Archive for the ‘7 Environment’ Category

Winter Fuel Bills

The days are dark, the weather is wet, and it’s time to turn on the heating. For most people, this is just a part of the changing seasons, but there are 15,000 households in Brighton & Hove whose inhabitants struggle to heat their homes. Living in cold conditions has a terrible impact on physical and mental health, and causes a shocking 135 ‘excess winter deaths’ in the city each year. The St Peter’s & North Laine ward has been identified by UK Power Networks as one of the most deprived wards in the South East. (more…)


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Jim Gowan’s West Hill Watch

Giant Sign Proposed in Surrey Street

An advertising sign covering almost 27 square meters of a wall facing Brighton Station, a grade two star building, has also been recommended for refusal by the Conservation Advisory Group (CAG). The application has been made by the Ethical Property Company, which admits to having neither sought advice from the local council nor to have consulted neighbours or the local community. The green and white steel and aluminium lettering would also be harmful to the attractive north façade of the Queen’s Head public house, which is on the local list of heritage assets. (more…)

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Brighton & Hove’s House Sparrows Project is challenging people across Brighton and Hove to use photography to capture images of the house sparrows visiting our city. (more…)

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Friday 13 October 3-5pm

6a Pavilion Buildings, BN1 1EE

Contact the Network on 01273 203380 to find out more about the event and their services.

Survivors’ Network was established in 1990 by a group of female survivors of childhood sexual abuse to provide services that would support other female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. They have grown from those humble beginnings to an organisation that now offers a range of professional relevant services to survivors of any gender aged 14+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence. The charity is a fully accredited member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex. (more…)

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Sussex Police have launched a Contact Campaign to let the public know the different ways they can contact the police, depending on needs. When there isn’t a crime in progress or risk to life, the public should call 101, report online or seek an alternative option. In addition to police social media activity to raise awareness, a revised contact card bespoke to each district is available both in downloadable electronic format, and as a postcard that people can pick up in public areas and at events so they can pin it up at home for easy reference. (more…)

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We end our series where we ask the owners of local businesses what they think about being part of the community in the Seven Dials / West Hill area. Unsurprisingly, most of them yearn for an improvement in the parking situation and an overwhelming percentage think that business rates could be much fairer. Every one of the businesses love the community in which they are based.

Please write to The Whistler and let us know what you like most about living in this area and your improvement suggestions.

Yvonne Parks Hair Stylist has been a West Hill fixture since 1961. Yvonne Harman and second-in-command Susan Gail have been gently perming and cutting in Gloucester Road for a generation and more. Yvonne was first attracted to the area because she “liked the village feel about it. Whole families became our clients, and our friends.” West Hill is a “gateway to so many places, near to the railway station and the buses.” (more…)

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The Grenfell Tower disaster has provoked fierce debate on a wide range of issues, one of which is the future of high rise construction itself. It is a topic which is of particular concern to the residents of Brighton & Hove where the council itself owns over forty buildings which are over 18 meters in height. It is also proposed to build further residential towers of up to 40 storeys in many parts of the city. These include the Marina, Preston Park, Lewes Road, Hove Station and the King Alfred site on the sea front. (more…)

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