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Green Councillors blog

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

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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
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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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“Joy for Ever” – the social and educational purpose of museums

By vote-green | 18th May 2019 | Comments Off on “Joy for Ever” – the social and educational purpose of museums

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Young Councillors – taking a stand

By hannahclare | 13th May 2019 | Comments Off on Young Councillors – taking a stand

This post is written by Cllr Martin Osborne, Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer Ward. his May I was honoured to be elected as one of the 19 Green councillors to Brighton and Hove City Council. As a 25-year-old, I am pleased to be representing the younger generation. I was particularly proud of the other two […]

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SATS are damaging, misleading and not fit for purpose

By hannahclare | 13th May 2019 | Comments Off on SATS are damaging, misleading and not fit for purpose

Cllr Sarah Nield is a newly-elected councillor on Brighton and Hove City Council. This week, children in year 6 will sit their Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs). To me, they quite simply make no sense: created to assess schools, not children, they assume that schools can be measured against each other in some meaningful way by […]

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We’ve let younger generations down

By hannahclare | 12th May 2019 | Comments Off on We’ve let younger generations down

This post has been written by newly-elected Green Councillor Clare Rainey, councilor for Queens Park ward. On Sunday we are celebrating National Children’s Day which is all about the importance of a healthy childhood, and the need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, […]

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A magnificent election win for the Green Party

By hannahclare | 10th May 2019 | Comments Off on A magnificent election win for the Green Party

The votes are in and the message could not be clearer: residents want a much stronger Green voice on our city council. Thank you to everyone who voted Green and helped us win so magnificently. Leaping from 11 to 19 councillors overnight, Greens took seats from both Conservative and Labour Parties – winning back seats […]

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