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More than 2,000 Brighton and Hove residents complete consultation to have a cycle hangar on their street

22nd November 2021 | Comments Off on More than 2,000 Brighton and Hove residents complete consultation to have a cycle hangar on their street

Work now progresses to the next stage, where council will develop initial list of locations for first 100 covered cycle racks. 2,053 responses were received to a survey, which finished on Sunday 14th November, where residents were asked to input where they would like to see a covered cycle hangar on their street. It follows funding […]

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Tree planting, affordable homes and public art on new council wishlist for developer contributions

19th November 2021 | Comments Off on Tree planting, affordable homes and public art on new council wishlist for developer contributions

Councillors on the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee will be asked to approve updated project list for projects funded by developments in city, demanding better for our residents from new developments  Plans for trees, house building, public art and more are on the council’s wish list for developer contributions as a refreshed Infrastructure Delivery Plan is put to […]

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Greens challenge Home Office after acquisition of second Hove hotel for child refugees

18th November 2021 | Comments Off on Greens challenge Home Office after acquisition of second Hove hotel for child refugees

Green Councillors have expressed their anger at the “utter failure” of the Home Office, after they have opened a second hotel site for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) Councillors have today expressed their frustration after the Home Office commissioned a second hotel for child refugees in Hove.  It follows the opening of a site in Hove back in July, where nearly 60 young people […]

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Greens to extend programme to make homes greener, warmer and better for tenants

15th November 2021 | Comments Off on Greens to extend programme to make homes greener, warmer and better for tenants

A report to Brighton & Hove City Council’s housing committee will this week set out plans to further reduce carbon emissions from council homes. Measures will also benefit private tenants and homeowners on low incomes.   Plans to reduce the climate impact of some of Brighton and Hove’s homes are due to be discussed by councillors this week.  A 2019 report from the […]

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Government docks council funding after committee decision to remove Old Shoreham Road bike lane

12th November 2021 | Comments Off on Government docks council funding after committee decision to remove Old Shoreham Road bike lane

Old Shoreham Road decision costs council much-needed funding The government has today confirmed that Brighton & Hove City Council will have funding docked as a result of a vote by opposition councillors seeking to remove the temporary Old Shoreham Road cycle lane. Correspondence from government confirms that Brighton & Hove has been awarded 25% less […]

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Statement regarding our council leadership

12th November 2021 | Comments Off on Statement regarding our council leadership

Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty made a regrettably bad decision in his travel choice when representing the City Council at a COP26 event in Glasgow. We believe that he issued uncharacteristically poor judgement in choosing to travel by plane for this event and it is correct that he has apologised for this. We have received assurances […]

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Cross Sussex work on young people’s mental health “even more important” following pandemic

8th November 2021 | Comments Off on Cross Sussex work on young people’s mental health “even more important” following pandemic

Councillors on Brighton and Hove’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee will today discuss ongoing work to improve mental health services for young people across Sussex  Councillors will today discuss vital work being completed across Sussex to improve mental health services for children and young people.    The Foundations for our Future review, which was completed before the pandemic, addressed how work needs […]

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Community campaign should be celebrated say Greens, as Moulsecoomb Primary School becomes academy today

1st November 2021 | Comments Off on Community campaign should be celebrated say Greens, as Moulsecoomb Primary School becomes academy today

The fight against academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary School is over as 1st November marks its first day as a member of Pioneer Academy Trust. Moulsecoomb Primary School has today officially transferred away from Brighton and Hove City Council, marking the end of a long campaign against academisation. It followed an ‘inadequate’ OFSTED judgement in 2019, […]

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Green statement following agreed bin dispute deal at committee

19th October 2021 | Comments Off on Green statement following agreed bin dispute deal at committee
Green statement following agreed bin dispute deal at committee

Following news that the deal negotiated with the GMB to resolve the bin dispute has been agreed at a meeting today, (19th October 2021) Green councillors commented: “Both the GMB, council officials and councillors have met day and night, including across the weekend, to find a resolution to this dispute that we’re pleased has been agreed […]

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Greens respond to Labour and Conservative decision to scrap Old Shoreham Road cycle lane

12th August 2021 | Comments Off on Greens respond to Labour and Conservative decision to scrap Old Shoreham Road cycle lane
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Following the decision of Labour and Conservative councillors to remove the cycle lane on Old Shoreham Road, taken at committee today, Chair of Environment, Sustainability and Transport committee, councillor Amy Heley commented: “Despite important warnings that this will harm council funding, public health and some of the city’s most marginalised residents, we are dismayed to […]

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