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Brighton and Hove Green Group of Councillors Statement on adoption of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition and examples

17 October 2018 Brighton and Hove Green Group of Councillors Statement on adoption of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition and examples The Green Group of Councillors stand together against the scourge of anti-Semitism, and tools that help counter anti-Semitism are welcome.  Figures from the Home Office this week reveal anti-Jewish hate crimes are on […]

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Labour Council has overseen failure of City Clean and broken pledge on bins say Greens

16 October 2018 Residents could wait two years before seeing any improvements to City Clean service, according to report Labour has broken its contract with residents over bin collections, Green Councillors have said. At a meeting of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on Tuesday (October 9th) Councillors heard a review of plans to improve […]

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Plan for city’s economy ‘must focus on sustainability and green jobs’, say Greens

16 October 2018 A successful Economic Strategy for Brighton and Hove must recognise the potential of green industries to unlock hundreds of jobs, Greens have said. Proposals for a new Economic Strategy for the city came before the Tourism, Development and Culture Committee last Thursday, with four ‘themes’ designed to enable the Council and wider […]

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Push for bold ideas to tackle housing and environmental crises in City Plan Part 2, say Greens

16 October 2018 ‘Community facilities, public transport and genuinely affordable housing’ central to Green response  Providing 100% genuinely affordable housing and cracking down on poor air quality are some of the proposals put forward by Greens in response to City Plan Part Two, the Labour Council’s strategic plan for Brighton and Hove. The Plan builds […]

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Keith Taylor MEP for the South East Weekly Update

12 October 2018 Green MEPs have written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling for a ban on the country’s most-used weedkiller after a scientific study reveals the harm it causes to precarious bee populations. Greens urge ‘friend of bees’ Michael Gove to ban glyphosate following new study Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East, […]

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Green Councillors in solidarity with Wetherspoons staff strike

4 October 2018 Green Councillors have expressed their support for Wetherspoons bar staff taking strike action on Thursday 4th October. Kitchen and bar staff at both Brighton Wetherspoons branches in North Street and West Street will coordinate action with workers from McDonalds and TGI Fridays, demanding better pay and working conditions. [1] Poor wages and long […]

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Option to bring housing repair services back in house must go further, say Greens

Options to bring housing repair services back in-house should go further and cover more housing works, Greens will argue this week. A meeting of HNHC on Wednesday 26th September will debate how to proceed with the delivery of council housing repairs, with the current multi-million pound contract with Mears PLC set to expire in March 2020. […]

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