Articles tagged with: New Parks
£8.4million has been invested in new classrooms, a sports block, performing arts centre and sixth form block. The programme is much more than just bricks and mortar and the students I met told me that these new state of the art facilities have made a huge difference to their learning.
I also got to congratulate a group of students for the work they’d done to raise funds for the Leicester Royal Infirmary’s Our Space Appeal, which supports the Children’s Cancer Ward.
New College is within the top 10% of schools nationwide for outstanding continuous improvement and I’ll always support their work to boost aspiration and attainment for their 900 students.
High energy bills are already a huge concern for my constituents, which is why I have been campaigning for Labour’s energy price freeze.
But I recently came across a particularly appalling case when Susan Holmes from New Parks contacted me. The energy company e.on were charging Susan for a gas meter which she had never used and couldn’t use because her flat only has electricity.
I took the matter up with e.on’s Chief Executive and the company agreed to write off the charges and to remove the metre. You can read coverage in the Mercury here.
I’m now writing to residents in the six major blocks of flats off Aikman Avenue, to raise awareness of the issue and to try and assist anyone else in a similar situation. Please get in touch it you’ve been effected.
On Friday 10th February I held a community drop-in at Hand in Hand in New Parks Ward. I had written to over 500 local residents to invite them to meet me and discuss their concerns for the local area.
On Friday 22nd June 2012 I held a community drop-in at the Alexton Youth and Community Centre in New Parks Ward. I had written to over 500 local residents to invite them to meet me and discuss their concerns for the local area.