The 7th of April marked World Health Day 2022, and the central theme this year was centred around creating societies focused on wellbeing. Labour has ambitions for Brighton & Hove to become a nationally recognised hub of health and wellbeing and marked World Health Day accordingly.
World Health Day coincided with a Full Council meeting here in Brighton & Hove, where Labour Councillors won support for plans to ban junk food and drink adverts and to create more dementia-friendly communities.
Fostering a healthy, active city was a central priority of the Labour Group entering the local elections in 2019, and from expanding the bikeshare scheme, to building active travel infrastructure, to steering the city through the pandemic, to tackling drug dealing and demanding more defibrillators in parks, Labour have ensured health and wellbeing are at the heart of Council policy.
Another focus of World Health Day was keeping humans and the planet healthy, and showcasing a recognition that the climate crisis we face is also inherently a human health crisis. Labour’s commitment to making Brighton & Hove carbon neutral by 2030 remains steadfast, and we continue to work with the administration to deliver on this pledge.
Labour’s opposition spokesperson on the health and wellbeing board, Cllr Fowler said:
“World Health Day is all about building a healthier tomorrow.
“We in the Labour Group marked the occasion by bringing two crucial health and wellbeing motions to Full Council and winning support for our plans to ban junk food and drink advertisements and to create more dementia-friendly communities.
“We all have a role to play in making our city one of health and wellbeing, and World Health Day is a timely reminder of that.”