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Statements regarding forthcoming Cityclean strike in Brighton & Hove

11th June 2013 | Comments Off on Statements regarding forthcoming Cityclean strike in Brighton & Hove

  Senior members of Brighton & Hove Green Party have issued statements in response to the GMB’s stated intention for their members in cityclean to go on strike for a week starting this Friday 14th June. Leader of the council and convenor of the Green administration,Jason Kitcat, said: “I am disappointed by the GMB decision to begin industrial […]

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David Gibson stands as the Green candidate for the Hanover & Elm Grove by-election

26th May 2013 | Comments Off on David Gibson stands as the Green candidate for the Hanover & Elm Grove by-election

  Pic: A street in Hanover neighbourhood, Brighton Brighton and Hove Green Party has selected David Gibson to contest the Hanover & Elm Grove by-election following the resignation of Matt Follett. David works in housing and community regeneration. David said, “I’ve been a community campaigner all my life, both locally and nationally, where I set up […]

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Caroline Lucas opens door to new Green Party leaders

13th May 2013 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas opens door to new Green Party leaders

  In September 2012, Caroline Lucas MP will reach the end of her second term as national Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, and has announced today that she will not be seeking re-election for another two-year term, in order to broaden opportunities for the range of talent in the Party and […]

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Green Party opposes council staff pay cuts

10th May 2013 | Comments Off on Green Party opposes council staff pay cuts

  A meeting of Brighton and Hove Green Party earlier this week overwhelmingly agreed that it could not support any Brighton & Hove City Council pay offer now being made that would leave staff worse off. The council’s pay offer, which it suggests will affect about 10% of staff, varies from employee to employee, so […]

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Pioneering Green 'no eviction' proposals become council policy

10th May 2013 | Comments Off on Pioneering Green 'no eviction' proposals become council policy

  Pic: King’s House, Hove, council headquarters Green councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council have fulfilled their party’s pledge to introduce a policy saying that no city council tenant should be evicted from a council-owned home just because they cannot afford to pay their bedroom tax. Brighton & Hove was the first city in […]

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A fairer city for our trans community

2nd May 2013 | Comments Off on A fairer city for our trans community

  Delivering fairness and support to the trans community in Brighton and Hove Pic: Transgender Pride flag Pioneering measures to help make Brighton & Hove a better place for trans people to live, work and socialise in the city were agreed today (Thursday 2nd May). The project, run by the council’s apolitical ‘scrutiny’ department, aimed to highlight the […]

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Green politicians welcome council reprieve for much-loved city elm tree

22nd April 2013 | Comments Off on Green politicians welcome council reprieve for much-loved city elm tree

  Pic: the endangered elm at Seven Dials A much-loved elm tree with some years of life ahead of it was at risk of being felled as part of safety improvements to a dangerous round-about in central Brighton and Hove. Green politicians are welcoming the tree’s likely reprieve by Brighton & Hove City Council. City […]

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Greens say no to 'bedroom tax' evictions

16th March 2013 | Comments Off on Greens say no to 'bedroom tax' evictions

  In the week when the Liberal Democrats were in Brighton to defend their support for Conservative welfare legislation, the Brighton and Hove Green Party, Brighton Pavilion MP and the Brighton & Hove City Council’s Chair of Housing today announce their intention that no city council tenant should be evicted from a council-owned home just […]

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We must spend and invest, not slash and burn, our way out of this economic crisis

6th March 2013 | Comments Off on We must spend and invest, not slash and burn, our way out of this economic crisis

  The Chancellor must ditch his failed austerity policies and invest in a green public works programme to create jobs and lift the UK out of recession, Caroline Lucas told the Institute of Economic Affairs on Wednesday. A member of the Green New Deal Group, the MP for Brighton Pavilion urged the Government to increase employment to reduce […]

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Green vision for city’s future agreed – city plan takes forward Green principles

4th February 2013 | Comments Off on Green vision for city’s future agreed – city plan takes forward Green principles

  For the first time ever in the UK, a fully Green city plan, based on Green values, has come into effect. The detailed City Plan, which outlines how the city’s homes, jobs and open spaces will develop for the next generation, based on ‘One Planet Living’ principles, was passed last week by Brighton & […]

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