Category Archives: Environment

Brexit puts dangerous chemicals in reach


In the absence of the economic and indeed any other assessments by our Government of what Brexit will lead to, we are faced with a myriad of views and analysis that is in the public domain. Any prospect of members … Continue reading

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The need for consistency by our Council


This news report regarding the failure by Tony Antoniades to paint a building with the right paint, which is now resulting in legal action being taken against him by Brighton & Hove Council, led to a number of comments, some of … Continue reading

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We need a renewable energy focal point


It is clear from my recent visits to the sea front and views from various parts of the Downs that the Rampion windfarm is fast developing, with apparently over half the turbines already in place. Last weekend I visited Lancing … Continue reading

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Cocoa Life good – fairly traded bad


The latest news in the changes to Fairtrade branding seems bound to cause challenges for consumers who are keen to support the producers of the food they purchase. Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a small group … Continue reading

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An independent sovereign nation


When Liam Fox launched the Grassroots Out campaign in January 2016 he stood in front of 2000 people and said how he wanted to live in “an independent sovereign nation”. Last night he was interviewed on BBC Newsnight and spoke about … Continue reading

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We must support all rural communities


Although I have visited Northern Ireland on several occasions and know some folk who live there, I don’t have a very good handle on how the recent alliance between the Conservative Party and the DUP will have impacted the politics … Continue reading

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Good news for train travellers in Sussex?


There are some positive items of good news that have emerged from Parliament in the last few days, which are worthy of mention and demand a bit of additional nudging. Good news for travellers on the Brighton Mainline?  Last week a … Continue reading

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