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Why the youth service should not be cut

6th September, 2017

The city mayor is proposing to cut the youth service in half by removing £923,000 of its budget. This will mean the loss of 20-30 highly experienced youth workers, the reduction of youth work session from 42 to 12 per week and one-to-one street work…. 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

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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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I pledge to reverse museum closures if elected Mayor

5th February, 2011

I was pleased to be  invited to speak at the trade union rally against the Tory led government cuts yesterday. I was disappointed that I was the only Councillor present. Speaker after speaker made it clear that the cuts are unnecessary and are putting in… Read full article

Unacceptable Government Cuts to City

19th January, 2011

The cuts forced on the Council by this Conservative led government are entirely unacceptable and will lead to a decline in services and a loss of jobs.  I joined the recent march organised by trade unionists to protest and I will continue to argue that… Read full article

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Campaign Launch Radio Leicester

12th January, 2011

Ross speaks to Ben Jackson about his campaign to be Mayor

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