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

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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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The Green Group will fight academy plans tooth and nail

By hannahclare | 7th June 2019 | Comments Off on The Green Group will fight academy plans tooth and nail

This post is written by Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty, Convenor of Brighton & Hove’s Green Group of Councillors This week we heard the news that the Government is intent on pushing Moulsecoomb Primary to become an academy. Evidence tells us we must challenge this move. Analysis from the Institute of Education has revealed two-thirds of […]

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Why Pride is still relevant

By hannahclare | 1st June 2019 | Comments Off on Why Pride is still relevant
Pride

This post is written by Cllr Steph Powell, Councillor for Hanover and Elm Grove Ward. Every year in June we celebrate Pride month. We do this to remember the Stonewall riots which occurred in 1969, which happened in response to a police raid at the Stonewall bar in New York. From that moment the gay, […]

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Period poverty is on it’s way out but the journey isn’t over

By hannahclare | 28th May 2019 | Comments Off on Period poverty is on it’s way out but the journey isn’t over

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, which takes place on 28th May each year. The day raises awareness of the importance of menstrual health and highlights the issues faced by those who don’t have the access they need to period products. Since last year, the work to eradicate period poverty has come on significantly. In Brighton […]

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We have the zest to tackle the challenges ahead

By hannahclare | 24th May 2019 | Comments Off on We have the zest to tackle the challenges ahead

This post is written by Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty, Convenor of Brighton & Hove’s Green Group of Councillors The city council held its annual meeting on Wednesday night to determine the roles of all councillors and this is my first column as the newly elected leader of the official opposition. I was immensely proud to […]

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Air pollution and the school run

By hannahclare | 21st May 2019 | Comments Off on Air pollution and the school run

This post is written by Cllr Elaine Hills, Councillor for Hanover and Elm Grove Ward. Every weekday morning in term-time, a massive queue of cars crawls along outside my daughter’s school in Brighton. The entire line grinds to a halt each time the car at the front stops and kids burst out. The kids go […]

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