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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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“The call for equality rings louder than ever”, say Greens

9th August 2021 | Comments Off on “The call for equality rings louder than ever”, say Greens
News release August 9 2021 Brighton Hove Green Party title: The call for equality rings lounder than ever

“Major Pride events cancelled but call for LGBTQIA+ rights remains vital as communities affected by inequality and Covid-19” While major Pride events have been cancelled in the city last weekend, Green Councillors say the call remains for LGBTQIA+ equality both in the UK and around the world. The Pride flag flew from Brighton Town Hall […]

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“Now the Government must act for Moulsecoomb too” Greens say, following judicial review judgement on academy orders

23rd July 2021 | Comments Off on “Now the Government must act for Moulsecoomb too” Greens say, following judicial review judgement on academy orders

The Government has today lost a judicial review case from a primary school in the West Midlands which had received a forced academy order. Green Councillors have today urged the Government once again to revoke Moulsecoomb Primary School’s academy order. It follows a judicial review from Yew Tree Primary School in the West Midlands, which […]

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Greens stand with Trans Pride as event goes online this year

16th July 2021 | Comments Off on Greens stand with Trans Pride as event goes online this year

Flag will fly over council buildings to join in solidarity and celebration Brighton & Hove Green Councillors will join in solidarity with the city’s trans and non-binary community and allies once again as part of the annual Trans Pride celebrations in the city, taking place this weekend. Now in it’s 9th year, Brighton & Hove […]

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Brighton & Hove communities awarded ‘Freedom of the City’ for help amid Covid-19 pandemic

16th July 2021 | Comments Off on Brighton & Hove communities awarded ‘Freedom of the City’ for help amid Covid-19 pandemic

Year-round thank you scheme launched to share stories, and highlight contributions during health crisis ‘for generations to come,’ The honour of ‘Freedom of the City’ of Brighton & Hove has been awarded by the Green council to ‘all those who helped during the pandemic,’  kick-starting a programme of recognition of city residents that will run […]

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Greens secure council backing to push government for fair pay for school and public sector workers

15th July 2021 | Comments Off on Greens secure council backing to push government for fair pay for school and public sector workers

Trade Union pay increase campaign for local government and schools workforce must be funded by government A campaign for fair pay for council and school staff has received council backing, after a proposal from Green councillors to lobby government to fund a pay award was accepted today. Greens urged all councillors to back the campaign […]

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Greens lead the call for local authorities to have representation at COP26

8th July 2021 | Comments Off on Greens lead the call for local authorities to have representation at COP26
Brighton Hove Green Party news release title: Greens lead the call for local authorities to have representation at COP26

  LGA to call on Government for “adequate representation” for local authorities at COP26 Motion at General Assembly proposed by Councillor Phelim MacCafferty, Green Party leader of Brighton and Hove City Council Councillor PhelimMac Cafferty said: “It’s essential that local councils have a seat at the table in Glasgow for COP26” The leader of Brighton […]

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Greens respond to Labour u-turn on Old Shoreham Road

6th July 2021 | Comments Off on Greens respond to Labour u-turn on Old Shoreham Road

It’s a great shame that Labour are no longer in favour of our city’s roads being shared among all those who need to use them, and want to block plans to improve safe cycling and walking routes on the Old Shoreham Road. We want to ensure that everyone has the option for safe and sustainable […]

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“We want you to stay” say Greens as EU Settled Status deadline looms

28th June 2021 | Comments Off on “We want you to stay” say Greens as EU Settled Status deadline looms
we want you to stay say greens as EU settled status deadline looms

EU citizens and citizens from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, and their family members have just a few days remaining to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, granting them the right to stay after Brexit.  Greens have today urged Brighton & Hove’s EU citizens to apply to stay in the city, as the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) closes for applications on […]

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Council ups estimate of cost for Moulsecoomb Primary academisation

25th June 2021 | Comments Off on Council ups estimate of cost for Moulsecoomb Primary academisation

New figures show that the academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary will cost council over £300,000 Figures released this week show the academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary will cost Brighton and Hove City Council over £300,000. Previously released figures showed this cost to be at least £209,000, therefore presenting a £108,000 increase. In a report going to the […]

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Brighton Hove Green Party news release title: Greens lead the call for local authorities to have representation at COP26