St Helens Borough Labour councillors have given their full support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. A motion brought by Thatto Heath Labour councillor Robyn Hattersley was agreed unanimously at Wednesday’s full council meeting: http://moderngov.sthelens.gov.uk/documents/s108371/Submitted%20by%20Councillor%20Hattersley.pdf
Cllr Hattersley, who is also Chair of the council’s Place Services scrutiny panel, says: “I am delighted that my motion was passed unanimously. Its adoption will support the hard work and commitment of our Labour council to make the borough of St Helens work for all of our residents. It will create the foundations for sustainable developments to be made within the services we deliver and increase accountability towards the delivery of the borough’s priorities.
I am excited to begin work on drafting the SDG tracking document with the Place Services scrutiny committee and taking this forward.”
Council Leader David Baines says: “Labour fully support this motion. On all the goals, from tackling poverty and hunger to providing employment and growth, reducing inequalities and taking steps to tackle climate change, Labour will continue to do everything we can for the good of all our borough and the wider world of which we’re a part.
This motion and the tracking document that will now be developed will absolutely help to focus minds and efforts and I’m delighted it was approved unanimously.”
For more information on the UN Sustainable Development Goals see https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/