Bromsgrove must take seriously the risk of flooding to avoid even worse disruption for residents in the face of global warming, a working group of Bromsgrove District Council has warned.
The warning came just before the historic UN climate change report issued this week which predicts increasingly extreme weather across the globe. Flooding, heatwaves and droughts are likely to become more common and more intense as a result of global warming, according to the International Panel on Climate Change. The effects will be felt everywhere including here in the UK.
The Liberal Democrats have hit the ground running following May's local elections, by delivering on one of their key promises. In this year's local elections the party elected its first ever county councillor in Bromsgrove, Joshua Robinson.
Josh, who represents Bromsgrove Central made pushing the Council into declaring a Climate Emergency a key pledge in his election campaign, which was delivered on Thursday 15 July when a Lib Dem proposed motion on the issue made its way to a full council meeting.
Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement on fully reopening the economy, Bromsgrove Lib Dems have issued a plea not to forget about excluded businesses. Hundreds of Bromsgrove businesses have been unable to access support, despite the severe impact on trading over the last 16 months.
Bromsgrove District Council has handed out £33 million in business support grants since the beginning of the pandemic, and yet since November 2020, over 400 businesses in the district have been rejected from accessing support. Now the Lib Dem Group are calling for greater scrutiny of the reasons why, and a clearer appeals process for those who have missed out.
The Liberal Democrats are now the largest opposition party in Worcestershire and have made significant progress in Bromsgrove with the party electing their first ever county councillor in the district.
Liberal Democrat Joshua Robinson gained the Bromsgrove Central seat from the Conservatives with 1,333 votes.
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