Drugs, crime and anti-social behaviour in Loughborough

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.

Crime and Policing in Whitwick

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.

Launching a Youth Investment Fund

The Conservative Government will invest £500 million in youth centres and high-quality services for young people to ensure that they have safe and inspiring places to go outside of school.

A visit to the Guru Amar Das Gurdwara

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.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week. And right on cue the Home Office has issued the latest figures for England and Wales.

Tackling "County Lines" Drug Gangs

The "County Lines" drug gangs are a blight on our communities. Towns across Leicestershire and Rutland are being targetted by gangs from nearby cities.

How CCTV helps Retail businesses in Anstey

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.

Tackling burglaries and car crime in Birstall with Cllr Roy Rollings

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.