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Green Councillors blog

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

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Drum out abuse

By hannahclare | 19th December 2017 | Comments Off on Drum out abuse

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 […]

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Greens react to Brighton and Hove Budget Proposals 2018-19

By hannahclare | 22nd November 2017 | Comments Off on Greens react to Brighton and Hove Budget Proposals 2018-19

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: […]

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Greens on Autumn statement: "The best way to solve our housing crisis is to let our Council build."

By hannahclare | 17th November 2017 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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Events in our city need to pay back to our communities and respect our environment

By hannahclare | 17th November 2017 | Comments Off on Events in our city need to pay back to our communities and respect our environment

Greens propose new sustainability criteria for city events, but Labour Councillors vote down proposals and idea to improve funding for parks and open spaces Labour Councillors have rejected Green proposals for a fairer fee structure for events coming to the city that would have improved funding for our parks and open spaces. Speaking at a […]

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Shame on the dinosaurs on the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF) Board

By hannahclare | 17th November 2017 | Comments Off on Shame on the dinosaurs on the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF) Board

The illogical practice of Councils investing in fossil fuel companies must stop now, writes Brighton and Hove Green Party Councillor Louisa Greenbaum Divestment from fossil fuels is a powerful and important step towards halting climate change and yet in the two years since the Paris Accord, the percentage of funds invested by Local Authorities in […]

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Greens and local campaigners call for a ‘plastic free’ city

By hannahclare | 24th October 2017 | Comments Off on Greens and local campaigners call for a ‘plastic free’ city

Greens urge Council to ‘go plastic free’ and encourage traders, residents and businesses to do the same in a bid to reduce damage plastic waste causes the environment and public health The Green Group of Councillors and local campaigners [quoted below] are calling on the Council to take serious action on plastic waste in Brighton […]

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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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