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Agenda item

Items referred from Council

To consider items referred from the Public Engagement meeting of Council held on 16 December 2022


(a)           Petitions


(1)           Bring Back Brighton and Hove in Bloom


(A)          Petitions


(1)           Bring back Brighton & Hove In Bloom


67.1      The Committee considered a petition referred to it by Full Council that requested the return of the City in Bloom competition.


67.2      The Chair provided the following response:


“In Bloom has changed a great deal and has moved away from an emphasis on traditional floral displays to sustainable displays that support biodiversity, aims that I support.

The way In Bloom used to operate was not inexpensive.

In 2007/2008, the year before funding was reduced, the budget was £61,810.

In the current financial situation, it would unfortunately not be easy to provide such funding due to the huge amounts of cuts we have to make due to years of austerity and enormous cuts to local government”.


67.3      Councillor Nemeth moved a motion to call for an officer report on the matter.


67.4      Councillor Bagaeen formally seconded the motion.


67.5      Resolved- That the Committee receive a report to a future meeting responding to the petition request.

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