Serving the city I love is an honour

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, reflects on what it means to serve the city during the continued lockdown.

There is no doubt we are living in strange and uncertain times, but I am very impressed by how people across the city are adapting to the current situation.

Usually in April the Lord Mayor would be reflecting on their mayoral year as they prepare to hand over the robes to a new Lord Mayor, who is officially installed during the council’s Annual General Meeting, which was due to take place next month.

However, now that meeting has been cancelled, it is a bittersweet surprise to find myself looking ahead to keeping this ceremonial seat a little longer – but most of all, it is an honour to continue serving Birmingham as First Citizen until the time that the AGM can take place.

I will continue to support the city, be it with messages, clapping for carers on Thursday evenings, and hearing about all the unsung heroes working tirelessly and selflessly to keep Birmingham safe during this pandemic.

As you may know, I like to be kept busy and am keen to continue writing letters of thanks to all the people being nominated for recognition, as I mentioned in my previous post.

So if you wish to nominate an individual or community group for the fantastic work being done to keep our spirits up, our services running and our loved ones safe, please email me at

Again thank you for all you are doing in such challenging circumstances and showing what a caring, friendly city Birmingham is.

Take care and stay safe.

This blog was posted on 21 April 2020

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