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Green Councillors blog

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

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Budget Council Open Letter

By hannahclare | 23rd February 2017 | Comments Off on Budget Council Open Letter

  Throughout the last number of weeks, the Green Group has examined the Labour budget proposals. Through a combination of reasonable charge increases, spend to save measures and a focus on prevention; we sought to reverse some of the most toxic proposals in the budget. Our group is allowed to submit amendments to Labour’s budget, […]

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Public Services are best provided by local authorities or third sector organisations; not unaccountable private companies. Why do Brighton & Hove’s Labour Councillors disagree?

By hannahclare | 15th February 2017 | Comments Off on Public Services are best provided by local authorities or third sector organisations; not unaccountable private companies. Why do Brighton & Hove’s Labour Councillors disagree?

by Councillor Leo Littman When elected as a Councillor, I signed up to the seven principles of public life (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life/the-7-principles-of-public-life–2) These include accountability and openness. Sadly, private companies which run many of our vital public services; from NHS contracts to railway franchises, are not obliged to make the same commitments. Often, the public have to […]

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Greens taking action to halt Downland sales – now let’s push to stop sales altogether

By hannahclare | 8th December 2016 | Comments Off on Greens taking action to halt Downland sales – now let’s push to stop sales altogether

Earlier today, following our amendment that was submitted to Policy and Resources Committee, we have successfully called for a halt to the fast-moving sales of parcels of land in the Downland Estate. We put forward both a letter, setting out clearly why the Downland must be protected, but also two concrete proposals which, supported by […]

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Cuts to youth services

By hannahclare | 30th November 2016 | 2 Comments

The cuts to youth services in Brighton and Hove just announced will mean the end of the local authority youth service […]

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Greens say PSPO plan needs more thought

By hannahclare | 18th July 2016 | Comments Off on Greens say PSPO plan needs more thought

July 15, 2016   Green councillors yesterday set out their opposition to a council plan to introduce Public Space Protection Orders in the city’s open spaces, calling for a delay to allow time to improve the effectiveness of the proposals.  The proposal was agreed by Labour and Conservative councillors at the meeting of the Policy […]

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Greens say Brighton & Hove must shine brighter in face of division

By hannahclare | 24th June 2016 | Comments Off on Greens say Brighton & Hove must shine brighter in face of division

Greens vow to fight for workers and the environment after Brexit win June 24th, 2016 Green Councillors in Brighton and Hove have vowed to fight against a “bonfire of regulations” which could be seen following the EU referendum result to leave the EU.  Greens say they will oppose any weakening of environmental protection or worker’s […]

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Saving Hove Library is a Victory for Residents

By hannahclare | 9th June 2016 | Comments Off on Saving Hove Library is a Victory for Residents

BY CLLR PHÉLIM MAC CAFFERTY & CLLR OLLIE SYKES Hove Library is saved!  Earlier today, Greens secured the future of Hove Library in its present home, while committing the Council to keep ALL of its libraries open for the foreseeable future. Following a joint amendment submitted by the Greens and the Conservative Group (Addendum Two […]

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Greens urge parents to reject dangerous Council school trust plan

By hannahclare | 7th June 2016 | Comments Off on Greens urge parents to reject dangerous Council school trust plan

Greens say formal partnership could open up schools to academy takeover June 7th, 2016   Greens have expressed deep concerns following a Council decision to consult on creating a limited company or trust to improve the city’s schools.  Greens say this is a first, dangerous step towards setting up a Brighton and Hove multi-academy trust […]

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Greens promote positive mental health at Brighton Women's Centre event

By hannahclare | 19th May 2016 | Comments Off on Greens promote positive mental health at Brighton Women's Centre event

May 19th, 2016 Green Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty joined women, colleagues and friends of Brighton Women’s Centre today (Thursday) to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with a group discussion event to promote self-care for women. The event was held on the grounds of St. Peters Church on Thursday 19th of May 2016 and saw participants […]

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Greens to stand up against LGBT attacks at IDAHOBIT event

By hannahclare | 17th May 2016 | Comments Off on Greens to stand up against LGBT attacks at IDAHOBIT event

May 17, 2016 Green Councillors will join an event in Steine Gardens tonight, Tuesday, May 17, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) from 6-7pm. The event will include a performance from trans poet Alice Denny, live music from the Rainbow Chorus, and a minute’s ‘noise’ to remember the international victims […]

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