Brighton & Hove Issues Forum Charter

The Brighton and Hove Issues Forum is a place on the web where you can discuss the local issues that matter to you. It is a place where people living in Brighton & Hove come together to exchange ideas, opinions, and information on local affairs. The local council and other local organisations will be looking at what we do, so your views can make a difference.


The purpose of the Brighton & Hove Issues Forum is to provide on an open online space for the discussion of issues that matter in our community..


The goals of Brighton & Hove Issues Forum are:

  • to increase the voice of citizens in local public policy discussions
  • to connect citizens with public officials
  • to improve the quality of decision making in our community

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

  • Community issues that matter to you - from schools, local policing, parks, and libraries to issues in front of community or neighbourhood groups.
  • Matters being discussed by the local council or local issues that you feel should be addressed by the council or the government.
  • Stories in local newspapers, radio stations or other local media.

Participation Rules

By taking part in this forum, you accept the full rules of the forum.

Highlighted rules:

  • Please discuss local issues only
  • Be fair, calm and polite at all times
  • Sign your messages with your full real name
  • Expect warnings and possible removal for rule violations
  • Please do not post more than two messages a day

Forum Manager

The Forum Manager in Brighton & Hove Issues Forum is Mike Snewin.

The volunteer Forum Manager is responsible for the general health and well-being of the forum. The Forum Manager shall:

  • enforce forum rules
  • respond to participant questions
  • listen to complaints or concerns
  • encourage active participation
  • maintain respectful tone of discussion

If you have any questions or concerns about the Brighton & Hove Issues Forum, please contact us at:

Membership and Roles

Membership of Brighton & Hove Issues Forum is open to anyone with an interest in the ongoing health and well-being of Brighton and Hove..

The Brighton & Hove Issues Forum Home Page shows the parts of Brighton & Hove Issues Forum that can be seen and contributed to by members and non-members.

You are not a member of Brighton & Hove Issues Forum. However, you can join Brighton & Hove Issues Forum.

Who runs this Forum?

The Brighton and Hove Issues Forum is hosted by volunteers on the Brighton and Hove E-Democracy committee. E-Democracy.Org is a non- profit, non-partisan citizen-based initiative launched in 1994. Our local steering committees select the volunteer Forum Manager(s) who helps facilitate the forum and administer the rules. You may contact local volunteers and the Forum Manager via their local web comment form.