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[16/07/2013 | No comment]

1Food banks demonstrate both the best and worst of our society. The best, because volunteers give so much of their time and energy, and the worst because it is simply wrong that we need food banks at all, especially in a country like Britain.

On Friday 5th July, the local Tesco store near my office on the Narborough Road took part in a national food collection drive. I popped down to make my donation and to support the work of FareShare Leicestershire.

The tragedy is that demand for food banks is on the rise as the economy continues to struggle. Nationally, FareShare provides food for nearly 43,700 people a day and last year, they saw the biggest increase in the number of people needing food since they began in 2004. 88% of the food they redistributed last year was surplus and would have otherwise gone to waste. If you’d like to get involved with this work, please click here.

[12/06/2013 | No comment]

Liz with Margaret, a constituent from Mowmacre Manor House is a fantastic community centre that offers a wide range of brilliant services to local people in and around the Narborough Road and Braunstone.

The tea party in full swing

On Saturday, I joined constituents, friends and colleagues for a Vintage Tea Party at Manor House. The event was organised by the local Labour Party and run by the brilliant How We Used to Tea company. I’d like to thank all those who came, making the event such a special occasion and I’d particularly like to thank Manor House’s Arthur Manager for organising the event.



[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}

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