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Boost the warmer homes ‘retrofit’ programme as way out of Covid-19 employment slump, say Greens

13th July 2020 | Comments Off on Boost the warmer homes ‘retrofit’ programme as way out of Covid-19 employment slump, say Greens

From West Sussex, to Gatwick and beyond: economic analysis tells local leaders that boosting environmental initiatives will be key to economic recovery and new jobs Plans for warmer homes and environmental projects could lead to a surge in job opportunities in Brighton and Hove, according to a report going to the Greater Brighton Economic board […]

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No return for Brunswick after Post Office admit they are “unable to restore a service locally”

10th July 2020 | Comments Off on No return for Brunswick after Post Office admit they are “unable to restore a service locally”

Green Councillors for Brunswick and Adelaide ward raise concerns over announcements that a post office on Western Road will remain closed. Councillors Hannah Clare and Phélim Mac Cafferty have raised more concerns over the continued absence of a post office on Western Road, Hove after a recent letter from Post Office Ltd that claims they […]

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Don’t backtrack on commitments to protect the environment, Greens urge Labour, ahead of major meeting on council finances

9th July 2020 | Comments Off on Don’t backtrack on commitments to protect the environment, Greens urge Labour, ahead of major meeting on council finances

Potential for ‘green jobs,’ and economic recovery from Covid-19 could be lost if climate projects stall A plan for the council’s budget has raised fears that work to prevent the climate crisis is being ‘put on the backburner,’ despite commitments to a ‘fair and sustainable recovery,’ from Covid-19, Greens have said today. Proposals going to […]

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Greens push council to develop long-term support strategy for city’s struggling arts, culture and music sector

19th June 2020 | Comments Off on Greens push council to develop long-term support strategy for city’s struggling arts, culture and music sector

Calls for greater assistance from council as music venues, theatres, arts, dance and culture organisations suffer impact of Covid-19 restrictions and loss of funding Greens have successfully pushed Brighton and Hove City Council to prepare a strategy to respond to the difficulties facing cultural, creative and music organisations in the city, as they struggle to […]

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Call to redouble efforts to prevent people sleeping rough on the streets once Covid-19 housing support ends

18th June 2020 | Comments Off on Call to redouble efforts to prevent people sleeping rough on the streets once Covid-19 housing support ends

Bigger push needed to offer rough sleepers new accommodation by September  A pledge to provide support for rough sleepers currently housed during Covid-19 to prevent a return to the streets could fall behind, Greens have warned, highlighting that government and local action will be needed to ensure people are helped by September. A proposal from […]

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From fitting solar panels to home insulation: research shows meeting climate targets could create over 3,500 jobs in the city

17th June 2020 | Comments Off on From fitting solar panels to home insulation: research shows meeting climate targets could create over 3,500 jobs in the city

2,264 new jobs for city by 2030 alone if plans to lower toxic emissions become reality Over 2,264 new jobs could be created in Brighton and Hove if the council delivers on promises to lower toxic emissions by 2030, according to data from the Local Government Association, that has ignited a renewed call for action […]

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Green Party Councillors run to raise funds for local food hubs and a food co-op

17th June 2020 | Comments Off on Green Party Councillors run to raise funds for local food hubs and a food co-op

Brighton and Hove Green Party councillors Elaine Hills and David Gibson raised over £2,300 for the Communities Forum Covid-19 Hardship Fund by taking on the Hanover and Elm Grove ‘Lockdown Running Challenge’ which they launched last month. Their Challenge was to run a chosen number of kilometres over a chosen number of days, asking friends and […]

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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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