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Greens speak out against sweeping changes to fire service made behind closed doors

10th January 2020 | Comments Off on Greens speak out against sweeping changes to fire service made behind closed doors

Greens vote against decision to move fire service 999 control room out of Sussex Greens have called for greater public scrutiny over fire service decisions after critical changes to the management of 999 fire emergencies were made in a meeting held behind closed doors.Members of the public, press and fire service staff units were excluded […]

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Opportunity to work for us

3rd January 2020 | Comments Off on Opportunity to work for us

We are hiring for a Campaigns Assistant to join our local office team. Working 14 hours a week, our Campaigns Assistant has a key role in helping to deliver the aims and objectives of the Brighton & Hove Green Party (BHGP). For more information click here Applications close at Midday on Sunday 19th January 2020. […]

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Tackle problem party houses let through AirBnB, urge Greens

20th December 2019 | Comments Off on Tackle problem party houses let through AirBnB, urge Greens

Learning from Cambridge ‘crackdown’ can prevent worst offenders Problem ‘party houses,’ used by visitors for events could be tackled using planning law, Greens have said, calling for greater government powers to handle the rise in short-term holiday lets. Greens say that a growing number of complaints from residents show that short-term holiday lets are becoming […]

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Local Labour Councillors back Green call for fairer voting system and an end to first-past-the-post

20th December 2019 | Comments Off on Local Labour Councillors back Green call for fairer voting system and an end to first-past-the-post

Overturn unfair voting system failing residents and damaging politics, say Greens Green Councillors have successfully pushed Labour councillors to back a change in the voting system used for local and general elections. Greens say the current ‘first past the post,’ system is deeply unfair, and has denied voters choice and proper representation at both local […]

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Bring in the TUC and Local Government Association to resolve CityClean dispute, say Greens

18th December 2019 | Comments Off on Bring in the TUC and Local Government Association to resolve CityClean dispute, say Greens

Greens question lack of transparency over issues with industrial relations and demand independent oversight Greens have repeated their call on the Labour Council to immediately involve external organisations in resolving the CityClean dispute after the press and public were excluded from a key meeting. A meeting of Policy and Resources Committee (Thursday, 5th December) included […]

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Use waste contract cash savings to fund plastic recycling, say Greens

17th December 2019 | Comments Off on Use waste contract cash savings to fund plastic recycling, say Greens

Money saved through changing the Veolia contract can now be used to set up more plastic recycling Money saved through changes to the city’s recycling and waste disposal contract could be set aside to fund plastic recycling services, thanks to a proposal from Green Councillors agreed this month. The recycling and disposal service for household […]

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Greens call on newly elected MPs to act on climate change and say ‘time is running out.’

13th December 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call on newly elected MPs to act on climate change and say ‘time is running out.’

Brighton and Hove Green Councillors have called on the city’s newly-elected MPs to heed the warning of climate crisis and commit to radical and swift action on climate change. […]

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Green candidate for Hove Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Green candidate for Hove Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day
Hove Candidate Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day

Green candidate for Hove and Portslade, Ollie Sykes, on our broken democracy and why electoral reform is overdue. Thursday 5th December has been named “Democracy Day” by campaigners for electoral reform, including the Electoral Reform Society, Unlock Democracy, Make Votes Matter, and Compass. As they say in today’s Guardian “This year we’ve seen our parliament […]

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Cash machine fees hitting people in city’s residential areas with ‘poverty premium,’ say Greens

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Cash machine fees hitting people in city’s residential areas with ‘poverty premium,’ say Greens

Call on council to review support offered to residents facing financial exclusion The council must do more to support residents who are forced to pay fees at the nearest available cash machine, say Greens, who have called on the council to explore how to prevent financial exclusion in the city. Councillor Martin Osborne, Green Councillor […]

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Almost 1000 missed recycling collections in 6 months

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Almost 1000 missed recycling collections in 6 months

Greens say issues with City Clean must be resolved and call for Independent Review to be made public Greens have called on the Labour Council to do more to improve recycling rates as latest council figures show a spike in missed collections. The council’s own monitoring data, released today, shows that the number of missed […]

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