Christopher Hawtree

the pillowbook of Christopher Hawtree, writer and Green Party councillor for Central Hove

Crossing the Tye

Begin to cross the Tye from the coast road, and the mind can turn to the summer of 1924, when Virginia Woolf asked, in an unsigned magazine note, whether “it would much affect us if a sea monster erected his horrid head off the coast of Sussex and licked up the entire population of Peacehaven […]

A View from the Front Benches

And so, I have been asked, how did it feel now to be sitting on the front benches in Brighton Town Hall at a Full Council meeting? No longer are the Chief Executive and Mayor glimpsed at a distance, side-on, but there they are in front of me, he with a more dispassionate mien than […]

Illuminating Matters

ILLUMINATING MATTERS Who knows where life can lead? To spend half an hour, partly with a stopwatch, in going around a set of traffic-lights might appear the start of that slippery slope which leads one to don an anorak and stand at Clapham Junction with a notebook at the ready and an eye out for […]

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    Christopher Hawtree is the Green Party Councillor for Central Hove but items are posted here in a personal capacity as an individual.

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