The Police and Council are holding the third meeting, this time with a focus on Transport & Environment. Following vocal community concerns earlier in the year around the safety of the St James St area they are trying to find better ways to work with residents and businesses around St James Street to improve the area so that it feels a safer and more welcoming place for all, and to listen & collaborate with the community to help make this happen.
The Police and Council have held a two previous community events looking at key local issues – so far this has included a general ‘big-picture’ event which took place in June, and a focus on crime and community safety in October.
The next event, which will take place on Wednesday November 13th, will be looking at the local environment – cleaning and greening – the streets and parks and how they could be improved. The meeting will be at the Dorset Gardens Methodist Church from 10am – 12 noon, and will be attended by officers from Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council & local councillors.
A BHCC council spokesperson said “The aim will be not just to identify problems and concerns, but to start developing actions and a positive vision for change, and the findings of the event will go toward developing a neighbourhood action plan for the area.”
See here for a summary of process so far, and further information .
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