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Green Councillors blog

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

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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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Happy Europe Day!

By hannahclare | 9th May 2019 | Comments Off on Happy Europe Day!

This post is written by Cllr Marianna Ebel, Councillor for Goldsmid Ward. Today we are celebrating the European Union and all that it gives us. To me the EU means peace, guaranteed human rights, freedom of movement and building friendships, relationship & families across borders. Borders that have become more and more irrelevant in our […]

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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 […]

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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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