Despite the heroic efforts of hundreds of local litter-picking volunteers across Birmingham, litter remains a huge problem in many parts of the City. The Council needs to do more to help, both by using its powers to issue fixed penalty notices to those who drop litter in our streets, and also by emptying public litter bins more frequently.
A group of Liberal Democrats in the West Midlands have come together, signing a public letter opposing the introduction of "VaccinePassports".
The Lib Dem WMCA Mayoral, PCC, and local election candidates in the West Midlands have signed the letter. They are joined by the former MEP for the region, along with other health experts, previously elected politicians and other party activists and officers.
The letter details the opposition to the so called passports, which would see the creation of a two-tier society, which unfairly punishes people who haven't, or can't, get vaccinated. This "creeping authoritarianism", as Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey put it, must be opposed.
The government has repeatedly confused the public with conflicting advice, and we should be sticking to what we know works - vaccination where people can, social distancing, mask wearing, good personal hygiene. This is the way out of the pandemic, not authoritarian control.
We the undersigned call upon Birmingham City Council to resurface Westacre Gardens, Yardley. For years the road surface has needed substantial work but only receives inadequate patching. The road is now dangerous for motorists and cyclists who swerve to avoid the ruts and potholes. Please resurface the road asap.
Please sign this petition calling on the Council to bring back the litter bins they have recently removed from the streets of Acocks Green. Our Labour run Council, has recently taken out several bins from our streets, arguing that this was necessary to reduce fly-tipping, which they say the litter bins encouraged. We disagree. Fly-tipping is not caused by litter bins and their removal doesn't stop it. The attached photo was taken at the former location of a litter bin in Acocks Green. As it shows fly-tipping has continued there following its removal. What is clear is that when the bins were removed, littering increased making our streets even dirtier:
City group leader Cllr Jon Hunt says the council has paid for overreach and failing to heed warnings from many sources.
Cllr Jon Hunt, councillor for Perry Barr and leader of Birmingham City Council Liberal Democrat group, said: "Abandoning the use of Perry Barr for the athletes village represents an astonishing failure for the City Council. City leader Ian Ward and some of those advising him should consider their positions.
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