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Greens speak out in support of sixth form college staff strike

16th October 2019 | Comments Off on Greens speak out in support of sixth form college staff strike

Strike action to call for proper government funding, reversing job losses and cuts to teaching time planned for 17th OctoberGreens will stand in solidarity with staff at Varndean College and Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) who are expected to take strike action this Thursday (17th October) in response to Government funding cuts. [1]The strikes […]

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Communities to stand together against hate at city’s solidarity vigil

16th October 2019 | Comments Off on Communities to stand together against hate at city’s solidarity vigil

More to be done to support and prevent hate crime, say Greens Green Councillors will join others speaking out against hate crime at a community vigil taking place today. The ‘Brighton and Hove Community Solidarity Vigil Against Hate Crime,’ will take place at 6pm outside the Rainbow Hub on St James Street, Wednesday 16th October. All […]

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Disappointment as health chiefs reject request to overturn disability advice centre funding decision

16th October 2019 | Comments Off on Disappointment as health chiefs reject request to overturn disability advice centre funding decision

CCG decision to withdraw funding from local disability advice charity will not be reconsidered A decision by local health chiefs to withdraw funding from the city’s only specialist disability advice centre will not be overturned, despite pressure from members of the council’s health scrutiny committee. Brighton and Hove charity Possability People were given notice in […]

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Greens call for tighter regulation of water and public meeting with Southern Water

10th October 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call for tighter regulation of water and public meeting with Southern Water

Prioritising costs does little to protect our environment and water quality, say Greens Costs of purchasing water directly and cutting out ‘water retailers’ must be measured against the impact of protecting the resource, say Greens in response to a report on ‘water self-supply.’ Greens asked the council to explore options for the council to buy […]

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Green push for ‘best result’ on King Alfred

10th October 2019 | Comments Off on Green push for ‘best result’ on King Alfred

Calls for council to look at ‘other options’ as swiftly as possible agreed by committee The council must seize an important opportunity to make progress on the King Alfred development, Greens have said. A report going to Policy and Resources Committee today sets out the council’s intention to close the current contract, following the withdrawal […]

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Greens renew call for BME representatives on city council’s powerful decision making committee

10th October 2019 | Comments Off on Greens renew call for BME representatives on city council’s powerful decision making committee

Repeated call  follows report stating need for more work on race inequality Green Councillors have renewed their call for a representative from the black and minority ethnic community (BME) to be given a seat on a council decision making committee, after a report revealed that more must be done to support BME staff.  A proposal […]

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Result: Parents of pupils at Moulsecoomb Primary vote against academisation

7th October 2019 | Comments Off on Result: Parents of pupils at Moulsecoomb Primary vote against academisation

Green Councillor Sarah Nield has commented on news that parents of pupils of Moulsecoomb Primary have voted overwhelmingly against the forced academisation of the school. Cllr Nield, the Green Group lead on schools said: “We are delighted that after a strong and parent-led campaign at Moulsecoomb Primary, the school community has today voted against the forced […]

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Residents and Greens welcome taxi rank move by Govia Thameslink Railway

4th October 2019 | Comments Off on Residents and Greens welcome taxi rank move by Govia Thameslink Railway

Move will address the noise and pollution issues that have blighted residential streets, say Greens  News that Govia Thameslink Railway [GTR] will relocate the station’s taxi rank to the rear of the building have been welcomed by residents and local councillors. The decision by GTR to move the rank follows years of campaigning from local […]

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A tribute to James Ledward

3rd October 2019 | Comments Off on A tribute to James Ledward

Brighton and Hove Green Party would like to pay tribute to GScene editor James Ledward, who died this morning (3rd October) after a short illness. Councillor Phélim Mac Caffety, Convenor of the Green Group of councillors said: “We are very sorry to hear the desperately sad news of the death of James Ledward. Only a […]

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Council meeting backs Green call for public information on Brexit preparations – while Conservative councillors refuse to show up for debate

3rd October 2019 | Comments Off on Council meeting backs Green call for public information on Brexit preparations – while Conservative councillors refuse to show up for debate

Green emergency meeting called to put information on impact of Brexit in public domain Brighton and Hove City Council has shared information on the plans to prepare for a no-deal or other Brexit scenario as a result of an emergency meeting called by the Greens. An emergency meeting to discuss the council’s response to Brexit […]

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