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Political candidates to be grilled on community-led housing at hustings event

James Ledward March 15, 2019

Local authority hustings event asks what the main political parties doing to support and encourage community-led housing in Brighton & Hove. Ahead of May’s local authority elections, Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust (BHCLT) is holding a hustings event on community-led housing and Community Land Trusts.

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Arts

Greens secure delay on plans by Brighton Council to sell ‘Same Sky’ building

James Ledward July 23, 2018

Plans for the sale of Belmont Street, home to a creative community including local charity Same Sky, the organisation behind the Children’s Parade and Burning the Clocks Festival, would see the groups offered relocation into New England House.

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General News

Homeless hub could be offered all year round

James Ledward July 13, 2018

Outreach workers say the temporary night centre set up at the Brighton Centre last year after a public and Green campaign was “invaluable”. Green Councillors have welcomed the news that a winter night shelter and homeless hub could be offered all year round after their tireless campaigning for more facilities to prevent rough sleeping.

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In The South

Private landlords get richer under Labour say Greens

James Ledward July 13, 2018

As the cost of emergency accommodation in Brighton & Hove skyrockets, millions of pounds of public money is going into the pockets of private landlords. The alarming increase in the cost of short-term accommodation has prompted Greens on Brighton and Hove City Council to renew their calls for the Council to bring this service in-house.

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General News

Greens call for overhaul of costly housing repairs contract

James Ledward March 23, 2018

Greens say huge contract with Mears company beset with complaints should be brought ‘in-house.’ The repairs contract costing the city over £200m should be overhauled and brought back under council management, say local Greens.

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General News

Council spends £1.2m buying back property they originally sold for £190k

Gary Hart March 22, 2018

As Brighton & Hove City Council spends £1.2m to buy back property they sold for £190k – Greens say flogging off housing wastes public money. Green councillors are calling for lessons to be learned on future sales of council housing stock as the Labour Council prepares to buy back a property it previously sold for £190k at a cost of £1.2m in order to meet housing demand.

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General News

Greens call for permanent solution to Brighton’s homeless crisis

James Ledward March 12, 2018

Green councillors call for the homeless not to be forgotten as council-run night shelter closes. Green Party Councillors in Brighton and Hove are calling for year round support to end rough sleeping as the temporary Brighton Centre Night Shelter closes its doors.

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General News

Green councillors ask questions of Council following Genfell tragedy

James Ledward June 16, 2017

Following the fire at the Grenfell Tower Block in London, the Green Group of Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council, ask 12 questions of the Labour administration.

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In The South

Government refuse Green request for money to build new homes in Brighton

James Ledward January 6, 2017

Housing Minister rejects request by Brighton and Hove Green Councillors’ for funds to build new homes. Green Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council are disappointed with the Government after Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell MP, rejected alternative proposals for funding to build more affordable housing in the city.

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