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Greens propose unused funds to support homeless

A Green amendment at a Council Committee today asks for the underused ‘Winter Maintenance Reserve’  to fund more Housing First Placements for homeless people  Greens have proposed more support for the city’s homeless today at the council’s Policy and Resources Committee. Ahead of the final decision on the City’s budget for 2020/2021 in two weeks’ […]

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Labour Council votes down option for further scrutiny of Hollingbury golf course plans

Greens say proposal for decades-long lease of Hollingbury site should have come back for review Labour and Conservative Councillors have signed a decades-long contract for Hollingbury golf course, despite a Green appeal for further consultation to take place on the long term future of the site. Labour and Conservative councillors agreed to lease the Hollingbury […]

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Greens say time is right for conversation on city centre car use

Brighton and Hove could follow other cities creating ‘car free’ spaces Green Councillors have called on the Labour Council in Brighton and Hove to take inspiration from other parts of the UK and bring forward a report on ‘car free’ options for the city centre. Other cities such as York, Edinburgh and Birmingham have recently […]

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Race to decide future of golf course sites a ‘huge missed opportunity’ to engage with community, say Greens

Greens call for a rethink and say Labour Council’s botched process means plans for sites will fall far short of ambition Hopes for an ambitious environmental project at the Hollingbury and Waterhall golf sites could be dashed because a botched process left no time to respond to community concerns, Greens have said. Councillors have been […]

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Council must support schools in their push to go ‘plastic free,’ say Greens

Letter from Green Councillors to Children’s Committee says council can do more to support school plastic free initiatives Schools in Brighton and Hove aspiring to go ‘plastic free’ must be given greater support from the council with the cost of new environmental measures, Greens have said today. Councillors Clare Rainey and Amy Heley have asked […]

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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 launch campaign with “if not now, then when?” rallying call to save climate

Ollie, Alexandra and Caroline at General Election launch in Brighton

Green candidates – Ollie Sykes for Hove, Alexandra Phillips for Brighton Kemptown and Caroline Lucas for Brighton Pavilion (above left to right) – launched their campaigns in central Brighton this weekend. They were joined by guest speaker Uma Krieger, fourteen-year-old activist from Youth Strike 4 Climate. Uma spoke about the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change […]

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Calls to make walk to school ‘genuinely safe’ for children and young people

Greens say more work is needed to guarantee a safe walk to school for city’s kids Green Councillors are calling for the city council to improve walking zones around local schools so that more children, families and carers feel safer walking to school. A petition has been signed by over 1,300 people which means it will be debated at a meeting of full […]

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The city’s response to the climate emergency must create new jobs and tackle poverty, say Greens

Push for a ‘Green New Deal’ for Brighton and Hove The city’s response to the climate crisis could help to combat poverty and create new jobs, Greens have said today, calling on the council to adopt a ‘Green New Deal.’ Brighton and Hove City Council has declared a ‘climate and biodiversity emergency,’ and agreed last […]

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