December 2010 articles

Labour promise fulfilled as the 10,000th tree is planted on 11th Dec 2010

17th December, 2010

At the 2007 elections the Labour Party promised that the council would plant 10,000 trees in the city. Pictured is Ross with  Cllr Sarah Russell Cabinet member for Environment at the planting of the 10,000 tree in Granby St. At the unveiling of the commemorative… Read full article

Her Majesty the Queen opens CURVE with Ross and Adam Cooper

17th December, 2010

It was one of the proudest moments of my life when CURVE was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2009. It was 10 years since I first had the idea for a new theatre and Cultural Quarter for Leicester.  On becoming leader of… Read full article

City Wardens to combat nuisance and make people feel safer

17th December, 2010

City Wardens now cover every ward in the city following their successful launch. I had heard about this kind of approach from talking to other councillors around the country and thought it could work here in Leicester. In our manifesto we included city wardens to… Read full article

Ross launches City Clean Up Team and fulfils another election promise

17th December, 2010

Lots of people had told me that there was too much litter in the city and it was too untidy, and I have to say I thought they had a point! Under the Lib Dems and Tories the council had spent a fortune on mechanical… Read full article

Ross fights to keep City Gallery

17th December, 2010

Why Leicester should have the art gallery it deserves. Some time ago as Leader of the Council I decided that I would try and solve two problems in one. The lease for the existing City Gallery was running out on Granby St (after 21 successful… Read full article

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