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Green budget proposals call for urgent action on climate change and city cleanliness, while challenging public service cuts

27th February 2019 | Comments Off on Green budget proposals call for urgent action on climate change and city cleanliness, while challenging public service cuts

Greens plan over £8m of investment in contrast to Tory cuts proposals and ‘lack of ideas’ from Labour Proposed changes to the Labour Council budget from the Greens could unlock millions of pounds to protect public services and boost climate change work, if accepted by a vote this Thursday. The 2019-2020 city budget put forward by the […]

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Raphael Hill to stand for Greens in Goldsmid ward

25th February 2019 | Comments Off on Raphael Hill to stand for Greens in Goldsmid ward

Raphael Hill will be joining Marianna Ebel and Steve Moses as the confirmed candidates for Goldsmid ward. Councillor Amanda Knight will be stepping down at the time of the council elections on Thursday 2 May. Raphael, who lives in Goldsmid ward, is a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and co-convenor of Brighton and Hove […]

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“This isn’t right” – Caroline responds to record-breaking winter temperature

25th February 2019 | Comments Off on “This isn’t right” – Caroline responds to record-breaking winter temperature

Responding to reports from the Met Office that temperatures today surpassed 20 degrees for the first time on record, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said: “I like spending an afternoon in the sunshine as much as anyone, but it’s impossible to shake the feeling that this isn’t right. After last year’s unprecedented global heatwave and […]

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Petition to support youth strikes launched by Young Greens

24th February 2019 | Comments Off on Petition to support youth strikes launched by Young Greens

Brighton and Hove Young Greens have launched a petition, calling on Brighton and Hove City Council to support the YouthStrikes4 Climate. The petition says: On Friday 15th February, young people from across Brighton & Hove took a bold move to ask for action on climate change. And on 15th March, we’re doing it again. Climate […]

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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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