Northampton Town Council formally moves motion of support to the people of Ukraine
At its full Council meeting on 28th March, Northampton Town Council unanimously passed a motion showing its support for Ukraine. The motion passed read:
"We, local and regional leaders across Europe, strongly condemn the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We express our full support and solidarity to the Ukrainian people and our peers in local and regional government. We will not accept that our European values and integrity be attacked again by the Russian Federation after the violation of Georgian territories by Russia in 2008. We are firmly opposed to the dismemberment of a free and democratic state in Europe."
In proposing the motion Cllr Jane Birch condemned the aggression undertaken by Russia and praised the people of Ukraine for their bravery. Cllr Birch highlighted the work the people of Northampton were doing to support Ukrainians fleeing war, and how she and her fellow councillors had helped coordinate efforts to send provisions. Cllr Birch said 'we have been working with Northampton based Goodwill Solutions in order to get supplies and equipment to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The response from the people of Northampton has been fantastic and we as a town council have been proud to help coordinate it'.
Seconding the motion Cllr Mike Hallam highlighted the long history Northampton had in supporting those fleeing troubles at home. He stated 'Northampton has a long history of welcoming those fleeing their homes for whatever reason, and I am proud that we as a town are responding in such a way to help the people of Ukraine'.
West Northants Council continue to fly the Ukrainian flag outside the Guildhall as a symbol of solidarity, and the Town Council will continue to support and coordinate local efforts to get supplies and provisions to the people of Ukraine.
You can get more information on how the Town Council is supporting efforts including what is needed at https://www.northamptontowncouncil.gov.uk/ukraine.html.
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Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 12:47 by Rachel Thomas