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Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

  • Leicester Haymarket Theatre Feasibility Study

    We’re looking at how we can bring the Haymarket Theatre back into use to support the changing needs of the local community, whilst also delivering a range of artistic, educational, entertainment and hospitality opportunities. We'd like to hear views and opinions from a wide range of people... More

    Closes 5 November 2020

  • SEND special schools funding rates review

    We are proposing a change to funding formula methods in council-maintained special schools, as these have not been reviewed since 2014. The aim of the proposal is to ensure a fair and equitable funding to meet pupil needs. Findings from the consultation will be taken back to the city... More

    Closes 13 November 2020

  • Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) Consultation

    Background: Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were introduced in the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life by imposing conditions on the use... More

    Closes 15 November 2020

  • Additional studies (planning)

    We initially intended to consult on the draft Local Plan in Spring 2020. However, the launch date was suspended due to the onset of Covid-19. During that period, additional studies have been completed which will inform the next stage of the Local Plan consultation process (after responses to the... More

    Closes 7 December 2020

  • Draft Leicester Local Plan 2020

    The urban area of Leicester is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with a 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 the built... More

    Closes 7 December 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Active Leicester Gymnastics and Trampolining members survey

    As we the prepare to welcome you back to our leisure centres we are implementing safety measures in line with government guidance. We want to ensure that our valued customers and members are comfortable to return. And to address any concerns that you may have at this stage. Your... More

    Closed 5 October 2020

  • Young People Participation

    Leicester City Council has produced Social Care and Education Participation Approach, a draft strategy which looks at how we can provide young people with unique opportunities to participate in decision making and service development processes. We would like to hear views on the draft... More

    Closed 30 August 2020

  • Integrated Community Equipment Loan Service (ICELS)

    The Equipment Management Board has confirmed that the current contractual arrangement with NRS will end on 31 March 2022 and a commissioning review has begun to procure a new service. As part of this review, we are seeking stakeholder views on both the current service and future requirements... More

    Closed 9 August 2020

  • semi-independent accommodation and support (16-25)

    We are looking at how we can improve the way we work with local providers of accommodation and support for young people aged 16-25. To help us understand more, we'd like to hear your views and experiences of current services, and your thoughts on what future services could look like. More

    Closed 31 July 2020

  • Urban planning resources

    Originally scheduled for launch on 23 March 2020, Leicester City Council’s draft Local Plan consultation has been postponed until future notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. However, a number of documents are available on this site which set out the council's current... More

    Closed 31 July 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 asked for your views on our draft  ‘Social Care and Education Participation Approach’ which outlines the department’s commitment to creating opportunities for children and young people to share their views on matters affecting them and details how this should be approach.

The approach is framed on the Lundy Model to ensure that children and young people recognise their rights and that their voices are heard.

You Said

A total of 62 surveys were completed and returned: 69% respondents identified as professionals, 24% identified as young people and 7% as other. 


15 young people completed the online survey. Of those, just over half suggested they had participated in decision making before and all but one of the young people felt that opportunities to participate are important. All the young people who responded felt the approach would provide more participation opportunities.

Young people reported that the approach document seemed effective and versatile and commented on the clear layout and colourful readability of the document. They also noted that the approach is inspiring and that it would encourage young people to make decisions. 
 
Three professionals who do not work with children and 40 professionals who do work with children completed the survey. All who answered felt that the approach makes sense and is clear and the majority (95%) thought that the approach helped them to understand what a good participation opportunity looks like. Professionals noted that the approach is young person centred and has clear and concise language.

People also appreciated the use of symbols throughout the document. The feedback received indicated that it was useful to have a framework and to look at different levels of participation.
 
91% of professionals agreed that they could apply the Lundy model to their work with young people and over three quarters suggested they would use the template provided. Those who didn’t indicated this is due to the amount of time required to fill it in, the fact that they already use other forms or that their role wouldn’t necessitate it.

100% of the professionals recognised that opportunities to participate are important and they also all noted that they understood their duty to support participation under Article 12.
 
Just 7% of respondents self-identified as neither a young person nor a professional. This included one person who is a member of the public, one person who is a care leaver and another who is an admin worker working in children’s centres. They commented that the approach is interesting and but identified some concerns that there is not enough money or staff capacity to support the true participation. One person suggested that consideration needed to be given to how to engage with young people in ethnic minority communities. 

We Did

We amended the approach document to include direct quotes from people who responded to the consultation and introduced it as our formal approach. Training is supporting the roll out of the approach to staff.

We Asked

We sought residents’ views on the proposed 20mph zone.

You Said

Residents of 1,226 properties in the area were consulted. 265 (22%) responded and of these 236 (89%) are in favour of the proposed 20mph speed limit.

We Did

As a result of the support of the proposal, the City Mayor has approved the implementation of the scheme.

We Asked

Shoudl we apply a 20mph speed limit in the area?

You Said

12 valid responses were received to the online consultation (plus two duplicates):

  • 10 were within the consultation delivery area
  • Two were in Leicester city

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

612 letters were delivered. 123 replied including 10 by online consultation which was a 20% response rate.

112 (88%) were in favour of the proposed 20mph speed limit, 14 (11%) against and 1 (1%) were unsure (including online consultation outside the area).

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 in spring 2020.