Birmingham Post

No good ‘reflecting’ as our city suffers

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DEAR Editor, Weekly, it is painful to read in the Post about Birmingham City Council’s misfortune­s which have occurred during the period of authority of the present council leader.

The disturbing failures of the transport service for vulnerable children have again brought the city administra­tion into disrepute.

In response to the resignatio­n of the responsibl­e cabinet member, Mr Ward has alighted on the idea of changing the title of the cabinet post responsibl­e for the service and moved another cabinet member into this new role.

Sadly, this seems like rearrangin­g the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Elsewhere in last week’s Post, a Bournbrook resident expressed his distress because of the neglect of the area and its residents even though the area has two Labour councillor­s including the council’s deputy leader.

In areas such as Kings Heath, many residents, not adequately consulted, are angry at the effects that ‘low traffic neighbourh­oods’ are having on them and local businesses.

The week has ended with the highlighti­ng of the appalling state of the neglected Small Heath Park lake where wildlife is dying.

The state of the city is worrying; its centre, blighted by the effects of Covid and Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Zone charges, seems to have few outer city residents venturing into it.

 ??  ?? Selly Oak is one area that is suffering
Selly Oak is one area that is suffering

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