Green Councillors blog
Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.
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I vividly remember my disappointment as a small child when an invitation to “spend a penny” turned out to be a visit not to the nearest sweet shop but to the loo. But this was the 1970s and euphemism was the name of the game, at least when it came to biology. It was a […]
Road safety week is upon us again. Seven days to highlight the biggest single killer of under 25s, 168 hours to focus on an issue that takes the lives of approximately 1,770 lives per year, 147 per month or around 5 people per day. It’s clear that Britain’s roads need to be safer for the […]
When I was growing up in London we would regularly visit the local public library and spend hours choosing and reading books. I loved the high-ceilinged Victorian building, the sense of purposeful calm and order, and the seemingly endless choice of reading material. Partly as a result of this I developed a lifelong love of […]
Nearly a month into the school term, and our city’s children with disabilities are still facing huge challenges with their transport to school. Over the last few weeks, Green Councillors have been contacted by several worried parents about the ongoing issues. And despite seeking assurances from council officers that the current problems will soon end, […]
Cllr Sue Shanks, Deputy Convenor of the Green Group, blogs for National Allotment Week This week is National Allotments Week, a week to celebrate the community value of allotments. With the theme of shared harvest, the week aims to raise awareness of how we can provide for each other – whether that’s our fellow allotment […]
This post has been written by Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty, Convenor of the Green Group on Brighton and Hove City Council. This week is Refugee Week – an important point in the calendar to celebrate human rights and to understand the work to welcome people fleeing some of the world’s most horrific circumstances. Brighton and […]
This post has been written by Cllr Lizzie Deane, Councillor for St Peter’s and North Laine Ward and Chair of the Health, Overview and Scruitiny Committee. Today, Thursday 20th June, is Clean Air Day. This is the day when we remind ourselves there is no such thing as pure, clean air, the day we push […]
This post has been written by Cllr Tom Druitt, councillor for Regency Ward. Today is National Refill Day – just the second National Refill Day ever. Today we are all being asked to carry a water bottle with us wherever we go, and to make it a habit. Keys, wallet, phone, water bottle… that’s what […]
This post has been written by Cllr Siriol Hugh-Jones, councillor for Preston Park Ward. The UK is deeply divided over its place in the world and on how it should treat others. Since 2016, we have had the Brexit referendum and the Windrush scandal. There is also the ongoing sore of “immigration removal centres”, such […]
This post has been written by Cllr Jamie Lloyd, councillor for Withdean Ward and member of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee. This week we celebrated Bike Week, an annual event that celebrates and encourages the use of the bicycles as a form of transport, freedom and liberation. It is a great event as it […]