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Brighton and Hove City Council
media release, 9 July 2014

A planned 24 hour national strike by public sector workers will affect most council services on Thursday 10 July.

Essential services – including care of the elderly and vulnerable – will be maintained.

Most council buildings will be closed to the public; however a limited reception service is likely to be available at Brighton Town Hall and Hove Town Hall.

Traffic in the city centre will be severely disrupted as two marches will go through the city centre, meeting up at The Level. Both marches will start at 10.30am, one from Hollingdean Depot and one from Hove Town Hall. Disruptions are expected until around 2pm. Please check the Brighton & Hove buses website for information on bus services.

Main services affected by the strike include:

Rubbish collections

There will be no rubbish collections on Thursday 10 July. If your rubbish is due for collection on that day, please take it to a Recycling Centre or hold it until the following Thursday.

Recycling collections

There will be no recycling collections on Thursday 10 July. If your recycling is due to be collected on that day, please take it to a Recycling Centre, a communal recycling bin or hold it until your next recycling collection.


Many Brighton & Hove schools will be closed or partially closed on Thursday if the planned strike action goes ahead.

Decisions about school closures in the event of strike action are made by the headteachers and governors of individual schools.

Carelink Service

The Carelink Service will be operating.

Housing Offices

Oxford St Housing Office is likely to be open.  Other offices may be closed.


The seafront office will be open and the beach life guard service will be running as normal.

The Volks railway will be closed.


Library services are likely to be affected. Please call 01273 290800 to check which libraries are open.

Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Both closed. We cannot guarantee that Preston Manor and Hove Museum will be open. Please keep a check on the Royal Pavilion and Museums website for further details.

Leisure centres

All leisure centres will be open, this includes King Alfred, Withdean and Prince Regent, Moulsecoomb and Stanley Deason.