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Your participation makes a difference

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.

Neighbourhood services in the north east (TNS)

We Asked:

We asked for people’s views on how neighbourhood services in the north east area of the city could be transformed. We asked for information on how the services are used now and for opinions on how buildings and services could change.

You Said:
  • that the services provided were more important than particular buildings.
  • that libraries and the functions they perform, and likewise the activities in community and youth centres, are important for local people.
  • that the services could be combined into fewer buildings, based on usage, location and proximity of other sites.
  • that there should be better advertising of community spaces that are available for hire to increase usage and income.
  • that money could be raised by increasing community room hire charges and by reorganising the use of space in some buildings to accommodate more hires.
We Did:

We are now analysing the responses received in more detail and using these to develop a draft set of proposals. We will consult on these separately when they have been developed.

Healthy Child Programme

We Asked:

We asked you for your thoughts and comments on the proposed 0-19 Healthy child Programme in Leicester.

You Said:
  1. The questions in this consultation don’t reflect what I want to say about these service
  2. Staff can’t work across the whole 0-19 age range.
  3. Please can we have some weekend clinics

 

We Did:
  1. We visited the group, collect their thoughts and ensured they were represented in the service specification
  2. We clarified that we expect the most appropriate Healthy Child Programme (HCP) staff to work with a child, and this may mean overlap between the current 0-5, 5-19, but we would not expect all HCP staff to be working across the whole age range as a matter our course
  3. We have included in the service specification that the provider meets the needs of the service users- having services available at locations and times that suit the service user

 

Elective Home Education Policy

We Asked:
  • Is there anything missing or anything you would like amending in Leicester City Council’s Elective Home Education Policy?
  • Is there anything you would like the Home Education Service to do to promote good working relationships with home educators and the local authority?
You Said:
  • Our policy could reflect more positively the reasons why families choose elective home education
  • Relationships between the local authority and home educators need to be more transparent
We Did:
  • We will be reviewing our policy in the light of your comments
  • We will continue to run our termly network meetings to support those home educating families who value this opportunity

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.