A lot of time and money has been spent by councillors and traders into reviving St James's Street in Brighton.

But reaction to their efforts has been mixed.

The street is certainly looking better. It's been given a boost both through landscaping and the introduction of new cafe bars.

But there's still a problem with drunks and drug addicts while litter often makes it look scruffy.

Most through traffic has been taken out of the street but some people think this has also reduced its vitality.

What's clear is that the steady decline of the last 30 years has been halted but that the balance is still not exactly right.

Constant vigilance is required to ensure this handsome street is both attractive to visitors, though its cafe bars, and locals with a mix of useful shops.

Most of all, it needs to be accessible, for everyone by any means of transport, clean, vibrant and safe.