Green Councillors blog
Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.
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This post has been written by Cllr Siriol Hugh-Jones, councillor for Preston Park Ward. The UK is deeply divided over its place in the world and on how it should treat others. Since 2016, we have had the Brexit referendum and the Windrush scandal. There is also the ongoing sore of “immigration removal centres”, such […]
This post has been written by Cllr Jamie Lloyd, councillor for Withdean Ward and member of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee. This week we celebrated Bike Week, an annual event that celebrates and encourages the use of the bicycles as a form of transport, freedom and liberation. It is a great event as it […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]