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Protest at ‘wholly unjust cuts to city’

The Argus: Brighton and Hove Council leader Jason Kitcat, with councillors Lizzie Dean, Phelim MacCafferty and Ruth Buckley alongside Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas Brighton and Hove Council leader Jason Kitcat, with councillors Lizzie Dean, Phelim MacCafferty and Ruth Buckley alongside Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas

Politicians picketed Downing Street in a bid to protect Brighton and Hove from cuts.

Just a few hours after the Chancellor delivered his autumn statement, Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas joined senior members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green administration on the steps of Number 11 to present a letter.

It outlined their concerns about the speech and claimed the city was being unfairly singled out for government cuts.

Council leader Jason Kitcat said: “This government and this Chancellor are doing harm to the residents and businesses of Brighton and Hove, singling us out for cuts two or three times more severe than other south east authorities.

“They’re also threatening the very existence of local government, with forecasts of cuts so deep that there will be no government funding left for local councils after 2020.”

The letter said: “The people of Brighton and Hove do not deserve the Government’s short-sighted, irresponsible and wholly unjust programme of cuts to our city.”

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1:54pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

So the Greens lose almost £1 million in revenue for poor management of the parking revenue stream, spend money on unnecessary vanity projects when people are struggling to pay their heating and food bills, then go cap-in-hand to ask the Government and the rest of the UK's tax payers to bail them out.
Why should the rest of the UK bail out this city when it's councillors are frittering away money.
I find this astonishing.
So the Greens lose almost £1 million in revenue for poor management of the parking revenue stream, spend money on unnecessary vanity projects when people are struggling to pay their heating and food bills, then go cap-in-hand to ask the Government and the rest of the UK's tax payers to bail them out. Why should the rest of the UK bail out this city when it's councillors are frittering away money. I find this astonishing. Maxwell's Ghost
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2:11pm Sat 8 Dec 12

HJarrs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
So the Greens lose almost £1 million in revenue for poor management of the parking revenue stream, spend money on unnecessary vanity projects when people are struggling to pay their heating and food bills, then go cap-in-hand to ask the Government and the rest of the UK's tax payers to bail them out.
Why should the rest of the UK bail out this city when it's councillors are frittering away money.
I find this astonishing.
Vanity projects? Are they putting up a lot of mirrors somewhere?
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: So the Greens lose almost £1 million in revenue for poor management of the parking revenue stream, spend money on unnecessary vanity projects when people are struggling to pay their heating and food bills, then go cap-in-hand to ask the Government and the rest of the UK's tax payers to bail them out. Why should the rest of the UK bail out this city when it's councillors are frittering away money. I find this astonishing.[/p][/quote]Vanity projects? Are they putting up a lot of mirrors somewhere? HJarrs
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2:13pm Sat 8 Dec 12

HJarrs says...

Where are Weatherley, Kirby, Theobold and co? They are part of the ruling party. Where are they when the city needs support to stop government grants being slashed? Nowhere to be seen!
Where are Weatherley, Kirby, Theobold and co? They are part of the ruling party. Where are they when the city needs support to stop government grants being slashed? Nowhere to be seen! HJarrs
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3:25pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Kate234 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Where are Weatherley, Kirby, Theobold and co? They are part of the ruling party. Where are they when the city needs support to stop government grants being slashed? Nowhere to be seen!
Probably embarrassed by the amount of money the Greens have frittered away and don't want to ask for anymore in case it gets used for another anti-car/tourism scheme. I'm not sure any sane politician would want to be associated with the Green motley crew.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Where are Weatherley, Kirby, Theobold and co? They are part of the ruling party. Where are they when the city needs support to stop government grants being slashed? Nowhere to be seen![/p][/quote]Probably embarrassed by the amount of money the Greens have frittered away and don't want to ask for anymore in case it gets used for another anti-car/tourism scheme. I'm not sure any sane politician would want to be associated with the Green motley crew. Kate234
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3:32pm Sat 8 Dec 12

NickBtn says...

The BBC is reporting today that Brighton and Hove has been singled out - with a permanent ban on accessing DVLA information. Would be interesting to hear (assuming that this is correct) why and what Brighton and Hove have done to get this extreme punishment. What steps have been taken against those responsible and what are the implications on the city? Without access how are parking fines etc administered? The BBC say this is possible without DVLA but at a higher cost. With such a high level of parking enforcement in the city this must be a high cost.....

