Ross Willmott

Scrutiny holds first meeting

28th July, 2011

On the 1st  August at 5.30pm the new Overview Select Committee will hold its first meeting, in the Town Hall. We will start scrutiny reviews of the proposals for changes in Elderly Persons Homes, the provision of services for 0-19 year olds  in the city… Read full article

Ross Willmott

Ross leads on Scrutiny

12th July, 2011

It is a great privilege to be asked to lead scrutiny at the City Council. I am very grateful for the support of my fellow councillors for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to working with colleagues to hold the City Mayor and his… Read full article

I would like to thank all those who supported me and I am naturally disappointed not to get the Labour Nomination.

5th March, 2011

A really big thank you  to all of you who voted for me, and supported me throughout this campaign, its a disappointing result, but I know we fought a good campaign with integrity. I would especially like to thank Cllr Neil Clayton, Sundip Meghani,  Vijay… Read full article


Regeneration over the last 10 years

4th March, 2011

The Council along with Prospect Leicester-Shire have published a great new series of guides to the successful regeneration of the city. They are worth having a look at and paint a really good picture of Leicester moving forward. My thanks to all those involved in… Read full article

Hustings Sunday 27th

28th February, 2011

All Labour candidates were at the hustings in the Town Hall on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for attending and giving up their Sunday morning. Also thanks for the positive feedback from many of you that were there. I did my best even with a cold… Read full article

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Cultural Quarter hailed a success

23rd February, 2011

I was delighted to read today’s Mercury story about the success of the Cultural Quarter. The Labour Group has suffered more than its fair share of criticism for this bold initiative. I am extremely proud that a Labour controlled council, under my leadership delivered not… Read full article

Douglas Bader Centre

21st February, 2011

On Saturday I was visited by one of my constituents, Vilas, who is a regular user of the centre and was concerned about its future. She told me how the centre had provided lifeline to her after she had a stroke. Without the centre she… Read full article

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Ross makes pledge on future of museums

9th February, 2011

If I become Mayor I will keep open to the public the Guildhall, Belgrave Hall, Abbey Pumping Station, Jewry Wall, Newarke Houses, and New Walk Museum. I want us to work with the Friends bodies, volunteers,  and our universities to see them flourish and end… Read full article


Museums and Care and Repair saved

8th February, 2011

Many thanks to all those people who campaigned against the proposed closure of our museums, the art gallery and the Care and Repair service. Along with fellow council back benchers I supported alternatives to these cuts which means they will not go ahead. This is… Read full article

Busy weekend!

7th February, 2011

New Council Housing I had the great pleasure at the weekend of welcoming some of the first new tenants into our new council housing. Working in partnership with the Labour Government we were able to start building Council Houses for the first time in 35 years…. Read full article

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