25 February 2014

City’s seafront under the spotlight

A panel of councillors is to look at how best to maintain Brighton & Hove’s vital seafront infrastructure now and in the future.

The cross-party panel will look at a wide range of issues including the arches and other structures supporting the A259, heritage structures such as Madeira Terraces, and protective structures such as the seafront railings.

The aim is to identify the highest priority areas for work and seek views on how this work might be funded and delivered.

Public meetings bringing together businesses, community groups and other interested parties with council officers and politicians are taking place on:

  • Tuesday March 18 from 2-5pm at Brighton Town Hall; and
  • Tuesday March 25 from 9-11am at Hove Town Hall.

Residents and businesses will also be encouraged to give their views via the council’s website and through social media.

The chair of the cross-party panel, Councillor Gill Mitchell, said: “Making the most of our seafront is critical to the future of our city.

“This is a great chance for anyone who wants to see our seafront improved and protected to have their say.”

A drop-in public event is also currently being set up. For further information about the seafront scrutiny panel please visit: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/scrutinypanels