We are posting this on behalf of Brighton and Hove Compass to ask you to support our statement of intent and help us campaign for a new radical vision for Brighton and Hove.
You may be aware that Compass nationally has launched a national “Build Back Better” campaign (https://www.compassonline.org.uk/campaigns/buildbackbetter/) along similar lines.
Brighton and Hove has a creative and progressive reputation. We have a vibrant artistic, community and voluntary sector and a strong campaigning track record with causes such as Pride, Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter receiving substantial support across the City. And we have a majority of progressive councillors on the City Council.
We think that amidst the tragedy and chaos of the Covid-19 crisis, there is an opportunity to create a new and better ‘normal’ – and Brighton and Hove is the ideal place to set this in motion.
We hope you will feel able to sign the attached statement (making clear if you are signing as an individual or on behalf of an organisation) and let us know how you’d like to be described (just a very few words). Please feel free to forward this statement to others, or to suggest other names to us.
Brighton and Hove Compass
Colin Miller, Diane Warburton, Davy Jones
If you live or work in Brighton and Hove and support our campaign please sign by adding you name and ideally your organisation/work in the comments box below.
Jacob Berkson, Thousand 4 £1000
Dave Allen, Brighton Climate Action Network
Julian Caddy, CEO Brighton Fringe Festival
Iain Chambers, Founder, Brighton Food Factory
Andy Richards, Brighton & Hove UNISON Chair
Atlanta Cook, marine environment consultant
Jackie Chase, Radio Free Brighton
Peter Deadman, author
Alex Shankland, Institute of Development Studies
Lisa Redlinski, Radical Brighton
Marek Kohn, writer
Sue Matthias, Senior Editor, Financial Times
Alex Mabbs, Minister, Brighthelm Church and Community Centre – personal capacity
Jodie Thorpe, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
Ian Chisnall, The Argus columnist
Paul Philo, Green Party
Dave Ely: Charity Trustee and Carer
Marianne Craig, career coach and activist
Dr Helen Walker, University of Brighton
Judy Stevens, Director, Artists Open Houses
Nigel Ordish, works in music, design and higher education
Marigold Ashwell, Arts Education Consultant / Adviser
Jennifer Gould: Director, Divine Company
Tim Beacher: Energy Efficiency & Renewables, BHESCo
Alex Cooper: Charter 2019
Martin Allen – Saltdean
James Bianco, 16 Degrees Coaching
John Gaventa: Professor, Institute of Development Studies
Nick Ashwell, Trustee Robin Hood Health Foundation
John Medhurst, writer and trade unionist
Aidan Pettitt, trade unionist
Audrey Marshall: Librarian
Peter Newel: Professor of International Relations at Sussex University and research director at the Rapid Transition Alliance.
Ali Ghanimi, Free University of Brighton
Clive Reedman: Volunteer Genealogist & Historical Researcher
James Joughin: International Development Development Practitioner
Paddy O’Keefe – Actor
Brian Stewart, Graphic Designer
Sam Zindell: MD Propellernet Digital Growth Agency
Felicity Vaughan: PA secondary School
Peter Deadman: Author & Teacher
Norman Wright: Director Exeter Street Community Hall
Ellie Kavner: Consultant Family Therapist
Ian Bullock: Labour Party and Historian
Lisa Trebs: IDS & Cofounder Brighton & Hove Covidarity Festival
Laura Sharples: Economy for the Common Goo
Colin Miller, Co-ordinator, B & H Compass
Diane Warburton, B & H Compass
Davy Jones, B & H Compass