Ukraine: joint statement from Worcester City Council’s party leaders
There can be no one in Worcester who is unmoved by the plight of Ukraine at this terrible time. Our city and county are home to a strong and proud Eastern European population and we know that they will stand with us when we say that our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine.
Many refugees from this conflict will make their way to the UK under the Government's programme, and we look forward to welcoming some of them to Worcester.
As a symbol of our support, we are flying the Ukrainian flag in Cathedral Square and lighting the Guildhall in blue and yellow.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has now launched a Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and we would like to encourage anyone who feels able to make a donation..
To show our solidarity with and respect for the people of Ukraine we are organising a candle-lit vigil in Cathedral Square next week, and we hope that many Worcester people will be able to join us to show their support. We will announce the date and time shortly.
Cllr Marc Bayliss
Conservative Group Leader, Worcester City Council
Cllr Adrian Gregson
Labour Group Leader, Worcester City Council
Cllr Louis Stephen
Green Party Group Leader, Worcester City Council
Cllr Mel Allcott
Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Worcester City Council