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Green Councillors blog

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

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Expansion of fracking will push global warming above international targets, say Greens

By hannahclare | 13th May 2016 | Comments Off on Expansion of fracking will push global warming above international targets, say Greens

Greens call out undemocratic fracking plans May 13, 2015 Local Green politicians today expressed their “grave concerns” with Treasury policy on fracking, as a letter from Minister Damian Hinds failed to deny that final decisions on fracking schemes could be taken out of the hands of local authorities. In the letter, Treasury minister Damian Hinds […]

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Greens urge Council to fight back against austerity

By hannahclare | 10th May 2016 | Comments Off on Greens urge Council to fight back against austerity

Brighton & Hove City Council Green Group of councillors PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Greens urge Council to fight back against austerity May 10th, 2015 Greens this week slammed HM Treasury for its “short-sighted and callous” pursuit of cuts to local government in face of mounting evidence from local authorities that vital front-line services […]

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Let’s eradicate transphobia and make our city safe for all

By hannahclare | 7th May 2016 | Comments Off on Let’s eradicate transphobia and make our city safe for all

Sadly, many people in our society are unable to cope with the fact that what they believe to be an inalienable truth, namely that everyone is determined from birth as either male or female, is not as unambiguous as they think. When fundamental beliefs are challenged, rather than accept that their simplistic view of the world may not be completely accurate, many look for someone to blame. […]

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Hove Library move halted by Greens

By hannahclare | 26th April 2016 | Comments Off on Hove Library move halted by Greens

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Hove Library move halted by Greens Labour delays decision on Hove Library move April 26th 2016   The Labour Council’s plans to move Hove Library have been put on hold this week, in response to an amendment drawn up by Green Councillors, which was due to be tabled ahead […]

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Greens plea: Don't force our vulnerable residents from their homes

By hannahclare | 19th April 2016 | Comments Off on Greens plea: Don't force our vulnerable residents from their homes

Learning disability accommodation deemed not cost-effective amid Council cuts April 18th, 2015 Greens are urging the Labour Council to think again on proposals to outsource learning disability accommodation and care services, which could see some of the most vulnerable residents forced out of homes they have lived in for decades. Currently, despite most learning disability […]

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Greens say day centre closure is not a done deal

By hannahclare | 18th April 2016 | Comments Off on Greens say day centre closure is not a done deal

    Brighton & Hove City Council – Green Group of Councillors PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   April 15th, 2016 Green Councillors have expressed their anger over a report to be presented at next week’s Health & Wellbeing Board which recommends councillors close the Tower House Day centre and make “alternative arrangements” for its disabled users. […]

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Solidarity with Lambeth's campaign to save their Carnegie library

By hannahclare | 1st April 2016 | Comments Off on Solidarity with Lambeth's campaign to save their Carnegie library

The Carnegie library in Lambeth is the subject of a sit-in protest by campaigners calling for the library to be kept open in its current form. Following the Council approval of the libraries plan in Brighton and Hove last week, which is set to see the Hove library Carnegie building close, I have written to […]

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Labour's spin on libraries is enough to make you dizzy

By hannahclare | 24th March 2016 | Comments Off on Labour's spin on libraries is enough to make you dizzy

BY CLLR PHELIM MAC CAFFERTY In 2004, campaigners breathed a collective sigh of relief when a proposal to close Hove Library and move the service to Hove Town Hall was dropped, following extensive opposition from local residents.  The campaign by Christopher Hawtree to Save Hove Library is remembered to this day. At the time, the Labour […]

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Greens call on Labour to reconsider bins plan

By hannahclare | 18th March 2016 | Comments Off on Greens call on Labour to reconsider bins plan

March 18th, 2016 Greens have expressed their concern over a consultation currently underway to introduce communal bins into historic seafront squares in the city. Greens say the Labour administration has made it clear their preference for communal bins, and are concerned that the consultation will be ignored if it shows a lack of support.  Greens say […]

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Labour and Tories in last-minute deal to stitch-up Trade Unions

By hannahclare | 26th February 2016 | Comments Off on Labour and Tories in last-minute deal to stitch-up Trade Unions

BY CLLR PHELIM MAC CAFFERTY Last night saw a devastating cuts budget passed for the city of Brighton & Hove, which will hit vulnerable older and disabled people, children and families hard as vital services are stopped.  The budget scraped through only after Labour capitulated to Tory demands to cut trade union support for council […]

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