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When making important decisions about local public services, the city council promises to keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

Where it makes sense to do so, we will look to you for advice and innovation in solving problems and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Proposed 20mph Zone - Manor Farm

We asked:
We asked for your views on the proposed 20mph zone in the Manor Farm Area.
You said:
We had 2 responses to the e-consultation. One was in favour of the 20mph speed limit and one was against. A paper consultation was also delivered directly to local residents. We had 11 responses representing a 25% response rate. Of these responses, 10 (91%) were in favour of the 20mph speed limit.
We did:
As a result of the support for the proposal, the City Mayor has approved implementation of the scheme which is scheduled to come into force in early January 2015.

Transforming Neighbourhood Services - West area

We asked:
We asked for people’s views on the way that we provide neighbourhood services in the west area of the city. Our proposals included changing the way that we use community buildings to deliver services. The proposals were drawn up following a previous consultation where we asked for more general views on what neighbourhood services might look like in the future.
You said:
That there is good support for some of our proposals, including making improvements to Westcotes Library, keeping Fosse Library and the Woodgate Resources Centre. That community groups need training, guidance and support so that they understand what is expected of them if they decide to take over the day-to-day running of community buildings. That there are concerns about the possibility of having no local community facility in the north area of Braunstone. That there are concerns around the consequences for existing groups, if centres change to be managed by outside organisations rather than by the council.
We did:
The proposals mean that services provided in the west area of the city are protected. Several buildings in the area will have a new future providing a wider range of neighbourhood services under one roof. We will provide support sessions for community organisations to advise them on how to develop a business case if they wish to take over the running of an available building. We used the views expressed to refine the proposals and to ensure that a local community facility remains in the north area of Braunstone. Plans are being developed for all of the buildings that are no longer required for community use. This means that they will not remain empty, but will either be reused, or they will be demolished so that the land can be used for housing development, or ownership of the building will be transferred to another group or organisation. The council will work with existing groups to ensure that their needs are considered when any changes in the arrangements for the management of buildings are agreed.

Linden Primary School (Headland Road) - Proposed Speed Cushions

We asked:
We asked for your views on the proposed speed cushions on Headland Road outside Linden Primary School.
You said:
We had 10 responses to the e-consultation. Four were in favour of the speed cushions and six were against. A paper consultation was also delivered to local residents and sent to parents of students at Linden Primary School. The majority were in favour of the proposed measures. 68 responses were received from residents, of which 71% were in favour of the speed cushions. 35 responses were received from parents of the Linden Primary School students of which 89% of these were in favour of the speed cushions.
We did:
As a result, the City Mayor has approved implementation of the scheme.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.