THE TOWN’S Liberal Democrat councillors have vowed to work hard from home through the coronavirus crisis for the good of residents in their wards.
The group is conducting surgeries over the phone after suspending face-to-face meetings to stop the COVID-19 spread.
Coun Rob Hunter, leader of Bromsgrove Lib Dems and councillor for Norton, said: “These are troubling times for all of us but we can stay safe and well if we work together and adhere to the Government’s advice to stay home.
“Bromsgrove Lib Dems will continue to serve residents throughout this crisis and can be contacted on social media, by phone and by email.”
Coun Hunter has cancelled his regular surgeries at Lickey End Methodist Church until further notice and Bromsgrove Central Councillor Siobhan Hughes has also postponed her regular surgeries at Bromsgrove Library.
Janet King, Lib Dem Councillor for Lickey Hills, has suspended her next residents’ surgery due to be held on May 16.
Coun King said: “Due to the coronavirus I have postponed this surgery, however, I will continue to serve the residents of Lickey Hills ward and urge all residents who have concerns or queries to get in touch via phone or email.”
Bromsgrove Lib Dems said they also wanted to thank those working in the NHS and blue light services for keeping communities safe during these concerning times, along with the countless volunteer groups that have been established in recent weeks to support one another.
The Lib Dems added they would continue to support measures of social distancing and self-isolation, but would hold the Government to account over the lack of supply of ventilators and other essential equipment for the NHS.
Anyone with any concerns or issues with their local area is urged to get in touch on the numbers and email addresses below.
Coun Rob Hunter (for Norton and Lickey End) – 01527 332336 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coun Siobhan Hughes (for Bromsgrove Central) – 07827 515166 or via email email@example.com
Coun Janet King (for Lickey Hills ward) – 0121 445 2802 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org