Brighton Pride bosses have promised this year's event will not let people down despite plans for a seafront after-party falling through.

The commitment came as the organisation finalised plans for the annual celebration of the city's LGBT community that will take place in the first week in August.

Judith Manson, Pride's fundraising and communications manager, spoke out after proposals for a post-Pride event for up to 20,000 people in Madeira Drive, Brighton, were blocked by council officers.

Wilde Ones, which has helped produced the past ten Pride events in Preston Park, had drawn up the plans after a funding shortage forced Pride officials to scale back this year's celebrations.

They involved a commercial dance event on the seafront on the Saturday evening, from 4pm until midnight, with further activities on the Sunday.

But Brighton and Hove City Council rejected the idea. Ms Manson said it would not affect the running of the main Pride events.

The theme for this year s parade on August 7 is Pride and (No) Prejudice.