Neighbourhood services in the north east (TNS)

Closed 20 Jul 2016

Opened 6 Jun 2016

Feedback Updated 17 Aug 2016

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.

Overview

Your local council services are changing. We are working with local people and communities to make sure these services meet future needs. Initially, we want to find out more about the buildings and services people use in the north east area of Leicester.

Download map for details of neighbourhood buildings affected.

Ways in which you can give us your views:

  • Come to a drop-in session – details on right.
  • Submit your views on this website (click 'online survey' link below)

 

Why We Are Consulting

The way in which local library, adult learning, community and youth services are provided is going to have to change due to significant cuts in government funding.
 
To ensure that local communities have a say in these changes, the city council is inviting you and other residents to share your experiences of the services in your area, and give your opinions about the options for change:

  • We want to work with communities to make changes now, before it becomes critical
  • We are reviewing how neighbourhood services are run to make sure that they are affordable and support people to develop their potential
  • Leicester City Council is committed to providing high quality neighbourhood services.

 

Downloadable information packs for each of the buildings are available below.

What Happens Next

We will consider all the ideas that people put forward and then hold a public meeting to feed back with proposals for change in the area. This will form part of a full public consultation in 2016.

Events

  • Rushey Mead drop-in information session, Rushey Mead Library, Lockerbie Walk, LE4 7ZX

    From 14 Jun 2016 at 16:30 to 14 Jun 2016 at 18:00

    An opportunity to find out more about changes to local neighbourhood services in your area.

  • Northfields drop-in information session, Northfields Neighbourhood Centre, Brighton Road, LE5 0HD

    From 14 Jun 2016 at 18:30 to 14 Jun 2016 at 20:00

    An opportunity to find out more about changes to local neighbourhood services in your area.

  • Belgrave drop-in information session, Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, LE4 6LF

    From 16 Jun 2016 at 16:00 to 16 Jun 2016 at 19:00

    An opportunity to find out more about changes to local neighbourhood services in your area.

  • Netherhall drop-in information session, Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre, Armadale Drive, LE5 1HF

    From 20 Jun 2016 at 13:30 to 20 Jun 2016 at 15:30

    An opportunity to find out more about changes to local neighbourhood services in your area.

  • Thurnby drop-in information session, Thurnby Lodge Youth & Community Centre, Thurncourt Road, LE5 2NG

    From 22 Jun 2016 at 15:30 to 22 Jun 2016 at 18:30

    An opportunity to find out more about changes to local neighbourhood services in your area.

Areas

  • Belgrave
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Thurncourt
  • Troon

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Local schools
  • Local charitable organisations, including faith communities
  • Households within the scheme boundary
  • All staff
  • Service users

Interests

  • Services for young people
  • Neighbourhood services
  • Public participation
  • Libraries
  • Community centres
  • Adult learning