BOTLAT Meeting 17 April 2018, Fisherman’s Vestry, St Paul’s Church, West St, Brighton
Debbie Gibson-Leigh – Chair BOTLAT,
Caroline Brennan – Secretary BOTLAT
Stuart Lauchlan – Chair Clarendon Mansions Residents Association (CMRA)
Alex Phillips – Councillor
Simon Bannister – BHCC Safe in the City
Tom Druitt – Councillor
Denise Taylor – Lanes Traders
Marc Walmsley – Manzone Barbers, Pool Valley
Andrew Tull – Market Inn
Peter Market Inn
Updates from last meeting
- Recycling bins. Still no response as yet from Damian to invitation to attend the LAT meeting. As Simon Bannister was not in attendance, issue to be carried over to next meeting.
- East Street/Little East St – cars and vans are still accessing supposedly pedestrianised zones. Parked cars left there all day, not towed away – potential safety issue. As Simon Bannister was not in attendance, issue to be carried over to next meeting.
- Refuse Bin Grand Junction Road – does not appear on the council’s map – do they know it’s there? Operationally Cityclean do empty it, but the bin is damaged and dangerous to use. It is not being dealt with.
In Digital Brighton – the Town Hall has fast speeds, yet Old Town residents have ‘not spots’. BT and Virgin Media claim the council will not permit roads to be dug up, is this true? Shops have leased lines, yet residents who cannot afford this are suffering. Possibly do a straw poll of Lanes Traders to see what speeds they’re getting?
Action: Alex to explore at full council meeting in July.
Graffiti and tagging Art and Believe are being commissioned by Tom and Alex through their ward budget to do a piece (e.g. William Hill on Sillwood Street) Could this be an Old Town project to combat the ugly tagging throughout the area.
Brighton Marathon Organisation- Residents in East Street experienced several issues with the Marathon such as difficulty in accessing their homes and privacy issues caused by the gantry over the A259. This year, there was no privacy netting covering the gantry so everyone crossing the gantry could look into residents’’ homes. There was also a dangerous issue with the bollards in East Street not being set up, which meant vehicles were accessing East Street whilst chairs and tables were still set out.
Who organises it and who has overall coordination for the Marathon?
Mark Prior was suggested as the one to contact, or David Parker.
Hippodrome Meeting on 27 April – Stuart agreed to attend
i360 – not granted a vertical drinking license or off sales.
Chapter X111 – The Old Town LAT objects to the application. Update to be provided at next LAT on 29 May.
Harmonisation of licenses – The variation of licensing conditions of venues in close proximity to each other is causing noise nuisance for residents in East Street. Licensed premises should have similar conditions regarding waste disposal and collection and these conditions needs to be harmonised.
Action: Alex to raise as a policy issue, Debbie to raise at Licensing Strategy Group.
Old Town Conservation meeting – The meeting due on 14 March was cancelled and re-scheduled for June.