Is this yet another cost that we're having to bear that other council tax payers elsewhere don't
The BBC is reporting today that Brighton and Hove has been singled out - with a permanent ban on accessing DVLA information. Would be interesting to hear (assuming that this is correct) why and what Brighton and Hove have done to get this extreme punishment. What steps have been taken against those responsible and what are the implications on the city? Without access how are parking fines etc administered? The BBC say this is possible without DVLA but at a higher cost. With such a high level of parking enforcement in the city this must be a high cost..... Is this yet another cost that we're having to bear that other council tax payers elsewhere don't NickBtn
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4:24pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

So HJarrs you find the financial state of the city and the poverty local people face amusing?
If you hate Brighton people so much why don't you go back to your home town instead of messing ours up.
So HJarrs you find the financial state of the city and the poverty local people face amusing? If you hate Brighton people so much why don't you go back to your home town instead of messing ours up. Maxwell's Ghost
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5:05pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

Look at their poor little faces, look like they have lost a pound and found fifty pence.

Problem is they are too busy "larking" around with their Green ideology to actually deal with what concerns council tax payers.
Look at their poor little faces, look like they have lost a pound and found fifty pence. Problem is they are too busy "larking" around with their Green ideology to actually deal with what concerns council tax payers. Idontbelieveit1948
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5:17pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Phani Tikkala says...

Just remember the faces in the picture and give thanks that they will all be out of a job at the next election, if not sooner
Just remember the faces in the picture and give thanks that they will all be out of a job at the next election, if not sooner Phani Tikkala
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5:26pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Dealing with idiots says...

HJarrs wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote: So the Greens lose almost £1 million in revenue for poor management of the parking revenue stream, spend money on unnecessary vanity projects when people are struggling to pay their heating and food bills, then go cap-in-hand to ask the Government and the rest of the UK's tax payers to bail them out. Why should the rest of the UK bail out this city when it's councillors are frittering away money. I find this astonishing.
Vanity projects? Are they putting up a lot of mirrors somewhere?
Try this for starters, the Kitcat memorial vanity erection http://www.brightoni
360.co.uk/. Every city that builds a tower comes to regret it. Kitty and co borrowing 17million because the company who wants to build it could not raise the finance. Utter madness. Only one thing to do.

Vote of no confidence in the Green administration e- petition now live on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. If you love your city and want to end the waste and destruction of the Greens, please sign the petition. We need 1250 signatures to get this discussed in full council. Surely there are 1250 angry people in the city who want to make a difference? Save Our City.
http://present.brigh
ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP
etitionDisplay.aspx?
ID=360&RPID=6033530&
HPID=6033530
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: So the Greens lose almost £1 million in revenue for poor management of the parking revenue stream, spend money on unnecessary vanity projects when people are struggling to pay their heating and food bills, then go cap-in-hand to ask the Government and the rest of the UK's tax payers to bail them out. Why should the rest of the UK bail out this city when it's councillors are frittering away money. I find this astonishing.[/p][/quote]Vanity projects? Are they putting up a lot of mirrors somewhere?[/p][/quote]Try this for starters, the Kitcat memorial vanity erection http://www.brightoni 360.co.uk/. Every city that builds a tower comes to regret it. Kitty and co borrowing 17million because the company who wants to build it could not raise the finance. Utter madness. Only one thing to do. Vote of no confidence in the Green administration e- petition now live on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. If you love your city and want to end the waste and destruction of the Greens, please sign the petition. We need 1250 signatures to get this discussed in full council. Surely there are 1250 angry people in the city who want to make a difference? Save Our City. http://present.brigh ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP etitionDisplay.aspx? ID=360&RPID=6033530& HPID=6033530 Dealing with idiots
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7:03pm Sat 8 Dec 12

a person says...

So far only 151 people have signed the petition .
So far only 151 people have signed the petition . a person
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7:41pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Mr Sworld says...

Or 51 people and 100 'made up' e-mail accounts?
Or 51 people and 100 'made up' e-mail accounts? Mr Sworld
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9:24pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Dealing with idiots says...

