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Greens welcome commitment to proposals for improving mental health in schools

7th February 2019 | Comments Off on Greens welcome commitment to proposals for improving mental health in schools

Children Mental Health Week (4-10 Feb) a reminder that help is urgently needed The mental health needs of children in schools will be given renewed focus after a series of Green proposals calling for greater support received the backing of all parties at a Council meeting last week.Greens called on the Council to support education […]

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Greens publish vision for development in the city as City Plan Part Two response released

7th February 2019 | 1 Comment

Response to city development plan from Green Group made public Green Councillors have published their response to Brighton and Hove City Council’s development plan, City Plan Part Two, including new ideas for affordable housing and sustainable transport they say will enable the city to thrive into the future. The response submitted by Green Councillors is […]

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Pressure forces Labour Council to abandon plans for domestic violence budget cut

6th February 2019 | Comments Off on Pressure forces Labour Council to abandon plans for domestic violence budget cut

Proposals left domestic violence groups facing uncertain future, say Greens  Plans by the Labour Council to cut £50,000 from domestic and sexual violence budgets have been dropped. [1] Greens had repeatedly called on the Labour Council to scrap the cut, raising concerns at several meetings of Full Council and council committees. Following pressure, details in budget […]

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Conservative Government ‘passing the buck’ on chaotic Brexit to local council and community, say Greens

1st February 2019 | Comments Off on Conservative Government ‘passing the buck’ on chaotic Brexit to local council and community, say Greens

Letter urges council to prepare and test for impact of no-deal Brexit but offers ‘paltry’ resources The Green Group of Councillors have hit back at Conservative Government Minsters after a letter suggesting councils ‘step up’ their preparation for a no-deal Brexit was received by Brighton and Hove City Council this week.  The letter from the […]

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Review of animal welfare charter blocked despite huge public petition to end use of animals in circuses

1st February 2019 | Comments Off on Review of animal welfare charter blocked despite huge public petition to end use of animals in circuses

Labour council leadership fails to back Green call for a review of animal welfare charter Opposition to a Green request for a review of the council’s animal welfare charter met with anger from the public gallery at a meeting of Full Council today (31st January). A petition signed by over 5,000 people calling for an end […]

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Call for renewed focus on children’s mental health in schools

31st January 2019 | Comments Off on Call for renewed focus on children’s mental health in schools

More support is needed to combat youth anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, say Greens The Green Group of Councillors are urging the Council to press for greater resources to boost mental health support for children and young people at school. Greens say that the positive work already delivered by schools and local mental health partnerships […]

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Greens back petition demanding carbon neutral city by 2030

31st January 2019 | Comments Off on Greens back petition demanding carbon neutral city by 2030

Over 1000 people call for action after Greens push for climate emergency declaration  The Green Group of Councillors have responded to a petition signed by 1,310 people calling on Brighton and Hove City Council to commit to zero carbon emissions by 2030. Councillor Ollie Sykes, who successfully called on Brighton and Hove City Council to […]

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400m development deal in Brighton and Hove put on ice due to ‘Brexit uncertainty’

24th January 2019 | Comments Off on 400m development deal in Brighton and Hove put on ice due to ‘Brexit uncertainty’

Developers say Brexit deal deadlock “does not provide the basis for major investment decisions”  A major leisure centre development project between Brighton and Hove City Council and developers Crest Nicholson has run aground due to ‘Brexit uncertainty.’ A letter from developers citing Brexit as a major issue to the project’s feasibility was handed to Councillors […]

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Speak out for anti-Brexit Brighton and Hove

15th January 2019 | Comments Off on Speak out for anti-Brexit Brighton and Hove

15 January 2019 Speak out for anti-Brexit Brighton and Hove Labour Party leadership: support a People’s Vote, Greens urge The Labour Council must speak out against a damaging Brexit deal for the city and back a People’s Vote, Greens have said this week. Council reports have revealed that Brighton and Hove faces a local funding […]

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Greens declare Labour’s contract with the city ‘broken’ on refuse and recycling

15th January 2019 | Comments Off on Greens declare Labour’s contract with the city ‘broken’ on refuse and recycling

15 January 2019 Missed collections soar Overflowing bins throughout Christmas and New Year Recycling burned at incinerator Failing waste deal costing £1bn Recent images (attached) show rubbish and recycling sitting uncollected during the festive period despite recent claims from Labour Councillors that they are overseeing improvements. A pledge by the Labour Council to improve the […]

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