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Greens say commitment to adult education vital as valued Friends Centre charity goes into administration

30th July 2020 | Comments Off on Greens say commitment to adult education vital as valued Friends Centre charity goes into administration

Greens call for review of decision after previously agreed plan for council to provide some adult education services in-house revealed as unachievable Green Councillors will instruct the council’s standards committee to review why plans to run adult education courses previously provided by a local charity  – agreed earlier this year – have failed.At a meeting […]

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Greens in administration in Brighton and Hove City Council following Labour resignations

24th July 2020 | Comments Off on Greens in administration in Brighton and Hove City Council following Labour resignations

Green Party now in administration in 18 councils across the country Green group has pledged to focus on helping city through coronavirus crisis Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty: “Greens are united in our determination to see the city through our many current challenges and will work with all parties in order to get this achieved” The […]

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Our statement

21st July 2020 | Comments Off on Our statement

“Greens remain concerned that the city is missing the leadership it desperately needs, due to ongoing division between Labour councillors. Residents deserve a functioning council and this is our primary focus.  “Resignations have left the Labour group with 18 seats and the Greens with 19: and it is clear neither party can claim a majority […]

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Local decision making vital in tackling health and adult social care concerns

17th July 2020 | Comments Off on Local decision making vital in tackling health and adult social care concerns

Green Councillors welcome new powers from Government to respond to local outbreaks, but stress they must address gaps in resource for councils to respond to the pandemic and in tackling crisis in adult social care.   Green Councillors have today welcomed new powers from Government, announced on Friday 17 July, to enable local councils to respond […]

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Our response to news of suspension of Labour Councillor

17th July 2020 | Comments Off on Our response to news of suspension of Labour Councillor

“Yesterday, Greens reaffirmed our total commitment to opposing racism in all its forms. We say again that antisemitism is unacceptable and has no place in Brighton and Hove. “Despite previous statements suggesting that a Labour councillor would ‘sit as an independent’ while their alleged antisemitism is being investigated, we have learnt that Labour has chosen […]

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Boost the warmer homes ‘retrofit’ programme as way out of Covid-19 employment slump, say Greens

13th July 2020 | Comments Off on Boost the warmer homes ‘retrofit’ programme as way out of Covid-19 employment slump, say Greens

From West Sussex, to Gatwick and beyond: economic analysis tells local leaders that boosting environmental initiatives will be key to economic recovery and new jobs Plans for warmer homes and environmental projects could lead to a surge in job opportunities in Brighton and Hove, according to a report going to the Greater Brighton Economic board […]

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No return for Brunswick after Post Office admit they are “unable to restore a service locally”

10th July 2020 | Comments Off on No return for Brunswick after Post Office admit they are “unable to restore a service locally”

Green Councillors for Brunswick and Adelaide ward raise concerns over announcements that a post office on Western Road will remain closed. Councillors Hannah Clare and Phélim Mac Cafferty have raised more concerns over the continued absence of a post office on Western Road, Hove after a recent letter from Post Office Ltd that claims they […]

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Don’t backtrack on commitments to protect the environment, Greens urge Labour, ahead of major meeting on council finances

9th July 2020 | Comments Off on Don’t backtrack on commitments to protect the environment, Greens urge Labour, ahead of major meeting on council finances

Potential for ‘green jobs,’ and economic recovery from Covid-19 could be lost if climate projects stall A plan for the council’s budget has raised fears that work to prevent the climate crisis is being ‘put on the backburner,’ despite commitments to a ‘fair and sustainable recovery,’ from Covid-19, Greens have said today. Proposals going to […]

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Greens push council to develop long-term support strategy for city’s struggling arts, culture and music sector

19th June 2020 | Comments Off on Greens push council to develop long-term support strategy for city’s struggling arts, culture and music sector

Calls for greater assistance from council as music venues, theatres, arts, dance and culture organisations suffer impact of Covid-19 restrictions and loss of funding Greens have successfully pushed Brighton and Hove City Council to prepare a strategy to respond to the difficulties facing cultural, creative and music organisations in the city, as they struggle to […]

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Call to redouble efforts to prevent people sleeping rough on the streets once Covid-19 housing support ends

18th June 2020 | Comments Off on Call to redouble efforts to prevent people sleeping rough on the streets once Covid-19 housing support ends

Bigger push needed to offer rough sleepers new accommodation by September  A pledge to provide support for rough sleepers currently housed during Covid-19 to prevent a return to the streets could fall behind, Greens have warned, highlighting that government and local action will be needed to ensure people are helped by September. A proposal from […]

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