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[11/03/2019 | No comment]

I was extremely proud to open the new outreach office for homelessness charity Emmaus on Hinckley Road on Friday.

Emmaus is a fantastic charity that is dedicated to giving people who have been homeless the opportunity to rebuild their lives and get back on their feet.

Their brilliant new “Brighter Futures” project is there to provide even more help for people to find work and training with personalised support and advice – from help writing CVs, confidence building, housing advice and benefits and debt advice.

If you’d like to learn more about the project visit Emmaus Leicestershire

[10/03/2019 | No comment]

On Friday I have a lovely morning visiting King Richard III Infant and Nursery School. As well as visiting the classrooms and seeing the fantastic work the children were doing, I also spent time with the school council where we discussed road safety and problems with speeding cars around the school.

Keeping our children safe when travelling to and from school is really important to me and I’ll be doing all I can to help children from every school feel safe.
every school feel safe.

[07/03/2019 | No comment]

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and yesterday I was really pleased to present my constituent Emily Doughty with an award in Parliament for progressing through her finance apprenticeship with Everards Brewery in Glenfield.

Emily began her three-year Association of Accounting Technicians apprenticeship course in October 2017. When she completes the course, she’ll graduate as a part-qualified accountant.

Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to help people gain valuable experience as they set out on their careers. I’m determined to do all I can to support young apprentices like Emily to build an exciting future for themselves.

Read more about National Apprenticeship Week here.

[06/03/2019 | No comment]

Concerns have been raised with me again over the safety of children walking to and from Belgrave St Peter’s Primary School. As the school is located near the busy A6, drivers aren’t always aware that there is even a school there!

Many children must cross the busy road to get to school so myself and local councillor, Vijay Riyait, have recently met with the headteacher, school governors and officers from the City Council to see what can be done to make the walk to school safer for them.

We discussed installing additional signage so motorists know to slow down, ensuring we have school crossing patrols to help children cross safely and putting in more pencil bollards near the school gates. Ensuring our children are safe when walking to and from school is really important to me, so I will continue to work with the Council and the school to ensure children can get to school safely.

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