Birmingham Liberal Democrats are deeply saddened to have to report the untimely passing of Neil Eustace. Neil was Councillor for Yardley East - having spent the last 35 years as a Councillor. Neil was well-respected across the city, and was known for his deep commitment to the communities he served. Birmingham Liberal Democrats will miss him greatly, and our sincere condolences are with Neil's family, friends and all those who will miss him too.
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.
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