St George's Churchyard public space

Closed 3 Aug 2016

Opened 6 Jul 2016

Feedback Updated 2 Nov 2016

We Asked

Which of the two options presented for St George’s Churchyard you wanted the city council to take forward to improve the churchyard and create an open, public space.

We also asked which of the additional features you would like to see installed:

  • outdoor gym
  • Architecture Feature Lighting scheme
  • Mermaids artwork

You Said

49.8% preferred Option 1 (plans proposed 26 trees for removal)

33.1% were in favour of Option 2 (plans proposed nine trees for removal)

64% did not support the installation of the outdoor gym

85% supported the installation of an Architecture Feature Lighting scheme.

51% supported the relocation of the Mermaids artwork

We Did

Following the consultation, we are continuing to develop the plans ahead of a planning application for the scheme.

Results Updated 23 May 2017



St George’s Churchyard is one the largest green spaces in the city centre. At the moment it is an underutilised space that the city council wishes to transform into an open, public space for all to enjoy.

This will enhance a key gateway from the railway station into the Cultural Quarter whilst reducing instances of anti-social behaviour that have taken place within the Churchyard in recent years.



  • St George's Churchyard public space exhibition

    From 25 Jul 2016 at 11:00 to 31 Jul 2016 at 23:00

    An small exhibition of proposed changes on the first floor of Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre, 4 Midland St, Leicester LE1 1TG


  • Castle


  • All residents
  • Local businesses
  • Police


  • Parks and green spaces
  • Public participation
  • Community safety
  • City centre