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Tell us your ideas for City Makers scheme

The Argus: Hundreds of volunteers took part in The Argus Beach Clean in Brighton in May Hundreds of volunteers took part in The Argus Beach Clean in Brighton in May

THE Argus is making a final call for suggestions for our City Makers initiative.

The scheme will mobilise staff from some of Brighton and Hove’s biggest employers to take part in activities that will benefit the city.

Southern Water, Legal and General and American Express have already partnered up with us for the scheme.

The first project of City Makers was the Big Beach Clean Up which took place last month.

Employees from all three companies joined hundreds of volunteers on May 27 at Brighton beach to collect over ten tonnes of rubbish.

Graham Precey, head of corporate responsibility and ethics at Legal and General, said: “The City Makers Initiative is a good approach to get people working together so we are more than happy to help.”

Michael Beard, editor of The Argus, praised The Big Beach Clean Up volunteers and urged more people to come forward with ideas for the initiative.

He said: “I’d like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who turned up to support the beach clean – the first project for our City Makers.

“What really struck me was the desire and willingness to carry out something that makes a real difference.

“That was just the start. We’re looking for a number of projects we can carry out to make the city an even better place.”

The aim is to make the city a better place to live, work and play.

Readers are invited to suggest projects for the initiative.

From tidying beaches to regenerating a community space, let us know what project you want help with and this newspaper will aim to help you.

If you have a project that you would like to see as part of the City Makers Initiative, please call The Argus on 01273 544544 or email news@theargus.co.uk

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5:15pm Mon 30 Jun 14

MegA69 says...

Clean up the slum garages in Central Hove - so many are neglected. Makes some streets look like shanty towns not conservation areas.
Clean up the slum garages in Central Hove - so many are neglected. Makes some streets look like shanty towns not conservation areas. MegA69
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2:51am Tue 1 Jul 14

Zeta Function says...

1) Seafront railings need to be repainted. This involves stripping all previous coats of paint, removing rust and applying anti rust paint. How about training up volunteers and setting them to work?

2) Dog mess clean up,

3) how about a coat of paint for the remains of the West Pier?

4) Removing chewing gum from pavements.

5) Cut private hedges where they have grown out over pavements, in some cases over 1 foot, reducing public access.

6) Clear weeds from pavements.

7) Fix broken pavement stones.

8) Define noise-free spaces in parks for meditation, yoga, contemplation, etc.
1) Seafront railings need to be repainted. This involves stripping all previous coats of paint, removing rust and applying anti rust paint. How about training up volunteers and setting them to work? 2) Dog mess clean up, 3) how about a coat of paint for the remains of the West Pier? 4) Removing chewing gum from pavements. 5) Cut private hedges where they have grown out over pavements, in some cases over 1 foot, reducing public access. 6) Clear weeds from pavements. 7) Fix broken pavement stones. 8) Define noise-free spaces in parks for meditation, yoga, contemplation, etc. Zeta Function
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4:11am Tue 1 Jul 14

Roundbill says...

How about creating a twenty-foot-high wicker man, in which to burn Jason Kitcar and Ben Duncan?
How about creating a twenty-foot-high wicker man, in which to burn Jason Kitcar and Ben Duncan? Roundbill
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9:21am Tue 1 Jul 14

Morpheus says...

They could go round all the streets and cut back all the shrubs and trees overhanging the pavements.
They could go round all the streets and cut back all the shrubs and trees overhanging the pavements. Morpheus
  • Score: -1
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