Memeorial bench in Hove must be moved after becoming a gathering place for street drinkers

Memorial bench must be moved

Memorial bench must be moved

First published in News

A Commemorative bench is set to be moved after becoming a gathering place for street drinkers.

The bench in Westbourne Gardens, Hove, was donated to the community by a daughter in memory of her late father who was a First World War hero and a long-time resident of the street.

But after consultations with residents, ward councillors Graham Cox and Denise Cobb have agreed to an offer by the daughter to fund the bench’s renovation at a new site away from street drinkers.

A formal request for the bench’s relocation is now to be made with favoured alternative spots either at the front of Hove Museum or in the grounds of Aldrington Hospital.

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12:15pm Wed 23 Jul 14

asterixobelix says...

So rather than move on the street drinkers they move the bench. Unbelievable.
So rather than move on the street drinkers they move the bench. Unbelievable. asterixobelix
  • Score: 6

12:20pm Wed 23 Jul 14

RootyRoo says...

If the council takes this stance then Brighton and Hove will have no public benches. FFS, what's this city coming to!
If the council takes this stance then Brighton and Hove will have no public benches. FFS, what's this city coming to! RootyRoo
  • Score: 6

12:40pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

Utterly disgreaceful, why not move on the drinkers ffs?
Utterly disgreaceful, why not move on the drinkers ffs? Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 6

12:59pm Wed 23 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

asterixobelix wrote:
So rather than move on the street drinkers they move the bench. Unbelievable.
It's probably cheaper in the long run.

Patrolling/monitorin
g these benches would be costly.

However, isn't this defeating the object of these benches? They are for public use, right?
[quote][p][bold]asterixobelix[/bold] wrote: So rather than move on the street drinkers they move the bench. Unbelievable.[/p][/quote]It's probably cheaper in the long run. Patrolling/monitorin g these benches would be costly. However, isn't this defeating the object of these benches? They are for public use, right? stevo!!
  • Score: -5

3:13pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Point says...

Moved from the seafront, to Portland Road, they will then move to Stoneham park, and put the Children at risk. The answer is supporting the charities that work with the homeless and asking their advice before constantly moving the homeless on..
Moved from the seafront, to Portland Road, they will then move to Stoneham park, and put the Children at risk. The answer is supporting the charities that work with the homeless and asking their advice before constantly moving the homeless on.. Point
  • Score: 1

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