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Green Councillors blog

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

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Greens publish vision for development in the city as City Plan Part Two response released

By vote-green | 7th February 2019 | 1 Comment

Response to city development plan from Green Group made public Green Councillors have published their response to Brighton and Hove City Council’s development plan, City Plan Part Two, including new ideas for affordable housing and sustainable transport they say will enable the city to thrive into the future.The response submitted by Green Councillors is available […]

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

By vote-green | 6th February 2019 | Comments Off on 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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Success for Greens as climate and biodiversity emergency declared in Brighton and Hove

By hannahclare | 14th December 2018 | Comments Off on Success for Greens as climate and biodiversity emergency declared in Brighton and Hove

City Council becomes latest to commit to action on climate change and species extinction Brighton and Hove City Council has become the latest council to declare a state of climate emergency following a call from the Greens.  Green plans for council action on climate change and protection of the natural environment were agreed by all […]

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Greens call on Council: Declare climate emergency and take action on environmental disaster

By hannahclare | 12th December 2018 | Comments Off on Greens call on Council: Declare climate emergency and take action on environmental disaster
Credit Laura Gumbie

City Council urged to halt further CO2 emissions by 2030 and address species extinction as environmental crisis deepens Green Councillors are calling for Brighton and Hove to become the latest council to declare a state of ‘climate emergency’ following a UN report that revealed there are just 12 years left to limit the damage of […]

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Greens force Labour to end failed outsourcing experiment

By hannahclare | 5th December 2018 | Comments Off on Greens force Labour to end failed outsourcing experiment

Set up a council-run litter enforcement service for the city, say Greens  Brighton and Hove could soon have a council-run litter enforcement service after pressure from Green Councillors led the Labour Council to u-turn on outsourcing to private company 3GS. Greens raised repeated concerns about Labour’s management of the litter contract with 3GS after the […]

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Renewed push for a say on Brexit deal as 1,399 residents sign People’s Vote petition coming to Council

By hannahclare | 16th October 2018 | Comments Off on Renewed push for a say on Brexit deal as 1,399 residents sign People’s Vote petition coming to Council

Popular Green Party petition will be heard by all parties and triggers Council debate Thousands of Brighton and Hove residents have signed a petition calling for a ‘People’s Vote’ on any Brexit deal. The petition, started by Green Party Councillor Pete West, states: “The government and parliament were given a mandate to negotiate a Brexit […]

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Greens to speak out for public services at weekend anti-cuts rally

By hannahclare | 12th October 2018 | Comments Off on Greens to speak out for public services at weekend anti-cuts rally

Fight against cuts to NHS and other services ‘a matter of life and death’ Green Councillors will march in solidarity with communities defending public services at a public rally organised for this Saturday, October 13th. Coordinated by Sussex Defend the NHS and the Brighton and Hove Trades Council, the ‘Matter of Life and Death’ march […]

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With just 12 years left to limit climate change, Council must oppose new fracking laws say Greens

By hannahclare | 9th October 2018 | Comments Off on With just 12 years left to limit climate change, Council must oppose new fracking laws say Greens

Council can and must act now say Greens as climate scientists give 12 year ultimatum The Green Group of Councillors have reaffirmed their call for an end to fracking and called for ‘immediate action’ on climate change following a damning report from the UN on global warming. A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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Councils mired by cuts cannot bear a Brexit double whammy

By hannahclare | 21st September 2018 | Comments Off on Councils mired by cuts cannot bear a Brexit double whammy

We have every right to be anxious about the impact of Brexit on our Council and its services, writes Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty following a speech on the People’s Vote Just this week further details of the Brexit mess have been unveiled: The National Audit Office has slammed government departments for their inadequate planning for […]

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40 years of the rainbow flag: why we still need to wear the symbol with pride

By hannahclare | 26th July 2018 | Comments Off on 40 years of the rainbow flag: why we still need to wear the symbol with pride

Today we wear the symbol with pride – but despite progress, we know that our activism must continue […]

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