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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Brighton community action. It focuses mainly on Brighton community action topics. Separate pages cover Brighton community action resources, and Brighton news

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Brighton ( BRY-tən) is a seaside town and one of the two main areas of the city of Brighton and Hove in the county of East Sussex, England. It is located 47 miles (76 km) south of London.Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town's importance grew in the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early modern period, affected by foreign attacks, storms, a suffering economy and a declining population. Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding point for boats travelling to France. The town also developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses.

As of 2017, Brighton and Hove had a resident population of about 290,885. Brighton has been described as the UK's "hippest city", "the happiest place to live in the UK", and the "unofficial gay capital of the UK". W

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]


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Climate action[edit | edit source]

What was it like to be part of Brighton & Hove's climate assembly?
Authors: Brighton & Hove City Council, Jan 11, 2021

Brighton & Hove climate assembly,

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

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The Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a conservation charity which aims to protect natural life in Sussex. It was founded in 1961 and is one of 46 wildlife trusts across the UK and the Isle of Man and Alderney. As of 2019, it has 33,000 members and manages 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of land for nature. It is a registered charity and in the year to 31 March 2019 it had an income of £5.7 million and expenditure of £4 million, resulting in net income of £1.7 million.

The SWT manages twenty-six nature reserves in the county. Nineteen are Sites of Special Scientific Interest, one is a national nature reserve, eleven are local nature reserves, eight are Special Areas of Conservation, three are Special Protection Areas, three are Ramsar sites and seven are Nature Conservation Review sites. Its headquarters at Woods Mill, south of Henfield, is also a nature reserve with a lake, woodland and meadows.

The historic county of Sussex is divided into the administrative counties of East Sussex and West Sussex. The South Downs stretches across the county from west to east. This area is chalk and to the north is the Weald, which is composed of heavy clays and sand. The coast has a succession of holiday towns such as Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis and Worthing.

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Roots Movement, connecting communities and nature

Coastal community activism[edit | edit source]

Wild Coast Sussex Project Launch
Authors: Sussex Wildlife Trust, Jul 20, 2020

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

Our Future City, video: Our Future City #BeWell Programme on vimeo

ONCA, "ONCA's mission is to inspire creativity and positive action in the face of environmental change."

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Brighton Energy Cooperative - Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative Ltd

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Brighton & Hove - Brighton Naked Bike Ride on facebook - Sussex University freewheelers on facebook

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]


more video: hiSbe video - Buzzbnk Campaign, April 2013

hisBe, independent supermarket standing up for how it Should be

Food activism[edit | edit source]


Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, not for profit organisation that works for better food for the city now and in the future. "By better food, we mean food that is healthy, affordable, accessible and produced within environmental limits. We believe by working in partnership Brighton & Hove can achieve a sustainable food system."[1] - Brighton Open Market - Brighton Permaculture Trust - The Food Waste Collective on facebook - The Real Junk Food Project Brighton - Scoop, student-run food co-operative, University of Sussex on facebook - Sussex Roots, University of Sussex on facebook



Free stuff[edit | edit source]

Brighton...Land of Free Things! on facebook

Housing and land[edit | edit source]

Seasalt - a Community Led Homes success story
Authors: Community Led Homes, Dec 10, 2019
SEASALT Housing Co-operative
Authors: Seasalt Housing Co-operative, Mar 21, 2019

News and comment


Brighton-based student housing co-op secures first property, Jul 24[2]

A cooperative model of homes for students, collectively managed and at affordable rents. SEASALT in Brighton shows the way. Jul 20[3]

Localism[edit | edit source]

Goodmoney CIC, social enterprise based in Brighton & Hove, local gift vouchers.

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Brighton Repair Café - Brighton - GreenCycle Sussex - Green A - Z, guide to Reduce Re-use Recycle, information from the Green Centre - Magpie Recycling, worker cooperative W

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

Emmaus Brighton & Hove, situated in Portslade village on the South coast of England, four miles from the centre of Brighton. It is the largest Emmaus community in the UK, and its "Second-hand Superstore" is the largest second-hand shop in the South of England.[4]

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

journeyon, journey planner for Brighton & Hove

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