Kingsway to the Sea: Brighton residents to vote on name of Hove park Brighton News

Brighton and Hove residents can vote on nine suggestions for the name of the new seafront park being developed in the Kingsway to the Sea Park scheme.

Names under consideration include West Hove Park as well as ideas honouring figures from the city’s history.

Brighton and Hove City Councillor Julie Cattell, lead member for major projects, said: “Throughout this project we’ve listened and have worked with the community and businesses to make sure we deliver what is most important to them.

“So it’s only right that residents get the chance to help choose the permanent name for this wonderful new park.

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“Predominantly funded by the government’s Levelling Up Fund, this will be an amazing new public park with facilities residents and visitors alike will enjoy.

The Argus: Work on the Kingsway to the Sea projectWork on the Kingsway to the Sea project (Image: Andrew Gardner)

“This vote is a unique opportunity to put your stamp on the project and I hope as many people as possible get involved in choosing the name.”


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The nine suggestions for name of the Kingsway to the Sea park are:

  • Dean Mahomed Park
  • Hove Beach Park
  • King Alfred Park
  • Kings Park
  • Kingsway Park
  • Mary Clarke Park
  • Sassoon Park
  • West Beach Park
  • West Hove Park

Dean Mahomed was an Indian traveller and entrepreneur who settled in Brighton. He introduced Indian cuisine and shampoo to Europe in the early 19th century and died in the city in 1851.

Mary Clarke was a leading suffragette who campaigned for women’s rights movement and led the campaign in Brighton in the early 20th century. She was recently posthumously awarded the Freedom of the City by the council.

Flora Reuben Sassoon was a member of a Baghdadi Jewish merchant family who made her home in Hove and contributed to the development of St. Ann’s Wells Garden.

Voting on the name of the project is now open on the council website. The vote will close at midnight on February 6.

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This notice was published: 2024-01-18 05:01:00

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