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Greens renew call for BME representatives on city council’s powerful decision making committee

10th October 2019 | Comments Off on Greens renew call for BME representatives on city council’s powerful decision making committee

Repeated call  follows report stating need for more work on race inequality Green Councillors have renewed their call for a representative from the black and minority ethnic community (BME) to be given a seat on a council decision making committee, after a report revealed that more must be done to support BME staff. A proposal from […]

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Result: Parents of pupils at Moulsecoomb Primary vote against academisation

7th October 2019 | Comments Off on Result: Parents of pupils at Moulsecoomb Primary vote against academisation

Green Councillor Sarah Nield has commented on news that parents of pupils of Moulsecoomb Primary have voted overwhelmingly against the forced academisation of the school. Cllr Nield, the Green Group lead on schools said: “We are delighted that after a strong and parent-led campaign at Moulsecoomb Primary, the school community has today voted against the forced […]

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Residents and Greens welcome taxi rank move by Govia Thameslink Railway

4th October 2019 | Comments Off on Residents and Greens welcome taxi rank move by Govia Thameslink Railway

Move will address the noise and pollution issues that have blighted residential streets, say Greens  News that Govia Thameslink Railway [GTR] will relocate the station’s taxi rank to the rear of the building have been welcomed by residents and local councillors. The decision by GTR to move the rank follows years of campaigning from local […]

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A tribute to James Ledward

3rd October 2019 | Comments Off on A tribute to James Ledward

Brighton and Hove Green Party would like to pay tribute to GScene editor James Ledward, who died this morning (3rd October) after a short illness. Councillor Phélim Mac Caffety, Convenor of the Green Group of councillors said: “We are very sorry to hear the desperately sad news of the death of James Ledward. Only a […]

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Council meeting backs Green call for public information on Brexit preparations – while Conservative councillors refuse to show up for debate

3rd October 2019 | Comments Off on Council meeting backs Green call for public information on Brexit preparations – while Conservative councillors refuse to show up for debate

Green emergency meeting called to put information on impact of Brexit in public domain Brighton and Hove City Council has shared information on the plans to prepare for a no-deal or other Brexit scenario as a result of an emergency meeting called by the Greens. An emergency meeting to discuss the council’s response to Brexit […]

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‘Parents need assurances this will not happen again,’ say Greens on Home to School Transport row

17th September 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Parents need assurances this will not happen again,’ say Greens on Home to School Transport row

Greens push Labour Councillors to commit to better oversight of transport service for disabled school pupils Greens say a failure by the Labour Council to provide adequate school transport for vulnerable children must not be allowed to happen again. New contract arrangements for the provision of home to school transport were branded a ‘shambles’ after […]

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Success for Greens and campaigners as council agrees to support walk-outs for climate action

13th September 2019 | Comments Off on Success for Greens and campaigners as council agrees to support walk-outs for climate action

Global ‘strike for climate,’ planned for 20th September, with many young people expected to take part Greens have welcomed news that the City Council will support young people’s right to protest for climate action as part of a global ‘strike for climate’ event, taking place Friday 20th September. Following a Green request for the City Council […]

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Climate change teacher for every school, as Greens back United Nations accredited teacher training programme

12th September 2019 | Comments Off on Climate change teacher for every school, as Greens back United Nations accredited teacher training programme

Brighton and Hove could have a climate change teacher in every school if the council does more to promote a new, United Nations backed teacher training programme. Teachers on the ‘Climate Change academy,’ course receive training and educational resources that equip them to offer lessons on the causes and effects of the climate crisis, as […]

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“If not now, when?” Greens call for renewed Labour council commitment on environment

11th September 2019 | Comments Off on “If not now, when?” Greens call for renewed Labour council commitment on environment

Greens say Clean Air Day pledges still fall short Slow progress on plans for a council led Clean Air Day – scheduled for 22nd September – must be urgently reviewed if the Labour Council is serious about meeting the council’s carbon neutral targets, Greens have said. A request for a council-led ‘Clean Air Day,’ was […]

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Greens push for assurances after changes to Knoll House rehabilitation centre

11th September 2019 | Comments Off on Greens push for assurances after changes to Knoll House rehabilitation centre

Assurances must be given over the decision to repurpose a rehabilitation centre providing care for patients following their discharge from hospital, Greens have said today. Knoll House, a council-run care home providing ongoing therapy and rehabilitation to help patients return to their homes, could become a mental health facility after council reports say occupancy of […]

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