Monthly Archives: July 2012

Government Support Programme Boosting Brighton & Hove Businesses

Mike has praised a £200 million Government programme, GrowthAccelerator, which delivers growth support to ambitious small businesses. The national team of GrowthAccelerator coaches includes local Hove resident Clive Bonny of Strategic Management Partners. Clive was part of a team that attended an Intellectual … Continue reading

Mike Welcomes Squatters’ Eviction

Mike has welcomed the eviction of squatters in a property in Middle Street, Brighton, after two weeks of chaos. Mike has been campaigning for squatting to be criminalised since his election to Parliament in 2010 and has been supported by … Continue reading

Olympic Opening Ceremony Will Showcase the Best of British

Mike is looking forward to the Opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games that is being marked by the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium which will showcase to the world – over 1 billion viewers – the best of … Continue reading

Mike Signs Parliamentary Motion Backing Local Shops and Pubs

Mike is backing a Parliamentary Motion which highlights the importance of independent shops and pubs to our economy. Early Day Motion 408 calls on the Government to ease planning regulations so that communities can support independent shops and pubs. Concerned … Continue reading

Mike Welcomes Portas Pilot for Brighton & Hove

Mike has welcomed the Government’s announcement that London Road has been selected as one of the key High Streets which has been earmarked for regeneration as part of the Portas Pilots initiative. Mary Portas was appointed by the Prime Minister … Continue reading

Parliamentary Motion Against Use of Stray Animals for Experiments Signed by Mike

Mike has signed a Parliamentary Motion to stop stray animals being used in experiments. Early Day Motion 193 highlights the repeal of the ban on experiments on stray cats and dogs and calls for a Parliamentary Debate on the issue. … Continue reading

National Economic Benefit from Olympic Games Hailed by Mike

Mike has hailed the lasting economic benefits that will result from Britain hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, which are set to be to be delivered on time and under budget. The Government estimates that the Games will bring over £13 … Continue reading

Please Sign Medina House Petition

Mike has signed a petition which calls on Brighton & Hove City to produce a Planning Brief for the dilapidated Medina House on the Hove seafront. Medina House was built as a saltwater bathhouse in 1893. The Royal Doulton tiling … Continue reading

Mike Objects to Huge Green Party Development on Toad’s Hole Valley

Mike has objected to the Green administration’s plan for a massive development on Toad’s Hole Valley, right beside the South Downs National Park. Toad’s Hole Valley, a large triangular site on the edge of Hove between the A27, King George … Continue reading

Toad’s Hole Valley Development – Letter of Objection

John Barradell – Chief Executive Brighton & Hove City Council King’s House Grand Avenue Hove BN3 2LS 19th July 2012 Dear John RE: TOAD’S HOLE VALLEY DEVELOPMENT I write with regard to the proposed development of Toad’s Hole Valley to … Continue reading