Brighton and Hove Council has made the decision that due to the pandemic and with the subsequent lockdowns, anyone who still has visitor permits which expired at the end of 2020, that they have extended the expiry date until the end of December 2021.
At last some good news to report – Two important FOPA campaigns have reached successful conclusions.
The Rose Garden in Palmeira Gardens is is need of an upgrade. Two of the beds (the two to the north) are beginning to deteriorate and it will not be long before they will need replacing.
A notice has just been put up on the three disabled parking bays outside 30-34 Palmeira Square, stating that they are to be removed. Without these bays, and with the current pressure on Zone M parking, these disabled residents may face a long walk from their cars to the house, particularly after 8pm.
Road safety concerns constitute 15% of all correspondence the Police commissioner receives from local residents.
FOPA aims to monitor Planning and Listed Building Applications affecting our area, and will consider commenting on any that are contentious.
FOPA is not a fundraising organisation but does have modest funds which it spends periodically to enhance the money spent on our gardens by the City Council.
In our community we have police community support officers (PCSO) Amy Green & Jessica Lee assigned. For all other reports of disturbances of all kind other than emergency the best current route for reporting is to send an email.
FOPA has had requests from members that would like to offer services to help neighbours in isolation. FOPA will then help co-ordinate a helper to a request. If you are interested in helping or if you need some help please read more
In the past couple of weeks we have received reports of break-ins to properties on the Square and Crescent whilst the homeowner has been at home. We ask all neighbours to take extra precautions and ensure that your property is as secure as you can make it. But also to look out for any suspicious behaviour in the area and notify neighbours. The police have reacted quickly in these cases. If this happens to you please call 999 as soon as possible.