Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 21a


Subject:                    Petitions


Date of meeting:    20 September 2022


Report of:                 Executive Director for Governance, People & Resources


Contact Officer:      Name: John Peel

                                    Tel: 01273 291058

                                    Email: john.peel@brighton-hove.gov.uk


Ward(s) affected:   All



1.            Purpose of the report and policy context


1.1         To receive any petitions submitted directly to Democratic Services or any e-Petition submitted via the council’s website.


2.            Recommendations


2.1         That the committee responds to the petition either by noting it or where it is considered more appropriate, calls for an officer report on the matter.


3.            Context and background information


3.1         To receive the following petition signed by 24 people at the time of publication:


(1)      Controlled parking for Withdean Court Avenue


We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to Introduce controlled residents parking in Withdean Court Avenue - similar to Surrenden Crescent

Since the introduction of controlled parked along Surrenden Crescent from early February, parking in Withdean Court Avenue has become very problematic for the residents. This situation has also resulted in the council refuse truck being unable to safely negotiate its way up the road on a number of occasions and recently resulted in knocking a lamp post which necessitated its removal. A neighbour is also currently unable to get a skip removed from her drive due to the number cars parked, so that the lorry cannot safely load it. The residents are also concerned about emergency vehicles not being able to access the road as well.


To receive the following petition signed by 110 people at the time of publication:






(2)      Stanford Avenue/Preston Road Traffic and Noise Calming


We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to introduce traffic calming measures to reduce the level of noise and the speed of traffic in lower Stanford Avenue and Preston Road running north of the Viaduct which are both currently outside the city centre 20 mph limit. Therefore, we propose that the Brighton and Hove City Council should consider the following actions; 1. To move the 20 mph signs from the current location in Beaconsfield Road to the entrance of Stanford Avenue just before the pedestrian crossings in Preston Road (A23). (A map will be available for the Committee meeting) 2. To move the 30 mph signs in Preston Road located at the Viaduct to the same location beyond the pedestrian crossing in Preston Road in alignment with motion 1 above. 3. Install “Reduce your speed” signs in Stanford Avenue and Preston Road”. 4. Support requests to our Brighton MP that lower Stanford Avenue and Preston Road be considered for the Government’s pilot noise camera scheme


To receive the following petition signed by 12 people at the time of publication:


(3)      Reinforcing Controlled Parking on Dean Street


We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to erect bollards on the east side to prevent kerb-parking on double-yellow line (particularly at Western Road end). Enhance signposting for Residents' Parking. Prevent motorcycles parking on pavement on the corner outside McDonald's to avoid them blocking road users' view from Dean Street to Western Road (west).

Since the explosion of rapid food delivery services in Brighton over the past couple of years, Dean Street, which was once a relatively quiet Victorian inner city haven, has become a dangerous and unpleasant place for its residents to live.

Inadequately regulated drivers are continually parking their vehicles on the pavements, on double-yellow lines and outside residents’ houses. Also there is a continual flow of delivery driver motorbikes down the street, often exceeding the speed limit and some riding on the pavement as well as the wrong way up our one-way street.

It is a constant problem with vehicles parking on the pavement and blocking the way of pedestrians, mobility scooters and pushchairs. It can even prevent residents getting in and out of their homes as the cars park up against the houses - outside numbers 2-9 in particular on the east side of Dean Street.


To receive the following petition signed by 90 people at the time of publication:


(4)      Bus Service to replace Madeira Drive lift


Given that the Madeira Lift is out of action for the rest of the year if not beyond, I ask that a bus service is provided to take the less mobile residents of the Kemptown area down to Madeira Drive.

To receive the following petition signed by 74 people at the time of publication:


(5)      Haliburton parking proposal: Isabel Crescent


We the undersigned, all residents of Isabel Crescent or Olive Road, wish to oppose the painting of double yellow lines on Isabel Crsecent