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Green Councillors urge more action on harassment and misogyny in city

22nd October 2020 | Comments Off on Green Councillors urge more action on harassment and misogyny in city

Proposals put to a meeting today by Green and Labour Councillors call for misogyny to be made a hate crime Green and Labour Councillors will today put forward proposals to reduce gender-based harassment in Brighton and Hove. Recognising the work of the Anti-Harassment Club, who have brought to light more than 120 recorded incidents of […]

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Damaging planning reforms proposed by Conservative government will affect our city, say Greens

22nd October 2020 | Comments Off on Damaging planning reforms proposed by Conservative government will affect our city, say Greens

Joint call from Green and Labour Councillors urge Conservative government to scrap plans to weaken local planning and impose areas of ‘growth and renewal’ on city Green Councillors have today supported calls from the Local Government Association to ‘keep planning local,’ joining a host of wildlife organisations and the Labour group in resisting proposed changes […]

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Support local test and trace efforts and consult on restrictions, Greens urge Conservative government

22nd October 2020 | Comments Off on Support local test and trace efforts and consult on restrictions, Greens urge Conservative government

Greens have today called on Government to provide resources to scale up test and trace efforts and support those affected by restrictions Proposals put by Green Councillors to a council meeting this evening, will see the council writing to Conservative ministers to request ‘urgent action to address the failings in the national test and trace […]

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Greens blast Conservative group’s attempts to block 173 desperately needed, low rent council homes

21st October 2020 | Comments Off on Greens blast Conservative group’s attempts to block 173 desperately needed, low rent council homes

Plans to approve the development of more affordable council homes for those on low incomes in the city have been supported today, despite opposition from Conservative party councillors that Greens have branded ‘shameful.’ Thanks to changes to an agreement with Hyde Homes to set up a ‘joint venture’ for housing, almost 350 homes will soon […]

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Green statement on the Housing Repairs Dispute

14th October 2020 | Comments Off on Green statement on the Housing Repairs Dispute

Having become the new council leadership in early August, we have moved quickly to understand the issues affecting staff transferring from their former employer, Mears, into the council’s new Housing Repairs service, which began back in April, under the previous Labour-led council.  Green Councillors have therefore met the GMB on numerous occasions to discuss and […]

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Funding for community projects to reduce carbon

9th October 2020 | Comments Off on Funding for community projects to reduce carbon

Applications open from Monday 19 October for new Communities Fund grants for community-led projects to help reduce carbon in the city. A pot of £100,000 from the 2020-21 Communities Fund is being made available for innovative projects contribute to carbon reduction in the communities of Brighton & Hove. We’re looking to support projects that promote […]

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Madeira Terrace designs get the go ahead for next steps

8th October 2020 | Comments Off on Madeira Terrace designs get the go ahead for next steps

Concept design work for the Madeira Terrace restoration project was given the go ahead by Policy & Resources Committee on Thursday 8 October.  The project, which is sometimes called ‘MT30’, is the first stage of restoration and aims to restore at least 30 of the 151 arches that make up Madeira Terrace. Policy & Resources Committee […]

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Council backs local multicultural book project for schools

6th October 2020 | Comments Off on Council backs local multicultural book project for schools

Brighton & Hove City Council is contributing £1,000 to a local campaign that would see more books in the city’s schools by authors and featuring characters from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds. https://www.youtube.com/embed/prA9pmbNDGM The Multicultural School Book Fund is a fundraising campaign set up by local parent Lisa Haygarth. It aims to raise £64,000 […]

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Final few days to take advantage of discounted solar scheme

1st October 2020 | Comments Off on Final few days to take advantage of discounted solar scheme

Brighton & Hove residents have until midnight on 5 October to join the group of 3,000 households already registered for Solar Together Sussex.  Solar Together Sussex is an innovative group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage that aims to boost renewable energy capacity across the county and help residents make significant savings on solar […]

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A big thank you for the big tidy up

1st October 2020 | Comments Off on A big thank you for the big tidy up

Council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty has today thanked the hundreds of people who carried out community clean ups during the Keep Brighton & Hove Tidy fortnight. Businesses, community groups, tidy up teams, volunteers, councillors and council staff were all involved in helping keep the city clean. They carried out graffiti paint-outs, sticker removal, street jet […]

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