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.
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 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.
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.
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.