Extended working hours on construction sites
New guidance is now available for developers, construction site managers and residents in response to a recent government direction about extended working hours on construction sites.
Discretionary fund guidance and panel underway
We anticipate that small businesses in the city will be able to start applying for a discretionary grant tomorrow, 3 June. Last-minute checks are being carried out on the online application form and a guide for applicants is being prepared.
Quit for COVID
Smokers in Brighton & Hove are being urged to quit to reduce the risks of severe symptoms if they get COVID-19.
Facts about Covid19 data for the city – setting the record straight
Alistair Hill, director of public health for Brighton & Hove City Council explains the very serious concerns about the deckzero.com website's information about the R number. And how the alleged statistics they are using are misleading and potentially dangerous in terms of giving either false reassurance or creating unnecessary concerns.
Discretionary fund – applications open soon
Small businesses will soon be able to apply for small grants from Brighton & Hove's discretionary fund. Guidance and an online form are being developed after the proposed scheme was approved by councillors on Friday.
Beach dog walking by-laws are back
By-laws restricting dog walking on some of Brighton & Hove beaches are back in place. The rules had been eased during May to keep dog walkers safe and encourage social distancing.
A big thank you to all the city’s volunteers
This year’s Volunteers Week comes at a time when huge numbers of people have been volunteering to support the city’s response to Covid-19. Volunteers provide vital support to people across the city in all circumstances - we'd like to thank them all.
Council Leader Nancy Platts asks people to stay away from the city and for more local powers to protect against another Covid-19 outbreak
People who live in the city, many of whom have no garden or balcony, say that they can’t go to their local park or the seafront because they feel unsafe due to the high visitor numbers on the seafront.
Brighton & Hove City Council statement - reopening schools
Because of concerns around safety, our current advice to schools and council nurseries is that they should not open more widely for pupils on 1 June.
Stewarding the seafront this weekend
We’re again asking people to limit travel to the city and the seafront this weekend. Stewards will be in place between 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday to monitor the central beach area.