To register on the B&H site you have to give your address. They will check them to make sure they are valid. These are the online signatures, we have a growing number of paper ones as well. Only been going a week so a fair response. A person and mr Sworld..newly created accounts councillors?
To register on the B&H site you have to give your address. They will check them to make sure they are valid. These are the online signatures, we have a growing number of paper ones as well. Only been going a week so a fair response. A person and mr Sworld..newly created accounts councillors? Dealing with idiots
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10:04pm Sat 8 Dec 12

a person says...

I don’t know if you are asking am I an accounts councillor.
I have signed the petition that’s how I know how many are on it.

I am against any over inflated / unnecessary parking charges .
A few years ago my mother was in the Sussex hospital .
The parking charges were very costly every day.
Now she is in a rest home in Hove .
A very wide road away from shops but you still have to pay to park.
I never shop in Brighton because of the charges.

Also I don’t think Brighton take enough recycling items.
For example my son lives in Worthing and they take liquid cartons.

You are told to shread everything and yet they do not take shredded paper.

You would think a green council would take everything.
I don’t know if you are asking am I an accounts councillor. I have signed the petition that’s how I know how many are on it. I am against any over inflated / unnecessary parking charges . A few years ago my mother was in the Sussex hospital . The parking charges were very costly every day. Now she is in a rest home in Hove . A very wide road away from shops but you still have to pay to park. I never shop in Brighton because of the charges. Also I don’t think Brighton take enough recycling items. For example my son lives in Worthing and they take liquid cartons. You are told to shread everything and yet they do not take shredded paper. You would think a green council would take everything. a person
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10:43pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Vigilia says...

What an absurdly empty gesture.
I rather suspect the Chancellor feels that any council with a policy to squander £1,000 a day on travellers and land squatters, who contribute nothing to its economy, really doesn't deserve any more of the general taxpayers' support.
What is the evidence that Brighton and Hove is being singled out more than other?
What an absurdly empty gesture. I rather suspect the Chancellor feels that any council with a policy to squander £1,000 a day on travellers and land squatters, who contribute nothing to its economy, really doesn't deserve any more of the general taxpayers' support. What is the evidence that Brighton and Hove is being singled out more than other? Vigilia
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11:34pm Sat 8 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

jeremy clarkson?????? where are you when youve a perfect opportunity,just look at the photo, the muppets bleeting on downing street for money like little beggars, THEN STOP WASTING BLOODY MONEY on cycle lanes no one wants,cycle counters that dont work and no one cares two hoots about and the travellers!!! bunch of pratts!!!
jeremy clarkson?????? where are you when youve a perfect opportunity,just look at the photo, the muppets bleeting on downing street for money like little beggars, THEN STOP WASTING BLOODY MONEY on cycle lanes no one wants,cycle counters that dont work and no one cares two hoots about and the travellers!!! bunch of pratts!!! funkyyoyo
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11:36pm Sat 8 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

NickBtn wrote:
The BBC is reporting today that Brighton and Hove has been singled out - with a permanent ban on accessing DVLA information. Would be interesting to hear (assuming that this is correct) why and what Brighton and Hove have done to get this extreme punishment. What steps have been taken against those responsible and what are the implications on the city? Without access how are parking fines etc administered? The BBC say this is possible without DVLA but at a higher cost. With such a high level of parking enforcement in the city this must be a high cost..... Is this yet another cost that we're having to bear that other council tax payers elsewhere don't
thats the least of there worries,the majority of parking bays arent even legal in the town of brighton,i should know,i did a freedom of information request 2 years ago as to why baker street parking bays were repainted,the answer was dynamite!!!!
[quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: The BBC is reporting today that Brighton and Hove has been singled out - with a permanent ban on accessing DVLA information. Would be interesting to hear (assuming that this is correct) why and what Brighton and Hove have done to get this extreme punishment. What steps have been taken against those responsible and what are the implications on the city? Without access how are parking fines etc administered? The BBC say this is possible without DVLA but at a higher cost. With such a high level of parking enforcement in the city this must be a high cost..... Is this yet another cost that we're having to bear that other council tax payers elsewhere don't[/p][/quote]thats the least of there worries,the majority of parking bays arent even legal in the town of brighton,i should know,i did a freedom of information request 2 years ago as to why baker street parking bays were repainted,the answer was dynamite!!!! funkyyoyo
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11:40pm Sat 8 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

oh i nearly forgot to mention,there also costing £30 on average to repaint the bays,money that can be used more wisely in the town of brighton, signs and lines department in the council,you should all be
sacked in disgrace
oh i nearly forgot to mention,there also costing £30 on average to repaint the bays,money that can be used more wisely in the town of brighton, signs and lines department in the council,you should all be sacked in disgrace funkyyoyo
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1:32am Sun 9 Dec 12

Mr Sworld says...

