African Caribbean Centre survey

Closed 21 Nov 2021

Opened 12 Oct 2021

Results updated 19 Jan 2022

A summary report of the findings of the African Caribbean Centre public consultation is attached.

It includes information about:

  • The options for the African Caribbean Centre,
  • The consultation method,
  • The public response and views expressed.




The African Caribbean Centre (ACC) is a social and cultural hub for local people. As part of our commitment to tackling racism and disadvantage in Leicester, we are asking for opinions on how the centre should be run in the future to provide the best service to the community.

About the centre

The African Caribbean Centre is located on Maidstone Street within the Highfields residential area. The community centre is run by Leicester City Council and offers a range of facilities on three floors. Previously the council operated the centre in partnership with a community organisation to provide volunteer support and promote its use.
A large hall, stage and bar are located on the first floor. A community café, lounge area with public access computers and seminar room are available on the ground floor. The basement level includes an adult learning room classroom, dance studio and community radio room.
Currently 45 partners and organisations are registered to deliver activities at the centre, with rooms hired on an hourly rate. The African Caribbean Centre is open 9am to 9.30pm Monday to Saturday and welcomes over 125,000 visitors each year.

Why your views matter

We want to work with local people and community organisations to identify priorities for future use of the building. We are also seeking the views of the community on potential options for running the building in the future.

We will consider all the ideas that people put forward and will develop proposals for the future running of the African Caribbean Centre. These proposals will be shared with the community later this year.


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  • All residents
  • All households
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • User groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Service users


  • Neighbourhood services
  • Public participation
  • Community cohesion
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • Community centres