[28/11/2017 | No comment]

On 6th November I was honoured to present the Champion of Champion’s prize at the Green Apple Awards, which recognise environmental best practice around the world.

This year’s award went to Great Ormond Street Hospital for its work with recycling company Bywaters. Through their hard work, five tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment is now reused every month. Environmental sustainability should be a focus for all industries and I’m delighted to be able support the Green Organisation and the great work they do to highlight important initiatives.

[25/10/2017 | No comment]

I was delighted to have a catch up with Willy Bach, our Police and Crime Commissioner on Friday.

During the meeting Willy updated me on current pressures the police are facing due to Government cuts to their budgets. He specifically wanted to make aware of the pressures they are facing with the loss of over 450 police officers since 2010.

This means that where our local police used to have one officer for every 430 residents in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we now only have one officer for every 600. The impacts are being felt across the county with crime up by 22 per cent last year and violent crime up by a third.

I’m proud to support our local police and I’ll continue to campaign to keep our neighbourhoods safe by bringing back neighbourhood policing and more front-line officers to help tackle rising crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.

We’ve pledged to recruit over 10,000 police officers, that’s one for every neighbourhood in the country. We’ll also make sure that our police are properly supported with the people and resources they need.

[03/05/2017 | No comment]

After concerns were raised by residents about the smell coming from Cofresh’s factory and warehouse, I visited the company with Councillor Vijay Riyait to discuss the issue with management. If you have any concerns about the smell, please send me an email at liz.lizforleicester{at}gmail(.)com or call on 0116 2044980.

[23/01/2017 | No comment]

Last Thursday I held a public meeting in New Parks with our local police and Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach. Local residents raised a range of concerns about crime and especially anti-social behaviour, which is making too many people’s lives a misery.

I am determined to make sure people’s views about these issues are heard loud and clear. If you are a constituent in Leicester West and are experiencing problems like this, please get in touch with my office on either by writing to 42 Narborough Road, Leicester, LE3 0BQ, via email at {at} parliament(.)uk or phone on 0116 2044980.

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