TNS north west – youth centres

Closed 29 Nov 2015

Opened 2 Nov 2015

Feedback Updated 14 Mar 2016

We Asked

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

You Said

  • that the services provided were more important than particular buildings
  • that the support of youth workers was the single most important feature of the youth service
  • that the key building consideration is to have a safe space which young people feel is theirs
  • that buildings need sufficient space for youth activities, a kitchen, table tennis, pool table and a sexual health room.

We Did

We considered the feedback from this consultation - and a previous consultation in the area in 2014 - and used this to draw up a set of proposals to change the use of community buildings in the area. In March-April 2016 we held a new, full consultation on the proposals.

Results Updated 10 Feb 2016



Local services in Abbey, Beaumont Leys and New Parks are going to change. We want to work with you to make these services fit for the future. In 2014, we spoke to people in the north west about some council services in the area. Now the programme is expanding to include the two youth centres in New Parks and Stocking Farm.

This map shows the buildings involved in the review – youth centres circled in red.

We are inviting you to find out more and give your views by 29 November 2015.

There are various ways you can get involved:

1. Come to a focus group on Tuesday 10 November: 6pm at New Parks Youth Centre or 7.15pm at Stocking Farm Youth Centre.

2. Submit your views online by following the link below.


3. Download a copy of the submission form and return by email to, by post to Transforming Neighbourhood Services, Room 2.23 Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Leicester LE1 9BG, or by handing in the completed form to any Leicester City Council housing office, library, community or youth centre.

You will find an information pack for some of the buildings we are talking about in the documents section below.

You can also find a report showing the responses to this consultation below.

Why We Are Consulting

  • Significant cuts in government funding mean we will not be able to continue to run services as we do now.
  • We want to work with communities to make changes and to deliver effective, joined-up services.
  • We are reviewing how neighbourhood services are run to make sure that they are affordable and can respond to local people’s needs.


Options and benefits

  • Reducing the number of buildings we operate from
  • Merging services into shared buildings: this has worked well elsewhere in Leicester and has led to longer opening hours
  • Involving local people and groups in running some services
  • Self-service facilities

What Happens Next

We will consider all the ideas put forward along with the feedback from the first phase of consultation in 2014. In spring 2016 we will publish proposals for the north west and hold a full public consultation.



  • Abbey
  • Beaumont Leys


  • Children and young people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Youth clubs
  • Community organisations
  • Schools


  • Schools
  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Services for young people
  • Education and children's services
  • Neighbourhood services
  • Public participation
  • Community cohesion
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • Libraries
  • Community centres
  • Adult learning