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Greens react to news of inspection of Moulsecoomb Primary by OFSTED and reiterate anti-academy position

3rd February 2020 | Comments Off on Greens react to news of inspection of Moulsecoomb Primary by OFSTED and reiterate anti-academy position

Councillor Hannah Clare, Green opposition spokesperson for Children, Young People and Skills, commented: “News that a further OFSTED inspection will take place at Moulsecoomb Primary school is yet another example of the strength and determination of the parent-led, anti-academy campaign – which is pushing for Moulsecoomb Primary to gain the recognition it deserves. Greens have […]

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Greens urge council to promote ‘settled status’ application for residents looking to stay after Brexit

31st January 2020 | Comments Off on Greens urge council to promote ‘settled status’ application for residents looking to stay after Brexit

More than 400 residents helped to apply following Green request for council to provide free support More than 400 residents from countries in the European Union have been helped to apply to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021 – and Greens have called for greater support to be offered to those looking […]

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Community campaigners, refugee groups and Greens condemn Conservative government for abandoning child refugees

29th January 2020 | Comments Off on Community campaigners, refugee groups and Greens condemn Conservative government for abandoning child refugees

Offers of help from councils have been ignored, say Greens, as Conservative government votes down family reunification proposals Greens and local refugee organisations have condemned the Conservative government for voting against legislation designed to ensure that children fleeing war and persecution can reunite with family members in the UK. Conservative MPs overturned a proposed change […]

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Greens urge Labour Council to drop plans affecting domestic and sexual violence service funding as part of city budget

28th January 2020 | Comments Off on Greens urge Labour Council to drop plans affecting domestic and sexual violence service funding as part of city budget

Call on Labour Council to do more to protect vulnerable people in the city as council budget decisions near Green Councillors have responded to information on how the council’s budget will be spent this year, raising concerns about proposed cuts, including to domestic and sexual violence services in the city. Councillors will meet at the […]

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Labour Council votes down option for further scrutiny of Hollingbury golf course plans

24th January 2020 | Comments Off on Labour Council votes down option for further scrutiny of Hollingbury golf course plans

Greens say proposal for decades-long lease of Hollingbury site should have come back for review Labour and Conservative Councillors have signed a decades-long contract for Hollingbury golf course, despite a Green appeal for further consultation to take place on the long term future of the site. Labour and Conservative councillors agreed to lease the Hollingbury […]

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Greens say time is right for conversation on city centre car use

21st January 2020 | Comments Off on Greens say time is right for conversation on city centre car use

Brighton and Hove could follow other cities creating ‘car free’ spaces Green Councillors have called on the Labour Council in Brighton and Hove to take inspiration from other parts of the UK and bring forward a report on ‘car free’ options for the city centre. Other cities such as York, Edinburgh and Birmingham have recently […]

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Race to decide future of golf course sites a ‘huge missed opportunity’ to engage with community, say Greens

15th January 2020 | Comments Off on Race to decide future of golf course sites a ‘huge missed opportunity’ to engage with community, say Greens

Greens call for a rethink and say Labour Council’s botched process means plans for sites will fall far short of ambition Hopes for an ambitious environmental project at the Hollingbury and Waterhall golf sites could be dashed because a botched process left no time to respond to community concerns, Greens have said. Councillors have been […]

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“More investment in youth services is critical for our city’s young people,” say greens

13th January 2020 | Comments Off on “More investment in youth services is critical for our city’s young people,” say greens

Green councillors have today welcomed the review of youth service funding in the city, which will look at developing a new youth space in the city centre A report to today’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee has today called for a review of funding for youth services in the city, a move welcomed by […]

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Council must support schools in their push to go ‘plastic free,’ say Greens

13th January 2020 | Comments Off on Council must support schools in their push to go ‘plastic free,’ say Greens

Letter from Green Councillors to Children’s Committee says council can do more to support school plastic free initiatives Schools in Brighton and Hove aspiring to go ‘plastic free’ must be given greater support from the council with the cost of new environmental measures, Greens have said today. Councillors Clare Rainey and Amy Heley have asked […]

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Greens call on the Labour council to plan for school funding

13th January 2020 | Comments Off on Greens call on the Labour council to plan for school funding

Surplus school places in the coming years will place huge pressures on school budgets, Greens say Green Councillors have today requested the Labour Council looks long term at the declining numbers of primary school pupils predicted in the city. The council estimates that there will be a surplus of 600 reception class places across the […]

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