Green Councillors blog
Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ed Baker lives in East Brighton and is the Green candidate in the upcoming East Brighton by-election on 8th February. On 27th December Lloyd Russell-Moyle resigned his council seat representing East Brighton. With the election date set for 8th February, the four main party candidates are on the campaign trail. I’m very proud to have […]
Brighton and Hove City Council has become the first to support a Green proposal for a public say on the terms of any Brexit deal (a so-called ‘Ratification referendum’). Green Councillor Leo Littman questions whether a ‘hard Brexit’ really is ‘the will of the people.’ — Who said: “In a 52-48 Referendum this would be […]
Controversial new arrangements for the Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust have been voted through by the Labour Council despite staff concerns. (See report, below). Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, convenor of the Green Group of Councillors, commented: “As far back as 2015 Greens raised that transferring staff from the Royal Pavilion and Museums into a […]
Greens have welcomed news that the secondary school catchment areas for the city will remain unchanged, following months of lobbying from local parents and students concerned about the negative impact of new proposals. Local Green Councillors have slammed the Labour Council for failing to adequately manage a ‘chaotic’ schools allocations process, after proposals to change […]