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Greens welcome news as council awarded funding to provide longer term accommodation for homeless

Green Council welcome substantial £3.429m funding win following bid to Government Green Councillors have today celebrated news that Brighton and Hove City Council has been awarded £3.429m in funding support from Government to tackle rough sleeping.   Following an agreement of Policy and Resources Committee in August, the council had already agreed to continue providing temporary […]

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Government must move fast as lack of national testing capacity holding back city’s schools and pupils, say Greens

Call for Government action to support staff, pupils and parents as difficulty accessing tests leaves schools without capacity amid Covid-19 Green Councillors have today spoken out on how a lack of national Covid-19 test capacity continues to affect schools, pupils and staff in Brighton and Hove. With the council notifying the city that the local […]

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Cllr Heley to Chair Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee as Cllr West steps down from role

Green Councillors would like to thank Councillor Pete West for his role as joint chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee (ETS). Councillor West has stood aside from the role as joint chair, and Councillor Amy Heley will now take on the role in full. Councillor Pete West said: “It has been an […]

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“We have shown we will listen” say Greens as they make changes to A259 cycle lane

Green Councillors urge residents and visitors to take more sustainable transport choices as they make changes to temporary walking and cycling measures Green Councillors have today reaffirmed their commitment to listening to concerns raised by residents about the temporary walking and cycling measures introduced in the city over recent weeks and months. Following concerns raised […]

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Appeal to protect tenants from eviction and surge in homelessness as Conservative Government drop ‘no evictions’ and ‘no benefit sanctions’ approach.

Appeal to protect tenants from eviction and surge in homelessness as Conservative Government drop ‘no evictions’ and ‘no benefit sanctions’ approach. Concerns that plans to end moratorium on evictions and reintroduce benefit sanctions amid Covid-19 could force more onto streetsGreen Councillors joined calls for stronger support for tenants facing eviction and benefit sanctions at a […]

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Greens say commitment to adult education vital as valued Friends Centre charity goes into administration

Greens call for review of decision after previously agreed plan for council to provide some adult education services in-house revealed as unachievable Green Councillors will instruct the council’s standards committee to review why plans to run adult education courses previously provided by a local charity  – agreed earlier this year – have failed. At a […]

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Greens in administration in Brighton and Hove City Council following Labour resignations

Green Party now in administration in 18 councils across the country Green group has pledged to focus on helping city through coronavirus crisis Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty: “Greens are united in our determination to see the city through our many current challenges and will work with all parties in order to get this achieved” The […]

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Our statement

“Greens remain concerned that the city is missing the leadership it desperately needs, due to ongoing division between Labour councillors. Residents deserve a functioning council and this is our primary focus.  “Resignations have left the Labour group with 18 seats and the Greens with 19: and it is clear neither party can claim a majority […]

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Local decision making vital in tackling health and adult social care concerns

Green Councillors welcome new powers from Government to respond to local outbreaks, but stress they must address gaps in resource for councils to respond to the pandemic and in tackling crisis in adult social care.   Green Councillors have today welcomed new powers from Government, announced on Friday 17 July, to enable local councils to respond […]

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Our response to news of suspension of Labour Councillor

“Yesterday, Greens reaffirmed our total commitment to opposing racism in all its forms. We say again that antisemitism is unacceptable and has no place in Brighton and Hove. “Despite previous statements suggesting that a Labour councillor would ‘sit as an independent’ while their alleged antisemitism is being investigated, we have learnt that Labour has chosen […]

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