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‘Parents need assurances this will not happen again,’ say Greens on Home to School Transport row

17th September 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Parents need assurances this will not happen again,’ say Greens on Home to School Transport row

Greens push Labour Councillors to commit to better oversight of transport service for disabled school pupils Greens say a failure by the Labour Council to provide adequate school transport for vulnerable children must not be allowed to happen again.New contract arrangements for the provision of home to school transport were branded a ‘shambles’ after many […]

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Success for Greens and campaigners as council agrees to support walk-outs for climate action

13th September 2019 | Comments Off on Success for Greens and campaigners as council agrees to support walk-outs for climate action

Global ‘strike for climate,’ planned for 20th September, with many young people expected to take part Greens have welcomed news that the City Council will support young people’s right to protest for climate action as part of a global ‘strike for climate’ event, taking place Friday 20th September. Following a Green request for the City Council […]

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Climate change teacher for every school, as Greens back United Nations accredited teacher training programme

12th September 2019 | Comments Off on Climate change teacher for every school, as Greens back United Nations accredited teacher training programme

Brighton and Hove could have a climate change teacher in every school if the council does more to promote a new, United Nations backed teacher training programme. Teachers on the ‘Climate Change academy,’ course receive training and educational resources that equip them to offer lessons on the causes and effects of the climate crisis, as […]

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“If not now, when?” Greens call for renewed Labour council commitment on environment

11th September 2019 | Comments Off on “If not now, when?” Greens call for renewed Labour council commitment on environment

Greens say Clean Air Day pledges still fall short Slow progress on plans for a council led Clean Air Day – scheduled for 22nd September – must be urgently reviewed if the Labour Council is serious about meeting the council’s carbon neutral targets, Greens have said. A request for a council-led ‘Clean Air Day,’ was […]

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Greens push for assurances after changes to Knoll House rehabilitation centre

11th September 2019 | Comments Off on Greens push for assurances after changes to Knoll House rehabilitation centre

Assurances must be given over the decision to repurpose a rehabilitation centre providing care for patients following their discharge from hospital, Greens have said today. Knoll House, a council-run care home providing ongoing therapy and rehabilitation to help patients return to their homes, could become a mental health facility after council reports say occupancy of […]

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Greens rally against suspension of Parliament

9th September 2019 | Comments Off on Greens rally against suspension of Parliament
Brexit suspension

Call for emergency council meeting to plan for Brexit Green Councillors have called for an emergency meeting to discuss the council’s response to Brexit. Rallying against the suspension of Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Green Councillors say the city’s communities must not be denied their opportunity for democratic scrutiny and debate. Brighton and Hove […]

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Calls for public meeting after waste fire

6th September 2019 | Comments Off on Calls for public meeting after waste fire

Residents must be given opportunity to voice concerns with waste contractor responsible for Hollingdean site, say Greens Residents suffering from the effects of a fire at the Hollingdean waste depot must be granted the opportunity to question waste contractor Veolia, Greens have said. A major fire broke out at the waste depot in Hollingdean Lane […]

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Greens condemn Brexit impact and lack of support for businesses, council and EU residents

29th July 2019 | Comments Off on Greens condemn Brexit impact and lack of support for businesses, council and EU residents

Conservative Councillors abstain on support for small businesses facing a ‘no-deal’     Continued uncertainty over Brexit has put residents, businesses and council funding at risk, say Green Councillors. Local councillors were asked to support a set of proposals designed to support residents and businesses affected by a potential ‘no-deal’ Brexit at a meeting of […]

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Councillors vote to preserve parking perk once again

26th July 2019 | Comments Off on Councillors vote to preserve parking perk once again

Councillors vote to preserve parking perk once again Change to remove subsidised parking for councillors would save council money and encourage public transport use, say Greens Proposals to end a car parking pass perk for councillors have been rejected again at a meeting of Full Council today. Greens had called on the council to abolish […]

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Greens call on Labour Council to resolve strike issues before Pride

23rd July 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call on Labour Council to resolve strike issues before Pride

Greens have called on the Labour Council and GMB Trade Union to ‘put the city first,’ ahead of Brighton Pride. Planned strike action from the GMB Trade Union against the Labour Council is set to begin Monday 29th July, unless a resolution can be reached this week. Talks between Labour council leadership, GMB Trade Union and […]

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