Proposals for services in the East and Central areas (TNS)

Closed 25 Jul 2017

Opened 14 Jun 2017

Feedback Updated 31 Jan 2018

We Asked

We asked for people’s views on the way that we provide neighbourhood services in the east and central areas of the city. Our proposals included changing the way that we use community buildings to deliver services. The proposals were drawn up following a previous engagement exercise where we asked for more general views on what neighbourhood services might look like in the future.

You Said

You said that there is good support for some of our proposals, including making improvements to Highfields Library, St Matthews Centre and St Barnabas Library; keeping Coleman Neighbourhood Centre and the African Caribbean Centre, and developing community access to Evington and Knighton libraries. That there are concerns around the consequences for existing groups if centres change to be managed by outside organisations, rather than by the council. That there are concerns with regard to increased travel distance for some customers where services are moved to other centres.

We Did

The proposals have been updated following consultation and after careful consideration an executive decision was made. Several buildings in the area will have a new future providing a wider range of neighbourhood services under one roof. We will be reviewing the options on the disposal of some buildings and the council will work with existing groups to ensure that their needs are considered when any changes in the arrangements for the management of buildings are agreed.

Results Updated 4 Sep 2017



Leicester City Council is reorganising neighbourhood services across the city. This includes libraries, community and youth centres and housing offices.

Significant cuts in government funding mean that we cannot continue to run services as we do now. But before making any proposals, in January and February 2017 we spoke to local people in the north east area of the city to find out what they wanted from their services. We also asked for suggestions for the future.


Why We Are Consulting

Now we have developed a way forward and we would like to know your views. These proposals bring services together and make savings.

We are holding two events to discuss the proposals on Wednesday 5 July, 6.30pm - 8pm at Coleman Neighbourhood Centre and on Tuesday 11 July 6.30pm - 8pm at St Matthews Centre. Please come along, or give your views below.

What Happens Next

We will consider all the feedback received during this consultation before taking a decision on final proposals .



  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Knighton
  • North Evington
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Wycliffe


  • All residents
  • Local schools
  • Local charitable organisations, including faith communities
  • Households within the scheme boundary
  • All staff


  • Housing
  • Neighbourhood services
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • Libraries
  • Community centres
  • Adult learning