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Notice of Motion Given By Councillor Pat Midgley

That this Council:-

 

(a)       celebrates the 10th anniversary of the City of Sanctuary movement, which was founded in Sheffield in October 2005;

 

(b)       is proud that Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ for asylum-seekers and refugees in September 2007 with the support of the City Council and over 70 local community organisations;

 

(c)        believes we are a city that takes pride in welcoming people in need of safety; and

 

(d)       is committed to improving the experiences and opportunities of refugees and asylum seekers living in Sheffield, and enabling them to make a positive contribution to their local neighbourhoods and the city.

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City of Sanctuary Anniversary

 

 

 

RESOLVED: On the Motion of Councillor Pat Midgley, seconded by Councillor Penny Baker, that this Council:-

 

 

 

(a)       celebrates the 10th anniversary of the City of Sanctuary movement, which was founded in Sheffield in October 2005;

 

(b)       is proud that Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ for asylum-seekers and refugees in September 2007 with the support of the City Council and over 70 local community organisations;

 

(c)        believes we are a city that takes pride in welcoming people in need of safety; and

 

(d)       is committed to improving the experiences and opportunities of refugees and asylum seekers living in Sheffield, and enabling them to make a positive contribution to their local neighbourhoods and the city.