Tourism, Equalities, Communities, and Culture Committee

Agenda Item 7 (b)


Subject:                    Member Questions


Date of meeting:    16 June 2022


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

This Committee:


(1)         Councillor Bagaeen – Black Rock


Can the Chair provide an update on the status of proposals to replace the Brighton Centre with a new facility at Black Rock?


(2)         Councillor Simson – Victoria Fountain


Can the Chair provide an update on the status of the repair works for Victoria Fountain?


(3)         Councillor Simson – Funding Received for Community Safety


I refer to my written question 12 at the recent full council:


Councillor Simson

Funding received for Community Safety


Please can you outline and provide a breakdown of the funding awarded to Brighton and Hove City Council for Community Safety from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner for 2022-23.


Reply from Councillor Osborne / Powell, Joint Chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee


The city council has recently been notified by the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner of its finance award for 2022/23.


In total the city council will receive £264,558.98.


This is made up of £79,666.98 for the community safety partnership, £90,892 for youth offending services and £94,000 for drug interventions work.


Can the Chair provide a further breakdown of how this funding is to be spent during the next financial year, including the projects they are to be spent on?


(4)         Councillor Bagaeen – Anti-Racism Strategy


Recent statistics show 3.2 percent of the 2,702 Sussex Police officers declare BAME ethnicity.


How does the Council’s anti-racism strategy support members of the city’s BAME communities in their interaction with the police in order to raise their confidence in policing in the city?