Articles tagged with: Beaumont Leys


[14/08/2013 | No comment]

On Friday 30th November 2012 I held a community drop-in at Beaumont Leys Library in Beaumont Leys Ward. I had written to over 500 local residents to invite them to meet me and discuss their concerns for the local area.

[05/08/2013 | No comment]


I recently visited Taylor and Bloxham, a local print company that employs over 200 people across 3 locations in Leicester.

The recession, and increased use of the internet, means Taylor and Bloxham has to work really hard to develop and change their business. The Chief Executive Chris Bowen told me investing in equipment, technology and staff is essential to ensuring the company can continue to thrive in future.

Government initiatives, like the Funding for Lending scheme, need to understand the real needs of local companies like Taylor and Bloxham and this is something I will be taking up with Ministers in Parliament.

[04/07/2013 | No comment]

The Leicester Mercury report on Liz’s visit to Kirton Lodge to celebrate their 20th birthday. To read more click here.

[03/07/2013 | No comment]

DSCF5990Kirton Lodge – a supported housing project for young mums – is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and I had a lovely time when I joined all the staff and residents at their recent party.

DSCF5975 While I was there I met Jenny Pepper, who told me about the huge difference Kirton Lodge had made to her life. It wasn’t just having a roof over her head: she learnt about the emotional and physical aspects of domestic abuse, got basic skills like how to manage the family budget, and support to identify her long-term goals and the practical steps to get there.

Jenny said she was really glad the staff at Kirton Lodge had pushed her to focus on building a good life for herself and her daughter. She has just gained a Level 2 in Health and Social Care at Leicester College, she’s managed to find a flat in Kirby Frith, and is looking for a job too.

One of the issues Jenny raised with me is that children need relationship as well as sex education in school. I completely agree, which is why I’ve been supporting Labour’s campaign in Parliament for Sex and Relationship Education in the National Curriculum.DSCF5984

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