Green Councillors blog
Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.
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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.  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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]