Agenda Item 37



Subject:                    Petitions


Date of meeting:    19 October 2023


Report of:                 Executive Director for Governance, People & Resources


Contact Officer:      Name: Anthony Soyinka

                                    Tel: 01273 291006




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 804 people at the time of publication:


Reduce the cost of resident's parking permits


We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to reduce the costs of the resident's parking permits. The cost of parking permits year on year has risen way above the rate of inflation. In some cases doubling the cost year on year, making Brighton the most expensive area for resident's parking anywhere in the country


We already pay road tax which is based on the emissions of vehicles. A parking permit system that is based on the emissions of vehicles is simply another road tax. A parked car does not pollute.

In this cost of living crisis the council should do the decent thing and reverse the increases that we have endured over the past two years, to help struggling families and businesses. Parents, small businesses, disabled and others who rely on their cars are being crushed by the high price of permits on top of everything else. The council say they car about us, so please do the decent thing and reduce the cost of these permits asap.

The war on the motorist must end.


3.2         To receive the following petition signed by 54 people at the time of publication:


Car Parking at Clarendon Place


Brighton and Hove City Council are proposing parking permit zone changes. The first proposal has been passed and there is a second meeting on 3rd October 2023.


We are not able to apply for parking permits due to us being on the border of zone L and we are classed as an industrial area.


We need to submit out concerns and request that our address and post codes are taken into account and Zone L extended to include Clarendon Place.