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World Environment Day: Greens repeat call for urgent action to improve city’s roads and public spaces

5th June 2020 | Comments Off on World Environment Day: Greens repeat call for urgent action to improve city’s roads and public spaces

Council must move faster to reallocate space for walking and cycling World Environment Day, which is celebrated on Friday 5th June, is a chance to reassess the urgent need for walking and cycling improvements in the city, Green councillors have said today. Referring to new Government guidance which now requires all councils to reallocate road space […]

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Increase in seafront litter is a ‘disgrace,’ more than two years on from Labour Council’s single-use plastic pledge

4th June 2020 | Comments Off on Increase in seafront litter is a ‘disgrace,’ more than two years on from Labour Council’s single-use plastic pledge

Greens call for immediate action and ‘polluter pays,’ approach to address surge in takeaway litter and overflowing bins on beach Greens have called for immediate action on beach litter as plastic waste and takeaway containers increasingly blight the seafront, condemning a council pledge to reduce single-use plastic waste as an ‘emerging failure.’ Condemning slow progress […]

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Beach safety and cleanliness will be an issue as lockdown lifts, warn Greens representing city’s seafront

21st May 2020 | Comments Off on Beach safety and cleanliness will be an issue as lockdown lifts, warn Greens representing city’s seafront

Concerns over potential rise in visitor numbers as warm weather forecast for May bank holiday weekend Green Councillors representing city-centre seafront wards have raised concerns over the use of the beach, in anticipation of an increase in visitors this bank holiday weekend. Local ward councillors for Brunswick and Adelaide have also stressed that an influx […]

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This IDAHOBIT look out for LGBTQIA+ people struggling with lockdown, Greens say

16th May 2020 | Comments Off on This IDAHOBIT look out for LGBTQIA+ people struggling with lockdown, Greens say

Ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Green Councillors remind city of need for more support to city’s LGBTQIA+ people. Green Councillors will this Sunday mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) calling for support from community for LGBTQIA+ people suffering with lockdown. While the traditional IDAHOBIT service cannot take […]

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Take action now to prevent return of dangerous traffic to our roads, say Greens, as council agrees to new cycling and walking measures

14th May 2020 | Comments Off on Take action now to prevent return of dangerous traffic to our roads, say Greens, as council agrees to new cycling and walking measures

Plans for city’s roads will be looked at again to ensure the council provides more space for exercise, walking and social distancing The council will look again at options for reallocating road space for walking and cycling, with Green Councillors today welcoming news that more roads in the city will be subject to change as […]

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Stand with parents and teachers speaking out over plans to reopen local schools, say Greens

12th May 2020 | Comments Off on Stand with parents and teachers speaking out over plans to reopen local schools, say Greens

New guidance issued on pupils return to school is  “reckless and dangerous”, Greens have said today Green Councillors have raised alarm at newly-released Government guidance on reopening schools to more pupils. The guidance, released yesterday, states that schools must reduce class sizes, clean more thoroughly and informs staff that PPE is not necessary. It also […]

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Greens defend workers’ rights to refuse to work in unsafe conditions

11th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens defend workers’ rights to refuse to work in unsafe conditions

Confusing message from Prime Minister could lead to lives lost Green Convenor Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, in reaction to the speech from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has commented: “Last night, in a garbled recorded message, the Prime Minister said ‘Those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work…’ “Greens are clear […]

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Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing

Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing’, as well as road safety and emissions reduction, following potential Government announcement on relaxed lockdown Concerns were that proposed easing of lockdown restrictions could increase car traffic and make it harder for residents to stay 2m apart. Traffic restrictions and measures […]

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Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or in insecure employment

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or in insecure employment

Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or insecure employment as workers continue to speak out. Greens say gaps in government plan to help employees mean city’s businesses and workers will need continued support to face covid-19 hit. The impact of coronavirus measures on businesses and employees in the city will leave […]

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Greens criticise decision to pursue fire service consultation in the midst of lockdown

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens criticise decision to pursue fire service consultation in the midst of lockdown

Greens say planned changes to fire service are ‘deeply worrying,’ and criticise decision to pursue consultation in midst of lockdown Brighton and Hove Green Councillors are speaking out over a decision to press ahead with a consultation about changes to the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, calling for better scrutiny of ‘alarming’ plans to […]

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