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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.

20mph Speed Limit - Onyx Crescent

We asked:
We asked for your views on the proposed 20mph zone in Onyx Crescent.
You said:
We had 6 responses to the e-consultation. Five were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and one was against. A paper consultation was also delivered directly to local residents. We had 27 responses representing a 19% response rate. Of these responses, 24 (89%) 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 late July 2015.

Consultation on Article 4 Directions to 122-132 Belgrave Gate, 1 Garden Street

We asked:
The council asked members of the public to comment on the immediate article 4 direction that was issued for 122-132 Belgrave Gate & 1 Garden Street, preventing the demolition of the buildings without first applying for planning permission.
You said:
22 responses were received, all supporting the immediate article 4 direction. General support for the retention of the buildings was received and members of the public wished for the garden street slum houses to be preserved and refurbished; showcasing the social history of the area.
We did:
The Council have until the 16th August 2015 to confirm the immediate Article 4 Direction. Once confirmed, the owners must apply for planning permission before the buildings are demolished.

Admission Arrangements for 2016-17

We asked:
We consulted on two proposed changes to the School Admissions arrangements 2014/15: 1. Removal of permanent waiting lists 2. An additional ‘fourth preference’ for the catchment area school for those applicants who did not include it on their admissions application. Parents would have the option of opting out of the fourth preference.
You said:
The consultation closed on 28 February 2015. A total of 35 consultation responses were received. There was a slight majority against the first proposal to remove permanent waiting lists and a substantial majority in favour of the second to add a fourth preference for the catchment area school.
We did:
In the light of recent experience in dealing with unprecedented levels of new arrivals to Leicester seeking school places, we decided to reject the proposal to remove permanent waiting lists. The Authority adopted the second proposal to provide a fourth option of applying for a catchment school where the first three preferences do not include the catchment school. Another change in school admission arrangements is that parents have the right to request that their child be educated out of their normal school year group. This has been included in our admissions arrangements for 2016/17.

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.