Recognising that Brighton & Hove City Council has declared its “recognition of global climate and biodiversity emergencies.”
- A community that minimises harmful impacts upon the environment, and promotes sustainable living.
- A healthy and accessible neighbourhood, with a focus on community well-being and the environment.
- A community which promotes nature, and increased biodiversity in its streetscape, parks and gardens.
Potential Partners: City Council Sustainability Team, Hanover Action: towards a sustainable community, CityClean, Magpie recycling, Plastic-free Brighton & Hove, Freecycle, the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, the Universities, the Hanover Community Association, and Electric Brighton.
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Aim 1: A community that minimises harmful impacts upon the environment, and promotes sustainable living.
|Actions||Contributing Partners||Indicative timeframe|
|Action 1||Enable the community to work with the Council and other agencies to achieve a carbon neutral City by 2030.||Brighton & Hove City Council, Hanover Action,||2019-20|
|Promote wider action on sustainability through engagement with the Hanover Action’s One Planet Living Action Plan:
– Resident summary
– Full Plan
|Action 3||Develop and adopt a Charter that promotes the principles of sustainable living and encourages all residents, landlords and businesses to reduce adverse impact on our environment.||Brighton & Hove City Council, Hanover Action, The Universities, local landlords and letting agents.||2020|
Aim 2: A healthy and accessible neighbourhood with a focus on community well-being
|Action 4||Promote access to local green space and parks, such as The Level and The Patch.||The Patch, the BHCC Sustainability Team, and Elm Grove School||2018-20|
|Action 5||Bring people together and develop sense of pride in area and to combat loneliness, by developing ‘Hanover in Bloom’ events, monthly community clean-up days, and school environmental initiatives.||Local Action Team, Hanover Community Association, Hanover Action, and Rubbish Friends.||2018-20|
|Action 6||Encourage the shift to healthier modes of transport by encouraging walking, cycling and public transport.||BHCC Health Walks Team, Bike Hub, Sustrans, The Big Lemon, Brighton & Hove Buses, and Bus Watch.||2018-20|
|Action 7||Enable safe and easy walking in an improving streetscape (dropped kerbs, fewer wheelie bins on pavements, etc.) that has accessible pavements free from obstruction.||Local estate agents, landlords, City Clean and the Universities.||2018-20|
|Increase cycling via the provision of well-distributed cycle stands, secure covered cycle parking, two-way cycling in one-way streets and promotion of the BTN BikeShare and use of the Brighton Bike Hub.
Enable equitable access to a convenient residential network of plug-in car charging points; and highlight resources at Electric Brighton
|Brighton & Hove City Council, The Bike Hub, and Hanover Action.
BHCC Sustainability Team, Electric Brighton and Hanover Action.
Aim 3: A community that promotes nature and increased biodiversity in its streetscape, parks and gardens.
|Action 10||Improve the natural environment and contribute to carbon neutrality through increased tree planting, replacing dead street trees (via use of crowd-source funding), planting shrubs in green spaces, adopting street planters and the creation of meadow areas in open green space.||BHCC Sustainability Team, Hanover Action, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.|
|Action 11||Increase biodiversity in the environment and promote an environmentally-responsible approach to insects, birds, and animals in our urban environment; ending pesticide use in the streets and green spaces.||Hanover Action, and the BHCC Sustainability Team.||2018-19|
|Action 12||Support initiatives to turn tarmac into planted areas, green space and raised beds throughout the community.||Local Action Team, Hanover Community Association, and Hanover Action.|
|Develop initiatives to reduce plastic use and subsequent pollution of the natural environment.||Plastic Free Brighton & Hove, and Hanover Action|