Labour Leader Nancy Platts brings you the highlights of the last Brighton & Hove City Council, Full Council meeting. Read an excerpt of her Argus piece last week below, along with a link to the full article:
“Unfortunately, the meeting was marred by a nasty personal attack made by the Conservatives on our mayor….
“…Labour and Green colleagues felt the behaviour of the Tories last week was disgraceful and that they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
“I’m sure many residents and businesses will agree that all efforts should now be focused on keeping our local economy moving, keeping people in jobs and their families fed.
“On a more positive note, Labour brought forward a range of exciting proposals that gained support, and we worked in co-operation with the Green group on further positive motions to help our city.
“We got approval for our motion on an exciting concept I touched upon in last week’s column – “20-minute neighbourhoods”.
“I think these could work well in Brighton and Hove and fit in perfectly with our vision for a healthier, active city that supports independent local businesses and builds community wealth, as well as cutting down on carbon emissions…
“…Imagine if every neighbourhood contained diverse housing including genuinely affordable options, local schools and adult learning opportunities, local health facilities, green spaces like community gardens, employment opportunities, diverse shopping parades, safe walking and cycle routes, sports and recreational facilities – everything you need to create a genuine community.”
Read Councillor Platts’ full article in The Argus: