Green Councillors blog
Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.
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Council can and must act now say Greens as climate scientists give 12 year ultimatum The Green Group of Councillors have reaffirmed their call for an end to fracking and called for ‘immediate action’ on climate change following a damning report from the UN on global warming. A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]
We have every right to be anxious about the impact of Brexit on our Council and its services, writes Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty following a speech on the People’s Vote Just this week further details of the Brexit mess have been unveiled: The National Audit Office has slammed government departments for their inadequate planning for […]
Today we wear the symbol with pride – but despite progress, we know that our activism must continue […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]