Shabbiness in and around the Royal Pavilion
There seems to be a pattern of neglect forming throughout the city and the consequences are plain to see for residents and that valuable asset to the city’s economy, the tourist. Brighton’s reputation of being shabby chic has fallen, it’s just shabby these days. With an annual visiting public of around 400,000, the state of the surrounding area of the Royal Pavilion might be viewed as extreme negligence and disrespectful to its visitors. Our major heritage asset, the Royal Pavilion, really matters. Why was it allowed to get into this condition?
There is good news: a £4.4 million application for lottery funding to revamp the gardens and public toilets has been backed by the city councillors. The council’s aim is to ensure our unique and historic Royal Pavilion Garden is fit for a city and that it retains its listed status. We congratulate the council on these good intentions. However, immediate action should be taken to clean up the area.