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Greens push contractor for answers over attempted sale of Grade II listed seafront heritage lanterns

Council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty has today requested urgent answers from contractors responsible for  heritage lanterns on the seafront promenade, after two lamps were found for sale on a social media site. Contractor COLAS, which is responsible for the safe storage of the lanterns as part of lighting safety works, has been asked to apologise and account for the […]

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Greens boost support for innovative ‘Housing First’ scheme that helps prevent long term homelessness

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30 properties secured as part of scheme that is proven to help support and re-house vulnerable people with complex needs Some of the city’s most vulnerable rough sleepers will be able to benefit from targeted, appropriate support and accommodation after Green Councillors secured backing to expand the ‘Housing First’ scheme in Brighton and Hove.  Housing […]

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Greens stand in solidarity with community marking Trans Day of Remembrance

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Brighton and Hove Green Party have spoken out against anti-trans violence ahead of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) this Friday. Once again, this year our city will stand together for Trans Day of Remembrance on 20th November 2020. Trans Day of Remembrance marks an important date for the Trans community and their allies to come […]

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Greens call on Government to offer more assurances to schools ahead of second lockdown

We continue to support staff, pupils and parents as government inaction leaves city vulnerable to Covid-19 Green Councillors have today spoken out ahead of the second lockdown period beginning tomorrow, where schools, colleges and universities will remain open. All schools in the city continue to follow government guidelines, and the latest government announcement has made […]

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Government must make plans to support city’s vital businesses, Greens

Greens call on  Government to ensure support for businesses forced to close over upcoming lockdown period. Greens have today called on Government to ensure the right support to businesses forced to close over lockdown, including provision of further funding to councils to provide business grant support.  Pointing to the city’s arts, culture, tourism and hospitality […]

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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

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

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

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

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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