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Green-led council highly commended in national transport awards

6th October 2014 | Comments Off on Green-led council highly commended in national transport awards

Brighton & Hove City Council has been highly commended for two of its major transport schemes in this year’s National Transport Awards. The commendations were made in the ‘Improvements to Bus Services’ category for the Lewes Road Sustainable Transport Corridor and the ‘Road Safety, Traffic Management & Enforcement’ category for the Seven Dials road safety […]

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Caroline Lucas Brighton MP on Iraq debate: Killing people rarely kills their ideas

27th September 2014 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas Brighton MP on Iraq debate: Killing people rarely kills their ideas

“Every vote I cast in Parliament weighs heavily on my mind, especially as, unlike most other MPs, I have no whip telling me what to do – I consider the evidence, reflect on the principles I was elected to stand up for, listen to my constituents in Brighton Pavilion. “Never more so than on a […]

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Greens pay tribute to campaigners for saving school from academy status

23rd September 2014 | Comments Off on Greens pay tribute to campaigners for saving school from academy status

Greens are delighted with the news that Hove Park School governors have voted against applying for academy status for the secondary school which takes children from across the city. Distinct from Labour and Conservatives, the Green Party has consistently opposed academy status for any school, believing it removes control from the local community and allows […]

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Brighton and Hove Greens applaud rally ahead of climate summit

22nd September 2014 | Comments Off on Brighton and Hove Greens applaud rally ahead of climate summit

40,000 people turned out in London yesterday to march in demand for urgent action on climate change, one of 2,000 events taking place in 150 countries around the world ahead of a United Nations climate summit on 23rd September, at the UN Headquarters in New York. The UN summit, head by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, […]

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Green campaigner's relief at school elm tree reprieve

19th September 2014 | Comments Off on Green campaigner's relief at school elm tree reprieve

Eco-campaigner and council candidate Tom Druitt has voiced his “relief” after another endangered healthy elm tree looks set for a reprieve. The good news came after the planning committee on Brighton and Hove City Council rejected a bid by private school Brighton College to build a five storey study block where a rare healthy elm […]

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GMB refuse worker strike: council leader urges CityClean management and union to keep talking

15th September 2014 | Comments Off on GMB refuse worker strike: council leader urges CityClean management and union to keep talking

On news that the some CityClean refuse workers will be taking strike action, Jason Kitcat, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, said, “We are extremely disappointed that the GMB union is taking strike action in support of a demand by a small number of truck drivers that, if accepted, would undermine equal pay law. […]

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Green Councillors' delight at new school on site of former police station in Hove

11th September 2014 | Comments Off on Green Councillors' delight at new school on site of former police station in Hove

The newly opened Holland Road campus for Hove Junior School Green councillors in Brighton and Hove have welcomed the successful opening of new junior classrooms on the site of the former Hove police station. The site will now be run as a satellite campus of Hove Junior after a £2.4 million renovation. The decision to […]

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Greens welcome Women’s Aid campaign on domestic abuse refuges

2nd September 2014 | Comments Off on Greens welcome Women’s Aid campaign on domestic abuse refuges

Green councillors have today welcomed the national charity Women’s Aid campaign against the closure of refuges for women fleeing domestic abuse. In Brighton & Hove domestic abuse services remain intact, and have recently expanded to incorporate a service specifically for men experiencing abuse. The crisis of closure of refuges across the UK is compounded by […]

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Poll expert predicts re-election of UK’s first Green MP

27th August 2014 | Comments Off on Poll expert predicts re-election of UK’s first Green MP

A respected polling expert has put Caroline Lucas, the UK’s first Green MP, on course to hold her Brighton parliamentary seat after a summer of encouraging poll indicators. Peter Kellner, President of the YouGov polling company, has singled out Ms Lucas as the exception to his national predictions of rising support for Labour, saying she […]

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Statement by Party Chair on 2010 election expenses

22nd August 2014 | Comments Off on Statement by Party Chair on 2010 election expenses

Updated 29 August 2014 with a breakdown of Brighton Pavilion expenses [650KB PDF] Lisa Murray, Chair of Brighton and Hove Green Party, said, “It has come to our attention that questions have been raised by an individual regarding the election expenses declarations made by Brighton & Hove Green Party for the 2010 general election. “We […]

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