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Don’t backtrack on commitments to protect the environment, Greens urge Labour, ahead of major meeting on council finances

Potential for ‘green jobs,’ and economic recovery from Covid-19 could be lost if climate projects stall A plan for the council’s budget has raised fears that work to prevent the climate crisis is being ‘put on the backburner,’ despite commitments to a ‘fair and sustainable recovery,’ from Covid-19, Greens have said today. Proposals going to […]

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Greens push council to develop long-term support strategy for city’s struggling arts, culture and music sector

Calls for greater assistance from council as music venues, theatres, arts, dance and culture organisations suffer impact of Covid-19 restrictions and loss of funding Greens have successfully pushed Brighton and Hove City Council to prepare a strategy to respond to the difficulties facing cultural, creative and music organisations in the city, as they struggle to […]

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Call to redouble efforts to prevent people sleeping rough on the streets once Covid-19 housing support ends

Bigger push needed to offer rough sleepers new accommodation by September  A pledge to provide support for rough sleepers currently housed during Covid-19 to prevent a return to the streets could fall behind, Greens have warned, highlighting that government and local action will be needed to ensure people are helped by September. A proposal from […]

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From fitting solar panels to home insulation: research shows meeting climate targets could create over 3,500 jobs in the city

2,264 new jobs for city by 2030 alone if plans to lower toxic emissions become reality Over 2,264 new jobs could be created in Brighton and Hove if the council delivers on promises to lower toxic emissions by 2030, according to data from the Local Government Association, that has ignited a renewed call for action […]

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World Environment Day: Greens repeat call for urgent action to improve city’s roads and public spaces

Council must move faster to reallocate space for walking and cycling World Environment Day, which is celebrated on Friday 5th June, is a chance to reassess the urgent need for walking and cycling improvements in the city, Green councillors have said today. Referring to new Government guidance which now requires all councils to reallocate road space […]

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Increase in seafront litter is a ‘disgrace,’ more than two years on from Labour Council’s single-use plastic pledge

Greens call for immediate action and ‘polluter pays,’ approach to address surge in takeaway litter and overflowing bins on beach Greens have called for immediate action on beach litter as plastic waste and takeaway containers increasingly blight the seafront, condemning a council pledge to reduce single-use plastic waste as an ‘emerging failure.’ Condemning slow progress […]

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Beach safety and cleanliness will be an issue as lockdown lifts, warn Greens representing city’s seafront

Concerns over potential rise in visitor numbers as warm weather forecast for May bank holiday weekend Green Councillors representing city-centre seafront wards have raised concerns over the use of the beach, in anticipation of an increase in visitors this bank holiday weekend. Local ward councillors for Brunswick and Adelaide have also stressed that an influx […]

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This IDAHOBIT look out for LGBTQIA+ people struggling with lockdown, Greens say

Ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Green Councillors remind city of need for more support to city’s LGBTQIA+ people. Green Councillors will this Sunday mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) calling for support from community for LGBTQIA+ people suffering with lockdown. While the traditional IDAHOBIT service cannot take […]

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Take action now to prevent return of dangerous traffic to our roads, say Greens, as council agrees to new cycling and walking measures

Plans for city’s roads will be looked at again to ensure the council provides more space for exercise, walking and social distancing The council will look again at options for reallocating road space for walking and cycling, with Green Councillors today welcoming news that more roads in the city will be subject to change as […]

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Stand with parents and teachers speaking out over plans to reopen local schools, say Greens

New guidance issued on pupils return to school is  “reckless and dangerous”, Greens have said today Green Councillors have raised alarm at newly-released Government guidance on reopening schools to more pupils. The guidance, released yesterday, states that schools must reduce class sizes, clean more thoroughly and informs staff that PPE is not necessary. It also […]

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