Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 25a


Subject:                    Petitions referred from Full Council


Date of meeting:    3 October 2023


Report of:                 Executive Director for Governance, People & Resources


Contact Officer:      Name: John Peel

                                    Tel: 01273 291058



Ward(s) affected:   All



1.            Purpose of the report and policy context


1.1         To receive petitions presented at the Full Council meeting held on the 20 July 2023.


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:




1)           Re-instate parking meters

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to re-instate all existing cash and card parking meters in Brighton and Hove immediately. Changing payments to an app only system requires drivers to have a smartphone with a connected bank account available at all times. This is discriminatory against certain people, for example: - The elderly and others who may have difficulty managing the technology - People who don’t wish to have a smartphone, or to have to carry one with them at all times, whether that is for personal reasons or reasons of general privacy. - Visitors to the city, who may not want to download a new app for a short trip. - People that are worried about security issues when connecting bank accounts to phones. - People on Pay As You Go phone contracts that may not have credit available on their phones when needing to park.

2)            On street Hospital parking- Zone H


We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to Leave the parking charges around the hospital as they are. Many hospital staff use the

surrounding roads to park so they can attend their long shifts at your local city hospital. The new hospital has has a huge recruitment drive in the past few years, bringing lots of people to the area.

Staff work more than 8 hours per day as any normal set shift, with a huge percentage of the staff regularly working 12.5 hour shifts, this puts the price increase at 198% from what it is already! This is not sustainable.

Please support the hospital staff get to work by signing this petition. With no staff there is no service.