A period of not more than fifteen minutes shall be allowed at each ordinary meeting of the Council for the hearing of deputations from members of the public.  Each deputation may be heard for a maximum of five minutes.


Deputations received:


(1)      Deputation: Pavement Obstructions


This deputation is given jointly by three local groups, Possability People, Living Streets Brighton & Hove and Brighton Active Travel.


The deputation outlines the needs for improved standards, better oversight and enforcement to keep the city's footways clear of obstructions. 

Obstructions include road signs that block visibility; EV charging points; columns and control boxes for traffic signals; controlled parking zone posts and their companion payment cabinets; domestic wheelie bins for private houses; commercial bins for businesses; cable cabinets and new lamp columns.


Easy and safe passage of footways is being compromised for everybody. Virtually everybody who lives in or visits the city uses pavements but, increasingly, the footways are being treated as dumping grounds for all manner of items.

They are obstacles that stop people moving easily and safely, whether by foot or by wheelchair.


The deputation asks the Committee to take action to keep pavements clear and safe.


Supported by:

Max Glaskin (Lead Spokesperson)

Geraldine Des Moulins

Diane Warburton

James Taylor

Angela Devas

Mark Strong

Sue Birch

Katharine Rodda

Ben Simmonds