Dealing with idiots wrote:
To register on the B&H site you have to give your address. They will check them to make sure they are valid. These are the online signatures, we have a growing number of paper ones as well. Only been going a week so a fair response. A person and mr Sworld..newly created accounts councillors?
No.

Real person. Google the name if you don't believe me.

Better than being a on-line bully and troll that you obviously are.

I've been watching the puerile posts you've been putting on this website for a while.


You didn't bother to vote did you? And now because you were to lazy to go to a polling station you want to be a on-line warrior.
Sad, sad man.

We have a system to vote out unpopular governments. Have done for hundreds of years. However you might have to move your lazy fat arse once in a while.
[quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: To register on the B&H site you have to give your address. They will check them to make sure they are valid. These are the online signatures, we have a growing number of paper ones as well. Only been going a week so a fair response. A person and mr Sworld..newly created accounts councillors?[/p][/quote]No. Real person. Google the name if you don't believe me. Better than being a on-line bully and troll that you obviously are. I've been watching the puerile posts you've been putting on this website for a while. You didn't bother to vote did you? And now because you were to lazy to go to a polling station you want to be a on-line warrior. Sad, sad man. We have a system to vote out unpopular governments. Have done for hundreds of years. However you might have to move your lazy fat arse once in a while. Mr Sworld
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2:19am Sun 9 Dec 12

Mr Sworld says...

Tell you what 'Dealing'.

If you feel so strongly about the elected councilors why not put your money where your mouth is?

Its your democratic right to run for election. If you are that confident you can persuade the voters of Brighton and Hove to oust the Greens then go for it.

Why not publish your real name now and your affiliations to any political parties?

Go on, if you are that confident that your 'poll' will work you must think there are enought common minded others for you to run for public office.
Tell you what 'Dealing'. If you feel so strongly about the elected councilors why not put your money where your mouth is? Its your democratic right to run for election. If you are that confident you can persuade the voters of Brighton and Hove to oust the Greens then go for it. Why not publish your real name now and your affiliations to any political parties? Go on, if you are that confident that your 'poll' will work you must think there are enought common minded others for you to run for public office. Mr Sworld
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2:28am Sun 9 Dec 12

Mr Sworld says...

Of course you can come with some petty minded reason and lazy arse excuse not to do it.

However it would just make you a coward.

Chicken...

;-)
Of course you can come with some petty minded reason and lazy arse excuse not to do it. However it would just make you a coward. Chicken... ;-) Mr Sworld
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8:15am Sun 9 Dec 12

Phani Tikkala says...

Mr Sworld wrote:
Of course you can come with some petty minded reason and lazy arse excuse not to do it.

However it would just make you a coward.

Chicken...

;-)
Hello Jason

Going well isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Sworld[/bold] wrote: Of course you can come with some petty minded reason and lazy arse excuse not to do it. However it would just make you a coward. Chicken... ;-)[/p][/quote]Hello Jason Going well isn't it? Phani Tikkala
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8:37am Sun 9 Dec 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

The picture would work well for an advert for the MUPPETT SHOW
The picture would work well for an advert for the MUPPETT SHOW Somethingsarejustwrong
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10:27am Sun 9 Dec 12

Morpheus says...

I have heard some crazy ideas from politicians over the years - but Brighton being singled out for unfair treatment?
I have heard some crazy ideas from politicians over the years - but Brighton being singled out for unfair treatment? Morpheus
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12:01pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

The mere existence of Lucas and Kitekat go to prove that we do not have snipers in Mi5 / Mi6 / Special Branch / Intelligence Services otherwise they would surely have shot or better still poisoned them by now.

Stop wasting money on Gender Descriptions, Pink Bikes, Homeless scum and Squatting criminals and we the good Non snot Green voting citizens of Brighton may have more cash to spend on things that matter.
The mere existence of Lucas and Kitekat go to prove that we do not have snipers in Mi5 / Mi6 / Special Branch / Intelligence Services otherwise they would surely have shot or better still poisoned them by now. Stop wasting money on Gender Descriptions, Pink Bikes, Homeless scum and Squatting criminals and we the good Non snot Green voting citizens of Brighton may have more cash to spend on things that matter. Algeria Touchshriek
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1:03pm Sun 9 Dec 12

HJarrs says...

