The number of people rough sleeping in Brighton & Hove has risen over the last year. The council budget for 2020/21 includes funding of £30.9million for homelessness and rough sleeping services to help people in need in the city.
The budget for 2020/21 has been set, with councillors deciding how to allocate more than £900 million. The budget includes an increase of the council’s element of council tax of 3.99 per cent. A new all party amendment was passed to secure up to £13.4m towards the restoration of Madeira Terraces.
We’re holding a public meeting on Wednesday 26 February about last summer’s fire at the Hollingdean waste transfer station. We'll be looking at causes of the fire, the actions taken and what we’re doing to try to prevent it happening again.