Another busy weekend ahead in Brighton & Hove

With good weather forecast and a number of events and planned protests taking place, we’re asking residents and visitors to plan for another busy weekend in and around the city.

The Labour Party conference begins on Saturday, coinciding with a large number of demonstrations scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. These are due to take place across Brighton & Hove, including at The Level, Old Steine Gardens and Hove Beach.

Others have no specific location.

Thousands of students are currently enjoying Freshers’ Week, Stanmer Park will be hosting the Boundary Festival on Saturday and Preston Park will welcome people to the Foodies Festival throughout the weekend.

Together with an expected influx of visitors travelling to enjoy the city’s hotels, attractions, bars and restaurants, we’re asking that people plan their journeys and to expect delays and congestion.

A27 closure

In addition to events in the city centre, National Highways are carrying out works across the weekend on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 between Lancing and the Shoreham flyover. 

These works will be taking place between 8pm Friday 24 September to 6am Monday 27 September

Drivers are being diverted from Lancing, along the A259 to the Church Road junction in Portslade before being directed back onto the A27 via the Shoreham flyover.

Keep up to date

For information on delays and diversions around the city:

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach company give regular updates via social media on their services across the city the city. You can follow them @BrightonHoveBus

Sussex Police also provide information and advice via Twitter. Follow them @sussex_police

Keep Covid safe

Please remember that Covid-19 is still among us.

We know that the virus loves a crowd and spreads most easily when people come together, especially indoors. When we socialise or gather in large groups, it’s easy to let our guard down. 

We must continue to do everything we can to avoid the spread of the virus.

That means regularly testing with the free lateral flow test kits at home, especially if you’re planning to get together with friends or socialise in crowds. 

If you get a positive lateral flow test, or have even the mildest Covid symptoms, book a PCR test. If you test positive from that, stay at home and self-isolate to make sure you don’t spread it to the people you mix with.

The best way to keep everyone you care about safe is to get vaccinated. Walk-in vaccinations remain available throughout the weekend for anyone who hasn’t had both doses.

Our website has lots of the information you need to keep yourself and others safe.