Mr Sworld wrote:
Tell you what 'Dealing'.

If you feel so strongly about the elected councilors why not put your money where your mouth is?

Its your democratic right to run for election. If you are that confident you can persuade the voters of Brighton and Hove to oust the Greens then go for it.

Why not publish your real name now and your affiliations to any political parties?

Go on, if you are that confident that your 'poll' will work you must think there are enought common minded others for you to run for public office.
Mr Sword I think you will find "Dealing with Idiots" is a Tory despite what they post and posting their alligiance would rather ruin the prospect of prominent Tory, Adam Campbell and Dealing and others in their group getting the number of signatures required.

That said, they should have thousands of signatures by now as the petition has been in the Argus and constantly pushed in these comments forums. Can't even get their ownTory supporters to sign up!
[quote][p][bold]Mr Sworld[/bold] wrote: Tell you what 'Dealing'. If you feel so strongly about the elected councilors why not put your money where your mouth is? Its your democratic right to run for election. If you are that confident you can persuade the voters of Brighton and Hove to oust the Greens then go for it. Why not publish your real name now and your affiliations to any political parties? Go on, if you are that confident that your 'poll' will work you must think there are enought common minded others for you to run for public office.[/p][/quote]Mr Sword I think you will find "Dealing with Idiots" is a Tory despite what they post and posting their alligiance would rather ruin the prospect of prominent Tory, Adam Campbell and Dealing and others in their group getting the number of signatures required. That said, they should have thousands of signatures by now as the petition has been in the Argus and constantly pushed in these comments forums. Can't even get their ownTory supporters to sign up! HJarrs
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1:13pm Sun 9 Dec 12

HJarrs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
So HJarrs you find the financial state of the city and the poverty local people face amusing?
If you hate Brighton people so much why don't you go back to your home town instead of messing ours up.
Sorry Maxwell, nice try at misrepresentation, poverty is no laughing matter, your posts often are though.

You don't want a cycle lane in the Lewes Rd and that is your opinion. However, if we are to encourage more people to cycle (something you seem to be set against despite being a regular cyclist!) then we need the facilities to do so. If nothing else, people are getting poorer generally and will need to keep heathier as we live longer. So lets provide and opportunity for many of our younger people on the Lewes Rd corridor to take up the bike for life. No vanity project here and even the NHS is paying something towards the costs as the health benefits are such a no -brainer. So, who hates the people of B&H? Me? No, I want a good future for people of this city wherever they come from.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: So HJarrs you find the financial state of the city and the poverty local people face amusing? If you hate Brighton people so much why don't you go back to your home town instead of messing ours up.[/p][/quote]Sorry Maxwell, nice try at misrepresentation, poverty is no laughing matter, your posts often are though. You don't want a cycle lane in the Lewes Rd and that is your opinion. However, if we are to encourage more people to cycle (something you seem to be set against despite being a regular cyclist!) then we need the facilities to do so. If nothing else, people are getting poorer generally and will need to keep heathier as we live longer. So lets provide and opportunity for many of our younger people on the Lewes Rd corridor to take up the bike for life. No vanity project here and even the NHS is paying something towards the costs as the health benefits are such a no -brainer. So, who hates the people of B&H? Me? No, I want a good future for people of this city wherever they come from. HJarrs
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2:14pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Phani Tikkala says...

HJarrs wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
So HJarrs you find the financial state of the city and the poverty local people face amusing?
If you hate Brighton people so much why don't you go back to your home town instead of messing ours up.
Sorry Maxwell, nice try at misrepresentation, poverty is no laughing matter, your posts often are though.

