Road regeneration project requires funds

Regeneration requires funds

Regeneration requires funds

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Communities minister Penny Mordaunt MP is being called on to back up her admiration for the London Road regeneration in Brighton with more government money.

The newly appointed minister visited several resurgent sites, including the Open Market, Hisbe supermarket, Elder Place and the Emporium, and said the area was an example to the nation.

The London Road area was one of 15 successful Portas Pilot bids from almost 400 nationwide applicants in 2012. It received £83,000 in funding, which runs out in the next couple of months.

The pilot, in which shopping guru Mary Portas is involved, has co-incided with significant development projects, which have brought more money and footfall to the area.

However, Brighton and Hove City Councillor Geoffrey Bowden said there is still “an awful lot more to be done” to the area.

He said: “I am hoping that the pilot money won’t just be a one-off. It is only a pilot and the job is not completed yet.

“We have still got areas that need tender loving care and need bringing to fruition that will add life to the area.”

Philip Wells, from the London Road Action Team, said extra funding would be “very helpful”.

He said: “It would not have to be a huge amount of money and would be strategically used to contribute further to what has already been done.

“Things that have been particularly valuable such as the website, the town team manager and the town liaison officers all cost money. They have got us to the point we are now but it would be great if we could keep up the momentum.”

High Street Minister Penny Mordaunt said: “Up and down the country, Portas Pilots and Town Teams are helping to drive the local economy, boost business and adopt shopper-friendly parking policies.

“The main aim of these schemes has always been to harness the energy and enthusiasm of the local community and give them the freedom to try out their ideas.

“This Government’s long-term economic plan is supporting local high streets with a billion-pound package of investment that includes targeted business rate discounts, sensible planning changes and action to rein in over-zealous parking practices.”

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11:19am Thu 14 Aug 14

Chills says...

Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front.
Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period!
Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front. Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period! Chills
  • Score: 9

11:50am Thu 14 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

What is required is a high quality renovation with link to Level and Victoria gardens project to provide a more pleasant shopping experience and that improved access for those walking, cycling and using public transport.
What is required is a high quality renovation with link to Level and Victoria gardens project to provide a more pleasant shopping experience and that improved access for those walking, cycling and using public transport. HJarrs
  • Score: -9

12:10pm Thu 14 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

"said the area was an example to the nation. "
Is that a joke?
"said the area was an example to the nation. " Is that a joke? sussexram40
  • Score: 11

12:25pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Why should an area be regenerated?

If businesses etc choose to leave it, that's a natural progression.

No street has a God-given right to exist.
Why should an area be regenerated? If businesses etc choose to leave it, that's a natural progression. No street has a God-given right to exist. stevo!!
  • Score: -3

12:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

rolivan says...

HJarrs wrote:
What is required is a high quality renovation with link to Level and Victoria gardens project to provide a more pleasant shopping experience and that improved access for those walking, cycling and using public transport.
I thought that was a project that is going to commence next year, or has it been shelved since I spoke to someone in the Planning Office last week . It looks great on paper,although I am trying to work out the junction that will get vehicles from Grand Parade over to the London Rd heading North across what looks like 4 Bus Lanes and 2 cycle lanes
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: What is required is a high quality renovation with link to Level and Victoria gardens project to provide a more pleasant shopping experience and that improved access for those walking, cycling and using public transport.[/p][/quote]I thought that was a project that is going to commence next year, or has it been shelved since I spoke to someone in the Planning Office last week . It looks great on paper,although I am trying to work out the junction that will get vehicles from Grand Parade over to the London Rd heading North across what looks like 4 Bus Lanes and 2 cycle lanes rolivan
  • Score: 5

1:33pm Thu 14 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

Chills wrote:
Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front.
Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period!
Perhaps it would have been a tad more sensible to use a different route?!
[quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front. Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period![/p][/quote]Perhaps it would have been a tad more sensible to use a different route?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 4

1:46pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Never mind all that nonsense about road regeneration, there is still a big sink hole in the middle of Kings road, with the road being half closed all summer! Not only is it an eyesore (like most of the buildings around that spot) but causes continued inconvenience to visitors, residents and business. It was supposed to be fixed within 8 weeks, its now been nearly 4 months. I have heard from my sources the greens are using delaying tactics on the repairs as part of their continued anti-car crusade. I mean, had anyone ever seen a single person actually working on fixing it??
Never mind all that nonsense about road regeneration, there is still a big sink hole in the middle of Kings road, with the road being half closed all summer! Not only is it an eyesore (like most of the buildings around that spot) but causes continued inconvenience to visitors, residents and business. It was supposed to be fixed within 8 weeks, its now been nearly 4 months. I have heard from my sources the greens are using delaying tactics on the repairs as part of their continued anti-car crusade. I mean, had anyone ever seen a single person actually working on fixing it?? Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 10

2:00pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Gaz Scott says...

Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed some people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thanks.
Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed some people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thanks. Gaz Scott
  • Score: 27

2:32pm Thu 14 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

Gaz Scott wrote:
Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed some people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thanks.
Agreed - now on the ignore list!!
[quote][p][bold]Gaz Scott[/bold] wrote: Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed some people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thanks.[/p][/quote]Agreed - now on the ignore list!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 16

3:05pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Gaz Scott wrote:
Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed some people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thanks.
Agreed - now on the ignore list!!
Excellent!

I look forward to tearing your posts about knowing that you won't be able to respond because you haven't read them.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gaz Scott[/bold] wrote: Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed some people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thanks.[/p][/quote]Agreed - now on the ignore list!![/p][/quote]Excellent! I look forward to tearing your posts about knowing that you won't be able to respond because you haven't read them. stevo!!
  • Score: -7

3:06pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
Never mind all that nonsense about road regeneration, there is still a big sink hole in the middle of Kings road, with the road being half closed all summer! Not only is it an eyesore (like most of the buildings around that spot) but causes continued inconvenience to visitors, residents and business. It was supposed to be fixed within 8 weeks, its now been nearly 4 months. I have heard from my sources the greens are using delaying tactics on the repairs as part of their continued anti-car crusade. I mean, had anyone ever seen a single person actually working on fixing it??
They would work on it if it wasn't for all the traffic.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: Never mind all that nonsense about road regeneration, there is still a big sink hole in the middle of Kings road, with the road being half closed all summer! Not only is it an eyesore (like most of the buildings around that spot) but causes continued inconvenience to visitors, residents and business. It was supposed to be fixed within 8 weeks, its now been nearly 4 months. I have heard from my sources the greens are using delaying tactics on the repairs as part of their continued anti-car crusade. I mean, had anyone ever seen a single person actually working on fixing it??[/p][/quote]They would work on it if it wasn't for all the traffic. stevo!!
  • Score: -1

3:21pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Chills wrote:
Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front.
Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period!
Perhaps it would have been a tad more sensible to use a different route?!
And how would the tourists know to do that?
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front. Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period![/p][/quote]Perhaps it would have been a tad more sensible to use a different route?![/p][/quote]And how would the tourists know to do that? stevo!!
  • Score: -1

3:38pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Ambo Guy says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
Never mind all that nonsense about road regeneration, there is still a big sink hole in the middle of Kings road, with the road being half closed all summer! Not only is it an eyesore (like most of the buildings around that spot) but causes continued inconvenience to visitors, residents and business. It was supposed to be fixed within 8 weeks, its now been nearly 4 months. I have heard from my sources the greens are using delaying tactics on the repairs as part of their continued anti-car crusade. I mean, had anyone ever seen a single person actually working on fixing it??
Yep they really need to sort out Kings Road before moving onto any other part of the city. The seafront road around the centre has pretty much been a no-go zone for months now.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: Never mind all that nonsense about road regeneration, there is still a big sink hole in the middle of Kings road, with the road being half closed all summer! Not only is it an eyesore (like most of the buildings around that spot) but causes continued inconvenience to visitors, residents and business. It was supposed to be fixed within 8 weeks, its now been nearly 4 months. I have heard from my sources the greens are using delaying tactics on the repairs as part of their continued anti-car crusade. I mean, had anyone ever seen a single person actually working on fixing it??[/p][/quote]Yep they really need to sort out Kings Road before moving onto any other part of the city. The seafront road around the centre has pretty much been a no-go zone for months now. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 12

3:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

rolivan says...

stevo!! wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Chills wrote:
Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front.
Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period!
Perhaps it would have been a tad more sensible to use a different route?!
And how would the tourists know to do that?
Possibly the same as anywhere else in the World with the introduction of Detour Signs
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front. Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period![/p][/quote]Perhaps it would have been a tad more sensible to use a different route?![/p][/quote]And how would the tourists know to do that?[/p][/quote]Possibly the same as anywhere else in the World with the introduction of Detour Signs rolivan
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Chills says...

Chills wrote:
Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front.
Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period!
To get back to the original question; does anyone know what timescale there is for resolving the West St/Kings Road subsidence issue?
[quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front. Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period![/p][/quote]To get back to the original question; does anyone know what timescale there is for resolving the West St/Kings Road subsidence issue? Chills
  • Score: 5

6:18pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Chills wrote:
Chills wrote:
Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front.
Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period!
To get back to the original question; does anyone know what timescale there is for resolving the West St/Kings Road subsidence issue?
There isn't one.
[quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chills[/bold] wrote: Before any road works to regenerate London Road, does anyone know what is happening with the subsidence at Kings Road/West Street? Originally it was going to be weeks, then months. I spent ages again yesterday in the gridlocked roads along the sea front. Great advert for the city during the key summer tourist period![/p][/quote]To get back to the original question; does anyone know what timescale there is for resolving the West St/Kings Road subsidence issue?[/p][/quote]There isn't one. stevo!!
  • Score: -1

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