We asked for people’s views on how neighbourhood services in the North West area of the city could be transformed. We asked for information on how the services are used now and asked people for their opinions on how buildings and services could change.
That the services provided were more important than particular buildings.
That transfer of assets through Community Asset Transfer would be welcomed.
That libraries and the functions they perform and likewise the activities in community centres are important for local people.
That the services could be combined into fewer buildings, based on 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 other charges and also by asking for voluntary contributions from users of the sites.
We are now in the process of analysing the responses received in more detail and using these to develop a draft set of proposals that will be consulted upon separately when they have been developed.
Your local services are going to change. We want to work with you to make these services fit for the future.
We asked the local community to find out more about this programme and make suggestions for the North West area by Friday 19th December 2014.
People gave their views online, via paper questionnaires and in focus groups. You can see a report on people's responses below.
You will also find an information pack for some of the buildings we are talking about in the documents section below.
Why We Are Consulting
Significant cuts in government funding mean we cannot continue to run services as we do now.
We are reviewing how neighbourhood services are run to make sure that they are affordable and support people to develop their potential.
We want to work with local people and community organisations to look at the best way to deliver these services in future.
Leicester City Council is committed to providing high quality neighbourhood services.
What Happens Next
We are considering all the ideas that people put forward in this consultation and the subsequent consultation with north west youth centres. In spring 2016 we will publish proposals for change in the area. This will form part of a full public consultation in 2015.