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- Meeting of Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Tuesday, 20th September, 2022 4.00pm (Item 19.)
19.1 The Chair provided the following communications:
“We’re holding this committee the day after the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
This is a historic moment in our nation’s history as we remember the passing of The Queen and witness the start of the new reign of King Charles III. As elected politicians we recognise many people will be saddened by the news and wish to pay their respects.
For that reason, I ask the committee and assembled officers and members of the public to join me in a minute’s silence.
Since this committee last met, we’ve seen a number of projects being taken forward for the benefit of Brighton & Hove.
Firstly, I’d like to congratulate officers for their work on installing cycle hangars across the city. By the end of the year we’ll have more than 100 in use for residents to safely store their bikes. I was especially pleased to see that we had a 100% take up rate for the first 20 and I’m sure the rest will prove just as popular.
We have also just completed a lengthy consultation on creating the city’s first Liveable Neighbourhood in Hanover & Tarner – And looking ahead, I’m delighted to see so many activities and events taking place to mark Car Free Day this Thursday. An opportunity for us all to take a look at how we travel around the city.
We’ll soon be consulting on the next wave of School Streets, supporting the safer travel of Primary school children to and from their classroom.
Work is also continuing to make Brighton & Hove as welcoming as possible for residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Earlier this month we launched a year-long programme of targeted action zones to help tackle problem graffiti across the city.
The action zones will target high footfall areas and involve co-ordinated activity of graffiti removal from council property, alongside engagement with businesses about problem graffiti on commercial property.
All this week, we’re also clearing litter on the A27 from Portslade junction through to Falmer. The clean-up will take place overnight when traffic will be light. Work starts this evening and we're expecting it to take 5 nights”.