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Coronavirus – key questions

Clarity needed for city on personal protective equipment, support for care homes, ventilators and testing, say Greens Detail on personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, testing and care for our most vulnerable will be critical to the city’s response to coronavirus (Covid-19), Greens have said today, sharing a list of questions raised with the Director of Public Health. […]

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“Our city – and our whole world – is in this together”

Dear residents, Covid-19 is causing a lot of anxiety, especially for older residents and those with underlying conditions, many of whom we have been in touch with already. Locally, Green Councillors are working cross-party to support the council’s response to the pandemic: now more than ever, we repeat our commitment to the values of mutual […]

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Greens respond to publishing Home to School transport review

The Labour Council last night (Thursday 19th March) published the report they commissioned into reviewing the changes Home to School Transport last September. Along with the Independent review, a Councillor-led panel is also looking at what went wrong, and met today (Friday 20th March) to discuss the contents. Green Councillor Hannah Clare who chairs the Home […]

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City Plan must go further, say Greens after response to consultation

Greens call on Labour Council to further explore opportunities for genuinely affordable housing, ecology studies and stricter environmental conditions Greens have raised concerns over the future of the council’s housing and development plan, City Plan Part Two, urging the Labour Council not to miss opportunities to strengthen affordable housing and environmental standards. Greens submitted a response […]

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Greens call for stronger government powers and council complaints contact to tackle problem holiday lets and ‘party houses’

Concerns over effect of short-term holiday lets on housing supply and local communities must be addressed Greens have called on the council to set up a dedicated service to respond to resident complaints about short-term holiday lets, urging the council to lobby for more government powers to tackle problem properties. A report going to a […]

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Greens transform city’s budget – and invest £11m to tackle climate change and reverse cuts

Greens secure support for a ‘Green New Deal’ plan to support communities, environment and reduce poverty The city council will invest a further £11m to tackle climate change, the housing crisis and prevent cuts – thanks to Green changes to the city’s budget agreed today. With just 10 years left to avert climate chaos, Greens […]

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Greens propose unused funds to support homeless

A Green amendment at a Council Committee today asks for the underused ‘Winter Maintenance Reserve’  to fund more Housing First Placements for homeless people  Greens have proposed more support for the city’s homeless today at the council’s Policy and Resources Committee. Ahead of the final decision on the City’s budget for 2020/2021 in two weeks’ […]

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Cuts plans a deep cause for concern, say Greens after Labour reveal budget changes

Changes to the council’s budget will not alleviate the concerns of community groups affected by cuts, Greens have said today. A report on the city council’s budget going to a council committee this week, reveals that the Labour Council has agreed to reduce the impact of some controversial cuts, including to domestic violence services. However, […]

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