Brighton and Hove appoints regeneration boss

The Argus: Key role: Nick Hibberd Key role: Nick Hibberd

A council has appointed an economic development czar.

Nick Hibberd has been appointed to the new post of head of city regeneration at Brighton and Hove City Council.

A spokesperson for the council said that Mr Hibberd will work closely with the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership to boost public and private investment in key projects such as the i360.

Mr Hibberd will also lead a £100 million programme of housing estate regeneration.

The spokesperson said: “Bringing together a number of specialist teams under one head will improve the efficiency of the council and help to focus investment resources. “The council has an important enabling role in supporting the business sector in the city in sustaining existing employment and generating new jobs and training opportunities. “Brighton & Hove city council has recently been invited by Government to submit proposals for a new City Deal initiative which the team will be submitting in the New Year.”

Tony Mernagh, executive director at the Brighton & Hove Economic partnership, said: “Nick Hibberd has a wide range of experience and is well regarded within the city council. The Economic Partnership already works closely with local authority officers both above and below this new post and I look forward to working with him as well on the challenges we face.”

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12:41pm Wed 21 Nov 12

davidbrianjones says...

Good news! The photo shows him in front of the part of the Palace Pier (Errr "Brighton Pier" (WTF?) where the theater once stood,

Remember - the Palace Pier owners then took down the theatre, promising to store it and rebuild it at a later date. A very profitable amusement arcade - shipped over from Hastings pier - was then put up in its place.

The theatre was then conveniently "lost". (must have rolled under a sofa or something, - you know - like a lost coin)

This was never investigated by anyone. as far as I know also not by any newspaper.

A great first job for mister Hibberd would be to "look at" this subject. And find out where the theatre may be "hidden". He seems a respectble young man, not open to any bribes or "donations" so why not??

It would be great to have the theatre back. as long as it doesnt "set fire to itself" like the west pier did!
Good news! The photo shows him in front of the part of the Palace Pier (Errr "Brighton Pier" (WTF?) where the theater once stood, Remember - the Palace Pier owners then took down the theatre, promising to store it and rebuild it at a later date. A very profitable amusement arcade - shipped over from Hastings pier - was then put up in its place. The theatre was then conveniently "lost". (must have rolled under a sofa or something, - you know - like a lost coin) This was never investigated by anyone. as far as I know also not by any newspaper. A great first job for mister Hibberd would be to "look at" this subject. And find out where the theatre may be "hidden". He seems a respectble young man, not open to any bribes or "donations" so why not?? It would be great to have the theatre back. as long as it doesnt "set fire to itself" like the west pier did! davidbrianjones

2:12pm Tue 27 Nov 12

TimeToMoveOn says...

plenty of 'regeneration' of the old bureaucratic cliches from the Council's spinsters so far in this article.

Lets hope Mr Hibbard cuts to the chase and actully does some business for the City.
plenty of 'regeneration' of the old bureaucratic cliches from the Council's spinsters so far in this article. Lets hope Mr Hibbard cuts to the chase and actully does some business for the City. TimeToMoveOn

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