Calls for Brighton tourist attraction to create world’s biggest sundial

One man’s attempt to turn Brighton’s most controversial tourist attraction into the world’s biggest sundial goes before Brighton and Hove City Councillors next week.

A petition calling for marking on the pavement around the i360 showing the time and date goes before the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on Tuesday 23 June.

In his petition, John Kapp said the i360’s parallel sides and lack of overshadowing, makes it a perfect sundial.

The petition states: “We wish to create an educational attraction that demonstrates how our ancient ancestors developed the measurement of time and date by creating dial plats around a vertical post used gnomon.

“This requires the marking of the pavements of Kingsway, Regency Square, Preston Street, Hampton Place and Waitrose car park, for which this petition seeks permission.”

The project is similar to Augustus’ sundial outside the Italian parliament.

There are currently 20 signatures on the ePetition which closes on 22 June.

It is on the city council website alone with other active petitions at