No good ‘reflecting’ as our city suffers
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.