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Green Councillors blog

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

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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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£2m to prevent homelessness in Green budget proposals

By hannahclare | 21st February 2018 | Comments Off on £2m to prevent homelessness in Green budget proposals

The council can bring costly emergency accommodation services ‘in-house’ and reduce rough sleeping, say Greens. The Green Group of Councillors have revealed budget proposals that fund solutions to the homelessness crisis gripping the city. Greens are calling on the council to use funding found by their budget proposals to purchase emergency accommodation for people at […]

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Councillors should give up parking perks to plug cut in home-to-school transport, say Greens

By hannahclare | 21st February 2018 | Comments Off on Councillors should give up parking perks to plug cut in home-to-school transport, say Greens

Green amendments identify £30k from scrapping Councillors’ free car parking spaces across the city Greens are calling on Councillors from all parties to give up their free parking spaces, saying the money saved could be used to protect home-to-school transport for disabled children. An amendment from the Greens to the budget meeting on Thursday (22nd […]

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Plea to support Fabrica gallery as fundraiser begins to plug council cuts

By hannahclare | 15th February 2018 | Comments Off on Plea to support Fabrica gallery as fundraiser begins to plug council cuts

Convenor of the Green Group Phélim Mac Cafferty has responded to news that local arts hub and charity Fabrica could face closure as a result of council cuts. The contemporary arts gallery on Duke Street, which has been in receipt of a regular grant from Brighton and Hove City Council, has now launched a fundraising […]

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Labour’s Council Tax rises will hit the poorest hard

By hannahclare | 1st February 2018 | Comments Off on Labour’s Council Tax rises will hit the poorest hard

So it looks like our Labour Council administration will propose a council tax rise of just under 6% for the next financial year. These new bigger bills will land on our doorsteps in March. Was it really only three years ago that Labour responded to the Greens’ proposals to ask the city for their thoughts […]

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