Archives - October 2009
Tony Lloyd Launches Crime Survey
"Making sure that people feel safe and secure in their homes and communities in Manchester is my top priority. I'm on the side of the law-abiding majority who play by the rules and want their community to be safe.
"When it comes to fighting crime, no one knows better where crime is a problem in their area than the people that live there. So I'd like to see people have more of a say in fighting crime in their communities.
"Neighbourhood police teams mean more local bobbies on the beat. They should be easy to get in touch with by mobile or email. And they should hold regular meetings so you can go and talk to them. This is the only way they can make sure they are doing what the community wants. I want to know if this is working - so let me know.
"CCTV is a powerful crime-fighting tool. It has proven its worth time and again in tackling crime and disorder. It plays a vital role in helping people feel safer. I want to know if this something you would like to have a say on.
"People in Manchester want to know that crime is being tackled in their area. But what they also want to know is that justice is being done. People also want to be sure that areas affected by low level crime are paid back with some hard work and it gives criminals time to think about their actions whilst putting in a bit of hard graft. The next step I want to see is more local input on how offenders pay back to the community. This way you can decide what gets done- like cleaning up graffiti."
Topping Out Event at East Manchester Academy
Tony is pictured with Guy Hutchence at the East Manchester Academy Topping Out Event. The ceremony was held to thank the team responsible for construction so far and to toast the future success of the building.
Tony Visits George House Trust
Tony recently visited George House Trust, the Manchester based regional charity which supports people living with and affected by HIV. George House Trust offers a wide range of services to people living with HIV. These include one to one advice and support on a range of issues including treatments, disclosure, employment, benefit and debt advice as well as support on immigration issues. Other services include peer support spaces, community support (one to one support delivered by volunteers), newly diagnosed courses and residential weekends for gay men, a welfare fund and support to access financial help from other charities for individuals.
George House Trust has an active volunteer workforce and if you would like more details about services or volunteering please see their website at: www.ght.org.uk.
Tony is pictured with Lynda Shentall Director of Services at George House Trust as well as 2 of the volunteers Craig and Chenai.
Tony is pictured above at the Dilwali Celebrations at Gita Bhavan Mandir on Withington Road, Manchester, on 18 October. Picture by Dave Jagger.
Wear it Pink Day
Tony Lloyd MP is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of for its award winning fundraising event, wear it pink, on Friday 30 October 2009.
Schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to wear it pink in support of Campaign and donate �2 each to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research. Last year over one and a half million people took part in wear it pink to help improve survival rates for the one in nine women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime. This recession busting fundraiser is affordable and easy to take part in, giving everyone the chance to help make a difference.
Tony Lloyd MP says "Every year over 45,500 women and 300 men in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many others, I know people who have lost friends and family members to breast cancer. I would like to encourage everyone in my constituency of Manchester Central and throughout the country to support wear it pink on October 30, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research."
To take part in the UK's original and best pink day, aall freephone 0800 107 3104 or visit www.wearitpink.co.uk and register to receive your free fundraising pack now.
Tony Invites Young People to Complete Survey
Tony can best represent you if he knows what it important to you and so is inviting all young people living within his constituency to fill in this survey.
Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Tony recently took part in Macmillan Cancer Support's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning', which aims to help improve the lives of those living with cancer. Tony attended the event taking place at The Whitworth Art Gallery.