On Friday I went to Loughborough to meet with Cllr Ted Parton and Cllr Paul Mercer to discuss crime and policing issues in their Southfields ward of Loughborough. According to Ted and Paul much of the crime in their area is driven by drugs.
On Friday I went to Whitwick to meet with Lisa Collins, a local businesswoman who also happens to be Chair of the local Parish Council. We had a very interesting conversation about crime and policing in the village.
On Sunday I was honoured to attend a meeting (during Hospice Care Week) at the Guru Amar Das Gurdwara in Leicester to support local charities. I was pleased to be able to speak in support of the LOROS charity and Rainbow Hospice, in support of Anjana Vaja, Ajmer Kaur Mahal and Gurpreet Santini.
I have been receiving several comments from retail businesses and eateries about the increasing crime problems that they are suffering from - including shoplifting, vandalism and even attacks on staff.
We took our street stall to Birstall on Saturday to talk to local residents about crime and policing. It turned out to be a fascinating morning with lots of shoppers and passersby stopping to tell us about their concerns, views and about crime or anti-social behaviour in their home area.
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