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Pressure forces Labour Council to abandon plans for domestic violence budget cut

Proposals left domestic violence groups facing uncertain future, say Greens  Plans by the Labour Council to cut £50,000 from domestic and sexual violence budgets have been dropped. [1] Greens had repeatedly called on the Labour Council to scrap the cut, raising concerns at several meetings of Full Council and council committees. Following pressure, details in budget […]

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Conservative Government ‘passing the buck’ on chaotic Brexit to local council and community, say Greens

Letter urges council to prepare and test for impact of no-deal Brexit but offers ‘paltry’ resources The Green Group of Councillors have hit back at Conservative Government Minsters after a letter suggesting councils ‘step up’ their preparation for a no-deal Brexit was received by Brighton and Hove City Council this week.  The letter from the […]

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Review of animal welfare charter blocked despite huge public petition to end use of animals in circuses

Labour council leadership fails to back Green call for a review of animal welfare charter Opposition to a Green request for a review of the council’s animal welfare charter met with anger from the public gallery at a meeting of Full Council today (31st January). A petition signed by over 5,000 people calling for an end […]

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Call for renewed focus on children’s mental health in schools

More support is needed to combat youth anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, say Greens The Green Group of Councillors are urging the Council to press for greater resources to boost mental health support for children and young people at school. Greens say that the positive work already delivered by schools and local mental health partnerships […]

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400m development deal in Brighton and Hove put on ice due to ‘Brexit uncertainty’

Developers say Brexit deal deadlock “does not provide the basis for major investment decisions”  A major leisure centre development project between Brighton and Hove City Council and developers Crest Nicholson has run aground due to ‘Brexit uncertainty.’ A letter from developers citing Brexit as a major issue to the project’s feasibility was handed to Councillors […]

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Speak out for anti-Brexit Brighton and Hove

15 January 2019 Speak out for anti-Brexit Brighton and Hove Labour Party leadership: support a People’s Vote, Greens urge The Labour Council must speak out against a damaging Brexit deal for the city and back a People’s Vote, Greens have said this week. Council reports have revealed that Brighton and Hove faces a local funding […]

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Greens declare Labour’s contract with the city ‘broken’ on refuse and recycling

15 January 2019 Missed collections soar Overflowing bins throughout Christmas and New Year Recycling burned at incinerator Failing waste deal costing £1bn Recent images (attached) show rubbish and recycling sitting uncollected during the festive period despite recent claims from Labour Councillors that they are overseeing improvements. A pledge by the Labour Council to improve the […]

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Keith Taylor Weekly Update

14 December 2018 December 14th UPDATE: Green MEP calls on EU to intervene over ‘potentially illegal’ Oxford Expressway plans A senior Green Party politician has called on the European Commission to investigate the legality of the controversial plans for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, for which the government has today reconfirmed its support. Keith Taylor, […]

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Austerity over? Then reverse cuts to our vital public services say Greens

12 December 2018 Greens challenge Government to reinstate funding for police, fire and council services crippled by years of cuts     The Green Group of Councillors in Brighton and Hove will this week challenge the Conservative Government to reverse cuts made to public services following the announcement that ‘austerity is over.’ [1] In a […]

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