Green Councillors in Brighton & Hove appeal for the end of destruction and loss of innocent life in Israel and Gaza, and express their support for all local communities.
Brighton & Hove Green Councillors stand with all of our city’s communities affected by the horrific events in Israel and Gaza. Our thoughts are with the thousands of innocent people caught in devastating and unacceptable violence.
We are disturbed by nationwide reports that antisemitism and Islamophobia is now on the rise. We are clear: hatred has no place in our city. Brighton & Hove has a proud tradition of standing together as a city of sanctuary for all those facing persecution and discrimination, and we will always condemn those who seek to divide us.
Green Councillors reaffirm our unwavering stance against hatred in all its forms. We would like to encourage residents and communities to report any hate incidents and to access help and support. We know that not everyone is comfortable reporting to the council or police, so anyone targeted also has the option of talking to a local reporting centre confidentially.
The following organisations can help:
Brighton & Hove City Council’s Community Safety Team
The city council’s Community Safety Team works closely with the police and our communities to prevent anti-social behaviour and hate incidents and support people affected.
If you have been a victim of a hate incident, our community safety team are here to support you and provide advice. You can contact our team by:
- using our online anti-social behaviour and hate incident reporting form
- emailing [email protected]
- calling 01273 292 735 – in an emergency, always call the police on 999
You can also report hate incidents to Sussex Police or call them on 101 if it’s not an emergency.
Racial Harassment Forum
Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG
Phone: 01273 234 017 or 07563 389482
Open: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Community Security Trust (CST)
You can access support and confidentially report antisemitism by
- Using their online form: https://cst.org.uk/report-incident
- Emailing [email protected]
- Calling their emergency number: 0800 032 3263
Or, in a non-emergency, their head office: 0208 457 9999
Tell MAMA UK
You can access support and confidentially report anti-Muslim hate incidents:
- By submitting an online report: https://tellmamauk.org/submit-a-report-to-us/
- Over email: [email protected]
- Over the phone: 0800 456 1226
- By text: 0115 707 00 07
- Using WhatsApp: 0734 184 6086
- Using Twitter/X: @TellMamaUK
Or on Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/TellMamaUK
At this time, we stand together. We will stamp out hate wherever we find it and raise our voices for our shared values of respect, unity and compassion.
The Green Party calls for an immediate ceasefire, for the unconditional release of all hostages, and for political leaders to uphold the requirements of international law.
Brighton & Hove Green Councillors echo the requests made by the Green Party Leadership in open letters to Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, and his Labour counterpart, Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, urging the Conservatives and Labour to “listen to the people” and join international calls for a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict.
We urge members of all political parties both locally and nationally to join these calls and for the safety of all, demand that the violence end.
Friday 10 October: this letter has been amended to clarify that it is coming from the Green Group of councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council.