Green Councillors blog
Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.
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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 […]
Councillors Alex Phillips and Amanda Knight comment on the issue of violence against women and girls following a march in aid of local domestic abuse charity, RISE, this month Councillor Alex Phillips Domestic and sexual violence has never in my memory received so much media attention, with waves of recognition such as the #metoo campaign […]
Brighton and Hove’s Labour Council leadership have now published the blueprint for the city’s budget (Policy, Resources and Growth Committee papers, available here: P&R Papers). Green Councillors have reacted to the announcements, raising concerns about the number of services and members of staff facing damaging cuts. The Green Group Finance Lead, Councillor Ollie Sykes commented: […]
It is bizarre at best – and cruel at worst – that councils can borrow to build a swimming pool or a hotel, but not for desperately-needed homes, writes Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty on the upcoming Autumn budget November 22nd is the Autumn Statement. It is vital that the Government takes this opportunity to deal […]