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Labour Council votes down option for further scrutiny of Hollingbury golf course plans

Greens say proposal for decades-long lease of Hollingbury site should have come back for review Labour and Conservative Councillors have signed a decades-long contract for Hollingbury golf course, despite a Green appeal for further consultation to take place on the long term future of the site. Labour and Conservative councillors agreed to lease the Hollingbury […]

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Race to decide future of golf course sites a ‘huge missed opportunity’ to engage with community, say Greens

Greens call for a rethink and say Labour Council’s botched process means plans for sites will fall far short of ambition Hopes for an ambitious environmental project at the Hollingbury and Waterhall golf sites could be dashed because a botched process left no time to respond to community concerns, Greens have said. Councillors have been […]

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“More investment in youth services is critical for our city’s young people,” say greens

Green councillors have today welcomed the review of youth service funding in the city, which will look at developing a new youth space in the city centre A report to today’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee has today called for a review of funding for youth services in the city, a move welcomed by […]

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Council must support schools in their push to go ‘plastic free,’ say Greens

Letter from Green Councillors to Children’s Committee says council can do more to support school plastic free initiatives Schools in Brighton and Hove aspiring to go ‘plastic free’ must be given greater support from the council with the cost of new environmental measures, Greens have said today. Councillors Clare Rainey and Amy Heley have asked […]

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Greens speak out against sweeping changes to fire service made behind closed doors

Greens vote against decision to move fire service 999 control room out of Sussex Greens have called for greater public scrutiny over fire service decisions after critical changes to the management of 999 fire emergencies were made in a meeting held behind closed doors. Members of the public, press and fire service staff units were […]

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Tackle problem party houses let through AirBnB, urge Greens

Learning from Cambridge ‘crackdown’ can prevent worst offenders Problem ‘party houses,’ used by visitors for events could be tackled using planning law, Greens have said, calling for greater government powers to handle the rise in short-term holiday lets. Greens say that a growing number of complaints from residents show that short-term holiday lets are becoming […]

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Local Labour Councillors back Green call for fairer voting system and an end to first-past-the-post

Overturn unfair voting system failing residents and damaging politics, say Greens Green Councillors have successfully pushed Labour councillors to back a change in the voting system used for local and general elections. Greens say the current ‘first past the post,’ system is deeply unfair, and has denied voters choice and proper representation at both local […]

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