Now @Gary4Hove presents the motion on council services. He receives many complaints about short comings to rubbish and recycling, parking permits and keeping the streets clean. The city problems are made worse by the government. Systems fail our residents #LDreporter #Brighton
People are angry with the state of the city. The council is failing to get the basis right and Labour wants a cross-party working group to sort out the mess says @Gary4Hove Issues stretch back over a number of years #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@Gary4Hove We have for too long been trying to solve the same questions in the same ways. We need to look through the issues says @Gary4Hove We need neighbourhoods that are clean green and safe. We must begin today to fix the problem #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@Gary4Hove This council has used working groups to good effect and they have assisted in solving some major issues, and getting basic services right could be next on the list says @Gary4Hove #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@Gary4Hove Vanessa Brown says the Conservatives do not want another working group, but agree there are problems. Labour has caused the problems she says. In all her years she has never received so many complaints about basic services. The pavements are dangerous #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Drains are blocked and graffiti is everywhere. The A27 is a disgrace. We rely on tourism and people do not want to visit says Vanessa Brown. We are a laughing stock receiving bad reviews in the local and national news #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
We are out of touch with people who do not have a computer or smartphone says Vanessa Brown. A working group is not necessary and wouldn't have the authority to make decisions made by committee #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Sort out the services rather than talking about them and taking up officer time says Vanessa Brown #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Customer services and experience is @hannalytical responsibility. We need to have residents' experience at the forefront of our minds she says. We get reports on how we are doing and question officers on delivering services #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Government underfunding and the poor response to the pandemic are also responsible says @hannalytical Officers have worked all the way through the pandemic and we had to accelerate moving online overnight. Staff should know we respect the work they do #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
Staff have been at work wherever that is, not partying in the back garden says @hannalytical Staff have family members effected by covid 19 and have extra care responsibilities. Parking system has had glitches but more people are accessing them eonline #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The Greens want to see a report to the Policy and Resources Recovery Sub-Committee says @hannalytical #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The Greens want to see a report to the Policy and Resources Recovery Sub-Committee says @hannalytical #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The Conservative austerity cuts have been damaging council services says @Gary4Hove The amendment does not offer any solutions. Labour invites Conservatives to sit at the table and help get the basics right #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
We do not insult staff but praise them says @Gary4Hove On balance he is happy to accept the Green amendment in the spirit of collaborative working to ensure issues are identified and erased #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@Gary4Hove The Conservative amendment goes to the vote.
There are 11 for.
and 23 against so the amendment is lost #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
@Gary4Hove Now voting on the motion as amended by the Greens is unanimous with 34 votes #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove

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