Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 66(c)


Subject:                    Deputations


Date of meeting:    18 January 2022



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 following which one Member of the Council, nominated by the Mayor, may speak in response.  It shall then be moved by the Mayor and voted on without discussion that the spokesperson for the deputation be thanked for attending and its subject matter noted.


Notification of one Deputation has been received. The spokesperson is entitled to speak for 5 minutes.


(2)          Deputation: Liveable Neighbourhood


Lower North-East Hanover Residents (LNEHR) is a group that provides a forum where residents in our local area can meet to discuss and improve our local neighbourhood.  The area covered by our group is shown in the map in Annex 1.

On behalf of our neighbours, we would like to propose to Brighton & Hove Council, that a Liveable neighbourhood scheme is initiated in our area.

There is strong support from the local community for this scheme. We have a petition in support of the initiative signed by 150+ neighbours and letters of support (included in Annex 2) from:

·         Elm Grove Primary School

·         St Martin’s Primary and Nursery School

·         Wellington House Day Service

·         Fairlight Primary and Nursery School


Based on feedback from our neighbours, we would like to work with the council to improve our residential areas, by reducing traffic, noise and pollution. Safer streets for walking and cycling, for children to play, for people to rest and socialise, for secure bike storage, for activity areas, and for more trees, plants and pocket parks would bring great benefit to our community.  This is particularly important for the three popular primary schools within our local area.

In particular, a number of road junctions have been highlighted as especially dangerous and sections of pavement unsafe, or a barrier to use, including those regularly used to access schools, by the elderly, by children and those with disabilities. 

LNEHR is committed to promoting greater social interaction between local residents and greater involvement in tackling issues that lead to an improvement in the quality of life for all in our area; aims which would be supported by the introduction of a Liveable Streets initiative.


Supported by:

Matt Black (Lead Spokesperson)

Bernard G Mills

Nick Wells

Linda White

Deniz Birkan

Vanessa Cox

Violet Black


Annex 1- Map of area


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Annex 2 – Letters of Support


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