MORE than 2,000 people have signed a petition of no confidence in Brighton and Hove City Council.

It was started by Katie Brotherton and says: “I for one do not have any faith in Brighton and Hove Council.

“If you don’t either please sign and share this petition.”

The petition is an attempt to get the council to remove the newly installed Old Shoreham Road and seafront cycle lanes.

It says: “What they are doing will inevitably destroy local businesses and the town in general.

“We can not let this happen.

“We have to fight this all the way.”

The leader of the ruling Green administration of the council has since responded to it.

Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty said: “The Green Party only took over the running of the council three weeks ago.

“Again no party is in overall political control of the council.

“We have been honest from the outset that the city faces many challenges, not least Covid-19. As such we ask that people give us more time to understand the issues facing the city so we are best equipped to help in the most effective way we can.

“This is a really difficult time for everyone.

The Argus:

“In this changed world, I understand why some may feel more upset at changes they are seeing.

“We also understand that people have questions over some of the rapid transport changes the Government has funded and asked us implement and we are already listening to residents’ thoughts.

“Your local councillors are here to listen and I would ask everyone to consider how all can be heard, not just those with the loudest voices.

“Greens believe in the power of compassion in political discourse and we will continue to try and express that in our own actions and words.

“When I became council leader I gave an assurance that I will leave no stone unturned in the quest to do the right thing for our citizens, our environment and our city and I repeat that now.”