At last week’s meeting of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture (TECC) Committee, Labour Councillors Amanda Evans, Amanda Grimshaw and Nick Childs held the administration to account on key issues, working cross-party on domestic abuse support service funding and winning support for our plans to improve access to libraries.
The TECC Committee on the 25th of November, coincided with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Labour Councillors were very pleased that on #IDEVAW2021 there was unanimous cross-party support for the Violence Against Women And Girls (VAWG) motion below, along with applying for white ribbon accreditation, and allocating more funding for domestic abuse support services.
Labour Councillors Nick Childs and Amanda Evans also made a compelling case for improving access to libraries for all, particularly for those on low or no incomes and in communities that lack library provision.
Labour was delighted to win support for its amendment, below, looking to lift barriers to accessing library services.