On Saturday, Lucy went to the opening of Hulme's brand new library.
The Library's based in Moss Side Leisure Centre on Hulme High Street and Lucy was joined at the opening by Hulme councillor, Nigel Murphy, and Cllr Rosa Battle, the Executive member for Culture and Leisure.
"I'm really pleased to have been able to open the library. It's a great new facility for the community and it was brilliant to see so many local people turn up for the opening today."
Last week I visited Heineken Manchester with local councillors, Sameem Ali and Nigel Murphy. We met with recent local graduate recruit to the Brewery, Charlotte Wilde, and heard about the impact of last year's investment on facilities and local recruitment.Read more
Last week Lucy visited Asda Hulme, where she met customers and heard first-hand about how they are juggling household budgets and their level of optimism for the future.
The discussion focussed on the findings from the Asda Mumdex reports, which provides regular insight into how Asda customers feel about the economy and their household finances, Government policies and social issues.
Today Lucy has reacted to the news that a third food bank has opened in the Hulme and Moss Side areas of her constituency.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Lucy said: “It is shameful that so many people now rely on food banks. Living without any support causes extreme poverty and many people have found it simply isn’t possible to feed themselves or their families.”
Lucy recently met with Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and a group of young people from Moss Side and Hulme at the Hulme Adventure Playground.
In the meeting organised by Manchester Young Lives, Lucy talked about an array of issues which young people face, focusing on perceptions of young people, and how young people can work together with the police to build positive relationships.
Today, Lucy Powell MP hosted an open surgery in Asda Hulme discussing welfare reform with constituents. Along with Councillors Nigel Murphy and Alistair Cox, Lucy spoke to residents about a number of issues, particularly the rising cost of living and welfare cuts.
Constituents had the opportunity to voice their opinions on Government spending cuts and seek advice if they have been affected by changing legislation. With more people hit by the bedroom tax in Manchester Central than any other constituency in the UK, it was obviously a huge concern.