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Green Councillors blog

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

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Are plans for recycling in Brighton and Hove simply going up in smoke?

By hannahclare | 13th September 2017 | Comments Off on Are plans for recycling in Brighton and Hove simply going up in smoke?

News that cardboard meant for recycling may have instead been sent to the incinerator by the company in charge, Veolia, is scandalous if true. […]

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Comment on school places in Brighton and Hove

By hannahclare | 12th September 2017 | Comments Off on Comment on school places in Brighton and Hove

Councillor Alex Phillips, Green spokesperson for Children, Young People and Skills Committee has commented on the state of school places for young people in Brighton and Hove: “Whilst we recognise that catchment area plans are often difficult to resolve, families are continuing to pay the price for the Labour Council’s lack of leadership over plans […]

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Greens call for transparency as Council announces fresh wave of youth service cuts

By hannahclare | 11th August 2017 | Comments Off on Greens call for transparency as Council announces fresh wave of youth service cuts

The Green group have condemned the Labour Council for continuing to make cuts to the city’s youth service despite a city-wide campaign to save it that saw the budget for the work largely restored in February. Councillor Alex Phillips, spokesperson for Children, Young People and Skills has called for greater transparency as information about recent […]

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We won’t wait another 50 years for lasting equality

By hannahclare | 4th August 2017 | Comments Off on We won’t wait another 50 years for lasting equality

This weekend tens of thousands will take to the city’s streets celebrating our LGBT community. Our special city which has provided refuge for thousands of LGBT people will remind the world of our values of hope and solidarity. The Green Party has been a longstanding advocate of LGBT rights and this weekend we will, once […]

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Let's keep our democratic system

By hannahclare | 2nd August 2017 | Comments Off on Let's keep our democratic system

Our arguments against a cabinet system remain the same now as they were in October 2015 (see article below: ‘Let’s keep our democratic system,’ Brighton and Hove Independent, first published 2015). Without scrutiny from other parties the Labour leadership would have had no qualms in selling off Hove Library, flogging off our precious Downland and […]

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GRENFELL- OUR QUESTIONS

By hannahclare | 16th June 2017 | Comments Off on GRENFELL- OUR QUESTIONS

Green Group of Councillors Brighton & Hove City Council GRENFELL- OUR QUESTIONS 16th June 2017 For immediate release Convenor of the Green Group of Councillors, Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty said: “Seeing the heart breaking scenes in West London, we are asking 12 questions of the Executive Director Neighbourhoods, Communities and Housing, Larissa Reid and the […]

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We are pushing for action on toxic air pollution levels in Brighton and Hove

By hannahclare | 4th April 2017 | Comments Off on We are pushing for action on toxic air pollution levels in Brighton and Hove

Greens urge Council action to tackle air pollution in Brighton and Hove […]

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Major concerns over 'Public Space Protection Orders' (PSPOs).

By hannahclare | 31st March 2017 | Comments Off on Major concerns over 'Public Space Protection Orders' (PSPOs).

Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty Greens have major concerns about the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). They are a blunt and ineffective instrument to deal with anti-social behaviour. Many of the areas currently affected such as St Nicholas Churchyard and Brunswick Square are not even covered by PSPOs. We already have many powers to […]

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Article 50 – our exit from the E.U now underway

By hannahclare | 31st March 2017 | Comments Off on Article 50 – our exit from the E.U now underway

The triggering of Article 50 will put Brighton and Hove and the country into a state of uncertainty. The Conservative government is pursuing an extreme exit from the European Union with no assurances on the environment, workers’ rights or, as the so-called ‘party of business’, even trade. Brighton and Hove City council now faces a […]

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LGBT people and the Council's budget

By hannahclare | 24th February 2017 | Comments Off on LGBT people and the Council's budget

  Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty This is a horrendous time for the city council’s funding. Figures from the Local Government Association tell us that almost 80% of councils the length and breadth of the country will struggle to make ends meet. Conservative government cuts are perpetuating inequality in our communities in Brighton and Hove. LGBT […]

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