16 March 2020 Transport and roads

Improving George Street

Work to improve George Street in Hove and create a safer and more attractive environment, begins on Monday 16 March.

The work, which includes replacing benches and planters, and removing bollards, has been designed to create a consistent appearance and improve accessibility for visitors to the busy pedestrianised shopping street.

New gate

A new gate will be installed at the Blatchington end of the street to close the street when the road is closed for use by pedestrians. This will ensure the space is safe for families and shoppers during the restricted hours.

Ward Councillor Clare Moonan said: “George Street is a vital part our local community and relied on by many residents for shops, services and of course a cup of coffee. It is great to see the work of many months about to begin, which will give the street the face lift it needs.”

A safer street

This scheme has also been designed to improve safety when the street is open to all users, at the beginning and end of the day. The work is expected to take around two weeks.

Details of the proposed improvements were shared with George Street business owners last year, who were invited to comment.

The council apologises for any noise and disruption while the work takes place.

More information

For more information contact: Andrew Westwood, Head of Traffic Management on

01273 292468 or email Andrew.Westwood@brighton-hove.gov.uk