Brighton & Hove City Council has finally bowed to pressure from Mike Weatherley, Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove, by agreeing to hold a meeting of its King Alfred Project Board. The board was set up around six months ago and is now hoping holding a meeting later in November.
Mike wrote to Brighton & Hove City Council at the beginning of September to underscore his resolve to see action taken to address the dreadful state of leisure facilities in Hove. Mike called for officials to stop delaying plans to provide Hove with a new sports centre. Although he is still yet to actually receive a response, he is glad that a meeting to consider action is now actually being considered.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am pleased that Brighton & Hove City Council has finally got around to attempting to set a date for the King Alfred Project Board to have its first meeting. Quite understandably, residents are frustrated that major projects, if they ever take off, take so long to come to fruition. Encouraging the council to build a new leisure centre is my number one local priority, an aim that is backed by my Conservative council colleagues.”