We asked for people’s views on the services and locations that were important to them in the west area of the city to help develop initial proposals for alterations in the area’s provisions.
You said that there are certain features of neighbourhood services and their delivery that are particularly valuable to local people and communities, and many of you indicated that you would like to be involved in the Transforming Neighbourhood Services (TNS) review. Some groups have expressed an interest in taking on the running of community buildings.
We used the views expressed to help develop a set of draft proposals that are being consulted upon separately during July 2014.
Neighbourhood services in West Leicester are going to change.
The city council wants to work with local people and groups to make libraries, adult learning and community services fit for the future:
Find out more from staff in your local centre;
Submit your views online;
Pick up a leaflet from any council venue.
Why We Are Consulting
The way in which local library, adult learning and community 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 local 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.
You can find an information pack for each building as an attachment below. Please note, there is not currently an information pack available for the West End Community Centre or the Woodgate Resource Centre.
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 summer 2014.