New figures published today show that the Greens have failed Brighton and Hove council services. On schools, recycling, pollution and complaints, the Greens are failing to hit their targets. Labour have published a report card, and contrasted it with their pledges to improve the city.
Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group, Councillor Warren Morgan, said:
The Greens promised a lot but on so many crucial areas, like providing more school places, keeping our streets clean and building more homes, they have let us down. After four years of the Greens in Brighton and Hove, it is time for a change in May.
The worrying figures from 1 April to 30 September 2014, to be discussed at the Policy and Resources committee meeting on 4 December, indicate the following:
|Children who are looked after (per 10,000 children)||85.8||97|
|Pupils who receive 5 or more A*C GCSE (incl English and Maths)||62||53|
|Pupils who qualify for free school meals who received 5 or more A* C grades in GCSEs (incl English and Maths)||38||22|
|Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting||32%||27.2%|
|Percentage reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions||28%||17.6%|
|Percentage reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from local authority operations (CO2)||4%||-2.3%|
|Formal complaints from the public (per 10,000 people). Spike in complaints was caused by the refuse dispute and housing repairs.||5.2||6.3|
|Violent crimes with injury||739 cases||1,196 cases|