Sarah Russel

Sarah has represented the Westcotes Ward, where she lives, in Leicester for 5 years on Leicester City Council. Having previously scrutinised Regeneration and Transport, Sarah joined the Council Cabinet as lead for Environment and Sustainability.

Sarah is currently Assistant Mayor for Neighbourhoods, responsible for a budget of over ’32 million covering key public facing services. including Community Safety, Community Services, on-street enforcement, business regulation, Libraries, cleaning, waste and recycling, Welfare Law Advice, customer services, IT and Revenues and Benefits.

Sarah Chairs the Safer Leicester Partnership that brings together the Police, Probation Service, NHS, the City Council and those from the VCS covering areas such as Domestic Violence and Victim Support to prevent and reduce crime. She is also part of the strategic board that bring together representatives from across the whole of the Police Force area of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to work together to tackle community priorities on Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.

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