Share this on:


Hustings put politicians on the spot

From left, Abigail Dombey, Paul Chandler, Birgit Miller, Hannah Allbrooke and Tim Hodges (Brighton & Hove News©2023)

Bricycles teamed up with Sustrans (England South), Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth, Cycling UK Brighton and Hove, Living Streets, Brighton Active Travel and a range of local people to organise a public hustings on Transport and Travel ahead of Brighton & Hove City Council local elections in May 2023.

More than 50 people attended in person and another seven followed the live stream on Zoom. It was a very lively event indeed, held at the Brighthelm Centre on the evening of Wednesday 5th April.

Candidates from the political parties that got at least 3% of the popular vote at the last Council elections answered questions on how to improve transport and travel in the city:
Birgit Miller, Labour Party
Hannah Allbrooke, Green Party
Paul Chandler, Liberal Democrats
Tim Hodges, Conservative Party

The meeting was chaired by Abigail Dombey, Energy & Sustainability Engineer.

A full report will be published soon. A video of the two hour event is here. Local democracy reporter Sarah Booker-Lewes tweeted live throughout and also wrote the brief report in Brighton & Hove News.

Watch the video here.

More to explore

Kidical Mass – the biggest yet!

More than 400 riders, young and old, took part in the Kidical Mass ride last month despite the (initially) gloomy weather.

We were blown away by the turnout and the energy and enthusiasm of the riders, calling for safer streets for people on bicycles.

Read More »

‘Smart’ bikes

It finally happened, my e-bike was stolen last month. I had always known it was a matter of when, not if, it got stolen. When I went to the bike shop to try out options I was excited to discover technology has moved on since I last bought a bike. A new generation of ‘smart’ e-bikes offer integrated anti-theft protection, using the bluetooth on your phone as a key.

Read More »