A COUNCIL has urged people to “vote differently” to stop caravans from being repeatedly parked in the city’s public parks.
Robert Nemeth, Conservative councilor on Brighton and Hove City Council, criticized the Labor and Green Party’s decision to abandon shelter-in-place orders, which he and others had warned would have a negative impact on residents.
He said: “When they forgot to renew the public space protection orders and then subsequently abandoned them, we predicted that the good people of Brighton and Hove would inevitably be negatively affected.”
Cllr Nemeth has criticized the council for its stance on the travelers community after several caravans were parked on Hove Lawns last night.
He said: “Allowing such parking, littering and anti-social behavior on the lawns is just another element of the city’s failed liberal stance on seaside crime.
“The number of complaints I’ve seen tells me that residents want a return to a clean, happy and safe coast to be enjoyed by all.
“This is a clear electoral problem that can only be solved by voting differently.”
His comments come just days after fellow Conservative councilor Dawn Barnett slammed the council’s “soft touch” against unauthorized parking by travelers in public spaces.
Cllr Barnett said: “The travelers are their own worst enemy – if they behaved, kept the area clean and tidy, got off their quads, people would accept them if they stayed a day or two.
“The Council has a gentle touch. They say Brighton and Hove is a city of refuge – but for whom? Certainly not the residents.”
A group of ten caravans and other vehicles were spotted on Hove Lawns last night.
Brighton and Hove City Council has been asked for an opinion.
Voters in Brighton and Hove are voting for next May’s local elections.
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