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Blind Tiger music venue – local councillors' update

19th May 2014 | Comments Off on Blind Tiger music venue – local councillors' update

  Following the decision of The Blind Tiger venue on Grand Parade in Brighton to close its doors, Green councillors for the local area have issued a statement to help clarify the situation: Councillor Stephanie Powell, Chair of the council’s Licensing Committee and local councillor for the area, said, “We know how intolerable noise can […]

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‘Doom-mongers’ proven wrong – official figures show Brighton and Hove is growing in popularity as a tourist destination

9th May 2014 | Comments Off on ‘Doom-mongers’ proven wrong – official figures show Brighton and Hove is growing in popularity as a tourist destination

  Pic: Gatwick Express at Brighton station Leading Green politicians have applauded the news that Brighton & Hove attracted 50,000 more overnight tourists last year and is now the eighth most popular city destination in the UK, up one place from 2012. Statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that 409,000 visitors chose the […]

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Greens secure backing for parent-led Hove anti-academy campaign

9th May 2014 | Comments Off on Greens secure backing for parent-led Hove anti-academy campaign

  Green councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council won a council motion backing the parent-led ‘Hands off Hove Park’ campaign, which opposes moves towards the school becoming an academy. In the debate at a full council meeting on Thursday 8 May Greens also called for the school to undertake a ballot of parents to […]

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Green councillors' motion to end ‘development by stealth’ passed by Brighton & Hove City Council

9th May 2014 | Comments Off on Green councillors' motion to end ‘development by stealth’ passed by Brighton & Hove City Council

  Pic: seafront Brighton and Hove Green councillors are supporting calls by residents worried about government changes to the planning system which cuts out local democracy from the process. In a motion passed by Brighton & Hove City Council yesterday Thursday 8 May, Greens argued that the government should “respect our communities and local democratic […]

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Fringe Festival event: In Our Hands Public Services for People

29th April 2014 | Comments Off on Fringe Festival event: In Our Hands Public Services for People

    Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, is hosting a public meeting on the opening day of the Brighton Fringe Festival which will discuss how to keep public services in public ownership. With all three main parties steadfastly committed to the idea of privatising public services, alongside escalating concern at the performance of the […]

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No place for you here: leading Greens show solidarity with anti-fascists in counter-demo against 'March for England'

25th April 2014 | Comments Off on No place for you here: leading Greens show solidarity with anti-fascists in counter-demo against 'March for England'

  Pic: Opposing hate: leading elected Greens L-R Councillors Liz Wakefield and Leo Littman, Caroline Lucas MP, Councillors Phelim Mac Cafferty and former Brighton & Hove Mayor Bill Randall, Councillor Rob Jarrett and Keith Taylor MEP Leading Greens and activists in Brighton and Hove attended the counter-demonstration to the Far Right ‘March for England’ to […]

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Caroline Lucas MP found not guilty and vows to continue opposition to fracking

17th April 2014 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas MP found not guilty and vows to continue opposition to fracking

  Pic: Caroline reads statement outside Brighton Magistrates Court after ‘not guilty’ verdict All five of the Balcombe anti-fracking campaigners on trial at Brighton Magistrates’ Court were today found not guilty of obstructing the public highway and failing to comply with conditions imposed by a senior police officer. The five, Josef Dobraszczyk, Ruth Jarman, Caroline […]

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Results of Green convenor elections 2014

31st March 2014 | Comments Off on Results of Green convenor elections 2014

  pic: Jason Kitcat, Ruth Buckley and Ian Davey The new team to lead the Greens on Brighton & Hove City Council is announced today, following a ballot of all party members and councillors. The Convenor and Deputy Convenor positions of the Green Group were all contested and Councillor Jason Kitcat has been re-elected as convenor […]

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City's Green MP and councillors welcome equal marriage for all

29th March 2014 | Comments Off on City's Green MP and councillors welcome equal marriage for all

  Pic: LGBT rainbow freedom flag Brighton and Hove’s Green politicians have welcomed the coming of equal marriage for all and have congratulated the first same-sex couples marrying in the city. Saturday, 29 March, was the first day same-sex couples can join in civil marriage following a change in the law last year. Previously, same-sex […]

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Successful Brighton 'City Deal' will see £170m injection into green and digital sectors

12th March 2014 | Comments Off on Successful Brighton 'City Deal' will see £170m injection into green and digital sectors

  Pic: Jason Kitcat signing the City Deal with cities minister Greg Clark (centre) and John Peel of Coast to Capital (left) Brighton & Hove City Council, neighbouring councils and local businesses have successfully negotiated a deal with Government to bring new funding to the city region. The ‘Greater Brighton’ City Deal includes commitments from […]

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