Ask candidates in the Brighton and Hove Council Elections to make our city pesticide-free

Let’s make Brighton & Hove pesticide-free!

At last count, 38 different toxic pesticides were being used in UK towns and cities. They are sprayed in parks, playgrounds, allotments and other green spaces, road verges, pavements and around shopping centres and schools.

The chemicals being used have been linked to an array of health problems including cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s. Vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk.

Pesticides are also having devastating effects on the natural environment. Due to habitat loss and the large quantities of pesticides used in UK agriculture, wildlife such as bees, birds and hedgehogs are increasingly seeking refuge in our towns and cities. However, the overuse of pesticides is destroying many of the areas where they can forage for food and contaminating the natural resources they depend upon.

But urban pesticide use is unnecessary. There are lots of non-chemical alternatives available and hundreds of towns and cities around the world have already banned pesticides. Read more about some of the many towns and cities that have already gone pesticide-free here and here.

What’s the solution?

Brighton & Hove Council has the power to ban pesticides on all public land under its control. A number of councils around the UK are already proving that it can be done, including nearby Lewes, which has ended the use of pesticides in all of its public parks and green spaces.

In March 2016, Brighton & Hove Council unanimously adopted a Motion promising to phase out the use of glyphosate and seek non-chemical alternatives. Sadly, these promises have not been kept and for the last three years Brighton & Hove has continued to use pesticides.

It is time that Brighton & Hove Council finally fulfils the promises made in 2016.

In the run up to the city-wide council elections on 2nd May 2019, PAN UK asked all candidates to take the Pesticide-Free Pledge.

Who’s pledged? Click here!

Support our campaign and spread the word with one of our t-shirts or hoodies

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because we are exposed to so many chemicals every day and urban pesticides is an easy one to eliminate.”

Josie, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove pesticide-free because I believe we should look after our ecosystems and not poison people, pets and wildlife!”

Wren, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because I value lives over profit.”

Pranav, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because it’s 2019 and we now know better!”

James, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because this is the way forward and I want B&H to be there!”

Janet, Brighton
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Number of local residents who have already signed in support!

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because I want a cleaner, less polluted world for me and my children.”

Melanie, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove pesticide-free because it’s essential to promote wildlife within our city!”

Tertia, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because biodiversity depends on it!”

Ray, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because we don’t need poisons in our green spaces.”

Gabriella, Brighton

“I want Brighton & Hove to be pesticide-free because it’s a no-brainer!”

Les, Brighton

Who’s pledged in your ward?

Phelim Mac Cafferty has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Darryl Telles has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Joy Robinson has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Hannah Clare has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Aditi Bhonagiri has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Carol Bullock has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Brighton & Hove
Gary Wilkinson has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Nichole Brennan has taken the Pesticide-Free Pledge in Brighton & Hove
Nancy Platts has signed the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Gill Williams has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Raphael Hill has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Steve Moses has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Marianna Ebel has signed the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Jacqueline O'Quinn has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
John Allcock has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Debbie Taylor has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton and Hove pledge
John Hewitt has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Birgit Miller has taken the Brighton & Hove Pesticide-Free Pledge
Elaine Hills has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove pledge
Danielle Cornish-Spencer has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Steph Powell has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Emma Daniel has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
David Gibson has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Martin Osborne has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Jack Hazelgrove has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Tracey Hill has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Alice Bennett has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Theresa Fowler has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Phil Clarke has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Paul Philo has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Nigel Jenner has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Charles Harrison has signed the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Amanda Grimshaw has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Daniel Yates has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Elizabeth Darling has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Kate Knight has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Mitchie Alexander has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Peter Atkinson has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Sharon Hamlin has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Anne Pissaridou has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Adam Scott has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Renato Marques has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Janet Smith has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Juan Baeza has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Preston Park
Amy Heley has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Leo Littman has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove pledge
Julie Cattell has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Denise Friend has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Preston Park
Siriol Hugh-Jones has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Colin Piper has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Clare Rainey has signed the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Lucy Agace has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Amanda Evans has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Nick Childs has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Martin Farley has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Tom Druitt has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Brighton
Alexandra Phillips has pledged to make Brighton and Hove pesticide-free
Poppy Burt has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Dan Simmonds has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove pledge
Jane Chetwynd-Appleton has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Paul Johnson has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Pete West has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove pledge
Maureen Winder has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Lizzie Dean has signed the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Sue Shanks has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Chris Henry has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Christopher Hawtree has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Carmen Appich has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Alisdair Howie has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Adam Imanpour has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Brighton & Hove
Robert Nemeth has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Josh Guilmant has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove pledge
James Thompson has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Nick Taylor has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Sarah Nield has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Jamie Lloyd has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge
Steve Davis has taken the Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Pledge