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This IDAHOBIT look out for LGBTQIA+ people struggling with lockdown, Greens say

16th May 2020 | Comments Off on This IDAHOBIT look out for LGBTQIA+ people struggling with lockdown, Greens say

Ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Green Councillors remind city of need for more support to city’s LGBTQIA+ people. Green Councillors will this Sunday mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) calling for support from community for LGBTQIA+ people suffering with lockdown. While the traditional IDAHOBIT service cannot take […]

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Take action now to prevent return of dangerous traffic to our roads, say Greens, as council agrees to new cycling and walking measures

14th May 2020 | Comments Off on Take action now to prevent return of dangerous traffic to our roads, say Greens, as council agrees to new cycling and walking measures

Plans for city’s roads will be looked at again to ensure the council provides more space for exercise, walking and social distancing The council will look again at options for reallocating road space for walking and cycling, with Green Councillors today welcoming news that more roads in the city will be subject to change as […]

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Stand with parents and teachers speaking out over plans to reopen local schools, say Greens

12th May 2020 | Comments Off on Stand with parents and teachers speaking out over plans to reopen local schools, say Greens

New guidance issued on pupils return to school is  “reckless and dangerous”, Greens have said today Green Councillors have raised alarm at newly-released Government guidance on reopening schools to more pupils. The guidance, released yesterday, states that schools must reduce class sizes, clean more thoroughly and informs staff that PPE is not necessary. It also […]

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Greens defend workers’ rights to refuse to work in unsafe conditions

11th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens defend workers’ rights to refuse to work in unsafe conditions

Confusing message from Prime Minister could lead to lives lost Green Convenor Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, in reaction to the speech from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has commented: “Last night, in a garbled recorded message, the Prime Minister said ‘Those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work…’ “Greens are clear […]

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Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing

Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing’, as well as road safety and emissions reduction, following potential Government announcement on relaxed lockdown Concerns were that proposed easing of lockdown restrictions could increase car traffic and make it harder for residents to stay 2m apart. Traffic restrictions and measures […]

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Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or in insecure employment

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or in insecure employment

Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or insecure employment as workers continue to speak out. Greens say gaps in government plan to help employees mean city’s businesses and workers will need continued support to face covid-19 hit. The impact of coronavirus measures on businesses and employees in the city will leave […]

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Greens criticise decision to pursue fire service consultation in the midst of lockdown

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens criticise decision to pursue fire service consultation in the midst of lockdown

Greens say planned changes to fire service are ‘deeply worrying,’ and criticise decision to pursue consultation in midst of lockdown Brighton and Hove Green Councillors are speaking out over a decision to press ahead with a consultation about changes to the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, calling for better scrutiny of ‘alarming’ plans to […]

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Keep toxic emissions low and expand space for walking, outdoor exercise and cycling to support residents now and in future

1st May 2020 | Comments Off on Keep toxic emissions low and expand space for walking, outdoor exercise and cycling to support residents now and in future

Call for council to revise transport spending plans in light of pandemic changes and closure of Madeira Drive Greens have urged the Labour Council to revise their spending plans for transport and roads, arguing that further measures to support residents, such as widening pavements and new cycle lanes, can be introduced and continued even after […]

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Council’s Covid Recovery cannot come at expense of climate recovery, Greens say

1st May 2020 | Comments Off on Council’s Covid Recovery cannot come at expense of climate recovery, Greens say

Greens have raised concerns about City Council plans to put on hold a large number of climate related projects A green amendment at yesterday’s Policy & Resources Committee which sought to continue projects that help progress the council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 was rejected by Labour and Conservative Councillors. The amendment to […]

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Calls to reopen city’s waste recycling sites as councillors and fire service report increase in number of domestic waste bonfires

30th April 2020 | Comments Off on Calls to reopen city’s waste recycling sites as councillors and fire service report increase in number of domestic waste bonfires

Residents battling covid19 deserve clean air, say Greens, citing links between covid19 mortality rate and air pollution Greens have called for stronger action to be taken to lower air pollution in the city amid the covid19 pandemic, including a plea for the Labour Council to swiftly reopen the household waste and recycling sites to prevent […]

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