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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Sky Wide Open proposals = peter pan flights of fancy

Economic Development & Culture Committee agreed to pass the proposals to P&R ::: no date, though. the earliest date would be June 11th.....

Thursday, 5 March 2015

lastest news: swimming pool next door


Monday, 2 March 2015

Beach Huts, Hove (2% rise) vs Beach Chalets (25% /25%) (please pass me my gun)

dear officer
RE: proposed 2 year 25/25% rent rise for Beach Chalets
What is the proposed rise for the Hove beach huts ground-rent? I assume that those huts are owned by the tenants and the Council only charges ground-rent and transfer-fee but I wanted to know how many are there and what is the rise for comparison purposes. 
Can you let me know before the adjourned Budget meeting on Tuesday?
officer replies:
There are approximately 450 beach huts. The proposal is to increase the Licence Fee to place a beach hut on Hove Promenade by 2% to £321.00.
Hove 450 huts x £314 pa = £141300
increase 2% = £2,826
increase 25% = £35,325
Beach Chalet 25/25% rent rise £12,057 / £12,057= £24,114
 query: why the difference?
in reply
"Each of the fees and charges are considered on an individual basis and increased by inflation, unless it is deemed appropriate to recommend an above inflation increase.

Did any councillor reply to my query? No

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

12th Feb tidy-up spread-sheet

note tidy-up spread-sheet in post Thursday, 12 February 2015

Access to the beach (and,  indeed, the chalets....) ensured this Saturday/Sunday when the Marathon takes place

negotiation by email: see you at the ballot box

Surely you could reduce the rise to say 10% / 10% ??

No: we have decided our amendments; we are going to try to save some childrens centres, some voluntary groups, and some public toilets, as well as trying to keep parking increases down. We did not choose to keep beach hut rental increases down, sorry. Neither the cuts nor the Budget are our doing and we have chosen our priorities.

Councillor Warren Morgan
East Brighton Ward
Leader of the Labour Group