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Cllr Alexandra Phillips to step aside from Mayoralty duties for General Election campaign

6th November 2019 | Comments Off on Cllr Alexandra Phillips to step aside from Mayoralty duties for General Election campaign
Cllr Alexandra Phillips to step aside from mayoralty during General Election campaign

With the support of politicians of all parties, and because of her desire to preserve the political neutrality of the Mayor, Councillor Alexandra Phillips is stepping aside from her Mayoral duties for the duration of the General Election campaign, and she will not be claiming the Mayoral Special Responsibility Allowance during this period. Alexandra will […]

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This site was established while Caroline Lucas was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the Election on 12.12.19

5th November 2019 | Comments Off on This site was established while Caroline Lucas was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the Election on 12.12.19

This site was established while Caroline Lucas was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the Election on 12.12.19 […]

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Calls to make walk to school ‘genuinely safe’ for children and young people

24th October 2019 | Comments Off on Calls to make walk to school ‘genuinely safe’ for children and young people

Greens say more work is needed to guarantee a safe walk to school for city’s kids Green Councillors are calling for the city council to improve walking zones around local schools so that more children, families and carers feel safer walking to school. A petition has been signed by over 1,300 people which means it will be debated at a meeting of full […]

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The city’s response to the climate emergency must create new jobs and tackle poverty, say Greens

24th October 2019 | Comments Off on The city’s response to the climate emergency must create new jobs and tackle poverty, say Greens

Push for a ‘Green New Deal’ for Brighton and Hove The city’s response to the climate crisis could help to combat poverty and create new jobs, Greens have said today, calling on the council to adopt a ‘Green New Deal.’ Brighton and Hove City Council has declared a ‘climate and biodiversity emergency,’ and agreed last […]

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Caroline Lucas MP statement ahead of Saturday’s vote on Brexit deal

19th October 2019 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas MP statement ahead of Saturday’s vote on Brexit deal

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, issued this statement ahead of the House of Commons debate on Saturday, on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. “There is nothing in this deal to benefit our country.  It will leave people worse off, jobs harder to find, businesses struggling and a race to the bottom as environmental […]

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Greens speak out in support of sixth form college staff strike

16th October 2019 | Comments Off on Greens speak out in support of sixth form college staff strike

Strike action to call for proper government funding, reversing job losses and cuts to teaching time planned for 17th October Greens will stand in solidarity with staff at Varndean College and Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) who are expected to take strike action this Thursday (17th October) in response to Government funding cuts. [1] […]

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Communities to stand together against hate at city’s solidarity vigil

16th October 2019 | Comments Off on Communities to stand together against hate at city’s solidarity vigil

More to be done to support and prevent hate crime, say Greens Green Councillors will join others speaking out against hate crime at a community vigil taking place today. The ‘Brighton and Hove Community Solidarity Vigil Against Hate Crime,’ will take place at 6pm outside the Rainbow Hub on St James Street, Wednesday 16th October. All […]

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Disappointment as health chiefs reject request to overturn disability advice centre funding decision

16th October 2019 | Comments Off on Disappointment as health chiefs reject request to overturn disability advice centre funding decision

CCG decision to withdraw funding from local disability advice charity will not be reconsidered A decision by local health chiefs to withdraw funding from the city’s only specialist disability advice centre will not be overturned, despite pressure from members of the council’s health scrutiny committee. Brighton and Hove charity Possability People were given notice in […]

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Greens call for tighter regulation of water and public meeting with Southern Water

10th October 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call for tighter regulation of water and public meeting with Southern Water

Prioritising costs does little to protect our environment and water quality, say Greens Costs of purchasing water directly and cutting out ‘water retailers’ must be measured against the impact of protecting the resource, say Greens in response to a report on ‘water self-supply.’ Greens asked the council to explore options for the council to buy […]

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Green push for ‘best result’ on King Alfred

10th October 2019 | Comments Off on Green push for ‘best result’ on King Alfred

Calls for council to look at ‘other options’ as swiftly as possible agreed by committee The council must seize an important opportunity to make progress on the King Alfred development, Greens have said. A report going to Policy and Resources Committee today sets out the council’s intention to close the current contract, following the withdrawal […]

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