Council Leader comment on disorder

By on 09/08/2011 in News

Cllr Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has issued a statement on the disorder in Birmingham last night.

Cllr Whitby said: “Last night was a sad night for Birmingham - after a joyous day in which the City Centre was shown at its best with everyone celebrating the upcoming Test Match, it is terribly sad that a group of mindless individuals, hell-bent on destruction, have damaged our reputation.

“I am delighted that already we have seen community groups coming together to help support the clean-up operation, and last night I ensured we doubled our cleaning resource into the affected areas - particularly the City Centre and Handsworth.

“This morning we are clearly open for business with transport links and public services operating as normal. We are determined not to let a tiny minority of people disrupt the regular life of the city.”

Pictures from this morning’s community “clean up” in the city centre are available here

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