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Bring in the TUC and Local Government Association to resolve CityClean dispute, say Greens

18th December 2019 | Comments Off on Bring in the TUC and Local Government Association to resolve CityClean dispute, say Greens

Greens question lack of transparency over issues with industrial relations and demand independent oversight Greens have repeated their call on the Labour Council to immediately involve external organisations in resolving the CityClean dispute after the press and public were excluded from a key meeting. A meeting of Policy and Resources Committee (Thursday, 5th December) included […]

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Use waste contract cash savings to fund plastic recycling, say Greens

17th December 2019 | Comments Off on Use waste contract cash savings to fund plastic recycling, say Greens

Money saved through changing the Veolia contract can now be used to set up more plastic recycling Money saved through changes to the city’s recycling and waste disposal contract could be set aside to fund plastic recycling services, thanks to a proposal from Green Councillors agreed this month. The recycling and disposal service for household […]

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Greens call on newly elected MPs to act on climate change and say ‘time is running out.’

13th December 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call on newly elected MPs to act on climate change and say ‘time is running out.’

Brighton and Hove Green Councillors have called on the city’s newly-elected MPs to heed the warning of climate crisis and commit to radical and swift action on climate change. […]

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Green candidate for Hove Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Green candidate for Hove Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day
Hove Candidate Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day

Green candidate for Hove and Portslade, Ollie Sykes, on our broken democracy and why electoral reform is overdue. Thursday 5th December has been named “Democracy Day” by campaigners for electoral reform, including the Electoral Reform Society, Unlock Democracy, Make Votes Matter, and Compass. As they say in today’s Guardian “This year we’ve seen our parliament […]

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Cash machine fees hitting people in city’s residential areas with ‘poverty premium,’ say Greens

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Cash machine fees hitting people in city’s residential areas with ‘poverty premium,’ say Greens

Call on council to review support offered to residents facing financial exclusion The council must do more to support residents who are forced to pay fees at the nearest available cash machine, say Greens, who have called on the council to explore how to prevent financial exclusion in the city. Councillor Martin Osborne, Green Councillor […]

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Almost 1000 missed recycling collections in 6 months

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Almost 1000 missed recycling collections in 6 months

Greens say issues with City Clean must be resolved and call for Independent Review to be made public Greens have called on the Labour Council to do more to improve recycling rates as latest council figures show a spike in missed collections. The council’s own monitoring data, released today, shows that the number of missed […]

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Greens join with local community on World AIDS Day

28th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens join with local community on World AIDS Day

City leaders must not lose sight of HIV prevention targets, say Greens Local HIV organisations will be joined by Green Councillors this Sunday to mark World AIDS Day, a worldwide event to commemorate those who have lost their lives to AIDS and to support continued efforts to bring down rates of HIV. The World AIDS […]

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“Missed opportunity” to help some of the most vulnerable residents with council tax bills, say Greens

27th November 2019 | Comments Off on “Missed opportunity” to help some of the most vulnerable residents with council tax bills, say Greens

Labour Council will not consult on impact of council tax for poorest households Greens have expressed disappointment than an anticipated review of Council Tax costs for poor households will not go ahead, despite the city council agreeing proposals that called for a consultation with residents. Each year, councils can consider whether to revise the Council […]

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Greens call for domestic and sexual violence service funding to be protected as city celebrates gender equality work

20th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call for domestic and sexual violence service funding to be protected as city celebrates gender equality work

Greens celebrate local services at conference and say council must guarantee future funding Greens say local services that prevent domestic and sexual violence must be protected from funding cuts, calling on the council to champion organisations like Brighton Women’s Centre, who held their conference this week. Domestic violence offences have increased year on year in […]

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Greens demand Secretary of State reverse Moulsecoomb Primary academisation decision

20th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens demand Secretary of State reverse Moulsecoomb Primary academisation decision

Greens write to the Secretary of State condemning the decision to academise Moulsecoomb Primary – and join the picket line to show solidarity with striking staff  Green Councillors, who will be joining school staff, parents and community members striking against plans to turn Moulsecoomb Primary School into an academy, have written to the Secretary of […]

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