You don't want a cycle lane in the Lewes Rd and that is your opinion. However, if we are to encourage more people to cycle (something you seem to be set against despite being a regular cyclist!) then we need the facilities to do so. If nothing else, people are getting poorer generally and will need to keep heathier as we live longer. So lets provide and opportunity for many of our younger people on the Lewes Rd corridor to take up the bike for life. No vanity project here and even the NHS is paying something towards the costs as the health benefits are such a no -brainer. So, who hates the people of B&H? Me? No, I want a good future for people of this city wherever they come from.
It's not just about encouraging people to cycle.... it's also about reducing the amount of cars using Lewes Rd/OSR/etc by 10%+

i.e. punish motorists (who outnumber cyclists by a large factor) while pursuing a dodgy ideological fantasy and spending vast amounts of money we haven't got on trying to achieve the impossible

Funny you didn't want to mention that eh?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: So HJarrs you find the financial state of the city and the poverty local people face amusing? If you hate Brighton people so much why don't you go back to your home town instead of messing ours up.[/p][/quote]Sorry Maxwell, nice try at misrepresentation, poverty is no laughing matter, your posts often are though. You don't want a cycle lane in the Lewes Rd and that is your opinion. However, if we are to encourage more people to cycle (something you seem to be set against despite being a regular cyclist!) then we need the facilities to do so. If nothing else, people are getting poorer generally and will need to keep heathier as we live longer. So lets provide and opportunity for many of our younger people on the Lewes Rd corridor to take up the bike for life. No vanity project here and even the NHS is paying something towards the costs as the health benefits are such a no -brainer. So, who hates the people of B&H? Me? No, I want a good future for people of this city wherever they come from.[/p][/quote]It's not just about encouraging people to cycle.... it's also about reducing the amount of cars using Lewes Rd/OSR/etc by 10%+ i.e. punish motorists (who outnumber cyclists by a large factor) while pursuing a dodgy ideological fantasy and spending vast amounts of money we haven't got on trying to achieve the impossible Funny you didn't want to mention that eh? Phani Tikkala
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5:18pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Plantpot says...

Presumably when cars are no longer powered by fossil fuels the Greens will have to find something else to hate.....
Presumably when cars are no longer powered by fossil fuels the Greens will have to find something else to hate..... Plantpot
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6:47pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

HJarrs I cycle a 30 mile round trip to work every day along the Lewes Road.
There is already a cycle lane on the Lewes Road.
If you cycled along it every day as I do you would know this. Try it. It's ok.
All the council is doing is laying new Tarmac along the same lane. Take a look. Oh and moving the lane inside the bus lane. It's a very strange design as the lane is no longer straight but undulates and has bends in it. It's weird.
That is an utter disgrace and a waste of money.
On Friday night I was hit by a car parked in the cycle lane at Elm Grove junction as some lazy sod just pulled out after collecting a take out. The green council has done nothing, absolutely nothing to deal with this ongoig issue and never will despite repeated complaints from cyclists.
If the council left the lane from
Coombe road to the unis and spent the money making the elm grove section safer maybe people would cycle but its an absolute death trap. Fines would ten pay for the improvements but no, you just want to waste public money.
But why listen to cyclists because you can't hear us as you just love the sound of your own rhetoric.
And if you watched the fantastic documentary on cycling on tv on Monday you would understand exactly why people don't cycle and why cycle lanes don't protect cyclists.
HJarrs I cycle a 30 mile round trip to work every day along the Lewes Road. There is already a cycle lane on the Lewes Road. If you cycled along it every day as I do you would know this. Try it. It's ok. All the council is doing is laying new Tarmac along the same lane. Take a look. Oh and moving the lane inside the bus lane. It's a very strange design as the lane is no longer straight but undulates and has bends in it. It's weird. That is an utter disgrace and a waste of money. On Friday night I was hit by a car parked in the cycle lane at Elm Grove junction as some lazy sod just pulled out after collecting a take out. The green council has done nothing, absolutely nothing to deal with this ongoig issue and never will despite repeated complaints from cyclists. If the council left the lane from Coombe road to the unis and spent the money making the elm grove section safer maybe people would cycle but its an absolute death trap. Fines would ten pay for the improvements but no, you just want to waste public money. But why listen to cyclists because you can't hear us as you just love the sound of your own rhetoric. And if you watched the fantastic documentary on cycling on tv on Monday you would understand exactly why people don't cycle and why cycle lanes don't protect cyclists. Maxwell's Ghost
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4:34pm Wed 12 Dec 12

taman says...

Its up you must sign it
http://present.brigh
ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP
etitionDisplay.aspx?
Id=360&$LO$=1
Its up you must sign it http://present.brigh ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP etitionDisplay.aspx? Id=360&$LO$=1 taman
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