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Supporting the city’s creative and cultural sector

25th September 2020 | Comments Off on Supporting the city’s creative and cultural sector

Creative people from across the city are coming together to make an Arts Recovery Plan to support the city’s cultural and events sector through the Covid-19 crisis. Part-funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, the plan will explore how the sector can recover from loss of income and how artists and organisations can adjust their […]

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First climate assembly meets

23rd September 2020 | Comments Off on First climate assembly meets

Brighton & Hove’s citizens assembly on climate met for the first time last night, 22 September 2020. Around 50 residents came together online to look at how the city will address the climate crisis over the next 10 years and prioritise actions to take forward.   The climate assembly is focusing on the question: How can we step up actions to reduce transport-related […]

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Greens welcome news as council awarded funding to provide longer term accommodation for homeless

19th September 2020 | Comments Off on Greens welcome news as council awarded funding to provide longer term accommodation for homeless

Green Council welcome substantial £3.429m funding win following bid to Government Green Councillors have today celebrated news that Brighton and Hove City Council has been awarded £3.429m in funding support from Government to tackle rough sleeping.   Following an agreement of Policy and Resources Committee in August, the council had already agreed to continue providing temporary […]

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Government must move fast as lack of national testing capacity holding back city’s schools and pupils, say Greens

18th September 2020 | Comments Off on Government must move fast as lack of national testing capacity holding back city’s schools and pupils, say Greens

Call for Government action to support staff, pupils and parents as difficulty accessing tests leaves schools without capacity amid Covid-19 Green Councillors have today spoken out on how a lack of national Covid-19 test capacity continues to affect schools, pupils and staff in Brighton and Hove. With the council notifying the city that the local […]

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Cllr Heley to Chair Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee as Cllr West steps down from role

18th September 2020 | Comments Off on Cllr Heley to Chair Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee as Cllr West steps down from role

Green Councillors would like to thank Councillor Pete West for his role as joint chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee (ETS). Councillor West has stood aside from the role as joint chair, and Councillor Amy Heley will now take on the role in full. Councillor Pete West said: “It has been an […]

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School Streets project will begin at 14 city schools in September

12th September 2020 | Comments Off on School Streets project will begin at 14 city schools in September

From September, 14 schools will be taking part in the city’s School Streets project, which aims to help get children safely back to school by making extra physical distancing space at the school gate. The scheme, approved in June by the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee is based on successful work of schools in […]

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“We have shown we will listen” say Greens as they make changes to A259 cycle lane

26th August 2020 | Comments Off on “We have shown we will listen” say Greens as they make changes to A259 cycle lane

Green Councillors urge residents and visitors to take more sustainable transport choices as they make changes to temporary walking and cycling measures Green Councillors have today reaffirmed their commitment to listening to concerns raised by residents about the temporary walking and cycling measures introduced in the city over recent weeks and months. Following concerns raised […]

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Appeal to protect tenants from eviction and surge in homelessness as Conservative Government drop ‘no evictions’ and ‘no benefit sanctions’ approach.

20th August 2020 | Comments Off on Appeal to protect tenants from eviction and surge in homelessness as Conservative Government drop ‘no evictions’ and ‘no benefit sanctions’ approach.

Appeal to protect tenants from eviction and surge in homelessness as Conservative Government drop ‘no evictions’ and ‘no benefit sanctions’ approach. Concerns that plans to end moratorium on evictions and reintroduce benefit sanctions amid Covid-19 could force more onto streetsGreen Councillors joined calls for stronger support for tenants facing eviction and benefit sanctions at a […]

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Covid emergency accommodation to continue beyond September

14th August 2020 | Comments Off on Covid emergency accommodation to continue beyond September

Emergency housing put in place to help keep homeless people in the city safe through the Covid-19 pandemic will be available at least until the end of December. A special meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee today (14 August 2020) agreed to extend the provision of self-contained accommodation to avoid the need for anyone […]

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A-levels – celebrating success in the face of adversity

13th August 2020 | Comments Off on A-levels – celebrating success in the face of adversity

Provisional results across Brighton & Hove show good A-level performance city-wide, maintaining year on year improvements. The overall results remain positive, with a pass rate for grades A*-E up slightly from 98.5% to 98.6%, while at AS-Level the pass rate for is up from 78.6% to 87.3%. However, all centres have expressed concern about the national moderation […]

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