require legal advice before implementation,  how could the committee make such an wholly unreasonable and irrational decision to evict tenants with indefinite agreements  without not revisiting the matter properly?”



(iii)        Libraries – Christopher Hawtree

“Over two years ago I was told at this Committee, in Reply to a Supplementary, that there would be a Report on the current system of selection and allocation of book stock in our libraries. About a year ago I asked at this Committee when this Report would appear but did not receive a Reply. Can the Chair please tell us about securing this Report forthwith, what with the failure of wholesalers Bertrams?"