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[17/05/2021 | No comment]

In recent weeks I have met with the local neighbourhood police commanders who cover Leicester West to discuss local priorities and challenges, as well as the changing patterns seen by policing during lockdown.

This was a fantastic opportunity to get to know the two commanders who both started in their roles in the last few months, and I look forward to working with them closely in the future.

[15/02/2021 | No comment]
I appeared on Peston to discuss the latest announcements from the Government. In particular, the Government have recently announced an additional £3.5bn to remove cladding from high rise buildings over 18m tall, following the disaster at Grenfell in 2017.
 
This has been sold as an ‘exceptional intervention’ by the Housing Secretary – but in reality, this simply isn’t good enough. Since campaigners started calling for dangerous cladding to be removed from buildings, the Government have said 17 times that leaseholders would not have to pay a penny towards the removal – but they broke this promise.
 
Anyone living in buildings under 18m tall with dangerous cladding are being asked to pay towards its removal.
 
Robert Jenrick is out of touch with most people’s lives – the Government must revisit these proposals and make sure leaseholders are not left out of pocket.
[23/03/2020 | No comment]

In the last week I have been contacted by several people who are interested in volunteering to help support those in their local area. This is fantastic and shows the real community spirit we have in Leicester.

Leicester City Council are working in partnership with Voluntary Action Leicestershire and food banks to organise a unified response.

Some examples of how you could help are:

  • Reaching out to people in the community and providing information and advice
  • Dog walking if people are unable to get out themselves
  • Providing a friendly phone call service to help people that may be isolated or lonely
  • Picking up shopping for those that can’t do it easily themselves
  • Posting mail

If you are interested in volunteering to support your local community you can sign up here.

[24/09/2019 | No comment]

I was very proud to stand alongside so many amazing young people at Leicester’s Climate Strike last week. You can watch my short video about the event here

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