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Candidates confirmed for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election

Elections for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner will be taking place on Thursday 2 May 2024. 

The candidates standing for election have been confirmed: 

  • Jamie Bennett – Liberal Democrats
  • Katy Bourne – Conservative Party
  • Jonathan Christopher Kent – Green Party
  • Paul Adrian Richards – Labour and Co-operative Party

Find out more about the 2024 Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election.

You can find more information on the candidates, including their aims and proposals, by visiting the Choose My Police and Crime Commissioner website.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioners ensure the policing needs of the community are met as effectively as possible and oversee how crime is tackled in your area. 

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Comissioner





Number 6 bus service - 

message from Councillor Peter Atkinson



Hello all

I've been chasing Brighton and Hove bus company, via the council's Bus Strategy Programme Manager, for a reply to the latest e-correspondence on the reliability of the No 6 service. This is what they came back with:


Dear Cllr Atkinson

I have taken up your concerns with Brighton & Hove Buses and have received feedback from the Managing Director, Ed Wills who says

"This No 6 service is still below its pre covid timetable and we have recently been discussing options to improve frequency or look at other service improvements, but this will still be a way off as we are still in the early stages of planning.

Unfortunately some of the issues experienced are inevitably linked to the driver shortage we have been struggling with, but this is improving week on week as we have considerable numbers of new drivers entering service which has already made a big difference and, going into the new year, they are in a better position.

The Fox Way/Downs Park changes junction changes will also help with punctuality of the service and this is welcome."




North Portslade

Old Shoreham Road closures. 



Brighton & Hove City Council are proposing to carry out Highway improvement works on Old Shoreham Road, Portslade. These works are categorised as Major.

A lane will be closed for some or all of the period and could cause delays to journeys.

The works will start on or after 14 April 2024 and could run through until 17 May 2024. The works will impact the footway and carriageway.



South Portslade 


Would you like to have a stall at South Portslade Community Centre's Spring Fair on the 8th June Setup beginning at 9.00. If you would like a stall please email Anne-Marie on



Saint Peter's school to close

As a result of the votes at a recent Brighton and Hove Council meeting, St Peter’s Community Primary School and Nursery, in Portslade, and St Bartholomew’s Church of England (CofE) Primary School, in Brighton, are due to close in August.


The decision to close the two schools followed nearly two hours of debate at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting at Hove Town Hall.

Labour councillor Alan Robins abstained when it came to the two votes. He represents South Portslade on the council and went to St Peter’s as a boy.


Thirty-one Labour councillors voted to close St Peter’s. Again, seven Greens and three Conservatives voted against. Councillor Robins and his newly elected ward colleague Councillor Guilmant abstained.


















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