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Green Councillors blog

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

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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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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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