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Delight as Brighton basketball court is set for renovation

A MUSICIAN says he “jumped up with excitement” after finding out his campaign to renovate a seafront basketball court had been successful.

Brighton and Hove City Council announced the popular site near the i360 will be given a new floor and backboards.

Gerrald Emeagwali, also known as MagicOfficialTMC, started a petition over the summer asking the authority to “pour some love back into the court” as the well-used surface has become uneven and the backboards were on the brink of collapse.

Over the weekend, notices were pinned to the pillars supporting the hoops at the court outlining plans to refurbish the site and the council has now confirmed the work will be carried out over the next few days.

The Argus:

A spokesman said: “With the NBA finals concluding this week we thought it was the perfect time to spruce up the seafront basketball court.

“The court will be closed for the

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