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Green comment on defection of Anne Meadows to the Conservative Group

20th February 2019 | Comments Off on Green comment on defection of Anne Meadows to the Conservative Group

Convenor of the Green Group, Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, has commented on the recent news that former Labour Councillor Anne Meadows has defected to the Conservative group. He said: “Just a few months since Anne Meadows stated live on TV that she would “not vote Labour in the next election” it is little surprise that […]

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Meet Green Lord Mayor Magic Magid in Brighton

16th February 2019 | Comments Off on Meet Green Lord Mayor Magic Magid in Brighton

Magid Magid, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield and Green Party Councillor, is joining us in Brighton on 27th February. On the 27th February ‘Magic Magid’ is heading south to share his amazing story from Somali refugee to the headline grabbing first citizen of Sheffield. His inaugural Mayors photo went viral, he made a bold, public stand against Donald […]

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Stand with young people speaking out on climate inaction, say Greens

14th February 2019 | Comments Off on Stand with young people speaking out on climate inaction, say Greens
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Young people’s future at risk without urgent change Brighton and Hove Green Councillors have expressed their support for young people speaking out about climate change as part of a ‘youth strike for climate’ taking place on Friday, 15th February. Local school and university students are expected to join together in central Brighton as part of […]

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Green plan for emergency housing and low rents put to the vote

13th February 2019 | Comments Off on Green plan for emergency housing and low rents put to the vote
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Money is available to address homelessness crisis, say Greens The city council could spend £8m more on affordable and emergency housing if a Green proposal is supported by other parties at a meeting tomorrow. [1] Questions from the Greens over the state of council housing finances have revealed that the council has almost £31m of […]

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Support local energy groups after government renewable energy scheme ends, say Greens

13th February 2019 | Comments Off on Support local energy groups after government renewable energy scheme ends, say Greens
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People should not be forced to choose ‘between heating and eating.’ Green Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty has urged the council to do more to support community energy projects as a government scheme designed to promote renewables comes to an end. The ‘Feed-In Tariff’ scheme (FiTs) provides a payment to businesses or households generating their own […]

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Greens celebrate the contribution of the LGBT community this LGBT History Month

8th February 2019 | Comments Off on Greens celebrate the contribution of the LGBT community this LGBT History Month

Green Councillors have spoken out in support of city-wide celebrations of LGBT history month this February. Greens are encouraging residents to explore, learn and celebrate the contribution of the LGBT community through a series of events taking place across the city. This year’s LGBT history month marks 50 years on from the Stonewall Riots, a critical moment […]

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Greens welcome commitment to proposals for improving mental health in schools

7th February 2019 | Comments Off on Greens welcome commitment to proposals for improving mental health in schools

Children Mental Health Week (4-10 Feb) a reminder that help is urgently needed The mental health needs of children in schools will be given renewed focus after a series of Green proposals calling for greater support received the backing of all parties at a Council meeting last week. Greens called on the Council to support […]

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Greens publish vision for development in the city as City Plan Part Two response released

7th February 2019 | 1 Comment

Response to city development plan from Green Group made public Green Councillors have published their response to Brighton and Hove City Council’s development plan, City Plan Part Two, including new ideas for affordable housing and sustainable transport they say will enable the city to thrive into the future. The response submitted by Green Councillors is […]

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Pressure forces Labour Council to abandon plans for domestic violence budget cut

6th February 2019 | Comments Off on Pressure forces Labour Council to abandon plans for domestic violence budget cut

Proposals left domestic violence groups facing uncertain future, say Greens  Plans by the Labour Council to cut £50,000 from domestic and sexual violence budgets have been dropped. [1] Greens had repeatedly called on the Labour Council to scrap the cut, raising concerns at several meetings of Full Council and council committees. Following pressure, details in budget […]

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Conservative Government ‘passing the buck’ on chaotic Brexit to local council and community, say Greens

1st February 2019 | Comments Off on Conservative Government ‘passing the buck’ on chaotic Brexit to local council and community, say Greens

Letter urges council to prepare and test for impact of no-deal Brexit but offers ‘paltry’ resources The Green Group of Councillors have hit back at Conservative Government Minsters after a letter suggesting councils ‘step up’ their preparation for a no-deal Brexit was received by Brighton and Hove City Council this week.  The letter from the […]

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