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Greens welcome news of pesticide u-turn in Brighton and Hove

Move to end use of hazardous chemical weed-killer comes almost three years after original Green campaign for change Greens have welcomed news that chemical pesticide ‘glyphosate,’ will be phased out from council use, after years of campaigning for the council to switch to less harmful, non-chemical weed-killers. Glyphosate, a chemical pesticide labelled by the World […]

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Clean Air Day: Slow progress on air pollution putting residents’ health at risk, say Greens

Urgent need for action as Brighton and Hove remains pollution hotspot The Green Group of Councillors has repeated its call for urgent action on poor air quality in the city this Clean Air Day (20th June) saying that slow progress on air pollution is putting residents’ health at risk.  Government reports indicate that around 40,000 […]

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Baroness of Moulsecoomb joins Green Councillors against forced academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary

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Baroness Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the House of Lords, announces her support for the campaign against the conversion order at Moulsecoomb Primary School. Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb will join the public meeting held at Moulsecoomb Primary at 7pm on Tuesday 18th June [1]. She will be joined by other Green Party colleagues, including […]

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Greens call for tougher regulation two years on from Grenfell

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Greens say housing regulation is still desperately needed Green Councillors in Brighton and Hove have repeated their call for better national housing regulations and fire safety measures two years on from the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Greens say that years of deregulation under the Conservative Government has left tenants of both social and private […]

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Greens demand answers as another GP surgery in the city set to close

Proposed ‘merger’ and closure of Matlock Surgery will affect local community, say Greens Green Councillors say plans to close another GP surgery in the city could have a ‘serious impact,’ on the local community. Proposals to close Matlock Surgery, Withdean as part of a ‘merger,’ with Beaconsfield Medical Practice in Preston Park were announced by […]

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World Environment Day: Council can do more to back local projects tackling our climate emergency, say Greens

Council must back pioneering work to turn food waste into community energy say Greens. Ahead of World Environment Day 5th June, Greens are urging the council to do more to back a ‘food waste to community energy,’ project run by Brighton and Hove Energy Services Cooperative (BHESCo) that could reduce the fuel bills of hundreds […]

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Learning the ropes

This post is written by Cllr Steve Davis, Councillor for Withdean Ward. The story of a new councillor can only start in one place. The moment the returning officer reads out the results of the election and you realise that the next four years of your life are about to change immeasurably. At this point […]

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Labour administration and Green opposition agree to work together to tackle key issues affecting the city

Both parties announce a new approach to managing local government in Brighton and HoveAn annual meeting of the council on Wednesday 22nd May will see the Labour Party form the administration of the council and the Greens form the official opposition, with Councillor Nancy Platts as Leader of the Council and Councillor Mac Cafferty Convenor of […]

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Greens stand shoulder to shoulder with LGBT community on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

Green Convenor to also join march for equal marriage in Belfast, Northern Ireland Green Councillors will tomorrow mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) calling for renewed efforts to stamp out hate in the UK and abroad. As part of an event organised outside Jubilee Library, Greens will join volunteers of the […]

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