Green Councillors blog
Below are a collection of blogs published by the Green Group.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
BY CLLR TOM DRUITT In my relatively short time as Councillor, I have seen first-hand how tremendously hard Council officers and staff work to provide high-quality services to our residents. It is often a thankless task, which might explain why according to a recent staff survey, only 29% of council staff felt valued. Another reason […]
BY PHÉLIM MAC CAFFERTY One of the biggest areas of concern in the upcoming Labour Council budget is Adult Social Care. Over the next four years Labour have made it clear that they will cut over £20.5 million from budgets to support disabled adults and older people. These cuts come amid growing evidence of a […]
BY CLLR PHÉLIM MAC CAFFERTY Brighton and Hove: Join us to wake up the Treasury! Saturday, 13 February, meet 10am at Brighton Station Wake up the Conservative government ministers to the cuts hitting Brighton and Hove and the reality of public sector cuts! Play a musical instrument, sing, blow a whistle, ring a bell or bang a drum […]
In years to come, we may look back and realise that this was when everything changed – when the city sent a clear signal to its youth that it could no longer invest in their future. […]
BY CLLR PHÉLIM MAC CAFFERTY Local Councillors have seen a surge in contacts from residents this week, who are rightly very concerned about leaked government proposals to take decisions on fracking schemes out of the hands of local councils. I’d like to reassure all residents that we take these dangerous and undemocratic plans very seriously […]
BY CLLR PHÉLIM MAC CAFFERTY As we edge ever nearer to a final decision on Brighton & Hove City Council’s budget for the 2016/17 year, more information is coming to light every day as to how residents are likely to be affected. The outlook is bleak – huge chunks are being cut from vital services […]