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Our response to GMB announcements

15th July 2019 | Comments Off on Our response to GMB announcements
Greens Brighton Bin Strike

A Green Councillor Spokesperson said: “Greens are deeply concerned for the city’s residents, following the announcement of strike action by the GMB Trade Union against the Council’s Labour Party Leadership. Residents stand to be severely affected by any disruption to our essential waste services. “It is now clear that there has been a breakdown in […]

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Greens celebrate council commitment to support refugees into employment

12th July 2019 | Comments Off on Greens celebrate council commitment to support refugees into employment

Green call for council to address barriers in recruitment for refugee community receives cross party backing All parties on Brighton and Hove City Council have today agreed to do more to support refugees into council employment, thanks to a proposal from the Greens. Refugees settled in the U.K are encouraged by the government to find […]

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Greens welcome Labour u-turn on community group funding plan that caused ‘unnecessary anxiety’ over jobs and services

10th July 2019 | Comments Off on Greens welcome Labour u-turn on community group funding plan that caused ‘unnecessary anxiety’ over jobs and services

Labour proposals to ‘pause’ funding programme disregarded concerns of city’s charity and community groups, say Greens A Labour proposal to ‘pause’ a planned roll-out of a funding programme for the city’s community groups has been dropped following pressure from opposition parties. Green Councillor Steph Powell had challenged Labour’s proposals at a meeting of the council’s […]

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Greens keep pressure on Regional Schools Commissioner after news of continued academisation plans

8th July 2019 | Comments Off on Greens keep pressure on Regional Schools Commissioner after news of continued academisation plans

‘What they’re trying to do here to our wonderful teachers and terrific head is disgusting.’ Greens have vowed to ‘keep up the pressure,’ against the academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary School after it emerged that officials responsible for the decision are still pressing ahead with the plans. News of a meeting between council officers and the […]

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Greens welcome news of pesticide u-turn in Brighton and Hove

5th July 2019 | Comments Off on Greens welcome news of pesticide u-turn in Brighton and Hove

Move to end use of hazardous chemical weed-killer comes almost three years after original Green campaign for change Greens have welcomed news that chemical pesticide ‘glyphosate,’ will be phased out from council use, after years of campaigning for the council to switch to less harmful, non-chemical weed-killers. Glyphosate, a chemical pesticide labelled by the World […]

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Clean Air Day: Slow progress on air pollution putting residents’ health at risk, say Greens

19th June 2019 | Comments Off on Clean Air Day: Slow progress on air pollution putting residents’ health at risk, say Greens

Urgent need for action as Brighton and Hove remains pollution hotspot The Green Group of Councillors has repeated its call for urgent action on poor air quality in the city this Clean Air Day (20th June) saying that slow progress on air pollution is putting residents’ health at risk.  Government reports indicate that around 40,000 […]

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Baroness of Moulsecoomb joins Green Councillors against forced academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary

17th June 2019 | Comments Off on Baroness of Moulsecoomb joins Green Councillors against forced academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary
Baroness Jones - Moulsecoomb Primary

Baroness Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the House of Lords, announces her support for the campaign against the conversion order at Moulsecoomb Primary School. Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb will join the public meeting held at Moulsecoomb Primary at 7pm on Tuesday 18th June [1]. She will be joined by other Green Party colleagues, including […]

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Greens call for tougher regulation two years on from Grenfell

14th June 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call for tougher regulation two years on from Grenfell
Grenfell green party

Greens say housing regulation is still desperately needed Green Councillors in Brighton and Hove have repeated their call for better national housing regulations and fire safety measures two years on from the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Greens say that years of deregulation under the Conservative Government has left tenants of both social and private […]

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Greens demand answers as another GP surgery in the city set to close

10th June 2019 | Comments Off on Greens demand answers as another GP surgery in the city set to close

Proposed ‘merger’ and closure of Matlock Surgery will affect local community, say Greens Green Councillors say plans to close another GP surgery in the city could have a ‘serious impact,’ on the local community. Proposals to close Matlock Surgery, Withdean as part of a ‘merger,’ with Beaconsfield Medical Practice in Preston Park were announced by […]

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World Environment Day: Council can do more to back local projects tackling our climate emergency, say Greens

4th June 2019 | Comments Off on World Environment Day: Council can do more to back local projects tackling our climate emergency, say Greens

Council must back pioneering work to turn food waste into community energy say Greens. Ahead of World Environment Day 5th June, Greens are urging the council to do more to back a ‘food waste to community energy,’ project run by Brighton and Hove Energy Services Cooperative (BHESCo) that could reduce the fuel bills of hundreds […]

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