Panel Summary


This scrutiny panel was established to progress issues raised by the ‘Streets Ahead’ event in 2011. The key aim was to look at ways of supporting the city’s independent retailers.

The objectives of the panel came from issues raised at the Streets Ahead event, namely:

  • How can Brighton & Hove’s unique retail offer be supported and the impact of high inflation and the economic downturn be mitigated?
  • How can the independent retail sector and multiple, or larger, chains work in partnership to help sustain the viability of the retail sector?
  • What marketing and promotion would benefit the city’s retail sector?
  • How can retailers, landlords, prospective developers and agents develop the city’s retail sector?
  • How can regulations and advice regarding the retail sector be utilised and accessed more by retailers?
  • How could street markets have a more positive impact on retailers?


Panel Members


  • Councillor Gill Mitchell (Chair)
  • Councillor Phelim MacCafferty
  • Councillor Carol Theobald


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