Saturday, 25 March 2017

Philip Webb in Hove (2)

A reader has kindly submitted some additional details from the book "Philip Webb" by Sheila Kirk.

In this book she describes the extension as having 2 shallow octagonal vaults each with roof lantern. This corresponds well with what is visible in the Google Earth view in the previous post.

The catalogue section of the book contains the following entry:-

Friday, 24 March 2017

Saltdean Lido looking like it

The Pool

The Lawn

The Children's Pool

Changing facilities under construction
Official opening 27th May.

Campaign against fly-tipping

A new campaign is underway reminding householders it is a criminal offence to dispose of household items in the street.

Brighton & Hove City Council has joined a national publicity drive by Keep Britain Tidy called Crime Not To Care (# CrimeNotToCare).

Last year the council recorded over 2,600 cases of fly-tipping, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds to clear up. Nationwide there are around half a million cases a year.

The council’s Cityclean staff are aiming to highlight 100 flytips in Brighton & Hove. They are handing out leaflets reminding people that leaving large items out in the street is a criminal offence and advising how to dispose of things properly – including via council special collections.

Residents are being urged to check that anyone collecting their waste has the required licence.

CCTV cameras are now being moved around fly-tipping hotspots to catch offenders.

See also: Fly-tippers beware

Philip Webb in Hove?

Philip Speakman Webb (12 January 1831 – 17 April 1915) was the architect of William Morris's Red House in Bexleyheath and is sometimes called the Father of the Art & Craft movement in English architecture.

Webb is also said to be the designer of an extension to 23 Second Avenue, Hove.

Judging by the Google Earth view there is certainly something out-of-the-ordinary about its appearance.

Nos 21 & 24 Second Avenue are both Grade II listed properties. 23 is unlisted.

Further information see: Philip Webb in Hove (2)