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Open Consultations

  • Speech, Language and Communication Strategy consultation

    The number of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in Leicester is above the national average. This strategy sets out how we will support children with SLCN. A comprehensive online and face-to-face audit was completed in 2019 to better understand the level of support... More

    Closes 22 March 2020

  • Council estates satisfaction survey

    Leicester City Council owns 20,830 properties across the city. This includes council houses, flats, maisonettes and bulgalows (this accounts for one in six homes in Leicester). In order to ensure these properties are managed and maintained properly, we regularly review services for current... More

    Closes 29 March 2020

  • Allotments survey

    As someone who holds an allotment, we would like to find out a little more about you and how you feel about the service provided. We would be grateful if you could spend a few moments completing this survey, which would help us to plan and prioritise our services better in the future. More

    Closes 31 March 2020

  • Leicester Local Plan 2020-2036 reference documents

    The urban area of Leicester is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with a uniquely diverse population of about 650,000. Planning for the future involves anticipating future growth and making decisions about where we allow more development for homes and jobs, as well as identifying... More

    Closes 7 June 2020

  • Planning policy - call for sites

    The city council is asking interested parties to suggest sites which could help meet the city’s need for new homes and jobs as well as other land uses. The details submitted under this 'Call for Sites' will be assessed by the council for inclusion in the Leicester’s Housing and Economic... More

    Closes 31 December 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Clarendon Park West area - Proposed 20mph zone

    Leicester City Council is proposing to install a 20mph zone in the Clarendon Park West area. More

    Closed 21 February 2020

  • Climate emergency

    Scientists now agree that the climate is changing as a result of human activity. Global average temperatures have increased by 1ºc from pre-industrial levels and sea levels are rising. In Leicester and the rest of the UK we are already seeing the early signs of change. More frequent intense... More

    Closed 9 February 2020

  • Connexions service consultation 2019

    The Connexions Service was created in 2000 as a national support service for all young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities). Funding that was originally given to local authorities for this service ended in 2011 as part of the Government’s public service... More

    Closed 31 January 2020

  • Education Welfare Service

    The Education Welfare Service (EWS) has responsibility for: Promoting good attendance by reducing absence, including persistent absence Enforcement of school attendance via the Courts (S444 Education Act 1996) Administration of the Penalty Notice system (S444A and 444B Education Act... More

    Closed 22 January 2020

  • Humberstone village traffic calming

    A number of residents have raised concerns about rat running, speeding and inconsiderate parking within Humberstone Village. Main roads affected by proposed traffic calming measures: Main Street Stanley Drive Steins Lane Tennis Court Drive Vicarage... More

    Closed 19 January 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We consulted on our proposal to apply a three year extension to existing Public Spaces Protection Orders in relation to three elements of dog control in the city from 1 December 2019 - 2022.

  1. Dog fouling
  2. Dogs on leads
  3. Dog exclusion areas.

We asked the public and stakeholders if they were opposed to the proposal and provided an opportunity to leave feedback.

You Said

Summary of consultation responses:

Do you have any objections to this Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control being extended for a further three years? - Objection Fouling

Yes - 8

No - 55

 

Do you have any objections to this Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control being extended for a further three years? - Objection dogs on leads

Yes – 10

No - 53

 

Do you have any objections to this Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control being extended for a further three years? - Objection Dog Exclusion

Yes - 13

No - 50

 

A total of 90.4% of all responses were from public and 9.6% from stakeholders.

We Did

Based on the consultation results and the evidence of need held by Leicester City Council on customer reports and complaints of dog control issues and enforcement action undertaken since the implementation of the PSPO orders for Dog Control on 1 December 2016, we propose to seek approval from the City Mayor to extend the PSPO Orders for a further three years.

We Asked

We proposed the introduction of a 20mph speed limit in the Morland Avenue area.

You Said

Six responses were received to the online consultation, five of which were within the consultation delivery area and one outside.

We also carried out a paper consultation to residents in the area covered by the 20mph speed limit.

111 letters were delivered. 48 replied including six by the online consultation which was a 43% response rate.

38 (79%) were in favour of the proposed 20mph speed limit, nine (19%) against and one (2%) were unsure.

We Did

As a result of the support of the proposal, the City Mayor has approved the implementation of the scheme which is scheduled to come into force late 2019.

We Asked

We consulted on a proposal to end the funding that Adult Social Care (ASC) provides to two supported housing providers and develop a new Community Living Network (CLN) provided by the council’s Enablement Team in its place.

The funding is used to provide support services to 82 people living in 13 non-council supported housing schemes. These services support service users who have a learning difficulty and/or a mental health difficulty, who, in most cases, do not meet the council’s threshold for care and support.

As part of the consultation the council wanted to gauge the support for the proposal to end the funding to the support providers and the impact on service users and stakeholders on developing a new CLN in its place.

You Said

Council officers ensured that the service users had every opportunity to present their views via seven meetings with support workers or an advocate, completing an online survey on their own or with support and welcoming comments from their carers and anyone connected with their support.

The support providers had four meetings with the council and the five Landlords each had an individual meeting, so their views could be gauged.  The meetings were well attended, and we believe that the vast majority of affected service users put forward their views.

We received 72 responses to the survey:

  • 63% were from service users living in the schemes or were completed on their behalf
  • 23% were from the support provider staff
  • 11% were from members of the public

Over half of the respondents were people with disabilities, with 58% identifying as having a mental health difficulty.

86% of respondents disagreed with the proposals. Most people were worried about the detrimental impact that the proposals might have on the service users’ mental health. There was some support for reducing the support hours and looking at other ways of funding the service. A petition was set up on change.org to stop the changes and representations were received from an Elected Member, the local MP and NHS professionals.

Towards the end of the consultation the two support providers offered an alternative proposal to the council. They suggested reducing the number of properties within the schemes and a reduction in the hours of support they provided. They agreed to reduce the communal charges levied on service users in some schemes and to consider the introduction of assured shorthold tenancies for all service users.

We Did

The council met with the support providers and considered their new proposals. It was agreed that they were viable. A decision to implement the alternative model of support proposed by the support providers was agreed by the Assistant City Mayor – Adult Social Care and Wellbeing on 8 March 2019, effective from 1 of April 2019

The council will monitor the efficacy of the new proposals through the contract monitoring process.