Greens say airport expansion fails all our futures

02 July 2015

A Green councillor has condemned the additional runway capacity which the Airports Commission is considering options for, including an extra runway at Gatwick, as a failure to address the big challenges facing us.

End Austerity Now Demonstration June 2015

Greens join hundreds from Brighton at huge march to ‘End Austerity Now!’

19 June 2015

Phélim Mac Cafferty: “Brighton & Hove Greens are proud to play our part in the movement against cuts and austerity. We are marching knowing that we are part of a national movement which is striking out against the great austerity lie and for a better and fairer society.”

Brighton and Hove City Council

Greens condemn Labour's removal of City Council chief

18 June 2015

“The Leader of the Council was not able to give us a stronger reason than a spat with the Chief Executive to end her employment.” “This is a jaw-droppingly bad and unnecessary decision. It results from poor judgement by this administration and it will cost the council hundreds of thousands of pounds – money it can’t afford to squander.”

Living Rent Campaign

Greens call for Housing committee to action pledge on ‘living rents’ for new council homes

17 June 2015

Councillor David Gibson: “We should charge a ‘living rent’, or a regular council ‘social rent’, to ensure that it is within the means of most people on the housing waiting list. We are also calling on rents for new build properties to be linked to the cost of living and NOT to private sector “market” rents, which are continuing to soar in this city.”

Sanctuary on Sea launch

Greens applaud ‘Sanctuary on Sea’ launch, as city stands up for refugees and asylum seekers

13 June 2015

Cllr. Leo Littman: "I am delighted that Brighton and Hove is joining the growing band of British cities which are standing up for refugees and asylum seekers. Our city has a well-deserved reputation for offering sanctuary to those who, through no fault of their own, need it most"

Greens call for engagement, transparency and fairness in setting next council budget

11 June 2015

Green councillors have called on the Labour-run city council to continue the open and inclusive consultation process which they championed during the last four years.

Horsdean site, closed for construction

City and travellers urgently need temporary travellers site, say Greens

09 June 2015

Cllr. Phélim Mac Cafferty: “Today in our city there is nowhere for the Police to lawfully send travellers which has predictably lead to more unauthorised encampments.This has resulted in unnecessary legal costs, confusion for the police and inconvenience to residents. There are obvious costs to community cohesion too.”

No need for review of award-winning Lewes Road scheme say Greens

01 June 2015

Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty: “The Lewes Road scheme is innovative and forward-thinking. It was widely supported in one of the biggest and most in-depth consultations ever conducted in our city. It continues to be subject to extensive ongoing monitoring and by all measures, it’s been a success.”

City Re-use Depot Crowdfunder

Greens applaud City Reuse Depot crowdfunder

29 May 2015

Caroline Lucas MP: “I sincerely hope that this fantastic project gets the funding required to expand. This scheme would help promote the further re-use of unwanted goods and materials.”

Valley Gardens

Go-ahead for Valley Gardens scheme welcomed by Greens

27 May 2015

Cllr Pete West, Green spokesperson on Environment, Transport & Sustainability: “We welcome Labour’s change of heart to go ahead, after all, with this vital scheme, rather than suspend it, as they threatened a week ago. As a single joined up park, Valley Gardens will offer a fantastic enlarged green space, in the heart of the city, for everyone to enjoy.”

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