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Brighton and Hove Alliance Update July 2019

Our Alliance has been busy this July, achieving significant wins on our campaigns and making exciting plans for the year ahead. Our highlights are our mental health campaign team's deputation to Brighton and Hove City Council, and the Jews4Loos successful event at Hove Cemetery - opening the North Side toilets for the first time in 7 years!

Jews4Loos hold Council visit at Hove Cemetery - 7 years after the toilets were closed in Hove Cemetery North the toilet building was last week opened to assess the cost of reinstatement. The event saw Cllr Anne Pissaridou, Dawn Barnett and Vanessa Brown attend alongside over 15 members of Brighton and Hove Citizens from the Synagogue, local churches and community groups celebrate this important step for our campaign. It was a great event and big step for the campaign, which you can read more about in the Argus!

Mental Health Campaign delivers deputation to Full Council - Talia Fogelman gave a speech to all 54 Councillors of Brighton and Hove City Council, asking them to work with us to create a mental health pledge. This pledge will be created by listening to young people in our city, and set out what young people can expect when engaging with mental health services. The chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, Cllr Clare Moonan, responded and confirmed that she wants to work with us to create this pledge - and on September 10th we will meet with the Board to begin this work! 

 

University of Sussex holds Parliament Event on Homelessness - members of Brighton and Hove Citizens gathered for the University of Sussex’ annual event at Parliament. The event was hosted by Caroline Lucas MP, and this year focused on Homelessness which is one of our alliance’s key campaigning priorities this year. The VC, Prof Adam Tickell, spoke about the work of Citizens and our member organisations as a key part of the University’s work in this issue, and leaders from our alliance made valuable connections with other organisations working in the city. 

For more information about our work and campaigns, or how your community group, school or congregation can join the alliance please contact our Community Organiser at frida.gustafsson@citizensuk.org


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