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Previous consultations archive

Each year, the council consults people on a range of proposals. From this page you can explore the consultations which have now closed.


Substance misuse services

Adult social care strategy

People who fund their own care

Combined authorities

Catherine Dalley residential elderly person’s home

Greengate children's home

Alternative library services in Barwell, Braunstone Town, Mountsorrel and Narborough

Budget consultation

Sexual health strategy

Tourism support services for Leicester and Leicestershire

Communities and wellbeing strategy

Proposed changes to Kirby Muxloe Library

Equality strategy

Proposed reduction in A50 speed limit

Stop smoking consultation

Proposals for significantly expanding schools

Community Life Choices

Accommodation strategy for older people

Maintaining Leicestershire's roads, pavements and verges

Joint health and wellbeing strategy

Young carers survey

Minerals and waste local plan

 

Consultation is about two way communication. It's important that you can see what has happened as a result of your feedback.

From this page, you will find the results from recent consultations. You can explore the proposals, find out who got involved and what happened.

Substance misuse services

A consultation on providing one specialist substance misuse service for adults and young people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland took place from July 13 to August 16 2015.

202 responses were received to the questionnaire. Overall the majority (72.4%) of people either strongly or tended to agree with the new proposed model, although more tended to agree (38.9%) rather than strongly agree.

Feedback from the consultation has informed and shaped proposals to put in place one specialist substance misuse support service which will cover Leicester and Leicestershire and HMP Leicester from July 2016.The retendering for this new service began in early November 2015.

If you would like a copy of the consultation executive summary please email PHBookings@leics.gov.uk

Adult social care strategy

We are working closely with our partners to identify how we can make health and social care services more effective. This will required some changes to the way we provide social care in Leicestershire. We consulted on our proposed strategy between 21 September and 20 November 2015 and it was open to everyone.

On 12 February 2016, Cabinet members approved the new strategy for adult social care across Leicestershire. The strategy sets out our four-year plan to address the rising demand for support at a time when adult social care has to save £16.7 million between 2016-2020.

Adult Social Care strategy 2016-2020

People who fund their own care

Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, local councils can charge a fee for arranging care at home for people who pay their own fees - also known as self-funders. This change would currently affect approximately 800 people who have savings above £23,250 and pay the council for their care. The council does not currently charge a fee for this service .

We consulted between 23 September and 18 November 2015 and it was open to everyone. 238 responses were received to the consultation questionnaire. A consultation event was also held.

On 12 January 2016, Cabinet agreed that from April 2016, people with savings above £23,000 will be charged a sum of £236 per year to arrange their social care. This is the amount that it costs the council to arrange the care. View more details here

Combined authority 

Along with the city and district councils we are working on proposals to create a combined authority. It would not replace individual councils and their current services but would enable them to work more closely together. If the Government gives the go-ahead, it would guide decisions on transport, planning, skills and other key issues affecting the area. We consulted between 21 September to 20 October 2015 and it was open to everyone.

The proposals will be submitted to ministers in December 2015 or January 2016.

Catherine Dalley residential elderly person’s home

A consultation on the future of the Catherine Dalley residential elderly person's home ran from Tuesday 23 June and Monday 21 September 2015.

Cabinet considered the feedback gathered and they made a decision in November to close the elderly person's home.

Greengate children's home

A consultation on proposals to close Greengate Children's Home took place between 9 November and 21 December.

Cabinet considered the feedback gathered and they made a decision in February 2016 to close Greengate children's home.

Alternative library services in Barwell, Braunstone Town, Mountsorrel and Narborough 

From 19 October 2015 until 17 January 2016 we consulted on proposals to close the current libraries in Barwell, Braunstone Town, Mountsorrel and Narborough. A mobile library service would provide a book lending service to residents in these communities. All other library services, such as public access computers, would be available at any of the 16 county council funded libraries.

The results of the consultation were reported to Cabinet in March 2016 alongside an update on progress with identifying viable community-managed library solutions.

An outline business case for providing a community-managed service has been received for Braunstone Town library and is currently being assessed. Further decisions will be made by Cabinet on 19 April 2016.

In Mountsorrel, constructive discussions are taking place with the owner of the library building to enable a community-managed library solution. Further decisions will be made by Cabinet on 19 April 2016.

In Narborough, a community groups has come forward with a view to manage the library. A deadline of 31 March 2016 has been set for the submission of an outline business plan. Further decisions will be made by Cabinet on 19 April 2016.

Cabinet made a decision to close Barwell library. The library will close in June 2016 and a mobile library service will be provided on a weekly basis. The council will work with the George Ward Centre to explore options to continue providing access to IT facilities at the Centre.

However, should a fresh proposal for library provision be received before June 2017, the proposals will be considered by the council. 

Budget Consultation

We recently consulted on our draft budget for the financial year ahead (2016-17) and the medium term financial strategy for the next four years (2016-20).

We’ve saved £32 million and are now proposing to save £26 million next year, rising to £78 million over the next four years, due to the rise in demand for care and waste services and loss of Government funding. We are also proposing to raise the council’s share of Council Tax by 3.99 per cent.

We consulted between 12 January and 25 January 2016 and it was open to everyone. 217 responses were received to the consultation questionnaire.

The results will be reported to Cabinet on 5 February 2016, followed by a final decision with full council on 17 February 2016.

Sexual health strategy

We recently consulted on a proposed new strategy for delivering sexual health services in Leicestershire from 2016-19. The consultation ran from 20 January 2016 to 15 March 2016. 67 responses to the consultation questionnaire were received. 

The results will be reported to Cabinet on 19 April 2016.

Tourism support services for Leicester and Leicestershire

Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council fund an organisation called Leicestershire Promotions Ltd to deliver destination management support. The contract for this support will expire in June 2016.

Both councils recently consulted on the tourism support services they fund.

The consultation ran for six weeks and closed on Friday 15 April 2016.

The results of the consultation will be considered by the City Mayor and county council’s Cabinet, in June 2016.

Communities and wellbeing strategy

We consulted on a proposed new vision and strategy for the communities and wellbeing service from 2016-20. The draft strategy sets out how we will have to deliver or enable access to libraries, heritage and learning services differently in the future to take account of budget reductions and changing demand due to social, technological and cultural changes.

We consulted between 8 February and 2 May 2016 and received over 600 responses.

The results will be reported to Cabinet for their consideration in June 2016. For more information about this strategy, please e-mail CWStrategy@leics.gov.uk

Proposed changes to Kirby Muxloe Library

We consulted on the future of Kirby Muxloe library. The preferred option for the library was finding a community managed solution, however the consultation looked at closing the current library and replacing it with a mobile library to provide a book-lending service to residents in the area.

We consulted between 21 March and 19 June 2016.

The results will be reported to Cabinet for their consideration in September 2016.

Equality strategy

We asked for your views to help shape the Equality strategy 2016 - 2020. This strategy will help to inform us in our consideration our legal obligations and anything we do in this area of our work.

The strategy went to Cabinet on 17 June, and is due to go to the County Council meeting for approval on 29 June. For further details, please email equality@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 5501.

Proposed reduction in A50 speed limit

We asked for your views on two proposals to introduce a reduced speed limit along the A50 from the Glenfield Hospital to the Field Head roundabout

Following requests from residents and motorists for the speed limit to be reduced to introduce a more consistent speed for drivers we produced two options for consultation.

Both options would see all current lengths of 50mph changed to 40mph and gaps in the central reservation closed.

The consultation was ran for five weeks from 13 May to 17 June.

The consultation received 231 responses which were presented to Cabinet in September 2016. More details and a plan of the affected roads are available.

Stop smoking consultation 

Leicestershire County Council launched a consultation to seek feedback on reviewing and improving stop smoking services.

The proposals outlined the replacement of the current universal, face-to-face service with a focus instead on helping people to quit on their own, the launch of a telephone ‘quit-line’, the targeting of specific groups and the provision of specialist training.

The consultation ran for six weeks and produced a total of 104 responses with the findings to be reported back to the council’s ruling cabinet in July.

Proposals for significantly expanding schools

We asked for views on significantly expanding the admission numbers for some schools.

For September 2016 admissions the significant expansions are:

Hinckley Holliers Walk Primary School, increasing from 60 pupils each year to 90.

For September 2017 admissions the significant expansions are:

Hathern Church of England Primary School, increasing from 15 pupils each year to 30.

Ibstock Junior School, increasing from 60 pupils each year to 90.

The consultation ran for four weeks.

Community Life Choices

Leicestershire County Council launched a consultation in July 2016 to seek feedback on the proposed changes to Community Life Choices.

Community Life Choices are better known as day services, and provide a safe and supported place for people in Leicestershire with health needs such as learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental illness.

We currently spend £7.7 million on Community Life Choices and it is proposed to make reductions of £500,000 in 2017/18, rising to £750,000 in 2018/19, a saving of nine per cent.

In order to respond to this we need to explore how we can provide a more efficient service, while minimising the impact on service users and their families.

The consultation ran for eight weeks and over 300 responses were recieved. The responses will be analysed and the findings will be presented to the council's Cabinet in Autumn 2016.

Accommodation strategy for older people

We consulted on a draft adult social care accommodation strategy for older people which outlined how, by working with partner agencies, we can ensure that people can get the right level and type of accommodation support, at the right time. 

We consulted between 4 July 2016 and 23 September 2016 and a total of 166 responses were received. The responses will be analysed and the findings will be presented to the council's Cabinet later in the year.

Maintaining Leicestershire's roads, pavements and verges

Between the 5 July and 25 September 2016 we welcomed feedback on how we look after Leicestershire’s roads, pavements and verges. The consultation outlined the proposed changes to the Highways Maintenance Strategy so that we can continue to effectively maintain our roads.

We currently spend £26 million pounds each year on looking after our roads, pavements and verges, using our own staff and some external contractors. By 2020 we expect our budget to be around £16.5 million. In order to do this, we need to provide services in a different way in the future.

The feedback we have received will be used to develop more detailed highway policies and proposals which will be discussed by the council's Cabinet in Autumn 2016.

Joint health and wellbeing strategy

We consulted on a proposed new vision and strategy for a joint health and wellbeing service from 2017-22. The draft strategy outlines our approach to reducing health inequalities and improving outcomes for Leicestershire residents.

The consultation ran for four weeks and closed on 4 November 2016.

The feedback we have recieved will be used to shape the final strategy and then presented to the health and wellbeing board in November 2016.

Young carers survey

Young carers in Leicestershire were invited to share their views in a survey to help improve the support and advice available from schools, GPs, councils and others organisations, and to gain a more comprehensive picture of the number of young carers across the county.

The survey for young people age 11-19 years old that either care for a parent or another family member closed on 25 November 2016 after a six week consulation period.

Feedback from the survey has been analysed and evaluated. The comments and suggestions will be considered to help improve the advice and support available to young carers.

Minerals and waste local plan

Over the next 15 years, it is predicted that there are sufficient reserves to meet demand for 231 million tonnes of crushed rock. By 2031, the county will produce around 3.5 million tonnes of waste per year.

To develop a robust plan that will cover the period up to 2031 we shared our ideas of the plan with the public and asked for feedback and suggestions.

The consultation period lasted six weeks and it closed on 23 September 2016. 

The plan is currently being developed and will shortly be submitted to the Environment Secretary, for independent examination in public by a planning inspector.

 

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