Is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world, including ours. Any use of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for people and the environment.
Firmly believes that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat.
Recognises the necessity of creating a nuclear weapons free world.
Consequently, declares its unequivocal support for the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a treaty adopted by 122 nations in July 2017. This Treaty comes into force on 22nd of January 2021 at which point a prohibition on developing, testing and using nuclear weapons enters into international law.
Is disappointed that the United Kingdom government has refused to sign or ratify this landmark treaty.
This Council resolves to write to:
The United Kingdom government urging it to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, thereby joining the global majority of countries opposed to nuclear weapons.
Local Members of Parliament urging them to press the UK Government to sign and ratify this Treaty.