Tag Archives: YMCA Downslink Group

Emergencies demand immediate responses Sajid


As we have reached what we keep being told are the final days of the Parliamentary career of Theresa May, it is inevitable that those who wish to take on the role of Prime Minister will come under even more … Continue reading

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Today Sussex MPs can prepare for the rest of the week


Today is a dark Monday as far as Parliament is concerned. There is no work going on publicly although no doubt behind the scenes there will be lots of activity both in terms of the maintenance of the buildings along … Continue reading

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Cross party cooperation is vital for the sake of young people


In the last few days I have read some inspiring news via national news sources of cross party cooperation at work here in Brighton & Hove City Council. The theme of the story was youth work which is a vital … Continue reading

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Lets make a real difference in Sussex


The following piece appears in this mornings Argus: This coming weekend sees two events taking place here in Sussex that are both an attempt to change the way in which elements of our society operates and to dramatically improve the … Continue reading

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A great day out on Hove Lawns


As a Brighton resident throughout my entire adult life, one of my ongoing frustrations over many years has been the extent to which our political structures create an artificial barrier between the city and the rest of Sussex. This was … Continue reading

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Too late to shut an important Stable Door


On 26th July Tim Loughton MP, for East Worthing and Shoreham asked a question of the Government. “To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which policy areas relevant to vulnerable children and young people are under consideration in … Continue reading

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Youth justice needs more of our attention


In December 2016, the number of young people detained in custody by the Criminal Justice System amounted to 829 people. This was a historically low number. Since that point the number detained has sadly risen by over 12% to 927. … Continue reading

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