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Green Councillors blog

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

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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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Labour failing to get a grip on bins and litter

By hannahclare | 4th June 2018 | Comments Off on Labour failing to get a grip on bins and litter

Litter is piling up in the city – a depressing visual reminder that the Labour Council has failed to get a grip on waste, writes Councillor Leo Littman […]

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Come clean on why city’s residents are stopped from recycling plastics, say Greens

By hannahclare | 28th March 2018 | 1 Comment

Come clean on why city’s residents are stopped from recycling plastics, say Greens FOI reveals Veolia ‘not willing’ to adapt £1bn contract to include plastics recycling 28/3/18 Greens have called on the Labour Council to come clean about plastics recycling in the city after a Freedom of Information Request from Materials Recycling World magazine revealed […]

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Labour Council’s plastic waste measures don’t go far enough, say Greens

By hannahclare | 28th March 2018 | Comments Off on Labour Council’s plastic waste measures don’t go far enough, say Greens

Labour Council’s plastic waste measures don’t go far enough, say Greens Response to campaign for plastic free city a step in the right direction but slow progress holds city back 28/3/18 Greens have called for stronger action on plastic waste, urging the Labour Council to act swiftly to prevent more plastic pollution. A successful proposal […]

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Does local Government work for women? Three steps forward for a healthier democracy #PressforProgress

By hannahclare | 8th March 2018 | 1 Comment

Councillor Alex Phillips This International Women’s Day will be my first as a mother. I have been a councillor for almost a decade but this year I have a newborn in tow too. I am neither disabled nor BAME and so have never experienced the inherent discrimination that women councillors pertaining to those two groups […]

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Brighton and Hove Labour Council Leader resigns: comment

By hannahclare | 27th February 2018 | Comments Off on Brighton and Hove Labour Council Leader resigns: comment

Greens have responded to news that the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Warren Morgan, has resigned. Convenor of the Green Group of Councillors, Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, commented: “Labour’s Council leader has been ousted by his own divided party. But look around the city and signs of Labour’s self-implosion are everywhere. Graffiti, […]

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Labour and Conservatives vote down Green proposals to reverse cuts and fund homeless prevention at Council budget setting meeting

By hannahclare | 23rd February 2018 | Comments Off on Labour and Conservatives vote down Green proposals to reverse cuts and fund homeless prevention at Council budget setting meeting

Greens have condemned a decision by the Labour Council to vote against their budget proposals, which put forward more than £2m of funds that would have seen the Council able to protect social work services, fund more homelessness prevention work and support environmentally friendly energy options for the city. An additional Green proposal that sought […]

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