Boroughwide ban on fast food and energy drinks advertising

We all like a bag of chips from time to time, but we also like to live a longer, healthier life.  This is why Councillor Hazel Gloster and the Oldham Liberal Democrats want to ban Councils advertising fast food.  

The Liberal Democrat policy concerns publicly owned poster sites, notices on any building owned by the Council and on Greater Manchester Tram/Bus Network property.  The wider scope of this idea which will be brought to Oldham Council meeting on the 11th of September will seek to tackle the national problem of poor health and death caused by fatty and sugary foods.

This Liberal Democrat plan sets out to tackle Oldham Borough first.

Councillor Hazel Gloster stated that:  “Eating large amounts of fast food and sugared drinks contributes massively to obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, stomach problems, sleep deprivation and sometimes death.  It is the responsibility of those in government to present a modern image of a high health standard to the rest of the UK.”

Councillor Louie Hamblett, a fellow Liberal Democrat who will be seconding Councillor Hazel Gloster’s proposal says: “The Liberal Democrats want this to be a political domino.  This will hopefully remove excessive temptation and give children and adults in the local area a chance to learn how to eat with reduced sugar and fat in their diets.”

“We want other local authorities and the UK government to follow suit in this change in the local law.  Hopefully then will we tackle health setbacks such as heart disease, cancer and tooth decay.”

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