Thurncourt Scout Hut

Closed 21 Dec 2012

Opened 10 Dec 2012

Feedback Updated 28 May 2013

We Asked

Households in Netherhall and Thurncourt for their views on options for future use of the scout hut on Nursery Road

You Said

Seventy four per cent of those responding stated a preference for Option A

We Did

We decided to adopt Option A and have continued to engage with local people and organisations about how best to implement the changes

Results Updated 28 May 2013

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Overview

Households in Netherhall and Thurncourt are being invited to give their views about options for future use of the scout hut on Nursery Road.

Leaflets containing a questionnaire have been delivered to homes in Netherhall and Thurncourt to tell residents about the proposals and to ask for their views

Why We Are Consulting

Earlier this year, Leicester City Council was approached to help the Scout Association find a new organisation to take over the lease of the scout hut on Nursery Road.

We contacted community groups and individuals, who had previously told us they were looking for premises, and received a number of applications for the lease.

The only group that satisfied the lease criteria was As-Salaam Trust, a local community group, which has been meeting in the local area for nearly three years.

However, a number of concerns were raised about As-Salaam possibly being granted the lease, including parking, noise at night and the future of land next to the scout hut.

In response to these concerns "Forgotten Estates", a new community group which campaigns for the scout hut to be kept in use for the whole community, was formed.

Since August we have been working with As-Salaam, Forgotten Estates, local residents and other interested groups to find a solution that is acceptable to everyone.

We have listened to all of the views that have been put forward and have developed two options that we are asking residents in and around Netherhall and Thurnby Lodge to consider.

Areas

  • Thurncourt

Audiences

  • All households

Interests

  • Neighbourhood services