Articles tagged with: West End


[01/03/2012 | No comment]

Crime is a top concern for many of my constituents. I recently met the new Local Policing Unit Commander for Hinckley Road LPU, Inspector Andy Parkes to discuss a range of issues, including what the police are doing to reduce the number of burglaries in the area.

I will be working closely with Inspector Parkes to tackle this and other local policing issues in the months and years ahead. If you’re interested in finding out more about what the Hinckley Road LPU is doing, you can follow Inspector Parkes on twitter: @HinckleyRoadLPU



[15/12/2010 | No comment]

A planning application has been submitted to the City Council to build a new supermarket on the former MFI sites follows:

‘Food/Retail store (Class A1) following demolition of existing buildings, with associated car park and service yard; alterations to vehicle access from New Park Street; associated highway works on New Park Street and Narborough Road North’

The application can be viewed online by searching the planning database for application number 20101687 or in person at New Walk Centre customer service centre.

Your local councillors Andy Connelly and Sarah Russell have asked for this application to be heard by the Planning and Development Control Committee and need your views on the plans and how they would affect your shopping habits.

Please take the time to fill in and return this questionnaire. You may also wish to make representations directly to the Planning Service by phoning the officer dealing with the application, Daryl Watson on 0116 252 7265 or emailing planning {at}

[15/12/2010 | No comment]

I recently held a meeting with around 50 local businesses, council officers and Councillor Sarah Russell to discuss the impact of the Narborough Road pilot parking scheme and the likely development of a new supermarket on the MFI site on Braunstone Gate. I will continue to work closely with our Westcotes councillors to assess the implications for local residents and businesses of both these issues.

[05/02/2010 | No comment]

I think one of Labour’s proudest achievements is our investment in children’s early years. When I was Director of the Maternity Alliance, I saw the difference good quality help and support can make to parents and young children, particularly if it starts very early on in life.

We’ve now got Sure Start Children’s Centres in Beaumont Leys and Stocking Farm, Braunstone, Braunstone Frith, New Parks, Rowley Fields and the West End. These are brilliant services that help improve children’s life chances and which local parents really value.

Labour has also put much needed investment into our local schools. Leicester was one of the first places to get money from the Government’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) fund. £235m is being spent on rebuilding and transforming every secondary school in the city. The first two schools to benefit from BSF in Leicester West are Fullhurst College and the award winning school at Beaumont Leys. We’re starting to see a real difference in school results too: last year Leicester’s GCSE results improved faster than the national average.

But there’s still a long way to go. Leicester is 129th out of 151 local authorities in terms of GCSE results, and this isn’t good enough. That’s why I’m pressing for faster improvements in our schools. I’ll work with parents, teachers, councillors and the Government to make sure all parents in Leicester West have the choice to send their children to a good, local school.

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