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Greens transform city’s budget – and invest £11m to tackle climate change and reverse cuts

27th February 2020 | Comments Off on Greens transform city’s budget – and invest £11m to tackle climate change and reverse cuts

Greens secure support for a ‘Green New Deal’ plan to support communities, environment and reduce poverty The city council will invest a further £11m to tackle climate change, the housing crisis and prevent cuts – thanks to Green changes to the city’s budget agreed today. With just 10 years left to avert climate chaos, Greens […]

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Greens pledge over £11m to tackle climate emergency, housing crisis and service cuts ahead of city budget decision

25th February 2020 | Comments Off on Greens pledge over £11m to tackle climate emergency, housing crisis and service cuts ahead of city budget decision

The Labour Council’s budget plans must do more to reflect scale of challenges ahead, say Greens. […]

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Latest Newsletter from Caroline Lucas

19th February 2020 | Comments Off on Latest Newsletter from Caroline Lucas

Covid 19 The news in Brighton last week was dominated by the coronavirus outbreak in the city. I know that it created a lot of anxiety and confusion for many people, not least because of the lack of clear, timely and relevant information from the different authorities involved. I was contacted by a number of […]

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Greens propose unused funds to support homeless

13th February 2020 | Comments Off on Greens propose unused funds to support homeless

A Green amendment at a Council Committee today asks for the underused ‘Winter Maintenance Reserve’  to fund more Housing First Placements for homeless people  Greens have proposed more support for the city’s homeless today at the council’s Policy and Resources Committee. Ahead of the final decision on the City’s budget for 2020/2021 in two weeks’ […]

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Cuts plans a deep cause for concern, say Greens after Labour reveal budget changes

11th February 2020 | Comments Off on Cuts plans a deep cause for concern, say Greens after Labour reveal budget changes

Changes to the council’s budget will not alleviate the concerns of community groups affected by cuts, Greens have said today. A report on the city council’s budget going to a council committee this week, reveals that the Labour Council has agreed to reduce the impact of some controversial cuts, including to domestic violence services. However, […]

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Greens react to news of inspection of Moulsecoomb Primary by OFSTED and reiterate anti-academy position

3rd February 2020 | Comments Off on Greens react to news of inspection of Moulsecoomb Primary by OFSTED and reiterate anti-academy position

Councillor Hannah Clare, Green opposition spokesperson for Children, Young People and Skills, commented: “News that a further OFSTED inspection will take place at Moulsecoomb Primary school is yet another example of the strength and determination of the parent-led, anti-academy campaign – which is pushing for Moulsecoomb Primary to gain the recognition it deserves. Greens have […]

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Greens urge council to promote ‘settled status’ application for residents looking to stay after Brexit

31st January 2020 | Comments Off on Greens urge council to promote ‘settled status’ application for residents looking to stay after Brexit

More than 400 residents helped to apply following Green request for council to provide free support More than 400 residents from countries in the European Union have been helped to apply to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021 – and Greens have called for greater support to be offered to those looking […]

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Community campaigners, refugee groups and Greens condemn Conservative government for abandoning child refugees

29th January 2020 | Comments Off on Community campaigners, refugee groups and Greens condemn Conservative government for abandoning child refugees

Offers of help from councils have been ignored, say Greens, as Conservative government votes down family reunification proposals Greens and local refugee organisations have condemned the Conservative government for voting against legislation designed to ensure that children fleeing war and persecution can reunite with family members in the UK. Conservative MPs overturned a proposed change […]

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Greens urge Labour Council to drop plans affecting domestic and sexual violence service funding as part of city budget

28th January 2020 | Comments Off on Greens urge Labour Council to drop plans affecting domestic and sexual violence service funding as part of city budget

Call on Labour Council to do more to protect vulnerable people in the city as council budget decisions near Green Councillors have responded to information on how the council’s budget will be spent this year, raising concerns about proposed cuts, including to domestic and sexual violence services in the city. Councillors will meet at the […]

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Labour Council votes down option for further scrutiny of Hollingbury golf course plans

24th January 2020 | Comments Off on Labour Council votes down option for further scrutiny of Hollingbury golf course plans

Greens say proposal for decades-long lease of Hollingbury site should have come back for review Labour and Conservative Councillors have signed a decades-long contract for Hollingbury golf course, despite a Green appeal for further consultation to take place on the long term future of the site. Labour and Conservative councillors agreed to lease the Hollingbury […]

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