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Green Councillors blog

Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.

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Why public toilets are an equalities issue

By greengroup | 18th November 2019 | Comments Off on Why public toilets are an equalities issue

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 […]

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Britain’s roads need to be safer for the benefit of all road users

By greengroup | 18th November 2019 | Comments Off on Britain’s roads need to be safer for the benefit of all road users

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 […]

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“Libraries help to combat the full spectrum of economic, social and environmental issues we currently face”

By greengroup | 10th October 2019 | Comments Off on “Libraries help to combat the full spectrum of economic, social and environmental issues we currently face”

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 […]

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We must end the continued disruption to Home to School Transport

By hannahclare | 1st October 2019 | Comments Off on We must end the continued disruption to Home to School Transport
Home to School Transport Brighton

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, […]

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The wellbeing factor from green spaces can’t be underestimated

By greengroup | 12th August 2019 | Comments Off on The wellbeing factor from green spaces can’t be underestimated

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 […]

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Refugees are welcome in Brighton and Hove

By hannahclare | 21st June 2019 | Comments Off on Refugees are welcome in Brighton and Hove
refugee week

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 […]

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All I need is the air that I breathe…

By hannahclare | 20th June 2019 | Comments Off on All I need is the air that I breathe…
Clean Air Day

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 […]

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Ways to go Plastic Free this National Refill Day

By hannahclare | 19th June 2019 | Comments Off on Ways to go Plastic Free this National Refill Day
national refill day

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 […]

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“If stranger, no longer be”: welcoming refugees in Brighton & Hove

By hannahclare | 17th June 2019 | Comments Off on “If stranger, no longer be”: welcoming refugees in Brighton & Hove
Refugee Week Brighton Green Councillor

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 […]

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Why I’m celebrating Bike Week

By hannahclare | 14th June 2019 | Comments Off on Why I’m celebrating Bike Week

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 […]

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