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Greens condemn government plan to criminalise rough sleepers under new immigration rules

18th January 2021 | Comments Off on Greens condemn government plan to criminalise rough sleepers under new immigration rules

Rough sleeping to become legal grounds for deportation in move that Greens say will discriminate and undermine efforts to support those at riskGreen Councillors have slammed ‘discriminatory,’ rule changes that could see migrants deported if they become homeless, saying new rules will harm and undermine vital homelessness prevention work in the city. Changes to immigration […]

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Greens challenge “grossly unfair” decision on early years

15th January 2021 | Comments Off on Greens challenge “grossly unfair” decision on early years

Last-minute guidance from Government on Early Years means providers who sought to prioritise health will be punished by Government  Greens have today spoken out regarding a last-minute change in guidance, which means that early years providers seeking to protect staff and children from covid-19 transmission will be penalised by Government. The amount of free-places funding […]

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What Greens can achieve in 100 days

30th December 2020 | Comments Off on What Greens can achieve in 100 days

On July 23rd 2020, Greens became the largest party on Brighton and Hove City Council and after five years in opposition, once again became the ruling party.  Our first 100 days ended on 31st October 2020 and to showcase what we achieved in this time period, we’ve produced a report. Taking over in the middle […]

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“No Brexit deal can ever be as beneficial as membership of the European Union” says the council’s Brexit Lead

24th December 2020 | Comments Off on “No Brexit deal can ever be as beneficial as membership of the European Union” says the council’s Brexit Lead

Cllr Marianna Ebel, Chair of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Brexit Working Group comments on the imminent Brexit deal announcement. Councillor Marianna Ebel, the city council’s Brexit lead said: “We welcome the announcement of a Brexit Deal, and that pragmatism has prevailed over populist clamour. Nevertheless, no Brexit deal, however good the terms and conditions, […]

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City will continue to champion sustainable food as Green council leader pledges support for global declaration on food and climate change

18th December 2020 | Comments Off on City will continue to champion sustainable food as Green council leader pledges support for global declaration on food and climate change

Cllr Mac Cafferty joins city leaders from across the world signing Food and Climate Declaration ahead of major climate change summit COP26. Green council leader Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty joined city leaders from across the globe this week to sign the ‘Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration’, calling for local and national governments to put food […]

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“We will go further” Green Councillors respond to Extinction Rebellion Campaign

16th December 2020 | Comments Off on “We will go further” Green Councillors respond to Extinction Rebellion Campaign

Green Council set to spend more than £20m on carbon reduction measures if plans approved in February 2021. Brighton and Hove’s ruling Green Party have today reassured Extinction Rebellion Brighton of their planned actions to tackle the climate crisis, ahead of a petition which will be debated by councillors on Thursday. The petition asks for […]

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Contractor for seafront light repairs has confirmed investigation underway in response to leader’s letter: Greens push contractor for answers over attempted sale of Grade II listed seafront heritage lanterns

25th November 2020 | Comments Off on Contractor for seafront light repairs has confirmed investigation underway in response to leader’s letter: Greens push contractor for answers over attempted sale of Grade II listed seafront heritage lanterns

Council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty has today requested urgent answers from contractors responsible for  heritage lanterns on the seafront promenade, after two lamps were found for sale on a social media site. Contractor COLAS, which is responsible for the safe storage of the lanterns as part of lighting safety works, has been asked to apologise and account for the […]

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Greens boost support for innovative ‘Housing First’ scheme that helps prevent long term homelessness

20th November 2020 | Comments Off on Greens boost support for innovative ‘Housing First’ scheme that helps prevent long term homelessness
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30 properties secured as part of scheme that is proven to help support and re-house vulnerable people with complex needs Some of the city’s most vulnerable rough sleepers will be able to benefit from targeted, appropriate support and accommodation after Green Councillors secured backing to expand the ‘Housing First’ scheme in Brighton and Hove.  Housing […]

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Greens stand in solidarity with community marking Trans Day of Remembrance

19th November 2020 | Comments Off on Greens stand in solidarity with community marking Trans Day of Remembrance
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Brighton and Hove Green Party have spoken out against anti-trans violence ahead of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) this Friday. Once again, this year our city will stand together for Trans Day of Remembrance on 20th November 2020. Trans Day of Remembrance marks an important date for the Trans community and their allies to come […]

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Greens call on Government to offer more assurances to schools ahead of second lockdown

4th November 2020 | Comments Off on Greens call on Government to offer more assurances to schools ahead of second lockdown

We continue to support staff, pupils and parents as government inaction leaves city vulnerable to Covid-19 Green Councillors have today spoken out ahead of the second lockdown period beginning tomorrow, where schools, colleges and universities will remain open. All schools in the city continue to follow government guidelines, and the latest government announcement has made […]

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