No Confidence in Brighton and Hove Council - Petition for Debate

Date of Meeting:

17 December 2020

Report of:

Executive Lead Officer for Strategy, Governance & Law

Contact Officer:


Mark Wall


01273 291006



Wards Affected:




For General Release





1.1      Under the Council’s Petition Scheme if a petition contains more than 1,250 signatures and is not petition requesting officer evidence, it will be debated by the Full Council.


1.2      The e-petition has resulted in triggering a debate at the council meeting, having exceeded the threshold with a total of 4,409 signatures confirmed at the time of printing the report.




2.1      That the petition is noted.




3.1      The Petition:

No Confidence in Brighton & Hove Council


The greens are going to destroy this town more and more and they do not care. 

We as residents and people who come to the town need to put a stop to the madness happening here! 


I hope together we can show them what we think of their stupid ideas for our once great town.


They pretend to care about the environment and yet Brighton is becoming a dive and now with all the new road layouts are causing a lot more pollution, not bad for the green party. 


They need to remember they are meant to represent the people but that definitely is not the case, not for me and many others that I know anyway. 


What they are doing will inevitably destroy local businesses and the town in general. We cannot let this happen. 


We have to fight this all the way. 


We need to try and get them to remove the old Shoreham road and the seafront cycle lanes. 


I say we get as many people as we can to sign this petition and then show the council just how many people actually do not have any trust or confidence in them. I know they would not care but at least we can show them. 


This is something I feel needs to be done because I worry about all the people that work in and around the town and disabled people who this will also effect greatly. 


          There are so many things this council have and will get wrong and it will be us that suffer. 


          Lead Petitioner – Katie Brotherton


          Additional Information:


4.      PROCEDURE:


4.1      The petition will be debated at the Council meeting in accordance with the agreed protocol:


(i)        The Lead petitioner will be invited by the Mayor to present the petition and will have up to 3 minutes in which to outline the prayer of the petition and confirm the number of signatures;


(ii)       The Mayor will then open the matter up for debate by councillors for period of 15 minutes and will first call on the relevant Committee Chair to respond to the petition and move a proposed response.  The Mayor will then call on those councillors who have indicated a desire to speak in the matter, before calling on the relevant Committee Chair to respond to the debate;


(iii)      An amendment to the recommendation in paragraph 2.1 of the report or to add additional recommendations should be submitted by 10.00am on the day of the meeting; otherwise it will be subject to the Mayor’s discretion as to being appropriate.  Any such amendment will need to be formally moved and seconded at the meeting;


(iv)      After the 15 minutes set aside for the debate, the Mayor will then formally put:


(a) Any amendments in the order in which they are moved, and

(b) The substantive recommendation(s) as amended (if amended).