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New council housing in Lynchet Close

1st Oct

Work has started on eight new homes in Lynchet Close, Hollingdean – the latest in a series of new council housing developments across Brighton & Hove.  Six large four-bedroom family homes are to be built on the site, plus two flats each with two bedrooms. The development will also bring benefits for the surrounding community, with Read more

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Improving Housing Quality In Privately Rented Homes

13th Aug

From Brighton & Hove City Council (Housing) The city has a growing private rented sector providing an important source of accommodation in the city. It can provide people with flexible, accessible and good quality homes. However, management and maintenance of the city’s private rented homes is inconsistent. Consultation on the two schemes is taking place Read more

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Energy Advice sessions

15th May

BHSECo are at the Community Centre every month (as part of the ‘Hollingbean’ Community Café) to offer free advice – helping you save money on your energy bills. switch supplier and save up to £300 reduce your bills and find the cheapest way to pay request an energy assessment for your home For dates and contact Read more

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BHCC Housing – Mutual Exchange event

19th Feb

The next mutual exchange event (now called Swap Shops) is being held at Portslade Town Hall on Wednesday 25 Feb 2015. There will be guests from Adur District Council and Hyde Housing at the event, together with staff from Brighton & Hove City Council. There will also be promotional material from HomeSwapper.  All social housing tenants are Read more

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Bedroom tax scam email/Facebook messages

18th Feb

Fraudsters are sending out scam emails and Facebook messages that claim the “bedroom tax” has been abolished, Trading Standards is warning. The spare room subsidy “Bedroom tax”, was introduced by the government in April 2013 to allow people to only claim Housing Benefit for the number of bedrooms their household needs. The emails and Facebook Read more

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Eco Open Houses in Brighton & Hove

5th Oct

This year’s Eco Open Houses in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas will take place on 18-19 October and 25-26 October. The annual event, which sees owners of 19 of the greenest buildings in Sussex opening their doors to the public for free, showcases the latest green technologies, architecture and materials. The event is of interest to homeowners, Read more

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Welfare Reforms – changes to benefits

10th Jul

This year, the government is introducing a number of changes to the way that benefits are administered and calculated.   The council’s website provides updates about these changes as information becomes available, as some of the changes are yet to be finalised by the government. From 1 April 2013, changes came in to: Council Tax Benefit Read more

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