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Green Councillors blog

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

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Greens urge parents to reject dangerous Council school trust plan

By hannahclare | 7th June 2016 | Comments Off on Greens urge parents to reject dangerous Council school trust plan

Greens say formal partnership could open up schools to academy takeover June 7th, 2016   Greens have expressed deep concerns following a Council decision to consult on creating a limited company or trust to improve the city’s schools.  Greens say this is a first, dangerous step towards setting up a Brighton and Hove multi-academy trust […]

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Greens promote positive mental health at Brighton Women's Centre event

By hannahclare | 19th May 2016 | Comments Off on Greens promote positive mental health at Brighton Women's Centre event

May 19th, 2016 Green Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty joined women, colleagues and friends of Brighton Women’s Centre today (Thursday) to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with a group discussion event to promote self-care for women. The event was held on the grounds of St. Peters Church on Thursday 19th of May 2016 and saw participants […]

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Greens to stand up against LGBT attacks at IDAHOBIT event

By hannahclare | 17th May 2016 | Comments Off on Greens to stand up against LGBT attacks at IDAHOBIT event

May 17, 2016 Green Councillors will join an event in Steine Gardens tonight, Tuesday, May 17, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) from 6-7pm. The event will include a performance from trans poet Alice Denny, live music from the Rainbow Chorus, and a minute’s ‘noise’ to remember the international victims […]

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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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