Items referred from Council - Petitions

Date of Meeting:

11 March 2021

Report of:

Executive Lead Officer for Strategy, Governance & Law

Contact Officer:


Mark Wall


01273 291006



Wards Affected:







1.                    SUMMARY AND POLICY CONTEXT:


1.1             To receive any petitions referred from the Council meeting held on the 22 January 2021.


2.               RECOMMENDATIONS:


2.2             That the Committee responds to the petition either by noting it or writing to the petition organiser setting out the Council’s views, or where it is considered more appropriate, calls for an officer report on the matter.


3.               PETITION


(i)                   Save Hove and Portslade Seafront

Lead Petitioner – Andrea Lewis


To receive the following petition signed by 454 people at the time of publication:


                  We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to answer the questions below, so positive action can be taken for the repair of the seafront railings and furniture in Hove and Portslade. 1) Does our local council understand the massive impact of neglect, debris, deterioration of our surroundings on mental health and a general wellbeing of the residents and visitors? 2)What are the reasons for such significant differences in seafront maintenance between Brighton, Hove & Portslade? 3)What is the general maintenance budget for Brighton, Hove and Portslade and what is the key to its allocation among three areas 4)How much had been allocated and spent in the last 5 years in Brighton Hove and Portslade for maintenance of the seafront railings specifically? 5) Who is responsible for the paint job and who does it and when exactly was the last professional paint job done? 6) How can we, the residents help, for example with crowdfunded projects, if council budgets can’t cover the full amount of the repair/maintenance bill?”



Brighton & Hove City Council




4.30pm28 January 2021







Present:   Councillors Robins (Chair), Mears (Deputy Chair), Allcock, Appich, Atkinson, Bagaeen, Barnett, Bell, Brennan, Brown, Childs, Clare, Davis, Deane, Druitt, Ebel, Evans, Fishleigh, Fowler, Gibson, Grimshaw, Hamilton, Heley, Henry, Hill, Hills, Hugh-Jones, Janio, Knight, Lewry, Littman, Lloyd, Mac Cafferty, McNair, Miller, Moonan, Nemeth, Nield, O'Quinn, Osborne, Peltzer Dunn, Phillips, Pissaridou, Platts, Powell, Shanks, Simson, C Theobald, West, Wilkinson, Williams and Yates





88        PETITIONS


88.1    The Mayor invited the submission of petitions from councillors and members of the public.  He reminded the Council that petitions would be referred to the appropriate decision-making body without debate and the person presenting the petition would be invited to attend the meeting to which the petition was referred.


88.2    The Mayor noted that one petition had been submitted regarding Hove and Portslade Seafront and invited Ms Andrea Lewis to present the petition.


88.3    The Mayor thanked Ms Lewis for presenting the petition and noted that it would be referred to the Policy & Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee for consideration.